Plagiarism involves copying someone’s original ideas or work without proper acknowledgment or citation and is considered fraud.
Copyright laws protect all the original work and ideas; the act of portraying someone’s work as your own is a severe offense. Below mentioned are some acts that are considered as committing plagiarism:
- Close imitation or complete copying of someone’s data, ideas, figures and tables, full or parts of paragraphs, language etc.
- Submitting someone else’s work as your own.
- Using images from a website or other articles that are protected by copyright.
- Using someone else’s videos or footage to compose your video.
- Copying numerous words or ideas from a source makes up the majority of your work, whether you acknowledge it or not.
- Self-plagiarism, also known as Text Recycling, refers to the author reusing his work without proper citation.
Detecting and Dealing with Plagiarism
We avail the Similarity Check service by Crossref, which provides access to the iThenticate text comparison software from Turnitin. All submissions are checked by iThenticate during the initial evaluation.
We follow the COPE guidelines when dealing with plagiarism, whether it is detected before or after publishing the article. Please refer to the following flowcharts by COPE for complete understanding and details: https://publicationethics.org/files/plagiarism%20B.pdf & https://publicationethics.org/files/plagiarism%20A.pdf.
Avanti Publishers holds the right to;
1) reject submissions if plagiarism is detected at any stage before publication,
2) retract an article if plagiarism is detected after publication,
3) and inform the authors’ institutions about the detected plagiarism.
How to Prevent Plagiarism
When citing others’ (or your own) work, please make sure you have:
- Included all the references in Reference Section.
- Obtained the copyright from people or publishers whose content has been relevantly used in your paper.
- Mentioned the citations in your manuscript and acknowledged all the sources of your research.
- Abstained from copying someone’s work and presenting it as your own.