Plagiarism Policy


The "Journal of Regional Connectivity and Development" (JRCD) is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct and academic integrity. This policy outlines the expectations for authors submitting manuscripts to JRCD, regarding plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct.


  • Plagiarism: The act of taking and using another person's ideas or work as your own, without proper citation or permission. This includes direct copying, paraphrasing without attribution, and presenting someone else's work as your own creation.
  • Self-plagiarism: Reusing significant portions of your own previously published work without proper citation or justification.
  • Fabrication: Inventing data or results that are not supported by evidence.
  • Falsification: Manipulating data or results to support a particular conclusion.


  • JRCD has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct.
  • Authors are responsible for ensuring that their submitted manuscripts are entirely original and appropriately cited.
  • Authors must clearly and accurately identify any sources used in their work, including direct quotes, paraphrased material, and ideas or concepts borrowed from others.
  • Proper citation styles, as outlined in the JRCD Author Guidelines, must be followed consistently throughout the manuscript.
  • Self-plagiarism is also considered unacceptable and should be avoided. If you wish to reuse any portion of your own previously published work, you must obtain written permission from the copyright holder and clearly cite the source in your manuscript.
  • Fabricating or falsifying data is a serious ethical violation and will result in immediate rejection of the manuscript and potential further action.

Consequences of Plagiarism:

  • Manuscripts identified as containing plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct will be rejected and may not be considered for future publication in JRCD.
  • In severe cases, JRCD may notify the author's institution and take further action, such as informing relevant professional organizations or funding agencies.


  • Authors: Authors are responsible for understanding and adhering to this plagiarism policy.
  • Editors and Reviewers: Editors and reviewers are responsible for identifying any instances of plagiarism or academic misconduct in submitted manuscripts and reporting them to the editorial team.
  • JRCD Editorial Team: The editorial team is responsible for upholding this policy and taking appropriate action in cases of suspected plagiarism or academic misconduct.