Anti-plagiarism and Duplicate Publication Policy

The editorial board of the journal "Problems of Legality" informs the authors that they bear full personal responsibility for incorrect borrowing or use of research results of others and adherence to the ethics of scientific citation.

Authors must ensure:

  • the originality of the articles submitted, that is, materials that have not been published in other publications in any languages;
  • the absence of plagiarism;
  • links to relevant sources if there is the use of works or texts of third parties.

Journal "Problems of Legality" uses Strike Plagiarism software to detect plagiarism.

The editorial board takes the following measures to prevent plagiarism:

  • the computer software checks the article for borrowings from the works of third parties without appropriate links to the source;
  • a conclusion is made about the absence or presence of plagiarism when considering the article.

Publishing (in part or in full) your own previously published scientific results as new scientific results is self-plagiarism. 

To avoid this, when reusing text from their previously published articles, the author (co-authors) must format this text as a quotation with an appropriate reference to the original source to avoid misleading readers' perception of the uniqueness of the new article. 

Plagiarism in all its forms is unacceptable and is considered unethical.

Duplicate publication policy

Cases when authors reuse large parts of their publications without a clear reference to the original source are considered duplication of publications. 

Examples of duplication include publishing an identical article in several journals or adding a small amount of new data to a previously published article.

If the author wishes to submit an article to the journal that has already been published or will be published in another journal in whole or in part, the author should indicate the details in the cover letter to the submission. 

The editorial board of the journal supports pre-publication on recognized preprint servers for review by other scholars before official submission to the journal. It is also allowed to publish information about the research in conference abstracts (materials), lecture texts, and qualification papers before submitting an article with full research results. Cases of such previous publications should be reported to the editorial board in the cover letter to the submission.

The journal will consider submissions that contain materials that were previously part of a candidate's or doctoral dissertation that was published as a manuscript in accordance with the requirements of the institution that awards the qualification.