Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is when somebody presents the work of others (data, words or theories) as if they were his/her own and without proper acknowledgment. One of the biggest problems in journal publications which afflict science communication is plagiarism 

IAS policy is based on the 'Guidelines on Good Publication Practice' published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). COPE defines plagiarism as follows: "Plagiarism ranges from the unreferenced use of others' published and unpublished ideas, including research grant applications, to submission under 'new' authorship of a complete paper, sometimes in a different language... It applies to print and electronic versions."

Innovative academic sciences strongly reiterate its policy of disappointing plagiarism of all kinds. As per the quality policy IAS uses effective plagiarism check tool and publishing article on the basis reviewer comments and after taking copyright.

In case, any attempt of plagiarism is brought to IAS notice accompanied with realistic evidence, the following steps would be taken:

  • After consulting the respective Editorial Board team, authors responsible for plagiarism will be debarred from publishing their papers in the future.
  • Heads of the Institutes of the offending authors are  intimated for the case of plagiarism
  • Such incidents of plagiarism are publicized through its journal in consultation with the respective editorial board team.

Plagiarism in the published article

if plagiarized text found in Published manuscripts are retracted from the journal’s website after careful examination and approval by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. In the process, a  ‘Retraction Note’, as well as a link to the original article, is published on the electronic version of the plagiarized manuscript and an addendum with retraction notification in the particular journal.