The Editorial Board urges all authors submitting manuscripts for consideration to the journal “Marketing and Management of Innovations”, to adhere to the principles of scientific transparency, honesty, thoroughness and excellence in research, transparency, respect for co-authors or research participants, etc.
The Editorial Board of the journal “Marketing and Management of Innovations” follows ethical and integrity standards of science and adheres to the COPE principles. Before sending the manuscript to review, all papers are checked for originality. According to the Aims and Scope of the journal, authors must represent only their own ideas and research results. Upon submission their papers, authors agree that Managing Editors will screen the articles for originality.
Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.
The MMI journal uses two programs to check the originality of submitted manuscripts: StrikePlagiarism.com and iThenticate.
The iThenticate tool, as a component of the powerful Similarity Check service initiated by the PILA publishers association and registered in CrossRef international scientific and research information register, is the most trusted plagiarism checker by the world’s top researchers, publishers, and scholars. Using iThenticate allows for early detection of potential plagiarism before works are published.
ThThe StrikePlagiarism.com system has been recognised by ENAI (European Network for Academic Integrity) as one of the best anti-plagiarism systems, being the most convenient for use by educational institutions, publishers and other organisations. Plagiat.pl operates in 20 countries (Poland, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, Romania, the Philippines, Georgia, Bulgaria etc).
Both programs provide detailed reports during the evaluation processWhen checking the article for originality using these software, one can see the clear data: all similarities are marked in colour, and there is a list of links to original sources, along with the percentage of plagiarism.
Plagiarism can takes different forms: from copying word by word to rewriting. The following forms of plagiarism should be considered:
Literal copying – a form of plagiarism where authors copy the text of research word by word, without permission or acknowledgement of the source.
Substantial copying – a form of plagiarism where authors replicate a substantial part of the manuscript without permission and confirmation of the source. A substantial part of the text includes the quantity and the quality of the copied fragment. Quality is evaluated by the relative value of the copied text compared to the whole text. When the author copies the essence of the text, the program will find plagiarism.
Paraphrasing – which isthe most difficult form of plagiarism, is the type of copying without literal replicating.
Manuscripts should not contain plagiarism. The Editorial Board will reject the manuscripts if they contain any form of plagiarism. The presence of plagiarism in an article indicates the unethical and unprofessional behavior on the part of the author (co-authors) and is likely to undermine the reputation of the author (co-authors) and the publisher.
The editorial board will reject manuscript if they contain any form of plagiarism:
- Direct plagiarism. This is a verbatim transcription of a portion of someone else’s work without attribution or quotation marks. Turnitin also calls this cloning plagiarism.
- Copy (Ctrl+C). The work contains significant chunks of text from one source without modification and relevant references.
- Self-plagiarism (recycling). Material borrows liberally from their own previous works without proper references.
- Mosaic (patchwriting). This type of plagiarism occurs when an author borrows phrases from a source without quotation marks or the author uses synonyms while maintaining the same general structure and meaning of the original.
- Casual plagiarism occurs when an author neglects to cite his or her own sources, misquotes them, or inadvertently paraphrases a source using similar words, word groups, and/or sentence structure without citing the source.
- Remix. Paragraphs are taken from several sources, but fit each other.
- Hybrid. The work combines proper references with copied parts of the text without reference.
- Mashup. The work mixes copied material from many sources.
- Links to non-existent sources (404 Error). The work includes references to non-existent sources or has inaccurate references.
- Aggregator. The work is properly referenced, but there is almost no original contribution.
- Find-Replace. The main content of the source is preserved, and only keywords and phrases are replaced.
- Re-Tweet. The work is properly referenced but relies too heavily on the wording and/or structure of the original source.
Other types of research violations
In addition to plagiarism, various actions are recognised as research misconduct, including:
- Manipulation of authorship or disregard for the role of other researchers in publications (incomplete or incorrect identification of the authors of the article, incorrect distribution of the author’s contribution and specification of the roles of authors, co-authors and other research participants).
- Submitting or publishing the same study in two journals, either simultaneously or several years apart.
- Over-publishing (known as “salami publishing”) by submitting parts of the same study to multiple journals, or publishing previously published research results without attribution, permission, or justification.
- Manipulation of citations (excessive self-citation of authors; excessive citation of articles from the journal where the author publishes a scientific article; excessive citation of the work of another author or journal, or so-called “honorary” citation, selective citation to improve one’s own performance or to please editors, reviewers or colleagues).
- Falsification of data (through manipulation of research data, violations in the process of setting the parameters of the setting of the equipment used in the process of conducting the research to obtain the desired experiment results, biased data correction during processing, leveling of individual data during the experiment, etc).
- Data fabrication (using known implausible data in the research process, deliberate distortion of research results, using unreliable information in data collection or data processing. In addition, a form of data fabrication is the use of referencing to non-existent publications in the list of literary sources or distortion of the bibliographic description).
- Reprinting significant portions of early publications, including translations, without proper acknowledgment or citation of the original.
- Concealment (silencing) of research results.
- Allowing sponsors to compromise the independence of the research process or the reporting of results in such a way as to formulate or disseminate a biased view of the research.
- Unjustified expansion of the research bibliography.
- Maliciously accusing the researcher of committing a misdemeanour (crime) or other violations.
- Distortion of scientific achievements.
- Exaggeration of the importance and practical significance of the results.
- Delaying or unnecessarily complicating the work of other researchers (sabotage).
- Abuse of official position to encourage the violation of research integrity.
- Ignoring alleged violations of research integrity by other persons, or covering up a misdemeanour (crime) or other violations by institutions.
- Creating or supporting journals that neglect research quality control (“predatory journals”).
Procedure for handling allegations of research misconduct
If ethical violations are detected during submission, review or publication of the manuscript, the editorial board applies the following procedure:
- Informing all authors and/or reviewers about discovered facts of research violations, non-compliance with publication ethics and misconduct.
- Publishing an official notice with a detailed description of the misconduct on the journal’s website.
- Terminating the consideration and review of the manuscript (if it has not yet been published) or retracting the article (if the facts of unethical behavior are discovered already after its publication).
- If the discovered facts of ethical violations on the part of the authors are significant, the editorial board reserves the right to inform the organisations where the authors work, the institutions that funded the research, or other research bodies.
In case of a violation of the Research misconduct policy the following sanctions may be imposed:
- Immediate rejection of the manuscript and any subsequent manuscripts submitted by the author(s) to any journal co-founded by Sumy State University.
- Prohibition on submission of manuscripts for consideration for 1–2 years.
- Prohibition on holding the position of editor and performing reviewer duties of any journal co-founded by Sumy State University.