The plagiarism policy ensures authors give due credit to other authors while referencing and it protects academic integrity of the research community.
- All research papers submitted for publication are checked with plagiarism detection software to verify its originality and find similarity percent of research paper. And the papers failing to satisfy mentioned criteria are sent back to author for modification.
- There are technical complexities involved in plagiarism detection by any software. In some cases even if plagiarism isn’t detected in initial stage it may be found in later stage of research publication.
- If plagiarism is detected in research paper just before publication, the author will be given a chance to resubmit the paper after necessary modification as suggested by editor. However, if the editor decides plagiarism is a major issue in the research paper, it will not be considered further for publication.
- If plagiarism is suspected or detected in research paper after its publication, the research paper will be removed from website till completion of verification. In case few paragraphs are plagiarized the author will be given a chance to modify the published paper and the research paper will be restored in website after editor’s approval.
However, if the editor decides plagiarism is a major issue in published paper and it seriously violates copyright of others then the paper will remain removed from publication and author will be notified. Also it will be mentioned in journal website about the removal from publication as well as indexing services will be notified about the removal.
- Authors republishing their earlier published work (self-plagiarism) will also be dealt in the same procedure as mentioned above.