The editorial board of Legal Horizons accepts for publication only original materials and articles that have not been published earlier. The journal uses Unicheck software to control text borrowing in submitted manuscripts. We believe that plagiarism in scientific publications is a violation of the system of norms of professional behaviour in the relationship of authors, reviewers, editors, publishers and readers, which contradicts the provision on Publication Ethics .
The editorial board of the publication analyses all cases of recorded plagiarism and reserves the right to reject reviewing the submitted manuscript. Scientific articles submitted to the editorial office of the journal are checked according to the following indicators:
- if the originality of the manuscript is more than 80% – the material is allowed for publication;
- if the originality of the article is from 60 to 80% – the research paper is sent to the authors for revision with a recommendation to revise the text borrowings and resubmit the article in a revised document;
- less than 60% originality of the text – the material is not accepted for consideration.
The percentage of plagiarism is calculated with the use of software that checks documents for borrowings both in the local database and on the Internet. The received report is evaluated by the editorial board.
If the fact of text borrowing was registered after publication , then the editorial board conducts a thorough analysis of it. The editorial staff of the journal will contact the author without fail and inform about this precedent. Pages that contain plagiarism will be indicated in the PDF file; depending on the severity of plagiarism, the document can also be deleted from the journal's database.