Plagiarism Policy

    Plagiarism Policy of ALJ

    The core work carried out by the author shall be based on original ideas and shall be covered by Zero Tolerance Policy on Plagiarism. In case Plagiarism is found and claimed, then it would be brought under Plagiarism Disciplinary Authority (PDA) for necessary and maximum penalty. The core work shall include abstract with keywords, introduction, objective, hypothesis, research methodology, analysis and interpretation, summary and observations, conclusions, recommendations and references. As in lieu of the ethics in higher education, fair conduct of research and prevention of misconduct, students, researchers and faculty members should not perform any academic misconduct by the theft of intellectual property in any manner.

    The proper attribution, seeking permission of the author wherever necessary, acknowledgement of source compatible with the needs and specificities of disciplines and in accordance with rules and regulations governing the source is essentially required. 

    The research work carried out by the student, faculty, researcher and staff shall be based on original ideas, which shall include abstract, summary, hypothesis, observations, results, conclusions and recommendations only, and shall not have any similarities. It shall exclude a common knowledge or coincidental terms, up to fourteen (10) consecutive words.
    Whether intentional or not, plagiarism is a serious violation. Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, text, data and other creative work (e.g. tables, figures and graphs) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. We define plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with at least 20% similarity and without citation.

    If evidence of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after publication of the paper, the author will be offered a chance for rebuttal. If the arguments are not found to be satisfactory, the manuscript will be retracted and the author sanctioned from publishing papers for a period to be determined by the responsible Editor(s).