Screening Plagiarism

Journal Of Apllied Linguistic Editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) upon identification of plagiarism/similarities in articles submitted for publication in JoAL . JoAL will use CrossCheck's originality checking software as the tool in detecting similarities of texts in article manuscripts and the final version articles ready for publication. If the article exceeds the maximum limit of 25%, the article will be returned to the author for correction and resubmission.


Plagiarism is the “stealing and publication” of another author’s language, thoughts, ideas, and expression which is claimed as one’s own original work.

Plagiarism check

The journal JoAL is to make sure that the journal is not the result of plagiarism before publication by checking it using CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) checking software. CrossCheck is used to detect instances of overlapping and similarities of the article. The maximum limit on the plagiarism applied in the JoAL is 25% and if the manuscript submitted exceeds 25 % of plagiarism, the manuscript will be rejected without review. The authors are advised to revise it and resubmit the article.