Screening for Plagiarism

The concept of plagiarism is determined as follows:

Plagiarism – promulgation (publication), fully or partially, of another's work under the name of a person who is not the author of this work

Self-plagiarism – re-publishing of large text parts from own scientific papers by the author without stating the fact of their prior or simultaneous publication

Textual plagiarism – full or partial copying of text fragments (modified or not) in the articles, theses, reports, books, manuscripts, theses, and so on.

The following actions clear characterize the process of plagiarism:

  1. turning in someone else’s work as your own; 
  2. copying another person’s words or ideas without reference to its work; 
  3. intentional omission the quote from the reference list; providing incorrect source data (such as "broken" links); 
  4. changing words order, while preserving the overall structure of a sentence;
  5. copying large parts of text or ideas that makes up the majority of new article.

Plagiarism is classified in the following categories:

  1. the exact verbatim copying (Copy & Paste) without a proper bibliographic reference to the borrowed fragments;
  2. copying with modifications in language, vocabulary and technological interpretation (the words switching, replacing letters, numbers, etc.);
  3. style plagiarism;
  4. translation from another language;
  5. idea plagiarism.


  1. Executive editor check all submitted manuscripts by Plagiarism software solution at the stage of initial review.
  2. The percentage of self-citation should not exceed 20%.
  3. If plagiarism is detected - the Editors have the right to reject the submitted manuscript.
  4. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the information presented in the articles, the accuracy of the names, last names and citations.
  5. In case of finding out plagiarism authors have the responsibility according to the current legislation of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine «On Copyright and Related Rights»).