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Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the “wrongful appropriation” and “stealing and publication” of another author’s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions” and the representation of them as one’s own original work.

IJLR is committed to take a very serious view of any evidence of plagiarism including self-plagiarism in manuscripts submitted to IJLR. Every reasonable effort will be made to investigate any allegations of plagiarism brought to board’s attention, as well as instances that come up during the peer review process. Such behaviour when proven beyond doubt is unacceptable, and will be suitably exposed. Self-plagiarism will be treated just as seriously. Upon receipt of a manuscript, the authors or corresponding author will be required to sign an undertaking to the effect that the work has not been submitted elsewhere for publication, the claimed new results express the author’s own findings, and all material taken from the existing literature has been properly acknowledged and referenced.

Authors are advised to check their work for any unintended plagiarism with the help of various software/tools available online freely viz. Dupli Checker, Plagiarisma, Citation Machine

Types of Plagiarism

A. Full Plagiarism: Previously published content without any changes to the text, idea and grammar is considered as full plagiarism. It involves presenting exact text from a source as one’s own.

B. Partial Plagiarism: If content is a mixture from multiple different sources, where the author has extensively rephrased text, then it is known as partial plagiarism.

C. Self-Plagiarism: When an author reuses complete or portions of their pre-published research, then it is known as self-plagiarism. Complete self-plagiarism is a case when an author republishes their own previously published work in a new journal.

In those cases where in spite of precautions a case of plagiarism goes undetected in the review process and is discovered after publication –

  1. Article will be withdrawn immediately
  2. Depending on the seriousness of the case, IJLR reserves the right to inform the heads of the offending authors’ institutions
  3. Author (s) will be debarred from IJLR

Open Access Policy