Publication ethics and plagiarism
In the event of suspicion of any fraud or negligence related to the research process, the preparation of the text and its publication (e.g. plagiarism), the journal editoral office will use measures aimed at eliminating this type of behaviour. The procedures used by the editorial office are modeled on the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) procedures and include, for example, requesting clarification or rejection of the submitted article. In the absence of the authors explanations regarding the suspicion, the editors may ask for help from designated institutions. Both corrections and explanations related to possible mistakes appear in the magazine and on the website.

We are using Antyplagiat®

Antyplagiat® system is an IT tool dedicated to verifying the authenticity of text documents. The task of the system is to provide information that allows the identification of the number of borrowings in the analyzed text and the identification of their sources.
The system detects in the analyzed document fragments identical to texts placed in comparative databases, including correctly marked quotes and footnotes and fragments that are not protected by copyright (ex. legal acts).

Actions taken in the case when the article submitted for a print is suspected to be plagiarised
Before sending the article to the reviewers, it is checked if it contains any plagiarised parts, by the anti-plagiarism program using system.
If the Editorial Board suspects plagiarism in the case of the article submitted for print, the anti-plagiarism procedure is set in motion, whose consecutive steps are the following:
  • The editor, suspecting plagiarism of the article submitted for print, undertakes procedural actions;
  • The editor collects full documentation together with the evidences;
  • The editor checks the degree of match between the texts in terms of possible repetitions. To this end, the editor both employs an anti-plagiarism tool and makes a simple comparison of texts. In the case of paraphrasing or self-plagiarism, the editor applies a thought-out analysis of the texts.
  • The editor, stating that the extent of repetitions is significant, contacts the author by mail, enclosing the signed document of the ‘author’s declaration’, stating the originality/own authorship of the article, togethewith the documentation stating that plagiarism was committed.