The International journal of Scientific and Academic Research (IJSAR) is a peer-reviewed indexed monthly online journal. 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. All manuscripts submitted for publication to International journal of Scientific and Academic Research (IJSAR) are Cross-checked for Similarity Index using iThenticate. Manuscripts found to be plagiarized during initial stages of review are out-rightly rejected and not considered for publication in the journal. We define plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with at least 20 % similarity and without citation.
In case a manuscript is found to be plagiarized after publication, the Editor-in-Chief will conduct a preliminary investigation, maybe 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 contact the author's Institute / College / University and Funding Agency, if any. A determination of misconduct will lead IJSAR to run a statement bi-directionally linked online to and from the original paper, to note the plagiarism and provide a reference to the plagiarized material. The paper containing the plagiarism will also be marked on each page of the PDF. Upon determination of the extent of plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.