Plagiarism Policy of Indian Geographical Research
About Plagiarised Content:
Indian Geographical Research is committed to publishing original, authentic manuscripts with least plagiarised contents.
Plagiarism is found in any manuscript if an author makes an effort to take credit of someone else's work as his or her own. Self-Plagiarism or Duplicate publication, happens when an author reuses considerable portions of his or her own published work without giving appropriate references. This happens when an identical paper is published in multiple journals, and salami-slicing, where authors add small portions of new data to a previously published paper.
Types of Plagiarism:
- Complete Plagiarism: It happens when the author takes someone else's work and submits it as his own.
- Source- Based Plagiarism: It happens when the author cites incorrect or fabricated source, which does not exist. It also occurs when an author uses a secondary source of information or data, but only cites the primary source of information/ data.
- Verbatim Plagiarism: Verbatim or Direct Plagiarism happens when an author copies exactly the text of another author, without the use of attribution or quotation marks, thus depicting the work as his or her own. Verbatim Plagiarism differs from Complete Plagiarism, in the way that it refers to sections rather than all of another paper.
- Self- Plagiarism: Self- Plagiarism happens when an author reuses considerable portions of his or her earlier published work without acknowledgement.
- Paraphrasing Plagiarism: Paraphrasing Plagiarism happens when someone else’s writing is used after making slight changes in the sentences and presenting it as one’s own. Here, though the words differ, the original idea remains the same and plagiarism occurs.
- Mosaic Plagiarism: Mosaic plagiarism happens when an author reuses a mix of phrases, ideas and words, from a source without depicting which phrases, words and ideas have been borrowed and also proper citation of the source is not done.
- Accidental Plagiarism: Accidental Plagiarism happens when the author incorporates Plagiarism in his work because of neglect, mistake, or unintentional paraphrasing.
Procedure of Plagiarism check:
Soon after a manuscript is received for publication, it will undergo the Plagiarism check through software, before it is sent for peer-review process. If more than 30% of the paper is plagiarized- the manuscript may be rejected and the same is notified to the author. In case of Plagiarism less than 30%, the manuscript would be sent back to the author for modification.
Any submission whether in the form of research paper, review paper, case studies etc. put forward for publication in Indian Geographical Research is subject to Plagiarism check before peer review process. In case of Plagiarised content, Indian Geographical Research shall pursue "No Tolerance Policy". We expect that the submissions made by the author are based on original &authentic ideas. In case Plagiarism is found, action shall be taken and will be notified to the author(s).
Plagiarism found after Publication:
If Plagiarism is found in any manuscript after Publication, the author's account shall be disabled and he/ she shall be banned for a period of 5 years from submitting manuscripts to the Journal. The PDF copy of the published manuscript shall be removed from the website with notice of plagiarism.