Journal Plagiarism Policy
E-Avishkar research journal adheres to the highest standards with regard to research integrity and, in particular, the avoidance of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. All authors, before they submit a manuscript, must carefully read the guidelines for E-Avishkar journal publication.
Specifically, authors need to certify that the manuscript contains no element of data fabrication, data falsification or plagiarism (including unacknowledged self-plagiarism). All sources need to be explicitly cited following the journal template.
What constitutes Plagiarism?
Plagiarism occurs when an author tries to pass off another person's work as his or her own as one's own thoughts, words, and other creative expressions It represents a copyright infringement. Plagiarism can take several forms:
i. Copying and pasting the exact material from another source, It implies using parts of another author's paper on intentionally.
ii. Copying or purposefully using sentences from another author's paper without citing the source, such as figures, tables, equations, or pictures that are not well known.
iii. Using text taken from the internet as a starting point.
iv. Without attribution/ references, copying or downloading figures, images, illustrations, or schematics.
v. When submitting a publication that was first published in another language, the authors must identify the title, date, and journal of the original publication, as well as obtain copyright. Such submissions may be accepted by the editor. a publication that has been translated to bring it to a wider audience a larger audience's attention.
vi. If an author wants to use material from another work, they must cite it in their paper. Self Plagiarism refers to duplicate publication that occurs when an author reuses significant portions of his or her own previously published work without providing the necessary attribution/references. The content of articles published is held to be the responsibility of all authors, both individually and collectively.
As a result, it is each author's responsibility to guarantee that the articles submitted meet the highest ethical standards in terms of plagiarism.
Process for Plagiarism Checking
If plagiarism is identified by an E-Avishkar editorial board member, reviewer, editor, or other member of the editorial team at any point throughout the article publication process, the author(s) will be notified and asked to alter the text or cite the sources. If more than 20% of the paper is plagiarised, the piece will be rejected, and the author will be contacted. After submission and before beginning review, all submissions for publication are screened for plagiarism. If you submit a manuscript to the E-Avishkar journal, it means it's an original work that hasn't been published before and isn't being considered by anybody else. All the papers submitted have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through the Advanced Plagiarism Detection Software.
In case any incident of plagiarism is detected after publication of the manuscript, the Editor-in-Chief will process the case. Complainants shall bring cases of suspected author misconduct to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief with complete details and supporting evidence. The Editor-in-Chief shall review all evidence and make a preliminary judgment regarding the claim. It is required that the authors be contacted and provided an opportunity to rebut the charge. If necessary, Editor-in-Chief may constitute an expert panel for further investigation.
When plagiarism is discovered/detected, the following actions can be taken:
» Immediate rejection of the manuscript, if plagiarism is more than 40%.
» If plagiarism is less than 40%, authors will be given a chance to reduce the plagiarism. Maximum permitted similarity is 20%.
If an author submits a manuscript to E-Avishkar having similarity with a manuscript submitted to another journal at the same time with a significant overlap, and this overlap is discovered during the review process or after both works have been published, the editor of the other journal is alerted, and the situation is considered as a severe plagiarism case. When submitting a publication that was first published in another language, the authors must identify the title, date, and journal of the original publication, as well as obtain copyright. The editor may accept such a translated publication in order to bring it to a wider audience's attention. If plagiarism is if plagiarism is discovered, E-Avishkar journal will take the following steps, depending on the severity of the plagiarism.
» The writers will be required to submit a formal apology letter to the pirated paper's authors, which will include an acknowledgment of plagiarism.
» If the paper is in the process of being submitted, it may be automatically be rejected by the Managing Editor or the Editorial board without further revisions and without any further plagiarism investigation.
» The author's institute/HOD, as well as funding agencies, will be contacted by the journal.
a) Level -1 minor / inadvertent: Written warning
b) Level -2: Blacklist the authors from future submissions
c) Level -3: Intimating to higher authorities for withholding fellowship/grant
* CERTIFICATE OF ORIGINALITY *
This is to certify that the research paper titled "..................... ......................... ......................... ........................ ....................... ....................... ........................... ....................... ..........................." submitted for publication in E-Avishkar Journal is an outcome of my independent and original work and has not been submitted/published elsewhere. I/We have duly acknowledged all the sources from which the ideas and extracts have been taken and certify that proper citations to previous reported work have been given and no data/tables/figures have been quoted verbatim from other publications without giving due acknowledgement and without the permission of the original author(s).
Contributor Full Name:
*Please note that each contributor must complete an individually signed agreement*
This policy has been compiled by referring to policy of reputed publishers like Elsevier, Springer, IEEE, etc