Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism Policy

Journal of Biological and Agricultural Advancements (JBAA)

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is copying of anyone’s idea, any form of text, any data and/or some sort of other creative work including, figures, tables, graphs etc. to present as original research work without quoting it as proper citation is considered as an unethical act. The case of self-plagiarism is that any ‎author(s) uses a huge content from own research work already published without use of proper ‎references. In this case someone brings a manuscript already published anywhere else in journal(s) with ‎modification of manuscript already published manuscript by including some additional or new data.‎

Journal of Biological and Agricultural Advancements (JBAA), a peer reviewed international journal, JBAA has zero tolerance policy for plagiarism or repetition in any figure. All manuscripts submitted and under consideration for publication in JBAA are necessarily submitted for cross-checking in order to determine plagiarism with the help of Turnitin software. Manuscripts that are found to have high plagiarism or copied in preliminary review are straight forwardly rejected and is considered for further proceeding for publication in JBAA. In case of plagiarism detection after publication, JBAA Editor-in-Chief will be responsible to initiate preliminary investigation may or may not be accompanying an appropriate team constructed for this purpose. In case plagiarism is detected in later stages i.e. after acceptance, JBAA authorities will contact the author’s affiliated organization/University Institute/ Funding Agency. After determination of such kind of issue of concerned misconduct, JBAA take necessary action by producing a statement of bi-directional declaration linked online from and to the original publication referring a note about the plagiarism along with providing reference to the plagiarized manuscript. The paper having notable amount of plagiarism will be subjected to include a notable mark on each page of PDF file. In case of the proper determination and resolving the issue regarding extent of plagiarism, formal retraction of the paper will be considered by Journal.

Types of Plagiarism

JBAA considerers following types of plagiarism:

  1. Full Plagiarism: In this situation manuscript is exactly similar with already published content without any change, in grammar as well as the idea comes under full plagiarism. It also includes presentation of same text from one’s own already published source.
  2. Part of Plagiarism: In this case the content includes a number of combinations from different sources, in which submitting author has extensively rephrased text in the manuscript, comes under the term partial plagiarism.
  3. Self-Plagiarism: In this category the author is assumed to reuse complete or some portions of his/ her/their already published research work, considered as self-plagiarism. Another term “Total self-plagiarism” is used when some author(s) republishes his/her own already published in some other journal(s).

Policy and Action for Plagiarism:

JBAA believes and values the intellectual property, continuously strives to preserve as well as encourage the original work owned by author(s). Papers which contain plagiarized content comply with the quality standards, research as well as innovation. Consequently, authors who submit manuscripts to JBAA assumed to abide by prescribed ethical standards along with commitment to refrain from plagiarism whatso ever is its form. In the event that any author has been found accused of plagiarism in a manuscript which is either submitted or published, JBAA shall make contact to the author(s) in order to provide his / her / their clarification within two weeks, it can also be forwarded for further proceeding and necessary action to the Fact Finding Committee (FFC) set up by JBAA. In case JBAA doesn’t receive a proper response from the author(s) side within a prescribed time period, further contact will be made to the Head of organization to whom the author(s) is affiliated in order to take an appropriate action to the corresponding author under query.

JBAA believes to take a stern action against already published paper(s) found to have significant amount of plagiarism and ultimately delete them completely from the JBAA website as well as from other websites of third parties where the paper is already been either listed and/or indexed. At the moment if any article already been published in JBAA database is subjected to be plagiarized, JBAA immediately after report will constitute fact-finding committee (FFC) in order to investigate and look into the matter. After the outcome of the investigation confirming that the manuscript is plagiarized with already published works JBAA shall at any cost support original author and publication without any restriction or consideration of the publisher, leading to the following action (any or all) or may be pursue for recommended action by FFC:

  1. The editorial office of JBAA shall immediately contact the director / dean / head of the college, institution or organization concerned or the vice-chancellor of the university to which the author(s) is (are) associated to take stern action against the author under query.
  2. JBAA shall immediately delete PDF file of the plagiarized manuscript already published from the journal website and along with suspending all corresponding links to the full text article. In addition, term “Plagiarized Manuscript” shall also be quoted with the name of published article.
  3. JBAA shall restrict and block author account with the journal for all future submissions at least for of 3 -10 years or may be forever.
  4. Any other action, as recommended by the committee or deemed appropriate to the instantaneous case or as decided by the Editorial Board occasionally.