Plagiarism, whether intentional or unintentional, is considered an unethical act that involves copying someone else’s ideas, processes, results, or words without proper acknowledgment of the original author and source. Self-plagiarism occurs when an author reuses a significant portion of their own previously published work without appropriate references. This can include submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals or modifying a previously published manuscript with new data.

International Journal of Social Science, Management and Economics Research, we maintain a strict policy against any form of copying or plagiarism. Plagiarism is deemed to have occurred when substantial portions of a manuscript have been copied from existing published resources. To ensure originality, all manuscripts submitted to our journal undergo a thorough plagiarism check using Turnitin software. Manuscripts found to be plagiarized during the initial stages of review are promptly rejected and will not be considered for publication.

In the event that plagiarism is discovered after publication, the Editor-in-Chief will conduct a preliminary investigation, possibly with the assistance of a dedicated committee. If the manuscript is found to exceed acceptable limits of plagiarism, the journal will take the following actions:

  1. Contact the author’s Institute/College/University and any relevant funding agency to report the plagiarism.
  2. Publish a statement, both online and linked bi-directionally to and from the original paper, highlighting the plagiarism and providing a reference to the plagiarized material.
  3. Mark each page of the PDF version of the plagiarized paper to indicate the presence of plagiarism.
  4. Depending on the extent of plagiarism, the paper may be formally retracted.

Types of Plagiarism

Our journal recognizes the following types of plagiarism:

  1. Full Plagiarism: Presenting previously published content without any changes to the text, idea, or grammar, thereby claiming it as one’s own.
  2. Partial Plagiarism: Mixing content from multiple different sources and extensively rephrasing the text, while failing to provide proper attribution.
  3. Self-Plagiarism: Reusing complete or partial portions of one’s own pre-published research without proper citation. Complete self-plagiarism occurs when an author republishes their own previously published work in a new journal.

Policy and Actions for Plagiarism

International Journal of Social Science, Management and Economics Research places great importance on protecting and promoting the original work of authors and upholding ethical standards. Authors submitting articles to our journal are expected to strictly adhere to these standards and avoid all forms of plagiarism.

If an author is suspected of plagiarism in a submitted or published manuscript, we will contact the author(s) to provide an explanation within two weeks. This explanation will be forwarded to the Fact Finding Committee (FFC) for further investigation and determination of appropriate action. Failure to respond within the stipulated time will result in contacting the Director/Dean/Head of the author’s affiliated College, Institution, or Organization, or the Vice Chancellor of the University, to initiate strict action against the concerned author.

For published manuscripts found to contain plagiarism, the journal will take the following actions:

  1. Contact the relevant authorities at the author’s affiliated College, Institution, or Organization to impose strict disciplinary measures against the concerned author.
  2. Remove the PDF copy of the plagiarized manuscript from our website and disable all links to the full-text article. The term “Plagiarized Manuscript” will be appended to the published manuscript title.
  3. Disable the author’s account with the journal and reject all future submissions from the author for a specified period, ranging from 3 to 10 years, or impose a permanent ban.
  4. Display a list of such authors, along with their full contact details, on the journal’s website.
  5. Take any other necessary actions as recommended by the committee or deemed appropriate by the Editorial Board.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and originality in scholarly publishing. By adhering to this plagiarism policy, we aim to safeguard the quality, research, and innovation that our journal represents.