Plagiarism policy

The Editorial Board of the collection of scientific papers "Pedagogical Discourse” accepts only original (not previously published or submitted for publication) articles. Check for plagiarism is conducted before the manuscript Reviewer is appointed.  The editorial board of the collection of scientific papers "Pedagogical Discourse” uses StrikePlagiarismAdvego PlagiatuseTXT  software for the check for plagiarism.

Pre-publication plagiarism

Any case of plagiarism is carefully studied by the editorial board of the collection of scientific papers "Pedagogical Discourse”. If the plagiarism or text borrowings are reviled in the manuscript by the Chief Editor or the Reviewer on pre-publication stage the Author / Authors are obliged to rewrite the text or use proper references. If there is more than 25% of plagiarism - the article is rejected.  Institutions the author is affiliated to are informed.

Plagiarism сheck policy

The manuscripts of the articles which contain less than 25 % of plagiarism are immediately sent back to the authors for rewriting, in case of more than 25 % of plagiarism the manuscript is rejected without editorial reviewing. Plagiarism percentage is calculated by the above mentioned software and estimated by the Editorial Board.

Post-publication plagiarism

The Editorial Board is entitled to retract published article in case of copyright or scientific ethics violation. Both the Author/ Authors and the institution affiliated to are informed about the fact of retraction. The case is notified of on the collection of scientific papers "Pedagogical Discourse” website and in the issue of the collection following the retraction.

Recommendations on avoiding plagiarism:

  • Use quotation marks for rendering the precise words of the source;
  • Don’t change the parts of the quote in the sentence context;
  • Use extra quotation marks for a quote within quote;
  • Use ellipsis (whitespace and ellipsis) if the part of the quote is omitted.
  • Use brackets if any words are added to the quote;
  • Avoid direct quotes.

When considering issues that are associated with the presence/absence of plagiarism in the manuscript, the Editorial Board of the collection of scientific papers "Pedagogical Discourse" is governed by the Law of Ukraine "On Education" (article 42), according to which:

Academic virtue is a set of ethical principles and specific regulations to be followed by the participants of the educational process during the learning, teaching and scientific (creative) activities with the aim of ensuring the credibility of the learning outcomes and/or scientific (creative) achievements.

Compliance with the academic virtues of pedagogical, scientific-pedagogical and scientific workers involves:

– the links to sources of information in the case of using ideas, solutions, claims, evidence;

– the compliance with legislation on copyright and related rights;

– the provision of accurate information about methods and results of the research, the sources of information used and their own pedagogical (scientific-pedagogical and creative) activities.

A violation of academic virtue is:

academic plagiarism – disclosure (partially or completely) the scientific (creative) results obtained by others, the results of own research (creativity) and/or reproduction of the published texts (published works) of other authors without attribution;

the self-plagiarism – disclosure (partially or wholly) own previously published scientific results as new scientific results;

fabrication – inventing data or facts that are used in the educational process or scientific research;

falsification – intentional alteration or modification of the already available data relating to the educational process or scientific research;

deception – providing false information about their own educational (scientific, creative) activities or the organization of educational process; forms of cheating are, in particular, academic plagiarism, self-plagiarism, fabrication, falsification and deception.

In order to counteract plagiarism, the editorial board is guided by regulatory acts, in particular, the letter of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine No. 111-8681 dated August 15, 2018, "Recommendations for the prevention of academic plagiarism and its detection in scientific works (abstracts, dissertations, monographs, scientific reports, articles, etc.)."