Plagiarism and copyright infringement policy

The IET will not tolerate the submission of works which contain plagiarised material or infringe the copyright or moral rights of third parties.

Please read through our Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement Policy carefully before submitting your work to one of our journals.

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the act of dishonestly copying, or taking advantage of, the work of another author as if it were your own, without acknowledgement. Plagiarism can take many forms including word for word copying of another work, or simply copying the ideas from another work without attribution.

Plagiarism includes so-called “redundant publication”, which is the submission of one’s own previously published material to a new publication, without informing the publisher of the new publication that the work has been previously published.

What is copyright infringement?

Copyright infringement is unlawful and occurs when a substantial part of the work of another author is copied without consent.

Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement Policy is available to download on the digital library website.