Intentional reusing/copying of other materials without clear citations or copying content without providing complete references is called Plagiarism.
Plagiarism is controlled immediately by employing the iThenticate (a plagiarism detection software) after receiving the manuscript, and before handling the review process.
There is an absolute policy in case of plagiarism in Transportation Materials and Technology. If any type of plagiarism is discovered by the editors, reviewers, readers, etc.; the authors will be asked to provide proper explanations either before, during, or after the publication.
The paper may be formally retractedif gets published in the journal but detected to have plagiarized contents later.