Code of Ethics to check Malpractices and Plagiarism in Research
The main objective is to promote the research and research publications and prevention of misconduct including plagiarism in R&D.
Ethics and plagiarism are the significant components in research and publication. Sometimes it is to be observed that researchers claim other’s work as their own, which will degrade the reputation of the individual /Institution. There is every need to assess the academic/research work of the student/researcher scholar/ researcher who produces their work in the form of Project reports, Seminar papers, Research papers, Research proposals, and thesis work. Especially the research work in the form of papers/projects should go through the process of plagiarism and has to maintain high academic and production standards. The research work produced would be thoroughly assessed for their viability across the globe and needs to reach the highest success. We take some extra measures to ensure that the work is at par with the National/International standards of professional typesetters who are engaged to bring about the best of results. The Authors are made responsible for their research work carried out, presentation and results are expressed. The institution deplores and rejects the violation of the code of ethics which is dishonest and immoral infringing the copyright act of intellectual property rights.
Plagiarism constitutes unethical scientific behavior and is never acceptable. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others used in a research work must always be given. Further, it is the obligation of each author to provide prompt retractions or corrections of errors in published works. There are varying degrees of plagiarism warranting different consequences and corrective action, listed below from most to least serious:
- Verbatim or nearly verbatim copying or translation of a full paper(s), or the verbatim or nearly verbatim copying or translation of a significant portion(s) of another paper(s).
- Unaccredited verbatim or nearly verbatim copying or translation of individual elements of another paper(s).
- Unaccredited paraphrasing of pages or paragraphs from another paper(s).
- Credited verbatim copying or translation of a major portion of a paper without clear delineation
Possible types of Ethical violations
- Conflict of Interest: Any action that may result in a conflict of interest must be fully disclosed. When objectivity and effectiveness cannot be maintained, the activity should be avoided or discontinued.
- Disputes about authorship: Proper authorship representation is generally a matter for the involved parties to resolve.
- Duplicate Submission: Duplicate submission abuses the resources of all affected journals, including the valuable time of editors, reviewers, and staff, and is unprofessional and unacceptable.
- Fabrication or misrepresentation of data or results: Any incidence of fabrication or misrepresentation to be an extremely serious breach of professional conduct, with potentially severe ethical and legal consequences.
- The College checks the plagiarism of research thesis/Project reports with the help of Turnit plagiarism check software. All faculty and researchers seeking paper submission are requested to submit the plagiarism report (maximum 15%) along with the paper to the committee for review. All PG students are made compulsory to submit plagiarism reports (Maximum 20%), with no objection from guide and co-authors to get their project work approved for publication/thesis presentation.
- Any violation of the rule and other issues, complaints regarding plagiarism attracts disciplinary action to be imposed by a committee within one month from the day of complaint.