Copyright & Plagiarism Protocol

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Embracing Originality & Creativity

Work that is submitted to the journal of Recollection Historica must be original work created by the submitter. By submitting the work, the submitter agrees to the Recollection Historica terms and regulations. If a submitted work is found to have been copied from another artist or writer or is plagiarized, the work will be immediately disqualified for the journal and the author will be blacklisted by the journal. To avoid this from happening, please review the following guidelines and policies before submitting your work.

Historica Policies

Plagiarism Guidelines

Original Work

The journal of Recollection Historica defines an original work as one that is innovative and fundamentally different from what others have created. It is understandable that authors sometimes create work that includes or references other published articles, essays, or literature innovatively. It’s important to note that the work has to be transformative to be considered as original. Transformative work is a new work that includes crucial changes of, comments on, or expresses the meaning differently from the original source. Please view the following examples to get a more specific understanding of transformative works.

Some examples of transformative works include:
 

  • A criticism on an article that is published in the New York Times.
     

  • A novel based on the idea of the movie Green Mile but substantially changes the plotline, characters, and settings.
     

  • Some examples of non-transformative works include:
     

  • An oil painting that explicitly copies a pencil sketch that is created by another artist.
     

  • A poem that borrows the idea of another article and merely changes the arrangement of words.

Citations Used

Authors are allowed to use limited portions of another original work if the source is properly cited. Please note that quotations from other pieces of writing should be properly cited. For instance, you can quote another researcher’s work in your research paper if you cite the author and the work in the Chicago style endnotes and bibliography in your submission. There is no formula in determining what percentage of others’ works is acceptable to use in works that are submitted. We advise authors to keep in mind that what’s more important is that the submitted work is an original idea. If you have any doubt regarding the originality of a piece of work, our advice would be not submitting that work.

Violations

Academic integrity is a prioritized concern of Recollection Historica; we have a highly rigorous discipline in terms of violation of academic integrity. We evaluate each citation of every paper for adherence in content, degree, and tone to a reliable source. If any form of plagiarism or fabrication of information is found in the submitted work, the work will be returned immediately, and the author will be blacklisted by the journal. The only exception is unintended falsification; if the author reasonably explains the situation, the reviewing committee will consider removing the author from the blacklist. If published works are subsequently found to be plagiarized or include falsified or fabricated information, the work will be removed from the electronic journal, and the author will be blacklisted by the journal and the fellowship.

Reporting a Plagiarized Work

If you suspect that a work submitted is not original or has been plagiarized, please contact recollectionhistorica@gmail.com. Further investigation will be carried out to determine whether the work violated our principles concerning plagiarism and academic integrity. Due to privacy issues, you will not be informed of the process or the ultimate result of the investigation.

Appealing Decision

Authors may contact recollectionhistorica@gmail.com to appeal a decision or provide clarifications of their circumstances. Please note that it may take up to one month for the appeal to be reviewed and processed.