Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism, including duplicate publication, text recycling, translations, etc cannot be tolerated. If any article is found plagiarized, it will not be published in our journal at any cost.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal will be checked for originality using Anti-Plagiarism Software (Turnitin). Possible Actions by Editor for High Similarity Index.

The Editorial Board has passed the following actions: 

  • Similarity Index above 30%--> Article Rejected (due to poor citation and/or poor paraphrasing, article outright rejected, NO RESUBMISSION accepted)
  • Similarity Index (20-30%) --> Editor may send to the author for improvement [provide correct citations to all places of similarity and do good paraphrasing even if the citation is provided]
  • Similarity index Less than 20% --> May be accepted or citation improvement may be required. [proper citations must be provided to all outsourced texts]

In cases 2 and 3: The authors should revise the article carefully, add required citations, and do good paraphrasing to outsourced text. And resubmit the article with a new Turnitin report showing NO PLAGIARISM and similarity below 20%