Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism Policy

This journal strongly opposes the practice of duplicate publication or any type of plagiarism.

This journal aims to publish original high-quality research work. Submission of a manuscript to this journal indicates that the study has not been published anywhere or not been submitted elsewhere for publication. If author(s) are using any part of a published paper (in English or any other language), they should give a proper reference or in any case, if required they should get permission from the previous publisher or copyright holder (whichever is suitable).

Plagiarized manuscripts would not be considered for publication. If plagiarism is found in any published paper after an internal investigation, a letter would be immediately sent to all the authors, their affiliated institutes and funding agency, if applied and subsequently the paper will be retracted.
Plagiarism policy of this journal is mainly inspired by the plagiarism policy of The Nature.

Plagiarism policy of this journal is described below:

  1. Plagiarism is when an author attempts to pass off someone else’s work as his or her own. This journal also adopted IEEE definition of plagiarism to deal such cases. It defines plagiarism as “the reuse of someone else’s prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and source.”
  2. Plagiarism can be said to have clearly occurred when large chunks of text have been cut-and-pasted. Such manuscripts would not be considered for publication in this journal. Papers with confirmed plagiarisms are rejected immediately.
  3. But minor plagiarism without dishonest intent is relatively frequent, for example, when an author reuses parts of an introduction from an earlier paper.
  4. Duplicate publication, sometimes called self-plagiarism, occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. This can range from getting an identical paper published in multiple journals, to ‘salami-slicing’, where authors add small amounts of new data to a previous paper. Self-plagiarism, also referred to as ‘text recycling’, is a topical issue and is currently generating much discussion among editors. Opinions are divided as to how much text overlap with an author’s own previous publications is acceptable. We normally follow the guidelines given in COPE website. Editors, reviewers, and authors are also requested to strictly follow this excellent guideline (Reference: Text Recycling Guidelines:
  5. In case of ‘suspected minor plagiarism’, authors are contacted for clarification. Depending on all these reports, reviewers and editors decide final fate of the manuscript. If the manuscript is finally accepted and published, then to maintain transparency, all these reports are published in ‘publication history’ of the paper by following Advanced OPEN peer review system. The journal editors judge any case of which they become aware (either by their own knowledge of and reading about the literature, or when alerted by referees) on its own merits.
  6. Use of the automated software is helpful to detect the ‘copy-paste’ problem. All submitted manuscripts are checked by the help of different databases, eTBLAST, Plagiarism Detection tools, etc. At the same time scientific implication of the case (‘suspected minor plagiarism’), also judged by reviewers and editors. Plagiarism Detection tools are useful, but they should be used in tandem with human judgment and discretion for the final conclusion. Therefore, suspected cases of plagiarisms are judged by editors on ‘case-to-case basis’.
  7. Editors have the final decision power for these cases.

Some useful information is available at the following links:

This journal is determined to promote integrity in research publication. We have great respect and we generally follow the guidelines, given by COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION ETHICS (COPE) for any publication disputes, authorship disputes, etc. For these kinds of disputes, we generally visit and follow the COPE website and author(s) are also requested to do so. Excellent guidelines, related to COPE’s Code of Conduct and its advice to tackle cases of suspected misconduct, are available in this link ( All the materials available in COPE website are the copyright of COPE.

Portability of Peer-review

In order to support efficient and thorough peer review, this journal aims to reduce the number of times a manuscript is reviewed after rejection from any journal, thereby speeding up the publication process and reducing the burden on peer reviewers. Request from the author for ‘transfer of manuscript’ from one journal to another journal, also may be accommodated under this policy. Under the above-mentioned cases, by following ‘portability of peer-review’ policy, publisher will pass the review comments of a particular manuscript to the editor of another journal at the authors’ request. We will reveal the reviewers’ names to the handling editor for editorial purposes unless reviewers let us know when they return their report that they do not wish us to share their report with another published journal and/or that they do not wish to participate further in the peer review of this manuscript.

Special note for authors

Open Access Policy
Open access is an advantage to all scientific community. But with advantage, there are more responsibilities. We follow ethical publishing guidelines defined by organizations as DOAJ, OASPA, WAME and ICMJE.

As a part of restructuring all journals, we are closing all the manuscripts, where manuscripts are pending dormant for more than 4 weeks after the final acceptance mail. Due to the restructuring of our editorial policy and regulations, we have closed all the files of these types of manuscripts. Files of these types of manuscripts can be kept alive if authors agree for a fresh round of peer review by at least two peer reviewers or re-approved by the present editorial board.
For any queries, authors are requested to contact by mail ( or

Copyright and Licensing Policy

Copyright Policy

Copyright of any article published in CHE is retained by the author(s).
As per our licensing policy, the authors grant any third party the right to use the article, maintaining its integrity and its authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

Publishing Rights

CHE allows its author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions. Authors grant CHE a license to publish the article and identify it as the original publisher.

Licensing Policy

As an open-access CHE Journal follows the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License which states that:

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
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Self-Archiving Policy
Authors are allowed to archive their articles in open access repositories as “pre-prints.”

Publication and Ethics

Chemical Engineering Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based in large part on the guidelines and standards developed. The relevant duties and expectations of authors, reviewers, and editors of the journal are set out below. It includes:

1- Allegations of misconduct Journals should have a clearly described process for handling allegations; however they are brought to the journal’s or publisher’s attention. Journals must take seriously allegations of misconduct pre-publication and post-publication. Policies should include how to handle allegations from whistleblowers. Source:

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6- Ethical oversight Ethical oversight should include, but is not limited to, policies on consent to publication, publication on vulnerable populations, ethical conduct of research using animals, ethical conduct of research using human subjects, handling confidential data and of business/marketing practices Source:

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8- Journal management A well-described and implemented infrastructure is essential, including the business model, policies, processes and software for efficient running of an editorially independent journal, as well as the efficient management and training of editorial boards and editorial and publishing staff Source:

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10- Post-publication discussions and corrections Journals must allow debate post publication either on their site, through letters to the editor, or on an external moderated site, such as PubPeer.

Ethics of Human and Animal Experimentation: Established standards and procedures should be followed in the protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research whereby research participants should be fully aware of the research and the impact and risk of such research on the research participant and others. Articles conducting any animal or clinical studies should contain a statement in accordance with the animal and human ethics committee.
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Plagiarism Policy

By submitting articles to CHE the author attests the following:

  • None of the part of manuscript is plagiarized from other sources
  • Proper reference is provided for all contents extracted from other sources
  • Strong action will be taken against cases of plagiarism

All the papers submitted have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through the Advanced Plagiarism Detection Software (Cross Check by iThenticate) or by turnitin.

CHE is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
Open access is an advantage to all scientific community. But with advantage, there are more responsibilities. We follow ethical publishing guidelines defined by organizations as DOAJ, OASPA, WAME and ICMJE.