Plagiarism refers to the intentional copying of others’ work without proper attribution or copies content without providing appropriate references.
University Grants Commission (promotion of academic integrity and prevention of plagiarism in higher educational institutions) regulations, 2018 click here.
Plagiarism before Publishing
eLifePress follow strict policy in case of plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected by the editorial board member, reviewer, editor, etc. in any article process stage- before or after acceptance, during editing, or at a page proof stage. We will alert the same to the Author (s) and ask them to rewrite the content or cite the references from where the content has been taken. An article plagiarized by more than 25% is summarily rejected, and the Author is informed the same.
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 the Author for content revision.
- 5- 30% Plagiarism: The manuscript will not be given an ID, and the manuscript is sent back to the 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.
What if plagiarism detected after publication
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.
The editorial team, reviewer team, has taken due care to assess the plagiarism, but in case plagiarism is found with published manuscripts/papers of eLifePress, it is the original contributor’s sole duty to report the plagiarized content to us. Such reported cases will be re-evaluated and notified to the Author(s) for revising. We will remove the paper from web sources until Author resubmits the revised paper. To report plagiarism, contact to [email protected] or file a report click here