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Authors must submit a list of sources along with each feature detailing the origins of all facts. Sources may include government information sites (.gov), University sites (.edu, not including unpublished lesson plans), and recognized research journals. Organization websites (.org or sometimes .com) are permissible as long as the facts in question are attributed to the original source. Example: “According to Avocados Australia, an avocado can be ripened by leaving it in a paper bag at room temperature for three days.” (Note that this is used as an example only and is not an actual fact from Avocados Australia.)
Please do not include the list of sources at the end of the article, but rather as comments pointing directly to the specific fact with the specific URL the fact was taken from. (For example, including www.mayoclinic.org is not a permissible source as it does not point to a specific page. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/indepth/blood-pressure/art-20050982 , however, would be permissible.)
When any source is used, whether electronic, print, or otherwise, care must be taken by the author to ensure that information included in their manuscript does not replicate information from the original source. Statistics and facts may be used from reputable sources, but sentences and paragraphs cannot be lifted word for word from source information.
Plagiarism is a serious offence, one which can place both the author and D’FYNE in legal danger. Therefore, if any author is found to be negligent in their attribution of sources or is found to have willfully plagiarized another source, it is up to D’FYNE’s discretion to rewrite the work, choose to not publish the work, and/or refuse the work of the author going forward.