Plagiarism refers to the use of one's writings, thoughts, or inventions. While inadvertent plagiarism can be remedied by providing appropriate attributes, major plagiarism, where substantial sections of text are copied without providing citations, is a serious breach of academic ethics.
We strongly recommend authors to develop own content and provide citation as deemed necessary in order to prevent cases of plagiarism, fabrication of data, multiple submissions, and redundancy of manuscripts.
Rivera employs external search to check manuscripts for plagiarism. If a submission is suspected of plagiarism, it will be unsubmitted and returned to the author(s). However, in serious cases of misconduct—in the judgment of Editor(s)—Rivera reserves the right to take any and all steps deemed appropriate, including notifying author(s) and/or funding institute(s) and retraction of the manuscript.
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