Consequences of plagiarism and self-plagiarism

In order to avoid potential conflicts (between authors, reviewers and editors) that are related to plagiarism, it is necessary to pass the texts through free programs such as Grammarly, Google, Ephorus, etc., as this guarantees the fight against plagiarism, increases the quality of scientific works and forms respect for scientific, editorial and publishing activities.

If, after the publication of an article in a journal, the authorship of the article is not respected. The Rhetoric and Communications Journal is received with an allegation of plagiarism, it is checked by the Editorial Board. If it is determined and confirmed by the Editorial Board that plagiarism has occurred, that manuscript will be removed from the websites of the issue published online.

Self-plagiarism is a negative practice that the journal does not tolerate. In self-plagiarism, the author copies paragraphs, sections, parts, sentences or ideas from his/her previous research publications and does not refer to them or cite the source. Self-plagiarism is contrary to the principles of scientific ethics and intellectual property standards. Plagiarism rules apply to this negative practice.

The manuscript with proven plagiarism is not kept in the journal archives.

Plagiarism is accepted as a manifestation of unethical behaviour in the publication of scientific articles.