International Journal of Business Review and Entrepreneurship (IJBRE) will judge any case of plagiarism on its limits. If plagiarism is detected by the editorial board member and reviewer in any stage of article during evaluation process will alert the same to the authors and ask them to rewrite the content or to cite the references from where the content has been taken. If more than 25% of the paper is plagiarized- the article may be rejected and the same is notified to the author.
Plagiarism is the immoral act of copying someone else’s earlier ideas, analysis, results without explicit salutation of the original author and source without providing the appropriate references.
When Plagiarism Check Done?
All the submitted manuscripts for publication are checked for plagiarism after submission and before starting review. The manuscripts or papers in which the piracy is detected are handled based on the extent of the plagiarism as given below criterion:
Levels of Plagiarism
|Level - 1||Where the similarity index percentage is < 10, and the resemblance contents from individual sources/citations is < 4% and entire similarity index percentage is < 20. Such manuscripts shall be further processed for review.|
|Level - 2||Similarities index percentage is > 10 to 30, and the resemblance contents from individual sources/citations is > 4% and up to 10% but entire similarity index percentage is < 25 then the author shall be asked to withdraw the manuscript and instruct to resubmit with eliminating the similarity contents within the tolerance of level-1. However, authors are welcome to do the required revisions and submit the manuscript as a new submission.|
|Level - 3||Similarities index percentage is > 30 to 50. Such author with individual similarity contents > 4% but entire content up to 50% shall be debarred from submitting articles to IJBRE for one year. Warning to first such penalty shall be given for first time mistake by email.|
Plagiarism Perceived After Publishing
If plagiarism is perceived after publication, the Journals will conduct an investigation. If plagiarism is found, the journal editorial office will contact the author’s affiliating institute and funding agencies. The paper containing the plagiarism will be marked on each page of the PDF. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.
The decision of plagiarized papers is not contestable and such papers will be rejected and the editor’s verdict is final.