Plagiarism is using, without acknowledgment, someone else?s ideas or work.You must both delineate (i.e., separate and identify) the copied text from your text and give credit to (i.e., cite the source) the source of the copied text to avoid accusations of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered fraud and has potentially harsh consequences including loss of job, loss of reputation, and the assignation of reduced or failing grade in a course.Institutions that are prepared to prevent or handle plagiarism benefit from higher levels of academic honesty. This section contains best practices and advice for building academic integrity policies to support your education community.If you submit an assignment that contains work that is not your own, without clearly indicating this to the marker (fully acknowledging your sources using the rules of the specified academic referencing style), you are committing ?plagiarism? and this is academic misconduct.It is important to understand that if you do not acknowledge fully the sources that have contributed to and informed your work you are misrepresenting your knowledge and abilities.
International Journal of Computer Techniques, is a peer reviewed indexed monthly on-line journal having ISSN: 2347-8578.All manuscripts submitted for publication to IJCST are cross-checked for Plagiarism / Similarity Index using google' plagiarisma, Turnitin and Plagiarism CheckerX software.
Examples of IJCST policy for plagiarism include copying (using another person's language and/or ideas as if they are your own), by:
*quoting verbatim another person's work without due acknowledgment of the source;
*paraphrasing another person?s work by changing some of the words, or the order of the words, without due acknowledgment of the source;
*using ideas taken from someone else without reference to the originator;
*cutting and pasting from the Internet to make a pastiche of on-line sources;
*submitting someone else's work as part of your own without identifying clearly who did the work; for example, buying or commissioning work via professional agencies such as ?essay banks? or ?paper mills?, or not attributing research contributed by others to a joint project.
Common Types of Plagiarism:
Previously published content without any changes to the text, idea and grammar is considered as full plagiarism. It involves presenting exact text from a source as one’s own.
If content is a mixture from multiple different sources, where the author has extensively rephrased text, then it is known as partial plagiarism.
When an author reuses complete or portions of their pre-published research, then it is known as self-plagiarism. Complete self-plagiarism is a case when an author republishes their own previously published work in a new conference / journal.
Mosaic Plagiarism occurs when a student borrows phrases from a source without using quotation marks, or finds synonyms for the author?s language while keeping to the same general structure and meaning of the original.
IJCST Policy for Plagiarism:
IJCST respects intellectual property and aims at protecting and promoting original work of its authors. Manuscripts containing plagiarized material are against the standards of quality, research and innovation. Hence, all authors submitting articles to IJCST is expected to abide ethical standards and abstain from plagiarism, in any form. In case, an author is found to be suspected of plagiarism in a submitted or published manuscript then, IJCST shall contact the author (s) to submit his / her (their) explanation within two weeks, which may be forwarded to the Fact Finding Committee (FFC) constituted for the purpose, for further course of action. If IJCST does not receive any response from the author within the stipulated time period, then the Director / Dean / Head of the concerned College, Institution or Organization or the Vice Chancellor of the University to which the author is affiliated shall be contacted to take strict action against the concerned author.
IJCST Policy and Action:
IJCST shall take serious action against published manuscripts found to contain plagiarism and shall completely remove them from IJCST website and other third party websites where the paper is listed and indexed. The moment, any article published in IJCST database is reported to be plagiarized,IJCST will constitute a Fact Finding Committee (FFC) to investigate the same. Upon having established that the manuscript is plagiarized from some previously published work, IJCST shall support the original author and manuscript irrespective of the publisher and may take any or all of the following immediate actions or follow the additional course of actions as recommended by the committee:
- IJCST editorial office shall immediately contact the Director / Dean / Head of the concerned College, Institution or Organization or the Vice Chancellor of the University to which the author(s) is (are) affiliated to take strict action against the concerned author.
- IJCST shall remove the PDF copy of the published manuscript from the website and disable all links to full text article. The term Plagiarized Manuscript shall be appended to the published manuscript title.
- IJCST may also display the list of such authors along with their full contact details on the IJCST website.
- Any other course of action, as recommended by the Committee or as deemed fit for the instant case or as decided by the Editorial Board, from time to time.