Using another person's work without giving proper credit is considered plagiarism, which is a serious ethical violation even if it's unintentional. It is not acceptable to submit or publish manuscripts that incorporate other sources without acknowledging them. To ensure the highest standards of academic integrity, the Journal of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry policy mandates the use of plagiarism detection software for all submissions. Additionally, all manuscripts undergo an editorial review to verify that they meet publication standards. If a manuscript is found to be in violation of these standards, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, or fraudulent misrepresentation, the editor or editorial board may request revisions or reject it entirely. It is important to always give credit where it is due and to uphold the principles of academic honesty.