Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism Check Procedure

To ensure the quality of published materials and respect for copyright, every manuscript submitted to the editorial office undergoes a mandatory plagiarism check using the "Antiplagiat" system (Antiplagiat software - This procedure applies to both Russian and English manuscripts. Only after establishing the uniqueness of the content, the manuscript is sent for peer review.

Originality Criteria

Manuscripts with less than 90% original content are automatically rejected from further consideration. The rejection decision is sent to the authors by the Deputy Editor-in-Chief immediately after detecting insufficient uniqueness of the material.

Definition of Citation

Properly formatted citations from other sources are not considered plagiarism in the analysis by the "Antiplagiat" system. The percentage of citations is added to the overall percentage of text originality.

Citation Requirements

A properly formatted citation is understood to be a text highlighted with quotation marks, with a mandatory reference to the source and its inclusion in the manuscript's reference list. The introduction to the citation should be logically and contextually connected to the main text. Text enclosed in quotation marks is not considered a citation without the corresponding context and link.

Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is defined as the use of any materials without citing the source; use of graphic elements without citing the source; use of copyrighted materials without the consent of the copyright holder; publication of materials that require written permission from the author or copyright holder for their use.

Additional Verification Tools

If the editorial office has grounds for a more detailed plagiarism check, additional tools for searching for borrowings may be used.