Plagiarism Policy

The Indus Journal of Bioscience Research (IJBR) has a zero-tolerance policy on plagiarism. Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's work without giving them credit. It can take many forms, including copying text, paraphrasing without attribution, and using images or data without permission.

The IJBR uses Turnitin, a plagiarism detection software, to screen all submitted manuscripts. If plagiarism is detected, the manuscript will be rejected without review. The IJBR may also take other disciplinary actions, such as banning the author from submitting future manuscripts.

Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts are free of plagiarism. They should carefully cite all sources that they use, including direct quotations, paraphrases, and images. They should also avoid self-plagiarism, which is the act of reusing their own work without proper citation.

If you are unsure about whether or not your manuscript is plagiarized, you can use Turnitin's free plagiarism checker. You can also consult with a librarian or other expert in academic integrity.

The following are some tips for avoiding plagiarism:

  • Always cite your sources. This includes direct quotations, paraphrases, and images.
  • Use quotation marks to indicate when you are quoting someone else's words.
  • Use proper paraphrasing techniques. Do not simply change a few words or phrases from the original text.
  • Obtain permission from the copyright holder before using images or data.
  • Use Turnitin or another plagiarism checker to screen your manuscript before submission.

By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your manuscripts are free of plagiarism and that you are complying with the IJBR's plagiarism policy.