Submissions to the journal must be original work.

In accordance with the publication norms and standards as maintained by the Directory of Open Access Journals papers submitted to The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching will be screened for plagiarism. The journal will immediately reject papers determined to be plagiarized or self-plagiarized.

Plagiarism is defined as the unreferenced use of another's published or unpublished ideas. This may be the submission of a part or whole of a paper under new authorship. Plagiarism includes an author reusing his/her own material (sometimes known as "redundant publication").

To avoid plagiarism, sources must be disclosed. Quotations should be placed in quote marks or reworded. If illustrations or large sections of another's written material are to be used then authors must seek permission.