Plagiarism Policy

RIGGS Editorial Team acknowledges that plagiarism is unacceptable and has established the following policy detailing specific actions (penalties) to be taken when plagiarism is found in an article submitted for publication in RIGGS.


Plagiarism is the intentional or unintentional act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit or value for scientific work by citing any or all of another party's work and/or scientific work recognized as its scientific work, without appropriately and fully indicating the source.

For that, then:

Articles must be original, have never been published, and are not currently being evaluated for publication else. Material acquired verbally from other sources must be properly noted in order to be distinguished from the original text. If plagiarism is revealed, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for reviewing the article and will approve the action based on the level of the plagiarism revealed, according to the rules below:

Plagiarism Level

  1. Plagiarized some short sentences from other articles without mentioning the source.
    Action: The author is given a warning and request to change the text and quote correctly.
  2. Plagiarized most other articles without proper citations and did not mention the source.
    Action: Submitted articles are rejected for publication in RIGGS and authors may be sanctioned for not being allowed publication in RIGGS

Because they all sign the RIGGS Publication Ethics Statement Form, all article authors are responsible for the content of the articles they submit. If the article is found to be plagiarized, all authors will face the same punishment. If it is confirmed that the author submitted a paper to RIGGS while also submitting it to other journals, and this overlap is found during the reviewer process or after publication, action is taken following point 2 above. If plagiarism is discovered outside of the above-mentioned standards, the editor of RIGGS has the authority to impose punishments following the editor's team's policy.