Anti-plagiarism Policy

The editorial board of "Ukrainian Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science" 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. Only original materials that have not been published before are accepted for publication.

Authors must ensure:

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

The journal "Ukrainian Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science" uses "Unicheck" software to control and reveal text borrowing in submitted manuscripts. 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.

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 reviewing;
  • 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.

Plagiarism in all forms is unacceptable and is considered unethical and as 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. 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 and inform him about circumstances that arose. Depending on the severity of plagiarism, the document can also be deleted from the journal's database.