Plagiarism Policy/ Publication Ethics

What constitute plagiarism

It involves the criminal  copying of ideas, text, data and other creative work (e.g. tables, figures and graphs) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. Here  a paper is said  to be plagiarized  an author  reproduces another work with at least 25% similarity index without proper citation.

Policy on misconduct

In the event of suspected case of plagiarism  or breach of any other research misconduct, the author(s) will be offered a chance to defend their claims. If their  arguments are found to lack substance, the journal reserves the right to reject/retract or withdraw the paper, decline further submissions from the offending author(s) for a period of up to four  years and inform all interested parties including relevant journal editors and authors, and the author’s institution of affiliation of such misconduct.