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Anti-Plagiarism Policy

Has a "Zero tolerance regarding Plagiarism" policy. We check for plagiarism through three methods: committee checking, reviewer checking, and plagiarism prevention tools (Turnitin and Ithenticate). All papers will be reviewed by this software before being sent to reviewers.

In the event of any alleged misconduct or unethical conduct by any author or reviewer, the Publisher will initiate an appropriate and thorough investigation. In this way, the journal will resolve any related doubts using COPE's flowcharts, which offer a step-by-step process, for practical use, on handling different aspects of publication ethics issues. They are available individually or as a complete set at the next link.

Originality and plagiarism: Authors must be assured that they have written entirely original works, if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, they should ensure that these have been duly cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing a document of others as their own, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of a document of others (without attributing acknowledgement), claiming as their own the results of research carried out by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical behavior, which is unacceptable in scientific publications.

A work that is translated from another language is not considered original.

Autoplagiarism: autoplagiarism is considered the fact that the authors take sections of other works that they have already prepared without citing themselves. It is essential that the document does not have the same coincidences of works that are already published by the authors themselves. The journal also does not accept articles that show excessive use of self-citations and intentional manipulation of citations.

The fabrication of results: is caused by showing data invented by the authors; falsification results when the data is manipulated and changed at the whim of the authors; the omission originates when the authors deliberately hide a fact or data. The journal is guided by international standards on intellectual property and copyright, in order to avoid cases of fabrication, falsification, omission of data and plagiarism.

Concurrent, multiple or redundant publication: In general, an author should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research published in more than one journal or primary publication. The presentation of the same manuscript to more than one journal is simultaneously unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit an article prior to consideration of another journal. The publication of some types of articles (for example, methodological guides, translations) in more than one journal, is justifiable in some cases provided specific conditions are met. The authors and publishers of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication which should reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Proper attribution of sources: Always give proper recognition to the work of others. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the work reported. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties, should not be used or reported without express written permission from the source. The information obtained in the course of confidential, such as arbitration manuscripts or grant applications services should not be used without the express written permission of the author of the work which the information is taken.

The authorship of the document: The authorship of the document should be limited to a maximum of five authors, which have made a significant contribution in the conception, design, execution and interpretation of the article. If there are other professionals who have participated in substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized and listed as contributors. The main author must ensure that all co-authors have reviewed and approved the final version of the document, agreeing unanimously submission for publication. Whoever appears as the author of the work must have participated in the research process and in the preparation of the material that is presented to the Journal. It is expected that people who did not participate in the described activities do not appear as authors; whoever has only participated in part of these can appear in the acknowledgments section. We invite you to see the manual on authorship of the COPE.