Plagiarism Detection Policy

Plagiarism is a fraudulent act that consists in the use of bibliographic material prepared by third parties without directly recognizing the authorship of others, suggesting that the text presented is their own, both partially and totally.

Authors should not use the words, figures or ideas of others without attribution. All sources should be cited at the point where they are used, and reuse of the wording should be limited and should be attributed or cited in the text.

Self-plagiarism refers to the practice of an author using portions of their previous writings on the same topic in another of their publications, without specifically citing it formally in quotes.

The Selecciones Matemáticas Journal establishes an anti-plagiarism policy that allows to ensure standards of originality in the articles product of scientific research, which is reaffirmed in our Code of Ethics. In this sense, we will be screened for plagiarism using TURNITIN plagiarism detection tools, account provided  in September 2020 by  the Vice President for Research. One cannot conclusively identify plagiarism, but can only get a similarity score which is a metric that provides a score of the amount of similarity between already published content and the unpublished content under scrutiny.

How are supervisors, reviewers or editors alerted to plagiarism? 

  1. Original author comes to know and informs everyone concerned. 
  2. Sometimes a reviewer finds out about it during the review process. 
  3. Or, readers who come across the article, while doing research. 

The Selecciones Matemáticas Journal before the plagiarism check, immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.