This paper responds to calls for editorial teams to provide clear guidance on ethical issues such as plagiarism. Our objective is to outline a policy suitable for an international journal that belongs to an international community, with members across different cultures, speaking different languages. After considering definitions of plagiarism and stating our preference for addressing issues of undeclared replication of text without citation, we review the academic literature on incidents of such behaviour and extant policies of different bodies addressing such practices. We then offer a unique insight into incidents and editorial considerations around submissions to the European Management Review that have replicated text without proper citation. Finally, we employ our definition of replication of text without citation, lessons from the extant literature and evidence from our observations in this journal to establish a policy that European Management Review will employ in the future.
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business and International Management
- Strategy and Management