Plagiarism is using someone else’s work without properly any acknowledgement or citation. This is considered as a publication misconduct as it involves close imitation or complete copying of someone’s data, ideas, figures and tables, full or parts of paragraphs, language and images etc.
Self-plagiarism or Text recycling refers to the author reusing his own work, without proper citation. This is also considered a malpractice and creates duplication of the data in the academic literature.
When citing others’ (or your own) previous work, please make sure you have:
- Clearly mentioned the citations in your manuscript and acknowledged all the sources of your research.
- Added all the references in Reference Section.
- Obtained the copyright from people or publishers whose content has been relevantly used in your paper.
The editors and reviewers should notify the journal if plagiarism is identified. Any allegations or suspicions, regarding plagiarism or self-plagiarism made to the journal, will be investigated by the Editorial Board.
If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript will be rejected and if it is detected after publication, we will retract the paper.
Quest Researchers reserve the right to inform the authors’ institutions about the detected plagiarism.