Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the unethical act of copying someone else's prior ideas, processes, results or words without explicit acknowledgement of the original author and source. Self-plagiarism occurs when an author utilizes large part of his/her own previously published work without using appropriate references. This can range from getting the same manuscript published in multiple journals to modifying a previously published manuscript with some new data.

IRJTSR of Tamil Studies, is a peer reviewed indexed monthly online journal having ISSN 2582-5313, being published since 2019. The journal is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form. Plagiarism is said to have occurred when large portions of a manuscript have been copied from existing previously published resources. All manuscripts submitted for publication to Mahizhini publication are cross-checked for Plagiarism / Similarity Index using Turnitin / Plagiarism CheckerX software. Manuscripts found to be plagiarized during initial stages of review are out-rightly rejected and not considered for publication in the journal.

In case a manuscript is found to be plagiarized after publication, the Editor-in-Chief will conduct preliminary investigation, may be with the help of a suitable committee constituted for the purpose. If the manuscript is found to be plagiarized beyond the acceptable limits, the journal will contact the author's Institute / College / University and Funding Agency, if any. A determination of misconduct will lead Mahizhini Publication to run a statement bi-directionally linked online to and from the original paper, to note the plagiarism and provide a reference to the plagiarized material. The paper containing the plagiarism will also be marked on each page of the PDF. Upon determination of the extent of plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.

Note for Authors
IRJTSR does not encourage any form of Plagiarism and duplicate submissions. Hence, we strongly recommend our authors to thorough check of the article content before submitting it to our Journals 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.

Mahizhini Publication Plagiarism Policy
IRJTSR 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.

Mahizhini Publication Policy and Action
IRJTSR shall take serious action against published manuscripts found to contain plagiarism and shall completely remove them from IRJTSR website and other third party websites where the paper is listed and indexed. The moment, any article published in IRJTSR database is reported to be plagiarized, IRJTSR will constitute a Fact Finding Committee (FFC) to investigate the same. Upon having established that the manuscript is plagiarized from some previously published work, IRJTSR shall support the original author and manuscript irrespective of the publisher and may take any or all of the following immediate actions or follow the additional course of actions as recommended by the committee:-

1. IRJTSR editorial office shall immediately contact the Director / Dean / Head of the concerned College, Institution or Organization or the Vice Chancellor of the University to which the author(s) is (are) affiliated to take strict action against the concerned author.
2. IRJTSR shall remove the PDF copy of the published manuscript from the website and disable all links to full text article.
3. The term Plagiarized Manuscript shall be appended to the published manuscript title.
4. IRJTSR shall disable the author account with the journal and reject all future submissions from the author for a period of 03 / 06 / 19 years or even ban the authors permanently.
5. IRJTSR may also display the list of such authors along with their full contact details on the IRJTSR website.
6. Any other course of action, as recommended by the Committee or as deemed fit for the instant case or as decided by the Editorial Board, from time to time.