Abstracting & Indexing
Plagiarism is a serious issue all around the world in the arena of manuscript writing. Plagiarism means “Use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work.” Plagiarism is the use of others' published and unpublished ideas or words (or other intellectual property) without attribution or permission, and presenting them as new and original rather than derived from an existing source. It is potentially considered as the most prevalent form of scientific dishonesty discovered in research papers.
The intent and effect of plagiarism is to mislead the reader as to the contributions of the plagiarizer. This applies whether the ideas or words are taken from abstracts, research grant applications, Institutional Review Board applications, or unpublished or published manuscripts in any publication format. Plagiarism is scientific misconduct and should be addressed as such. The most important reason behind plagiarism as spotted is lack of knowledge about the subject. And when the researchers are trapped with deficient time, in experienced writing skills and the pressure in order get their work published in some decent journals, the authors surreptitiously take access others’ work and commit plagiarism.
The following types of plagiarism are considered by UJPR:
Authors report plagiarism in the following ways: