“Plagiarism” means the practice of taking someone else’s work or idea and passing them as one’s own.
Plagiarism- Includes incorporating quotation(s) or paraphrasing from the work of another person(s) without acknowledgment and Copying or representing or submitting the work of another person as one’s own.
When authors submit work purporting to be their own‚ but which in any way borrows ideas‚ organization‚ wording or anything else from another source without appropriate acknowledgment of the fact‚ the authors are guilty of plagiarism.
Plagiarism can take several forms, including but not limited to:
- Using the exact words of another writer in part of a paper without both citation and quotation marks (or block indentation in the case of longer quotations)
- Cutting and pasting material from Internet or other electronic resources without proper citation of sources
- Including the paraphrased or summarized idea of another writer without acknowledging its source
- Submitting for credit a complete paper or portion of a paper written by another person, no matter whether the paper was purchased, shared freely, stolen, found or acquired by other means
All the manuscripts submitted to the journal are expected to be the result of own thought‚ research‚ or self–expression and will be subjected to Plagiarism check. In case Plagiarism is found and claimed, the work shall be immediately withdrawn/Rejected and strict action shall be initiated against defaulters.
Similarity checks for exclusion from Plagiarism:
The similarity checks for plagiarism shall exclude the following –
- All quoted work reproduced with all necessary permission and/or attribution.
- All references, bibliography, table of content, preface and acknowledgements.
- All generic terms, laws, standard symbols and standards equations
Keeping in view the policy of plagiarism, and avoid piracy of intellectual property, the author needs to follow the citation policy:
- When 14 words are taken together from some established core work, citation becomes essential.
- Also, when the copied content reaches 40 words in accumulation, the fragment needs to be kept under inverted comma (“_”) in italic.
- Authors are necessarily required to cite reference in case of any content adopted from anywhere other than internet open sites. It is also that, even in case of open site internet source the copied contents if found more than 30 percent in aggregate during plagiarism detection, the work shall not be considered for further proceedings.
Note: The policy framed is in line with the provisions stated under UGC Regulation 2018 for Plagiarism, therefore, it may change with amendments in UGC Regulation.