Plagiarism Policy

The Creative Launcher has a very strict policy against plagiarism or similarity in any form in the submitted article(s) whether it is in text, images, records, or anything else. Plagiarism, in any form, is illegal, unethical so unacceptable for academic standards.  We consider plagiarism a morally corrosive practice. Plagiarism, in all its forms, constitutes unethical behaviour and is severely punishable by law; and as such, it is unacceptable. The author or authors are required, before submitting their work to the journal, to check their work through some of the programs for testing against plagiarism. The Editorial Board reserves the right to verify each work through the test of plagiarism and, if the same occurs, to notify the author.

All submissions are screened/checked for plagiarism before assigning to the Editorial Board. All articles are checked through Turnitin or Ithenticate software by the editorial team. If submitted articles are found plagiarised or similar in form, they are rejected or reverted for rewriting without peer review. The Editor-in-chief ascertains the contents for proper citations and credits. If up to allowed limit of contents is found similar and due credit has been given to the owner/s, the article is assigned for review process. If similar content is appropriately cited and proper credits are given to the owners, it is not considered guilty of plagiarism.

Authors are required to submit an originally written article. If others’ work is necessary to include, properly quote according to the instructions on the citation of work. If you use ideas of other authors, you require their written consent before using the same.

All authors are strongly suggested to check plagiarism level before the submission of their article/s. Plagiarism shall be checked with standard tools and respective reports shall be added in submissions. Following Similarity check tools are valid for the plagiarism report- Turnitin, Urkund Plagiarism Detector, Ithenticate Plagiarism Checker, Plagiarism Detector and Grammarly.

Here are some more clarifications on the level of plagiarism or duplicated content:

Below 10% : Research Articles having plagiarism level below 10% may be ACCEPTED after review of the editor-in-chief and the decision of the Peer Reviewers.

Above 10-20% : Research Articles having 10-20% plagiarism are reverted to author (s) for content improvement with proper plagiarism report dully checked by the publishing house and with proper instructions.

Above 20% : Research Articles having plagiarism level above 20% are REJECTED with proper plagiarism report dully checked by the publishing house and the author(s) are informed about the same.

NOTE: Only the level of plagiarism does NOT decide the acceptance of the research article. Different kinds of other criteria of research ethics and standards are followed while accepting/ rejecting the article by the Review Team.