Plagiarism is a very serious offence in the sight of intellectual property right and by the instructions of the UGC of Indian Government. Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation can be achieved by following the rules of good scientific practice, which include:

  • The manuscript submitted should not have simultaneously submitted to any other Journals for consideration.
  • The manuscript published previously (partly or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work, it is illegal to reuse the material without the permission from the concerned authors.
  • A single study is not to be split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time (e.g. “salami-publishing”).
  • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (“plagiarism”). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks must be used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions are secured for material that is copyrighted.

Important note: the journal uses software to screen for plagiarism.

  • Authors whose names appear on the submission should have contributed sufficiently to the scientific work and therefore share collective responsibility and accountability for the results.
  • Upon request authors should be prepared to send relevant documentation or data in order to verify the validity of the results. This could be in the form of raw data, samples, records, etc. Sensitive information in the form of confidential proprietary data is excluded.