Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work.
Plagiarism may be of "self or duplicate, blatant". Blatant is a very transparent way of copying contents from other papers. Self-plagiarism means authors copying their own material without providing reference. Duplicate publication refers to the publication of author's articles in two or more journals at the same time either with or without changing the content
Plagiarism is immoral. The art of writing without any new innovative ideas from authors will create an imbalance between knowledge and understanding. This way of providing information to public is priceless. The proper way of giving credit to original information is by citing and acknowledging. This will definitely embellish original author's value of work.
Plagiarism occurs if someone intentionally or knowingly copies others work or someone copies content without providing the appropriate references
Auctores journals will judge any case of plagiarism on its limits. If plagiarism is detected by the editorial board member, reviewer, editor etc., in any stage of article process- before or after acceptance, during editing or at a page proof stage. We will alert the same to the author(s) and will ask them to rewrite the content or to cite the references from where the content has been taken. If more than 25% of the paper is plagiarized- the article may be rejected and the same is notified to the author
All the submitted manuscripts for publication are checked for plagiarism after submission and before starting review.
The manuscripts or papers in which the plagiarism is detected are handled based on the extent of the plagiarism.
< 5% Plagiarism:The manuscript will be given an ID and the manuscript is sent to author for content revision.
5- 30% Plagiarism:The manuscript will not be given an ID and the manuscript is sent back to author for content revision.
>30% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be rejected without the review. The authors are advised to revise the manuscript and resubmit the manuscript.
If the plagiarism is detected more than 30%, it is found that the authors are very unlikely to revise the manuscript and submit the revised version. However, authors are welcome to do the required revisions and submit the manuscript as a new submission.
If plagiarism is detected after publication, the Journals will conduct an investigation. If plagiarism is found, the journal editorial office will contact the author’s institute and funding agencies. The paper containing the plagiarism will be marked on each page of the PDF. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.
By submitting Author(s) manuscript to the journals it is understood that it is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author’s own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Manuscripts submitted to the journal may be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software.
Plagiarism misrepresents ideas, words, and other creative expression as one’s own. Plagiarism represents the violation of copyright law. Plagiarism appears in various forms.
Copying the same content from the other source. Purposely using portions of another author’s paper or content. Copying elements of another author’s paper, such as figures, tables, equations or illustrations that are not common knowledge, or copying or purposely using sentences without citing the source. Using exact text downloaded from the internet. Copying or downloading figures, photographs, pictures or diagrams without acknowledging your sources.
Self-plagiarism is a related issue. In this document we define self-plagiarism as the verbatim or near-verbatim reuse of significant portions of one’s own copyrighted work without citing the original source. Note that self-plagiarism does not apply to publications based on the author’s own previously copyrighted work (e.g., appearing in a conference proceedings) where an explicit reference is made to the prior publication. Such reuse does not require quotation marks to delineate the reused text but does require that the source be cited.
One may not even know that they are plagiarizing. It is the author(s) whose responsibility is to make certain that they understand the difference between quoting and paraphrasing, as well as the proper way to cite material.
AOJ does not encourage any form of Plagiarism. Hence, we strongly recommend you to check your content before submitting it to any of our Journals for publication. Plagiarism can be detected by using several free 'Plagiarism Checking software's available online, although they are not completely reliable.