Screening for Plagiarism

The 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 characterize the process of plagiarism:

- positioning someone else’s work as one’s own; 

- copying another person’s words or ideas without reference to his or her work; 

- intentional omission of the quote from the reference list;

- providing incorrect source data (such as "broken" links); 

- changing words order, while preserving the overall structure of a sentence and without reference to the source;

- copying large parts of text or ideas and with reference to the sources that constitute the majority of new article.

Plagiarism is classified in the following categories:

- the exact verbatim copying (Copy & Paste) without a proper bibliographic reference to the borrowed fragments;

- copying with modifications in language, vocabulary and technological interpretation (the words switching, replacing letters, numbers, etc.);

- translation from another language;

- idea plagiarism.


  1. Issue editor checks all submitted manuscripts by Unicheck software at the stage of initial review.
  2. If plagiarism is detected, the Editors have the right to reject the submitted manuscript.
  3. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the information presented in the articles, the accuracy of the names, last names and citations.
  4. In case of finding out plagiarism authors are held responsible according to the current legislation of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine «On Copyright and Related Rights»).