International Journal of Scientific Footprints (IJSF) considers plagiarism a very serious felony.
- Copy/pasting from sources like internet and using them without proper citation.
- Using someone else intellectual work with your name.
- Copying exact statements from another person work without quoting him/her.
- Using someone else photos, diagrams, tables, or even ideas without permission and proper citation.
- Presenting your research work in your own words without providing references.
Manuscripts submitted to the IJSF may be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software.
Originality of the Manuscript
By submitting your manuscript to the IJSF, it is understood that this it is an original work and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere.
In case of more than one author listed on the manuscript, they should have contributed significantly in the manuscript writing including the experimental design, its implementation, analysis and interpretation of the data. All authors should have been involved in the writing of the manuscript at draft and any revision stages. They have read and approved the final version. Anyone who made major contributions to the writing of the manuscript should be listed as an author. “Ghost Writing” is prohibited by the International Journal of Scientific Footprints.
An acknowledgement many be given in the manuscript for an individuals who made less substantive contributions to the experiment or the writing of the manuscript. No change in authorship (including author order) will be entertained after the acceptance of manuscript.
Conflicts of interest
At the point of submission, each author should reveal any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated – including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition.