The main property of a scientific article is originality. Particular violations of it are:
- plagiarism - the deliberate appropriation of work authorship or using another person’s work without reference to the author; plagiarism refers to both verbatim reproduction and paraphrase;
- simultaneous article submission in several journal;
- re-publication of article or a significant part of it, including translation. An exception are made for articles based on published conference proceedings.
The author of the article have to sure that an original study is submitted for publication. Using works or statements of other authors, author should provide appropriate references or quotes. Plagiarism in any form is unethical behavior and unacceptable.
Adjustment of moot issues related to plagiarism
The editors of the journal "Hydrosphere. Hazard processes and phenomena” follow to the standards of academic ethics, protects the authors repute and takes seriously to all cases of plagiarism. Accusations of plagiarism can be reflected the career of a researcher. In the event of such situations a system of procedures is used to respond possible accusations of plagiarism.
In order to ensure objectivity, the editors carefully explores each situation and considers the arguments of all interested parties. Before taking further action, the editors seek to obtain the most accurate information from the article authors or copyright owners and study it. The editors decision should be impartial, objective and not subject to the influence of third persons.
The editors reserves the right not to respond to accusations of plagiarism if the accuser provides false personal information (for example, a fictitious name) or proceeds in an unethical or threatening manner. The editors is not obliged to discuss cases of imaginary plagiarism with persons who are not directly related to it.