According to the dictionary of the Spanish language, plagiarism is the action of copying the works of others, giving them as one's own. Presenting someone else's work as your own work includes copying or reproducing it without acknowledgment of the source.

Plagiarism involves the use of phrases or sentences copied directly from a text or paraphrasing words from a very close text, as well as figures, photographs, images or diagrams from any source, without citing the author. Also the use of statistics or facts collected from another person or source, without citing them.

Revista Ciencia Digital uses the plagiarism detection program Urkund that compares content with a database of publications and generates a similarity report, highlighting the percentage of overlap between the uploaded article and the published material. Any instances of overlapping content are further analyzed for suspected plagiarism in accordance with the journal's editorial policies.