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Plagiarism policy

It is well known that the Constitution of Ukraine in Part 2 of Art. 54 guarantees every citizen “the freedom of literary, artistic, scientific and technical creativity, the protection of intellectual property, their copyright, moral and material interests arising in connection with various types of intellectual activity.

 Every citizen has the right to the results of his intellectual, creative activity; no one can use or distribute them without his consent, with the exceptions established by law.

 The state promotes the development of science, the establishment of scientific relations of Ukraine with the world community. "

Authors responsibility

By submitting an article for publication to the journal "Scientific knowledge: methodology and technology", the author or a group of authors guarantees that the article is an original work that has not previously been published and has not been submitted for publication in another edition. They also guarantee that thoughts and ideas that are not owned by the authors themselves are accompanied by relevant references and / or quotations. The author has no right to publish materials that embody the results of the same research in various publications or collections. Such publications are traditionally perceived as violating the norms of publication ethics. If such materials are identified, the author will be refused publication, and the article will be returned. The authors of the original research should provide detailed information about completed work and the objective justification of its significance. The above materials should be consistently reflected in the article. Materials must contain sufficient amount of details and sources necessary for the registration of users references to scientific work. Falsification of scientific results, cheating and publication of false statements is a manifestation of unethical behavior and will lead to the refusal to publish the material or to return the received article.

Manuscripts that contain plagiarism are processed based on the amount of plagiarism in the manuscript: if less than 25% of plagiarism, the manuscript is immediately sent to the authors to view the content, and if more than 25% of plagiarism, the manuscript is rejected without editorial review. Authors are advised to review text borrowings and plagiarism of the manuscript and re-submit it in a new manuscript.

Recommendations to prevent plagiarism

  • Use quotation marks for words taken literally from the source
  • Do not change parts of the quote in the context of the sentence
  • Use separate characters for quote in the quote
  • Use three dots (space and three dots) for the part of the omitted quotation
  • Use parentheses for added own words
  • Limit the use of direct quotations

Try to paraphrase information or summarize information from different sources using your own words.

The authors are responsible for obtaining a copyright license to reproduce illustrations, tables, drawings taken from other authors and / or sources. The permission must be placed below each item.

Some authors may write several sections for several different books that are only slightly modified. Each manuscript is copyrighted after it is published. Since the author no longer has rights to these sections, it is not necessary to repeat them. Most editors and reviewers argue that auto plagiarism is unethical. Thus, the author cannot copy his own material for a new manuscript without the permission of the copyright holder. The exception may be when quoting the author's short phrases from his own work with the corresponding links posted.

Responsibility of reviewers

Reviewers of the journal "Scientific knowledge: methodology and technology" perform their work on a voluntary basis. Specific information received by the reviewer during a blind review should be kept confidential and not used in the reviewer's own interest. Any materials received for review must be kept confidential, must not be shown or be discussed with third parties , except authorized by the editor of the journal. Reviewers should create their own reviews, guided by the principle of maximum objectivity and refrain from personal criticism of the authors. Reviewers should clearly articulate their thoughts, explain and justify all the recommendations made. Reviewers should also inform the editorial board of any personal doubts about the ethical content of the reviewed materials.

Editors responsibility

The editors of the journal "Scientific Knowledge: methodology and technology" are fully responsible for deciding to publish articles in the journal and are guided by this publication policy defined by the editorial board and enshrined in the requirements of the legislation applicable in the case of defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor has the right to consult with the deputy editor and other members of the editorial board and reviewers for the decision to publish the material. Editors should evaluate the material based on its intellectual content, regardless of racial or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship or political beliefs of the authors. Editors have no right to disclose any information about the submitted materials to anyone except the authors, reviewers and potential reviewers, and in certain cases to members of the editorial board of the journal.

In addition, editors should ensure that the process of blind review is fair, without revealing the identity of the author or group of authors to reviewers and vice versa. Evaluating the material submitted in the publication, the editors, in addition to the application of standard requirements for the evaluation of the article, the quality of its presentation and its scientific value, must ensure that this material can cause minimal ethical harm. The editors must determine whether the positive contribution of the article is above the level of ethical harm that this study may cause in each particular case.