Plagiarism is the unethical act of using someone else’s ideas, words, processes, or results without giving credit to the original author and source. Self-plagiarism occurs when an author uses a substantial portion of his or her own previously published work without properly referencing it.This can mean anything from publishing the same manuscript in more than one journal to updating a manuscript that has already been published with new information.
IJSAB International is categorically opposed to any form of unethical copying or plagiarism.Plagiarism is defined as when large portions of a manuscript are copied from previously published resources.Turnitin software is used to check for plagiarism on all manuscripts submitted for publication in a journal.Manuscripts that are found to be plagiarized during the initial stages of review are rejected and will not be considered for publication in the journal.If a manuscript is discovered to be plagiarized after publication, the editor-in-chief will conduct a preliminary investigation, possibly with the assistance of a suitable committee formed for that purpose.If the manuscript is found to be plagiarized beyond acceptable limits, the journal will contact the author’s institute, college, or university and, if applicable, the funding agency.If misconduct is determined, the journal will run a statement bi-directionally linked online to and from the original paper, noting the plagiarism and providing a reference to the plagiarized material.The plagiarism in the paper will also be marked on each page of the PDF.The paper may also be formally retracted if the extent of plagiarism is determined.
The IJSAB International considers the following types of plagiarism:
Full plagiarism is defined as previously published content with no changes to the text, idea, or grammar. It entails reproducing exact text from a source as one’s own.
Partial plagiarism occurs when content is a mixture of multiple different sources and the author has extensively rewritten text.
Self-plagiarism occurs when an author repurposes all or a portion of their previously published research. When an author republishes previously published work in a new journal, they are committing complete self-plagiarism.
Plagiarism Policy and Action
The IJSAB International cares about its authors’ original work and wants to protect and promote it. Manuscripts containing plagiarized material violate quality, research, and innovation standards. Because of this, all authors who send articles to journals are expected to follow ethical rules and avoid any kind of plagiarism. If an author is suspected of plagiarism in a submitted or published manuscript, the journal will contact the author(s) and request an explanation or resubmission within a week, which will be forwarded to the Fact Finding Committee (FFC) formed for the purpose for further action. If the journal does not receive a response from the author within the specified time frame, the director, dean, or head of the concerned college, institution, or organization, or the vice chancellor of the university to which the author is affiliated, will be contacted, and strict action will be taken against the author.