Plagiarism

Plagiarism  is the use of other’s work as if its own original works.

What Constitutes Plagiarism?

  1. Using someone else’s work or research as your own.
  2. Putting your name on another person’s research, project or essay
  3. Copying text or ideas without giving proper citation
  4. Presenting research by altering words without giving citation
  5. Providing inappropriate information about source of quotation
  6. Purchasing and presenting another person’s text or idea as your own research

    Similarity checks for exclusion from Plagiarism

    The similarity checks for plagiarism shall exclude the following:

    1. All quoted work reproduced with all necessary permission and/or attribution.
    2. All references, bibliography, table of content, preface and acknowledgements.
    3. All generic terms, laws, standard symbols and standards equations.

    Note: 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 (14) consecutive words.

    Levels of Plagiarism and Penalties: It has been categorized as follows:

    1. Similarities up to 10% are considered to be minor and fall under Level 0 and no penalty will be imposed.
    2. For the similarities above 10% to 40% the author shall be asked to withdraw the manuscript.
    3. For the similarities above 40% to 60%, in such case author shall be asked to submit a revised script within a stipulated time period not exceeding 6 months.
    4. A student shall be debarred from submitting a revised script for a period of one year if similarities found are above 40% to 60%.
    5. Similarities found above 60% may lead to cancellation of registration.

    By submitting paper for publication to the journal, Author(s) certify that:

    1. I/We are fully aware that plagiarism is illegal
    2. I/We know that plagiarism is the use of another person’s idea or published work and to pretend that it is one’s own.
    3. I/ We declare that each contribution to your project from the work(s) of other people’s published works or unpublished sources have been acknowledged and source of information have been referenced and cited properly.
    4. I/We certify that you are solely responsible for any incomplete reference that may remain in my/our work.

    Anti-plagiarism declaration

    I have read and understood the “Consonance –A DAV International Journal of English Language and Literature: rules on plagiarism. I hereby declare that this piece of written work is the result of my own independent scholarly work, and that in all cases material from the work of others (in books, articles, essays, dissertations, and on the internet) is acknowledged, and quotations and paraphrases are clearly indicated. No material other than that listed has been used. This written work has not previously or not yet been published.


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