Authors must avoid presenting data, text or theories by others in their manuscripts without proper acknowledgements. Quotation marks must always be used for copying others materials verbatim, and permissions must be secured before using copyrighted materials in manuscripts.

All manuscripts submitted to the journal shall be screened for plagiarism, and authors may be required to explain similarity issues if observed. However, if a manuscript is observed to have deliberately plagiarized other works, it shall be rejected (or retracted if published) and the authors’ affiliations notified.