The Editorial Board of the journal “Marketing and Management of Innovations” adheres ethical and integrity standards of science and follows 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 own ideas and research results. When submitting 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 for checking the originality of submitted manuscripts. These are 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 early detection of potential plagiarism before works are published.
The StrikePlagiarism.com system has been recognized 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 organizations. Plagiat.pl operates in 20 countries (Poland, Germany, Spain, LATAN, Ukraine, Romania, the Philippines, Georgia, Bulgaria etc.).
Both programs provide the evaluating process with detailed reports. When checking the article for originality using these software, one can see the clear data: all similarities are marked with colour, there is a list of links to original sources, the percentage of plagiarism.
Plagiarism appears in 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 substantial part of the manuscript without permission and confirmation of the source. Substantial part of the text includes quantity and the quality of the copied fragment. Quality is evaluated by relative value of copied text comparing to the whole text. When the author of the work copies the essence, the program will find plagiarism.
Paraphrasing – the most difficult form of plagiarism, 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 the article testifies the unethical and unprofessional behavior of the author (co-authors) and is likely to undermine the reputation of the author (co-authors) and the publisher.
In case of violation of the above policy, the following sanctions may be imposed:
Immediate rejection of the manuscript and other subsequent manuscripts submitted by the author(s) to any journal published by ARMG Publishing.
Prohibition of a manuscript submission for 1–2 years.
Prohibition from acting as an editor or reviewer of any journal published by ARMG Publishing.