Plagiarism, where someone assumes another’s ideas, words, or other creative expressions as one’s own, presents a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action.
Plagiarism includes the following:
- Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author’s work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks);
- Copying equations, figures or tables from someone else’s paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder.
- Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected and the authors will be permanently banned from publishing in the journal.
In case plagiarism is discovered in a paper that has already been published by the journal The Review of International Affairs, it will be retracted in accordance with the procedure described below under Retraction policy, and the authors will be permanently banned from publishing in the journal.