About plagiarism

Plagiarism is the incorrect or wrong appropriation or closeness towards another author's language, thoughts, ideas or expressions and the representation of them as one's own original work.

We request our authors not to copy more than four-five lines as it is, even though with a quotation of reference. This is very important and useful in order to avoid plagiarism related issues. The sentences can be modified or changed with the newer terms or synonyms without affecting the meaning given by original author. Moreover, only changing the words of an original source is not sufficient to prevent plagiarism. It is necessary to add references with a source of availability.

    To 'plagiarise' means or to make a clear crime in research is
  • To steal and use the ideas, techniques, work or words of others as ones' own.
  • To present an idea or information as a newer production or suggestion though it is already available in some other sources.
  • To use the sentences or more lines as it is without crediting a references or source.
  • Even failing to quote in quotation marks, providing wrong or misleading information, editing sentences without credit are also some other forms of the plagiarism.

Thus, plagiarism is a wrong way towards intentional/unintentional fraud which involves stealing matter initially and lying about it afterwards after publication. Nowadays, it is very easy to identify the contents already published through various electronic sources (internet, digital libraries) and websites of many directories. Plagiarism can be avoided in most of the cases just by quoting source/references especially for certain type of contents and scientific facts/terms. Acknowledgement of the source is an important aspect as it is the property of some others. Intentional plagiarism is avoidable just with a control on mind and developing some fruitful writing techniques.

Authors should identify the form of plagiarism coming by mistake or unknowingly. Unintentional plagiarism occurs when author fails to quote a citation with sufficient sources and matter therein. Self plagiarism can also be termed as 'self stealer/recycling fraud' where authors 'take up' generously from his/her previously published work, violating the expectation of originality. Most of the time authors want to complete the writing of a paper as early as possible. It is advisable that they should take enough time about the contents and each word framing it. All the contents should be checked very carefully to maintain the quality of article. Manipulation in any ways/form must be avoided.

Authors should not be in feeling what's if? as everyone else is doing it. This is what we want to change, the mentality of the fewer. Show the creativity of your mind and brain through your novel, original and quality articles to the whole scientific community and world. For the same purpose proper planning and a time frame is needed while writing a paper. In most of the laws, there is no strict rule to cite a source for common knowledge or the common practices and facts which you can use in your paper without citing references. Most of the time governmental copyright laws are applicable for the violation. There are many cases that most colleges and universities have zero tolerance for plagiarists. There have been a significant number of cases where people have lost their jobs or been demoted from their higher positions. If even a small part of a work is found to have been plagiarized, it is still considered a copyright violation. The lower part/minimum/less/little from others work is always better for producing original and novel piece.

'Originality and novelty is a base of development in science and technology even it is the way for philosophical development of the human mind'.

Dr. Mane A. V.