Plagiarism Policy

The Indus Journal of Social Sciences (IJSS) takes plagiarism very seriously. Plagiarism is the use of someone else's work without giving them credit.

It can take many forms, including:

  • Failing to cite sources
  • Paraphrasing without attribution
  • Summarizing without attribution
  • Lifting passages from another work without quotation marks or attribution
  • Using someone else's ideas without giving them credit

IJSS uses Turnitin, a plagiarism detection software, to screen all submitted manuscripts. Any manuscript found to contain plagiarism will be rejected.

In addition to rejection, authors who plagiarize may also face other consequences, such as:

  • Having their name and affiliation published on the IJSS website as a plagiarizer
  • Being banned from publishing in the IJSS in the future
  • Having their academic degrees or certifications revoked

IJSS expects all authors to adhere to its plagiarism policy. If you have any questions about plagiarism, please contact the IJSS editorial office.

Here are some tips for avoiding plagiarism:

  • Always cite your sources. This means providing the author, title, and publication information for any work that you use in your manuscript.
  • Paraphrase carefully. When you paraphrase someone else's work, make sure to put it in your own words and cite the source.
  • Use quotation marks when you quote directly from another work.
  • Be honest about your own ideas. Don't try to pass off someone else's work as your own.

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