A combination of pre-screening and open access is the best possible defence against plagiarism. All articles submitted to JCSS are automatically screened for plagiarism using iThenticate. This system compares incoming articles to a large database of academic content, and alerts editors to any possible issues.
JCSS ensures that all research output, in both journals and books, is thoroughly peer review by external reviewers, and offer the option of open peer review if required. Publications of a commentary or opinion nature may not be sent for external peer review but will include extensive editorial review and revisions. All of our journals adhere to the COPE guidelines for best practice.
All of the Journal of Critical Southern Studies’ content is indexed with CrossRef and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This means that all of our references are made available so that citations can be tracked by the publishing community, and the content is added to the Cross-Check anti-plagiarism database.
As members of CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) our content is regularly archived with many of the world's leading research libraries. The CLOCKSS archive ensures that the Journal of Critical Southern Studies’ content will always be made available as open access, in any eventuality.
We fully support and encourage author self-archiving of all content (sometimes termed 'green' open access). JCSS is registered with SHERPA/RoMEO to ensure that the license terms and self-archiving policies of the journals are 100% clear.