Note on Plagiarism and Originality

As part of the Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicos (ABEC)REGEPE Entrepreneurship and Small Business Journal uses Ithenticate's Similarity Check service, which employs one of the most powerful tools for similarity detection – Turnitin.

Thus, the works submitted to REGEPE are compared to the largest scientific, technical and medical database in the world.

On the other hand, REGEPE contributes to the world community, as its articles are incorporated into the Ithenticate database.

In this way, REGEPE guarantees its community exquisite security regarding the originality of its published articles.

REGEPE recognizes that the analysis of the similarity report provided by Ithenticate must above all be qualitative and not based solely on the numerical value of the similarity index. In this sense, REGEPE, based on the CPG/FCA 06 Normative Instruction of Faculdade de Ciências Aplicadas of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, defines that:

  • Similarity index of up to 30%: text is fit to continue the Desk-Review editorial flow.
  • Similarity index above 30%: The Editor-in-Chief will qualitatively analyze the index to check the passages and excerpts that caused such an index and decide whether to refuse or approve it to continue in the Desk-Review editorial flow.