The editors of "Human Progress" journal oppose plagiarism in scientific researches and papers and, therefore, aim to prevent:
-citing any materials without reference to the source including texts, figures, tables, photos, graphs, diagrams, images and so forth in any volume;
-using of materials without written permission, if authors or rights owners prohibit the use of their materials without special agreement;
-compilation (writing on the basis of other authors' studies or papers); excessive number of citations, even issued properly. The permissible volume of citations established by the editors is not more than 30% of the total volume of the paper. If the article requires more citations in the author's opinion, such cases are decided by the editors particularly;
-publication of papers, the content of which corresponds fully to other author’s scientific materials (thesis, abstract, monograph, etc.).
All articles are tested in the CrossCheck system and similar tools before the publication. In some cases, the editors conduct a more detailed check, attract additional tools and experts for rip-off detection.
"Human Progress" journal editors prohibit the use of any fraudulent techniques that allow to increase the originality of the paper.
The editorial staff has sufficient knowledge, technical and methodological basis for exposing all such fraudulent practices. Articles that reveal signs of rip-off will not be published in the "Human Progress" journal. Publication costs are not returned in this case.
The fact of using any fraudulent techniques that allow increasing the originality of the text will be informed to the management of an educational or scientific institution in which the author works or studies.