The Collection of scientific papers «Socium. Document. Communication» accepts for publication only original materials and papers that have never been published before or submitted for publication to other scientific journals.
The Editorial Board of the Collection makes use of the following software to examine the submitted manuscripts for text borrowing: Unicheck. The manuscripts where plagiarism or text borrowings are found, without references to the source document, shall be rejected by the Editorial Board for further examination of reasons and circumstances of such borrowing.
Plagiarism before publication. The Editorial Board of the Collection shall analyze any case of plagiarism in essence. If the Editors or Reviewers detect plagiarism or text borrowing at any stage before the publication of the manuscript, the Author (s) shall be warned of the need to ascertain whether the detected case of plagiarism is actually the Author’s borrowing, or, on the contrary, the said borrowing actually belongs to the Author as intellectual property but has been borrowed by another person and published, i.e. such material does not present a case of plagiarism for the paper in question. If the latter is not the case, the Author is suggested to rewrite the text or add references to their own source document. If plagiarism percentage is over 15%, such paper can be rejected.
Plagiarism check policy. Manuscripts where plagiarism has been detected are assessed according to the percentage of plagiarism found: if the share of borrowings is under 15%, the manuscript is returned to the Authors immediately for revision. The Authors are recommended to review cases of text borrowings and plagiarism, and resubmit the new version of the manuscript. If the share of borrowings is over 15%, the manuscript shall be rejected outright (without editorial review).
The percentage of plagiarism is determined with the help of the specialized software and assessed by the Editorial Board.
Plagiarism after publication. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the editorial board shall analyze such fact. The pages containing plagiarism will be highlighted in the PDF file. Depending on the scope of plagiarism, the document can be recalled (removed).
Recommendations for Authors on avoiding plagiarism:
- Use quotation marks for words and phrases taken from a source document.
- Do not change parts of a quotation within one sentence.
- Use space and three dots for a part of the sentence you have taken out for quotation.
- Use brackets to show your own words you have added.
- Restrict use of direct quotations, use ideas found in the paper you are analyzing.
Try to paraphrase or generalize the information obtained from various sources by using synonyms.
Autoplagiarism. The editorial board does not support the Authors in excessive use of quotations and fragments from their own papers, though it does not ensure substantiated moderate use of the said elements in order to clarify the verbalized idea, or to present an appropriate reference to a research work completed and published before.