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Plagiarism & Copyrights

Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit, including those obtained through confidential review of others’ research proposals and manuscripts.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:
• Verbatim copying of another’s work and submitting it as one’s own.
• Verbatim copying of significant portions of text from a single source..
• Mixing verbatim copied material from multiple sources (“patchwork copying”). This could range from 1 or 2 paragraphs to significant portions consisting of several paragraphs.
• Changing key words and phrases but retaining the essential content of the source as a framework.
• Rephrasing of the text’s original wording and/or structure and submitting it as one’s own.
• Mixing slightly rephrased material from multiple sources and presenting what has been published already as new.
• The work is cited, but the cited portions are not clearly identified. This can be combined with copied parts of text without citation.
If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we reserve the right to issue a correction or retract the paper, as appropriate.
Copyright & Permissions
Applis Publishers publishes accepted manuscripts under a CC BY license.
It is the author’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate permissions from the original publisher to republish any previously published text, figures, tables, Supplementary Information, etc., in an Open Access journal under a CC BY license.