Plagiarism Policy

Creative Saplings (CS) is committed to upholding rigorous standards of academic integrity and originality across all publications. Furthermore, the journal does not admit papers generated by artificial intelligence. Stringent measures are implemented during the paper selection process; however, in the event of any discrepancies, the journal reserves the right to withhold publication. Consequently, a strict anti-plagiarism policy is enforced, and authors are expected to adhere to the following guidelines.

Content Originality: All articles submitted to Creative Saplings (CS) must be original and have not been previously published in any way. Any previously published or contributed content must be properly cited and referenced in the submitted article.

Appropriate Citation: In the text and in the reference list, all sources utilised in the paper, including primary and secondary sources, must be correctly cited. The publication follows the Modern Language Association (MLA) reference and referencing requirements.

Plagiarism Check: Turnitin plagiarism detection software will check all articles submitted to Creative Saplings (CS). The software will compare the supplied article to a large database of academic and non-academic sources to detect plagiarism.

Appropriate Level of Similarity: For articles submitted to Creative Saplings (CS), the allowable amount of resemblance is 10% or less. Articles with more than 10% to 15% similarity will be reviewed by the editorial team to determine whether the similarities are due to legitimate reasons, such as common knowledge, unintentional errors, or plagiarism. Articles of more than 15 % will be rejected, and the concerned author will be informed about this.

Consequences of Plagiarism: If plagiarism is discovered in an article after publication, it will be retracted, and the author will be barred from submitting future articles to Creative Saplings (CS). Furthermore, the journal may notify the author's institution and, if necessary, take appropriate legal action.

Creative Saplings (CS) takes plagiarism seriously and requires all authors to adhere to the highest academic integrity standards. Authors indicate that they have read and agreed to adhere to the journal's plagiarism policy, which includes using Turnitin plagiarism detection software, by submitting an article to the journal.