Plagiarism Policy

UGC - Policy D.O.No.F.1-18/2010 (CPP-II), Dated- 6th August 2018

1. Introduction

This policy outlines the guidelines and standards for detecting and addressing plagiarism within Acceleron Aerospace Journal. Plagiarism is a serious ethical violation that undermines the integrity of academic and research publications. The journal is committed to maintaining the highest level of academic integrity and expects all authors, reviewers, and editors to adhere to these principles.

2. Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else's work, ideas, or intellectual property as one's own without proper attribution or permission. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

a. Copying verbatim text from a source without using quotation marks or proper citation. b. Paraphrasing or rephrasing someone else's work without giving appropriate credit. c. Using images, figures, or data without permission and acknowledgement. d. Self-plagiarism, which involves reusing significant portions of one's previously published work without proper citation.

3. Plagiarism Detection

The editorial team of Acceleron Aerospace Journal employs advanced plagiarism detection tools and manual review to identify potential instances of plagiarism. All submitted manuscripts will be screened for plagiarism during the initial review process. If plagiarism is suspected, the manuscript may be rejected or sent back to the author for clarification and proper citation.

4. Responsibilities of Authors

Authors submitting manuscripts to Acceleron Aerospace Journal are responsible for ensuring that their work is original, and any sources used are properly cited. Authors must adhere to the following guidelines:

a. Acknowledge all sources and provide proper citations for any content taken from external works. b. Use quotation marks and citation for any direct quotes. c. Properly paraphrase and cite the original source when rephrasing content. d. Obtain permission for the use of copyrighted material and give appropriate credit. e. Avoid self-plagiarism by properly citing their previous work and indicating any overlap.

5. Responsibilities of Reviewers

Reviewers play a vital role in upholding the integrity of the publication process. Reviewers should:

a. Be vigilant for any potential cases of plagiarism and bring them to the attention of the editorial team. b. Maintain confidentiality and not use any information from the manuscript they are reviewing for personal gain. c. Report any suspicions of plagiarism, duplicate publication, or ethical misconduct to the editor-in-chief.

6. Actions Against Plagiarism

In the event that plagiarism is detected, Acceleron Aerospace Journal will take the following actions:

a. The manuscript will be rejected or retracted, depending on the severity of the plagiarism. b. The author(s) responsible for the plagiarism will be banned from submitting to the journal for a specified period. c. The institution(s) of the author(s) may be informed about the misconduct. d. In cases of repeated or severe plagiarism, the author(s) may face publication bans across all journals from the publisher.

7. Plagiarism Complaints

Acceleron Aerospace Journal takes all plagiarism complaints seriously. If any individual believes that an article published in the journal contains plagiarized content, they should promptly contact the editor-in-chief with relevant evidence. The editorial team will investigate the complaint following established procedures.

8. Conclusion

This plagiarism policy aims to maintain the highest ethical standards within Acceleron Aerospace Journal and uphold the credibility and authenticity of the research published in the journal. Adherence to this policy is crucial for fostering a culture of academic integrity and promoting original research.

End of Plagiarism Policy

Please note that the policy provided is a general template and may need to be adapted to suit the specific requirements and guidelines of your journal. Additionally, it's important to ensure that the referenced D.O.No.F.1-18/2010 (CPP-II) shared by UGC, Dated- 6th August 2018, is accurately integrated into your journal's official policy