Plagiarism Policy

The peer review process plays a vital role in successful any research publishing. We Indique Law Journal (ISSN: 2582-8126) promises the transparent and quality double-blind peer review process. To assure these Publications has an obligation to assist the research community in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in cases of plagiarism.

What is Plagiarism?

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 is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. It is subject to sanctions like penalties, suspension, and even expulsion.

Note for Authors

Indique Law Journal (ISSN: 2582-8126) does not encourage any form of Plagiarism and duplicate submissions. Hence, we strongly recommend our authors to thorough check of the article content before submitting it to our Journals for publication. We request our Authors to use “Plagiarism Checking software’s” to check plagiarism prior to submission as a preliminary step, although they are not completely reliable. Indique Law Journal Publications will check plagiarism for all the submitted articles before publishing online. If the plagiarism is observed by editors, peer reviewers or by editorial staff at any stage of publication process, it could be rejected based on the percentile of plagiarism occurred and it would be notified to author.

Types of Plagiarism:

The following types of plagiarism are considered by Indique Law Journal:

  • Full 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.
  • Partial Plagiarism: If content is a mixture from multiple different sources, where the author has extensively rephrased text, then it is known as partial plagiarism.
  • Self-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 journal.

Policy and Action for Plagiarism:

We respects intellectual property and aims at protecting and promoting original work of our authors. Manuscripts containing plagiarized material are against the standards of quality, research and innovation. Hence, all authors submitting articles to Indique Law Journal (ISSN:2582-8126)  are expected to abide by 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, Journal shall contact the author(s) to submit his/her (their) explanation within two weeks, which may be forwarded to the Editorial Board (EB) constituted for the purpose, for further course of action. If we do not receive any response from the author within the stipulated time period, then the that manuscript would be rejected. 

If the original paper is still under review, the author must notify the editor of the journal reviewing the original submission and follow the policies of that journal. Failure to do so may be construed as parallel publication of a result. The use and reuse of empirical data follows the same principles as other types of research, although some issues are unique to the nature of data’s opposed to ideas expressed in text and mathematics. Some general guidelines regarding plagiarism in the reporting of empirical research are:

a) Reuse of empirical data to support new analysis must clearly identify the original source of the data and the degree to which the data is being reused or analyzed in a new and innovative way.

b) Plagiarism in empirical research includes:

  • Copying or using any data without citation (and permission)
  • Duplicating analysis (on the same data as an earlier paper) without citation which is essentially the same as the earlier paper
  •  Copying, or direct reproduction, of charts and graphs that represent data from a previous publication in effectively the same way as an earlier paper, without citation.
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