Plagiarism Policy

The Indus Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences (IJAPS) has a zero-tolerance policy on plagiarism. Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's work without giving them credit. It can be intentional or unintentional, but it is always unacceptable.

The IJAPS defines plagiarism as follows:

  • The use of another person's words or ideas without giving them credit.
  • The submission of someone else's work as your own.
  • The paraphrasing of another person's work without giving them credit.
  • The use of another person's images or graphs without giving them credit.

If plagiarism is detected in an IJAPS manuscript, the manuscript will be rejected. The author may also be banned from submitting future manuscripts to the journal.

The IJAPS uses a plagiarism detection software to check all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism. The software compares the manuscript to a database of known plagiarized material. If the software finds any matches, the manuscript will be rejected.

The IJAPS also encourages authors to self-check their manuscripts for plagiarism. There are a number of online plagiarism detection tools that authors can use.

If you are unsure about whether or not your manuscript is plagiarized, please contact the IJAPS editorial office for assistance.

Here are some tips to avoid plagiarism:

  • Always cite your sources. This means giving credit to the author(s) of the work that you have used.
  • Do not copy and paste text from other sources. Instead, paraphrase or summarize the information in your own words.
  • Use quotation marks to indicate when you are quoting someone else's words directly.
  • Be careful when using images or graphs from other sources. Make sure to obtain permission from the copyright holder before using them.

By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your work is original and that you avoid plagiarism.