The journal is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form. Plagiarism is said to have occurred when large portions of a manuscript have been copied from existing previously published resources. Papers submitted to International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology (IJRASB) will be screened for plagiarism using AntiPlagiarism.NET / CrossCheck plagiarism detection tools. Apart from that we check with Copyscape for plagiarism. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology (IJRASB) will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.
In case a manuscript is found to be plagiarized after publication, the Editor-in-Chief will conduct preliminary investigation, may be with the help of a suitable committee constituted for the purpose. If the manuscript is found to be plagiarized beyond the acceptable limits, the journal will remove the research paper from website immediately.
Policy and Action for Plagiarism
IJRASB 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 IJRASB are 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, IJRASB 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 IJRASB 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.