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Sample Declaration Statement of Originality for Research Paper

When you are submitting a research paper to an institution, they will often ask you to include a declaration of originality on submission either at the beginning or end of the paper.

Statement of Originality for Research Paper
Your paper will most likely get rejected if such a declaration statement is not included in it. Sometimes, it includes a contribution statement wherein you can mention the names of other authors who have collaborated with you.

Following examples of such declaration statements are for your reference. You can modify them and fill in the necessary details.



I, (Name of the Person), registered on (Name), do hereby declare that the thesis prepared by me and entitled "___________________________" contains original research work done by the undersigned candidate as a part of Doctoral studies. Wherever necessary, I have acknowledged the sources from where I have derived any ideas or extracts. I further affirm that the thesis has not been submitted anywhere else for publication.

Name of Author(s):
Affiliated Institution:
Title of the paper:
Phone No.

Dated ___________



I _____________________________________________, declare that the Submitted Research Paper is my original work and no part of it has been published anywhere else in the past. I take full responsibility, that if in future, the paper is found invalid according to basic rules, the last decision will be of the Authorities concerned. Any form of plagiarism will lead to disqualification of the paper.


DATE: _____________



I declare that the article/thesis submitted by me to the Journal of ___________ is entirely my original work unless otherwise properly cited. Thus, to the best of my knowledge and belief, this article/thesis contains no material previously published or written by another person except where due reference is made by correct citation.

By signing this declaration, I take full responsibility for its contents and authenticity. I am aware of the importance of honesty and integrity in academic research, and I hereby affirm my/our commitment to uphold these principles.

(Date, Place)



Essay Title: __________________________________

Name of the Student: ___________________________

I declare that the following statements are true to the best of my knowledge with regard to the submission of this essay.

1. I am the person who wrote this essay originally.
2. I agree to submit this essay to the Essay Competition being conducted by (Name of the Institution).
3. I certify that this is the original essay. It has not been previously published and is not currently under submission in other competition or elsewhere.
4. I accept that the Copyright of this essay (should it win the competition) belongs to The Committee of Essay Competition by (Name of the Institution)..

(Date, Place)



Manuscript Title: ______________________________

Author(s): ____________________

I (We) submit the above manuscript for publication in the (Journal's Name) and confirm that I (we) have read and agree to all conditions stated below.

1. I (We) certify that the manuscript is the original work of the authors and is not infringing on anyone else's copyright.

2. The authors have made substantive intellectual contributions to the manuscript and accept responsibility for the contents of the manuscript together.

3. The manuscript or any part of it has not been published elsewhere (abstracts excluded). The manuscript is not currently being considered for publication by any other journals and will not be submitted for such review while under review by the journal.

4. The publisher of the (Journal's Name) has the right to oppose the copyright infringement done by others without permission of the authors and the publisher.

5. The copyright in the manuscript named above will be transferred to the (Journal's Name) if the manuscript is accepted. This transfer includes the copyright in all forms and media including electronic media (now known or hereafter developed), and the accompanying interests, in all languages, for the full term of copyright, and amendments thereto.

All of the authors read the Copyright Transfer and Statement of Originality, and agree to the above.

Date: _______
Name (corresponding author): ________________
Signature: _____________