Plagiarism policy



Plagiarism is the publication (publication), wholly or in part, of someone else's work under the name of a person who is not the author of this work (Article 50 of the Law of Ukraine “On Copyright and Related Rights”).

In addition, the editorial board of the journal Agrology on the prevention of academic plagiarism and its detection uses the laws of Ukraine “On Education”, “On Scientific and Technical Activities”, “On Scientific and Technical Information”, “On Higher Education”, as well as Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine recommendations of April 16, 2018

Agrology journal accepts only original material for publication, articles that have not been published previously and have not been submitted for publication in any other publication.

To identify textual borrowings in submitted manuscripts Agrology journal  uses eTXT software. Manuscripts of articles with plagiarism or textual borrowings without references to the original source are rejected by the editorial board immediately after the plagiarism check.


Plagiarism before publication

The editorial board of Agrology journal analyzes any case of plagiarism in essence. If plagiarism or textual borrowing is identified by editors or reviewers at any stage prior to the publication of the manuscript, the author(s) shall be advised of any changes to the text or references to the original sources. If plagiarism is 25%, the article may be rejected and the author’s institution will be informed.


Plagiarism Check Policy

Manuscripts with detected plagiarism are processed based on the amount of plagiarism available in the manuscript. If there is less than 25% of plagiarism, the manuscript is immediately sent to the author (s) for content review, and if there is more than 25% of plagiarism, the manuscript is rejected without editorial review. The authors are encouraged to review the text borrowings and the detected plagiarism, and resubmit scientific paper.

The percentage of plagiarism is calculated by software and evaluated by the editorial board.


Plagiarism after publication

If plagiarism is detected after publication, the editorial board shall analyze the fact, reporting the author about plagiarism. Plagiarized pages will be marked in a PDF. Depending on the amount of plagiarism, the document may be revoked (deleted).


Recommendations for avoiding plagiarism

  • Any text from one sentence or more, reproduced in the text of the article without or little modifications, or in a translation from another source, must be accompanied by a reference to this source. Exceptions are only allowed for standard text clichés.
  • If the paraphrasing or an arbitrary translation of another author’s text takes more than one paragraph, the reference to the corresponding text should be made at least once in each paragraph of the work.
  • If the citation from a particular source is not in the original source, the reference should be to the direct citation source.

Authors are responsible for obtaining the copyright for use, that is, reproduction, illustrative material, tables taken from other authors and / or sources. The permit must be placed at the bottom of each item.



Some authors may write some chapters for several different books that are only slightly modified. Each manuscript is copyrighted after its publication. As the author no longer owns the rights to these sections, they should not be repeated. Most editors and reviewers argue that auto-plagiarism is unethical. Thus, the author cannot copy his own material for the new manuscript without the permission of the copyright owner. An exception may be in quoting author's short phrases from his own work with the placement of appropriate references.