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Plagiarism policy

Plagiarism is defined as submitting as one’s own work, irrespective of intent to deceive, that which derives in part or in its entirety from the work of others without due acknowledgement. It is both poor scholarship and a breach of academic integrity.

Examples of plagiarism include copying (using another person’s language and/or ideas as if they are one’s own), by:

·        quoting verbatim another person’s work without due acknowledgement of the source;

·        paraphrasing another person’s work by changing some of the words, or the order of the words, without due acknowledgement of the source;

·        using ideas taken from someone else without reference to the originator;

·        cutting and pasting from the Internet to make a pastiche of online sources;

·        submitting someone else’s work as part of one’s own without identifying clearly who did the work. For example, not attributing research contributed by others to a joint project. 

Plagiarism might also arise from colluding with another person who has not been declared or acknowledged (i.e. where collaboration is concealed or has been forbidden). Plagiarism can occur in respect to all types of sources and media, including:

·        text, illustrations, musical quotations, mathematical derivations, computer code, etc.;

·        material downloaded from websites or drawn from manuscripts or other media;

·        published and unpublished material, including lectures, presentations and grey literature.

We do not tolerate plagiarism in any of our publications, and we reserve the right to check all submissions through appropriate plagiarism checking tools. Submissions containing suspected plagiarism, in whole or part, will be rejected. If plagiarism is discovered post-publication, we will follow our guidance outlined in the Retractions, Corrections and Expressions of Concern section of guidelines. We expect our readers, reviewers and editors to raise any suspicions of plagiarism, either by contacting the relevant editor or by emailing info@ukrlawcouncil.org.

This journal publishes in accordance with Ukraine Supreme Legal Council publishing ethics guidelines, which apply to authors, peer reviewers, the editorial office and the journal as a whole. Anyone who believes that these guidelines have not been followed should raise their concern with the editor or email info@ukrlawcouncil.org