Plagiarism Policy

The Global Innovative Research Thoughts (GIRT), a reputable publication under the auspices of Shodh Sagar, is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity, originality, and ethical publishing. As such, the journal maintains a rigorous plagiarism policy to ensure the authenticity and credibility of the research it publishes. Authors, reviewers, and readers are expected to adhere to this policy to foster a culture of responsible research conduct and scholarly excellence.

Originality Requirement:
Authors submitting manuscripts to the Global Innovative Research Thoughts (GIRT) are required to ensure that their work is entirely original and has not been published elsewhere in any form, including online platforms, journals, or books. Submissions must not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others.

Proper Attribution:
Proper citation and referencing are essential. Authors are expected to accurately attribute all sources used in their work, including text, data, figures, and ideas. Failure to cite sources appropriately may be deemed as plagiarism.

Plagiarism Threshold:
The Global Innovative Research Thoughts (GIRT) employs a plagiarism threshold of under 15%. This means that submitted manuscripts should contain no more than 15% of verbatim or closely paraphrased content from existing sources. Any content exceeding this threshold may be considered plagiarism and subject to rejection.

Plagiarism Detection:
All submitted manuscripts undergo thorough plagiarism checks using reliable plagiarism detection tools. Authors are encouraged to review their work using these tools before submission to ensure compliance with the plagiarism policy.

Authors should refrain from self-plagiarism, which involves reusing significant portions of their own previously published work without proper citation. If authors include their own previously published content, it must be properly referenced.

Review and Sanctions:
Manuscripts found to contain plagiarized content will be rejected during the peer-review process. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the article will be retracted, and appropriate corrective actions will be taken. Authors found to engage in plagiarism may be barred from submitting to the journal in the future.

Ethical Responsibilities:
Reviewers and editors play a crucial role in upholding the plagiarism policy. Reviewers are expected to identify and report any potential cases of plagiarism during the review process, while editors ensure that all submissions adhere to the policy before publication.

Educational Approach:
The Global Innovative Research Thoughts (GIRT) adopts an educational approach to plagiarism, aiming to guide authors in understanding proper citation practices and avoiding unintentional plagiarism. Authors whose work exhibits minor instances of unintentional plagiarism may be given the opportunity to revise their submissions.