Anti-plagiarism policies and ethical norms

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The authors of the manuscripts are solely responsible for the content, ideas and opinions expressed in their collaborations. Authors should ensure that their contributions are original and that they have not been subject to full or partial prior publication. When the research or fragments of it have been previously presented at congresses or conferences, or come from thesis and dissertations, authors are recommended to refer to them from the beginning of the manuscript.

RELAP follows a strict anti-plagiarism and self-plagiarism policy of both electronic and print sources. All submissions will be subject to anti-plagiarism and similarity check programs. If plagiarism or self-plagiarism is detected, the manuscript will not be considered for evaluation in RELAP.

Authors should refrain from any bad scientific research practice, such as falsifying bibliography and consulted references, falsifying data and results, violating ethical research standards, as well as including as co-authors people who have not contributed to the research and manuscript preparation. In the event that a bad practice or plagiarism is detected in any manuscript sent for RELAP evaluation, either at the time of pre-evaluation, peer review or once it is already published, the RELAP Editorial Committee will review the case and determine the actions to follow. These can range from the rejection of the manuscript to publicly disseminate the situation, depending on the severity and moment in which it is detected.

Ethical oversight

At RELAP we adhere to the ethical oversight principles, which includes, but is not limited to, policies on consent to publication, publication on vulnerable populations, ethical conduct of research using animals, ethical conduct of research using human beings, confidential handling of data and ethical business/marketing practices.

Manuscripts with research involving human beings must mention their participants consent and how it was obtained. Personal data should not be included in the manuscript unless it is essential for scientific purposes and each participant (or parent or legal guardian) must provide a written consent for publication and must be indicated within the manuscript. Personal data must never be changed or falsified.

All researches published in RELAP must adhere to the international and local ethics guidelines.

Ethical approval for all studies must be obtained before the research is done. Authors should be able to provide further information to the journal's editorial team if requested.

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