Guidelines & Code of Ethics for Prevention of Malpractices and Plagiarism in Academics and Research
The purpose of this code is to maintain integrity in research, satisfy a scientific moral code and also to lead to better results. The adherence to such ethical research in practice can leads to attention towards the research details, meaningful collaboration among investigators and to maintain highest standards. These guidelines will help a researcher in preventing research misconduct.
Research misconduct can be understood as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism (FFP) including misrepresentation of credentials in proposing, performing, or reviewing research or in reporting research results. It is viewed seriously by the University, professional community and respective funding agency.
These guidelines can be treated as a common repository for both experienced researchers and beginners in research. Any doubts on ethical standards a researcher should discuss confidentially with academic supervisors/advisors, colleagues, or Dean of Research of university/Institute.
Plagiarism means stealing ideas and words of others as one’s own without crediting the source. Plagiarism involves copying of phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs or longer extracts from published or unpublished work that exceeds the boundaries of the legitimate cooperation without acknowledgement of the source.
Types of Plagiarism
Plagiarism could be of two types
- a) Negligent OR unintentional plagiarism: It means innocently or carelessly presenting another person’s work as one’s own without acknowledging the Source.
- b) Dishonest OR intentional plagiarism: It means knowingly and deliberately presenting another person’s work as one’s own work without acknowledging the Source.
Mechanism to detect plagiarism:
It is the prime responsibility of an institute or research guide to distinguish between original and plagiarized work. In order to detect the plagiarism well known software’s/ tools (Turnitin, Grammerly, Dupli checker, Copyleaks, Paperrater, Viper, Plagiarisma, Plagiarism Checker, Plagium, Plagscan, PlagTracker etc) can be used.
Global Institute of Technology affiliated by Rajasthan Technical University (RTU) has adopted anti-plagiarism policy to detect instances of plagiarism and thereby preventing students from publishing, presenting and copying others work. The university use Turn-It-In software to detect plagiarism.
Correction of Errors
If any errors found subsequent to publication, intentional/ inadvertent / of plagiarism, the corrections must be submitted by the author to the editor/publisher. It is an obligation of all authors.
The Institute firmly believes in following ethics and honesty in every aspect of academic activities. Teaching and research are novel professions which necessitate stringent moral obligations. Therefore, certain measures are established for prevention of malpractices and plagiarism failing which would evoke disciplinary actions at various levels.
- Institutional subscription of plagiarism checking software:Institute has subscribed the plagiarism checking services of TURNITIN which is accessible via a web link https://www.turnitin.com/login_page.asp.
- Mandatory Similarity Check: It is mandatory for each student of M.Tech and Ph.d to get a plagiarism check performed for submitting project report/dissertation/ research paper to the Institute or any other agency for ensuring the authenticity of the submitted document.
- Mandatory Similarity Check of conference paper submission: The similarity check is also performed on abstract and research papers submitted to the conference organized by the Institute to curb plagiarism.
- Award of Incentive and certification: Faculty members are encouraged to publish their research finding in reputed research journals.
- Academic Integrity Panel: An Institutional integrity panel is formed to address any complaint or allegation of malpractice against student/faculty member.