What is Plagiarism in Research?
Plagiarism is the unethical practice of using words or ideas (either planned or accidental) of another author/researcher or your own previous works without proper acknowledgment. Considered as a serious academic and intellectual offense, plagiarism can result in highly negative consequences such as paper retractions and loss of author credibility and reputation. It is currently a grave problem in academic publishing and a major reason for paper retractions.
How Can You Avoid Plagiarism in a Research Paper?
Guard yourself against plagiarism, however accidental it may be. Here are some guidelines to avoid plagiarism.
1. Paraphrase your content
2. Use Quotations
Use quotes to indicate that the text has been taken from another paper. The quotes should be exactly the way they appear in the paper you take them from.
3. Cite your Sources – Identify what does and does not need to be cited
4. Maintain records of the sources you refer to
5. Use plagiarism checkers
You can use various plagiarism detection tools such as iThenticate or Free Plagiarism checker to see how much of your paper is plagiarized.
6. Need of IRAJ International Conferences
IRAJ International Conferences adopts the zero-tolerance rules for Plagiarism content. To submit a paper to any IRAJ International conference the paper must have at least 70 % originality.