Plagiarism Policy

The peer review process plays a vital role in success of any research publication. We at Indique Law Journal promises the transparent and quality double-blind peer review process. To assure these Publications has an obligation to assist the research community in all aspects of publishing ethics we do not encourage any form of Plagiarism and duplicate submissions.

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the “wrongful appropriation” and “stealing and publication” of another author’s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions” and the representation of them as one’s own original work. Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. It is subject to sanctions like penalties, suspension, and even expulsion.

Note for Authors

Indique Law Journal Publications does not encourage any form of Plagiarism and duplicate submissions. Hence, we strongly recommend our authors to thorough check the submission before submitting it to our Journal for publication. We request our Authors to use “Plagiarism Checking software’s” to check plagiarism prior to submission as a preliminary step, although they are not completely reliable. Indique Law Journal Publications will check plagiarism for all the submitted articles before publishing online. If the plagiarism is observed by editors, peer reviewers or by editorial staff at any stage of publication process, it could be rejected based on the percentile of plagiarism occurred and it would be notified to author.

Types of Plagiarism:

The following types of plagiarism are considered by Indique Law Journal:

  • Full Plagiarism: Previously published content without any changes to the text, idea and grammar is considered as full plagiarism. It involves presenting exact text from a source as one’s own.
  • Partial Plagiarism: If content is a mixture from multiple different sources, where the author has extensively rephrased text, then it is known as partial plagiarism.
  • Self-Plagiarism: When an author reuses complete or portions of their pre-published research, then it is known as self-plagiarism. Complete self-plagiarism is a case when an author republishes their own previously published work in a new journal.

Policy and Action for Plagiarism:

Indique Law Journal respects intellectual property and aims at protecting and promoting original work of its authors. Manuscripts containing plagiarized material are against the standards of quality, research and innovation. Hence, all authors submitting articles to Indique Law Journal are expected to abide ethical standards and abstain from plagiarism, in any form. In case, an author is found to be suspected of plagiarism in a submitted or published manuscript then, Indique Law Journal shall contact the author (s) to submit his / her (their) explanation, which may be forwarded to the Managing Editor.