Sagbama Journal of Science and Technical Education (SAJOSTE) considers plagiarism a serious offense. Submitted manuscripts should be the original works of the author(s). Sagbama Journal of Science and Technical Education (SAJOSTE) will follow COPE guideline in suspected cases of plagiarism.
Plagiarism occurs when author(s):
steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own;
use (another's production) without crediting the source;
commit literary theft;
present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.
The journal is committed to eliminating manuscripts with possible cases of plagiarism from its review and publication process. The journal uses the Plagiarism Checker X to check each manuscript for possible cases of plagiarism. Plagiarism check is the first step in the manuscript review process. Manuscripts that are found to contain unacceptable level of similarity with other published works are immediately rejected.