Plagiarism policy

Policy and action for Plagiarism


Plagiarism is a release or a publication, in whole or in part, of someone else's work under the name of a person who is not the author of this work (Article 50 of the Law of Ukraine "On Copyright and Related Rights").

 The Editorial Board of Theoretical and Applied Veterinary Medicine journal for the prevention and detection of scientific plagiarism use laws of Ukraine "On Education", "On Scientific and Scientific-Technical Activities", "On Scientific and Technical Information", "On Higher Education", as well as recommendations of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine dated 04.16.2018

 The journal  Theoretical and Applied Veterinary Medicine accepts for publication only original materials and manuscripts that have not been previously published or submitted for publication in any other publishing.

Theoretical and Applied Veterinary Medicine journal uses software to detect text borrowings from submitted manuscripts: Advego Plagiatus, AntiPlagiarism.NET, eTXT. Manuscripts with identified plagiarism or text borrowing and without references to the original source are rejected by the Editorial Board immediately after plagiarism checking.

Plagiarism before publication

The Editorial Board of the  Theoretical and Applied Veterinary Medicine  journal analyzes any case of plagiarism on its own merits. If plagiarism or text borrowing is discovered by the Editorial Board or reviewers at any stage of the manuscript publication, the author (s) are warned about the need to make changes to the text and to cite the original source. If plagiarism is 25%, the article may be rejected, informing the institution that author (s) is representing.

Plagiarism Check Policy

Manuscripts with detected plagiarism are processed based on the amount of plagiarism that is presented in the manuscript: if < 25% plagiarism, then the manuscript is immediately sent to the author (s) for content revision, and if > 25% plagiarism - the manuscript is rejected without editorial review. Authors are advised to review text borrowings, detected plagiarisms parts in their manuscript, and re-submit material in a new edition. The percentage of plagiarism is calculated by the software and evaluated by the Editorial Board.

Plagiarism after publication

If plagiarism is discovered after publication, the Editorial Board analyzes this fact and informs the author (s) about it. Manuscript pages containing plagiarism will be indicated in the PDF file. Depending on the scale of plagiarism, the document may be revoked (deleted).

 Recommendations for avoiding plagiarism:

If the text length is a sentence and longer, expressed in the article unchanged, with minor changes, or translated from another source, it has to be accompanied by a reference to the source. Exceptions are allowed only for standard text cliches.

If paraphrasing or arbitrary translation of another author’s text in the manuscript takes more than one paragraph, then links to the relevant text should be contained at least once in each paragraph of the work.

If the citation from a certain source is not given according to the original source, then the link should be directly to the source of citation.

Try to rephrase or summarize information obtained from various sources using your own words.

 Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for use, i.e. the reproduction of illustrative material, tables, figures that are taken from other authors and / or sources. Permission should be placed below each element.

 Auto plagiarism

Some authors may write several sections for several different books, which are only slightly modified. Each manuscript is copyrighted after its publication. Since the author no longer has rights to these sections, it should not be repeated. Most editors and reviewers argue that auto plagiarism is unethical. Thus, the author cannot copy his/her own material for the new manuscript without the permission of the copyright holder. An exception may be when quoting short phrases of the author from his/her own work with appropriate citing.