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If the plagiarism detection program presents a high similarity index, the manuscript will be automatically rejected by the editorial staff and not considered for publication in the journal. However, citation improvement may be required if the similarity index is considerably low. After undertaking the necessary corrections, the manuscript could be resubmitted.
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