Plagiarism prevention policy

The definition of plagiarism is contained in the legislation. According to Art. 50 of the Law of Ukraine “On Copyright and Related Rights”, violation of copyright and/or related rights, which gives grounds for protection of such rights, including judicial, is, in particular, plagiarism: promulgation (publication), in whole or in part, someone else’s work under the name of a person who is not the author of this work. In accordance with Part 4 of Art. 42 of the Law of Ukraine “On Education”, a violation of academic integrity is, in particular, academic plagiarism: publication (in part or in full) of scientific (creative) results obtained by others, as the results of their own research (creativity) and/or reproduction of published texts (published works of art) of other authors without indication of authorship; self-plagiarism: the publication (in part or in full) of their own previously published scientific results as new scientific results.

All manuscripts submitted for external independent evaluation are checked for originality. By submitting their manuscripts to the journal, the authors agree to any necessary background checks that may be required during the publication process.

When evaluating a manuscript for plagiarism, the following types thereof are taken into account:

  • literal copying. Copy word for word, in whole or in part, without permission and reference to the source. Verbatim copying is obvious plagiarism and is easily detected by appropriate software;
  • significant copying. Copying much of the work without permission and citing the source. When determining what is “significant”, both the quantity and quality of the copied content are important. Where the essence of the work has been copied, not even a very large part of it, plagiarism would be detected;
  • paraphrasing. Reproduction of ideas of other authors (without copying word for word), without the permission of the author and reference to the source;
  • self-plagiarism. Reuse the authors’ own text.

Authors should be aware that plagiarism is unacceptable, and authors should know that plagiarism is the use of another person’s idea or published work and publishing it as their own.

The authors confirm that their article contains references to sources of information from published or unpublished works of other people for each borrowing.

The authors acknowledge that they are solely responsible for the text of the article and the borrowings included in the article, as well as for any incomplete references.

Taking in account that the journal advocates adherence to the principles of publishing ethics and scientific integrity, plagiarism in all its forms (not just outlined) is unacceptable and will result in an immediate refusal to accept the manuscript for publication with appropriate sanctions against the authors.

This plagiarism prevention policy is based on the ScienceIn Journals and Books. Anti-Plagiarism Policy.