Plagiarism Policy

Maintaining the greatest levels of scholarly rigour and integrity is an important value of the Darpan International Research Analysis (DIRA). We have a strict policy against plagiarism to ensure that this promise is met. All published articles and submitted submissions are subject to this policy.

1. Definition of Plagiarism:
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of another author's language, ideas, or expressions without proper attribution. This includes copying text, images, or data from other sources, paraphrasing excessively, and claiming others' research findings as one's own.

2. Plagiarism Threshold:
DIRA maintains a strict threshold for plagiarism, with a maximum similarity index of 15%. Manuscripts with a similarity index above this threshold are subject to further scrutiny, revision, or rejection.

3. Plagiarism Detection:
All submissions to the DIRA are screened using plagiarism detection software to identify instances of overlap with existing published works. This process helps to ensure the originality and integrity of the research we publish.

4. Author Responsibility:
Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts are entirely original and that they properly cite or quote all sources. Prior to submission, authors are encouraged to check their manuscripts for plagiarism.

5. Handling of Plagiarism:
If plagiarism is detected at any stage – before or after publication – the editorial board will take appropriate action. This may include, but is not limited to, asking the author(s) for a revision, rejecting the manuscript, or retracting the published article.

6. Self-Plagiarism:
DIRA also recognizes the issue of self-plagiarism. Authors should not submit previously published work, including their own, in whole or in part, without appropriate citation and clear indication of the reused material.

7. Education and Prevention:
DIRA is committed to educating authors and reviewers about plagiarism and best practices in citation and academic writing to prevent instances of plagiarism.

8. Appeals:
Authors have the right to appeal against plagiarism allegations. Appeals must be substantiated with clear evidence of originality and proper citation.