Plagiarism detection


Authors wishing to publish in Athenea Revista en Ciencias de la Ingeniería must comply with the ethical rules of research and cite the data sources used, figures, and all information explicitly and clearly. The iThenticate software, among others, will check for originality, plagiarism, and duplication.


1. If a manuscript has already been published in another publisher originally

In the case of manuscripts already published, it will immediately remove from the platform those articles initially published in other journals, those presenting plagiarism complaints, or that the editorial body identifies with said condition. The authors will be informed about this procedure without the right to reply on the part of the authors.

2. On the extent of ethically permitted copied material

Only 10% of reproduced material will be allowed after reviewing the software's plagiarism report and with the warranted exceptions.

3. On the decisions made when determining plagiarism in a manuscript

Suppose the plagiarism of the manuscript is evidenced beyond what is allowed. In that case, the work will be withdrawn immediately, and if it has not been published, it will be rejected immediately without the right to its publication with revisions.

4. About the procedure for informing the authors

In the case of detecting plagiarism in the works, the authors will be notified immediately, taking into account the necessary reservations and discretions of the case. A letter explaining the reasons that justify the rejection and non-publication of the work and the aspects related to plagiarism will be included.

5. On the right to reply and legal instances

If you do not have good receptivity to the treatment of plagiarism given by the academic and editorial committee of the journal, the legal review of the documents involved will be carried out before the competent authorities, according to the Penal Code of Ecuador, Article 188.