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Publication Ethics Home > Acta Via Serica > Policies > Publication Ethics
Acta Via Serica expects all authors to adhere to ethical requirements in the preparation of their manuscript to ensure the integrity of published articles.

Acta Via Serica takes copyright infringement and plagiarism very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and investigate claims concerning misuse of our published articles. We similarly seek to protect Acta Via Serica's reputation against malpractice. Articles that have already been published in or submitted to other journals may not be submitted to Acta Via Serica, and articles which have already been published or are being considered for publication in Acta Via Serica may not be published in any other journals.

Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. It is also unethical to fabricate, manipulate or falsify data in a manuscript.

Where an article is found to have plagiarized other work, included third-party copyright material without permission, falsified data, or where authorship is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing a correction; retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of the author's institution; and banning the author from publication in the journal or appropriate legal action.

Acta Via Serica is committed to following the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Guidelines on Research and Publications Ethics: