Policy of anti-plagiarism

From the viewpoint of the editorial office the plagiarism is:

  • usage (verbatim citation) of any materials in any scope without source identification;
  • usage of images, figures, photos, tables, graphs, charts and any other forms of graphical representation of information without source identification;
  • usage of images, figures, photos, tables, graphs, charts and any other forms of graphical representation of information published in the scientific and popular editions without consent of a copyright holder;
  • usage of materials without written permission, the authors or copyright holders of which prohibit the use of their materials without special consent.

The editorial board does not approve the excessive number of citations, even completed in the right way. The permissible amount of citations prescribed by the editorial board is no more than 30 % of the total scope of the article. Reviews and other articles, requiring a large number of citations due to objective factors, are considered by the editorial board individually.

Self citation should not be more than 50 % of the total borrowings percentage. The materials published in the form of thesis or abstract do not refer to self citation.

Borrowing сheck of materials

All articles published in the journal undergo multi-rate check by the method developed in the editorial board, which includes the use of various instruments.

In the case of borrowings detection the editorial board carries out its assessment, in the course of which the authorship of borrowed text, presence or absence of citation completed in a proper manner and type of source, i.e. a scientific article, monograph, these, book, study guide or simply text found in the network without the clear indication of authorship, are taken into account. Based on this analysis the editorial board accepts a decision about the possibility or impossibility of the article publication.

In the case of taking a negative decision the editorial board informs the author on this giving a list of borrowings that have been discovered. Provided that percentage of the original text of article does not exceed 50 %, the editorial board reserve the right to deny publication without indication of concrete borrowings.

Discovery of techniques artificially increasing the text uniqueness

In recent times the cases of usage of different software products and services by authors, who artificially overstate the text uniqueness during the check, became more frequent.
The editorial board of journal «World of Science. Pedagogy and Psychology» strongly discourages to use any techniques that allow one to improve assessment of the text. The editorial staff has the sufficient technical and methodological basis to disclose all these techniques.

We inform you that the articles, in which the editorial staff revealed the evidence of technical modifications to artificially increase the uniqueness of text, are not published in the journal (even in the case of improvement). If the article publication has already been paid, the money for the publication are not returned.