Plagarisim Policy

Oryza practices a strong plagiarism policy and plagiarism is not acceptable in the submissions to Oryza. Plagiarized content will not be considered for publication in Oryza. The research article may be rejected, if plagiarism is detected during the peer review process. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may issue a correction or retract the paper, as appropriate. We reserve the right to inform authors' institutions about plagiarism detected either before or after publication. 

By submitting the articles to Oryza, Author attests the following:

·          it is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere.

·         No part of the manuscript is plagiarized from other sources.

·         For the contents extracted from other various sources, proper reference is provided by the author.

·         Plagiarism invites strong action in conformity with COPE guidelines and UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) regulations 2018.

Plagiarism mainly includes, but is not limited to:

·         Copying figures, data, ideas from other sources without acknowledging the source.

·         Copying text directly from other sources without acknowledging the reference.

·         Text recycling from one’s own previous publications without acknowledgement or agreement of the editor. (refer the COPE guidelines on recycling of text).

Oryza uses iThenticate plagiarism detection software to check the submitted article content for its originality/similarity.

Handling Plagiarism

The manuscripts or research articles with plagiarised content are handled based on the extent of plagiarism.

≤10% Plagiarism: Minor similarities, the manuscript will be given an ID and sent to author for content revision.

10-30% Plagiarism: Manuscript will not be given an ID and sent to author for content revision.

≥30% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be rejected without the review. The authors will be advised to revise the manuscript and resubmit the manuscript.