Publication Misconduct

Publication Misconduct - AGPE-RGRJ

To respect the intellectual property rights of others and uphold the standards for academic publishing, AGPE The Royal Gondwana Research Journal (AGPE-RGRJ) is adopting a zero tolerance policy towards papers associated with publication misconduct. Publication misconduct includes plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, inappropriate authorship, duplicate submission/multiple submissions, overlapping publication, and salami publication. Definitions of publication misconduct are as follows:
1) Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's thoughts, ideas, data, figures, research methods, or words without giving appropriate credit, or the over-citation of another person's published work.
2) Fabrication: Fabrication is the practice of making up data or results without having performed relevant research.
3) Falsification: Falsification is the practice of changing data or results intentionally such that misleading conclusion is drawn.
4) Inappropriate authorship: Authorship is not appropriately assigned based on the author's contributions.
5) Duplicate submission/multiple submissions: Duplicate submission/multiple submissions refers to practice of submitting the same manuscript or several manuscripts with minor differences (e.g., differences only in title, keywords, abstract, author order, author affiliations, or a small amount of text) to two or more journals at the same time, or submitting to another journal within an agreed or stipulated period.
6) Overlapping publication: Overlapping publication refers to the practice of publishing a paper overlaps substantially with one already published.
7) Salami publication: Salami publication refers to the practice of slicing data from a large study,could have been reported in a single paper, into different pieces and publishing them in two or more articles, all of which cover the same population, methods, and question.
8) Inappropriate authorship: Authorship is not appropriately assigned based on the author's contributions.

Once we find papers associated with any of the above publication misconduct, we will :

1. Reject the submitted manuscript or withdraw the published paper.
2. Not accept manuscripts submitted to all AGPE-RGRJ journals by the same research team within one year.
3. Inform the institution the corresponding author is affiliated with and the funder(s) about such misconduct.
4. Once the manuscript is found to have committed publication misconduct, we will immediately withdraw the published paper and as misconduct by author/authors any article processing charge has not refund in any condition.
5. As a penalty of misconduct publication/ Duplicate publication charge $ 500 (foreign authors) or Rs. 5000 (Indian authors) as compensation costs in case that a published paper is withdrawn.