Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism policy

The plagiarism policy is based on the "Regulations on the detection and prevention system of academic plagiarism at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv".

The journal publishes articles that contain only the results of original research. Therefore, the text of the article should not contain previously published original scientific results; there may be only references to published results.

All manuscripts will be checked for originality/uniqueness using Unicheck software before submission for external review. The authors agree to any necessary originality verification by submitting the manuscript to the journal.

Plagiarism involves using another author's work without permission or appropriate citation. The editor will reject manuscripts with less than 80% originality before reviewing.

Typical examples of academic plagiarism are: 

- pretending the work performed by another author is his (her) own without making significant changes to it (including with intentional textual distortions to conceal borrowing); 

- use of information (facts, ideas, formulas, numerical values, etc.) from a source without reference to this source; 

- literal copying of fragments of the text or its literal translation into Ukrainian from a foreign language (from a phrase to a set of sentences) without proper citation; 

- making minor corrections to the copied material (paraphrasing sentences, changing the order of words in them, numbering formulas, graphs, figures, replacing symbols in the text, etc.) and without proper citation; 

- compilation - creating an extensive array of text without self-study of the problem by copying the text from various sources without making changes, with reference to the authors and "masking" by writing transitional sentences between the copied parts of the text;

- paraphrasing the source text in a form close to the original text, or summarizing ideas, interpretations, or conclusions from a particular source without reference to this source;

- reproduction in the text of quotations from other sources cited in another source without indicating which direct source is the citation; 

- reproduction in the text of published works of art without indicating the authorship of these works of art; 

- submission as author’s works (dissertations, monographs, textbooks, articles, abstracts, reports, tests, calculations, course, diploma and master's theses, essays, abstracts, etc.), made by others.