Publication Ethics

Journals of Robotic and Mechatronic Systems is committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere.

Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, text, data and other creative work (e.g. tables, figures and graphs) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. We define plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with at least 20% similarity and without citation.

If evidence of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after publication of the paper, the author will be offered a chance for rebuttal. If the arguments are not found to be satisfactory, the paper will be retracted and the author sanctioned from publishing papers for a period to be determined by the responsible editor.