Policy on Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a serious violation of academic integrity and ethical standards in scholarly publishing. The "Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services" is committed to upholding the highest standards of originality and academic honesty. Therefore, the following policy on plagiarism is strictly enforced:

  1. Definition of Plagiarism
  • Plagiarism is defined as the act of using someone else’s work, ideas, or words without proper attribution or acknowledgment, presenting them as one’s own original work. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Copying verbatim text from another source without quotation marks and proper citation.
  • Paraphrasing or summarizing another author’s work without appropriate acknowledgment.
  • Reproducing figures, tables, or images from other sources without permission or citation.
  • Self-plagiarism, which involves recycling or reusing one’s own previously published work without proper citation.
  1. Detection of Plagiarism
  • Manuscripts submitted to the "Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services" undergo thorough scrutiny to detect potential instances of plagiarism. This includes the use of plagiarism detection software and manual examination by the editorial team and peer reviewers.
  1. Consequences of Plagiarism
  • Authors found to have committed plagiarism will face the following consequences:
  • Immediate rejection of the manuscript.
  • Notification to the author’s institution or employer.
  • Prohibition from submitting future manuscripts to the journal.
  • Reporting of the violation to relevant academic and publishing authorities.
  1. Self-Plagiarism
  • Self-plagiarism, also known as duplicate publication, is considered unethical and is subject to the same consequences as external plagiarism. Authors must ensure that their submitted manuscripts contain original work that has not been previously published elsewhere.
  1. Author Responsibilities
  • Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality and integrity of their submitted manuscripts. To avoid plagiarism, authors should:
  • Properly cite and reference all sources used in their work, including text, data, images, and ideas.
  • Provide clear attribution for any direct quotations or paraphrased passages.
  • Seek permission from copyright holders for the reuse of copyrighted material, including figures, tables, and images.
  1. Editorial Responsibilities
  • The editorial team of the "Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services" is committed to detecting and preventing plagiarism in all submitted manuscripts. Editors will:
  • Conduct rigorous checks for plagiarism using appropriate software and manual examination.
  • Communicate any suspected cases of plagiarism to the authors for clarification or correction.
  • Take appropriate action against manuscripts found to contain plagiarized content, including rejection or retraction.
  1. Appeal Process
  • Authors who believe their work has been wrongly accused of plagiarism may appeal the decision by providing evidence to support their claim. The editorial team will carefully review the appeal and make a fair and unbiased determination.
  1. Contact Information
  • For inquiries or concerns regarding the journal’s policy on plagiarism, please contact the editorial office at [email protected].
  1. Disclaimer
  • The "Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services" reserves the right to update or modify this policy on plagiarism as necessary to maintain the integrity and quality of published research.