This 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 IJERAT are Cross-checked for Similarity Index using iThenticate. Manuscripts found to be plagiarized during the initial stages of review are out-rightly rejected and not considered for publication in the journal. We define plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with at least 20 % similarity and without citation.
Though all measures are taken to detect and assess plagiarism. But in spite of these efforts plagiarism can go undetected due to several reasons. In these cases, if plagiarism is detected at a later stage, still all actions pertaining to the offense of plagiarism will be followed.
If the author deliberately plagiarized a paper this may even cause the banning of all co-authors from our journal for a certain period or even permanently. In such a case, the authors will be contacted and an explanation will be asked.
If evidence of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after the publication of the paper, the author will be offered a chance for rebuttal. If the arguments are not found to be satisfactory, the manuscript will be retracted and the author sanctioned from publishing papers for a period to be determined by the responsible Editor(s). In case of a published paper that is judged to be the result of plagiarism, the paper will be retracted and this will be clearly stated in the paper's title, in the abstract page, and in the pdf and an explanation/cause of retraction will also be provided.