Plagiarism Policy

Ethical Requirements:

Responsible Conduct of Research and Ethics

Authors are expected to uphold the general principles of responsible research conduct in all aspects of their research; this means fostering and maintaining a research environment of intellectual honesty, integrity, and scholarly and scientific rigour.

Please see our information pages on Responsible Conduct of Research and Authorship Procedure.

Criteria for Authorship:

An author is a researcher who has made a significant intellectual or scholarly contribution to research and its output and has agreed to be listed as an author and take responsibility for the research output.

A significant intellectual or scholarly contribution must include one, and should include a combination of two or more of the following:

  • conception and design of the project or output;
  • acquisition of research data where the acquisition has a significant intellectual judgement, planning, design or input;
  • contribution of knowledge, where justified, including Indigenous knowledge;
  • analysis or interpretation of research data;
  • drafting significant parts of the research output or critically revising it so as to contribute to its interpretation.


JRE is dedicated to the plagiarism detection initiatives to screen submissions. 

JRE shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication.  JRE uses web-based tools to check submissions against databases of scholarly publications.