Plagiarism in all its forms is unacceptable and unethical. Canadian Online Publication Group (CPOG) considers all forms of plagiarism and copyright infringement a serious offence. Appropriate author acknowledgement must be clearly indicated in the submitted manuscript. In-text citations must be inserted appropriately and citations must be correctly associated with a corresponding reference list. In cases of plagiarism, or disputed authorship, CPOG reserves the right to retract the published article and if necessary, take legal action.
At COPG, we adhere to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) recommendations:
(a) Suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript
(b) Suspected plagiarism in a published manuscript