Use of Generative AI in Scientific Writing
Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) must be declared, and clearly explained. Writers who use AI or AI-assisted tools during the writing process must disclose their use upon submission of the draft to Technology Networks.
Any use of AI must not breach journalistic ethics and plagiarism will not be tolerated – Technology Networks' editorial team runs all contributed content through trusted plagiarism detection software as part of the publication's standard review process. Content submitted to Technology Networks must be the author's own, and not present others' data, words, or imagery without seeking permission (if applicable) and providing appropriate citation.
Technology Networks appreciates that this area is changing rapidly. As such, it will monitor developments related to the use of generative AI in publishing and will review and adapt its policy should it be appropriate to do so.
Generative AI Images
Technology Networks follows existing copyright law and best practices regarding publication of imagery. As the situation relating to AI-generated images and videos remains broadly unresolved, we do not permit the use of AI or AI-assisted tools to create or alter images. As such, we do not accept or publish any AI-generated images.
Global Health Crises and Preprints
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