Plagiarism in the manuscript, submitted for presentation and publication at SWS Scholarly Society conferences and proceedings, is strictly prohibited.
We have developed very strong policies for checking each article, and we advise you before submitting your work, to ensure that the materials and information in it are original and yours. If plagiarism is caught and similarity above a certain percentage, you agree that we will take very serious actions, which may include notifying your institution and the scientific databases.
We use "Plagiarism Detector" - the World's standard in Plagiarism Detection, a paid and constantly updated application, with a proven plagiarism detection rate of 97%. The content of your article is checked against other papers, indexed in all scientific databases, in social networks, in university libraries, in journals and periodicals... in fact, everywhere possible on the Internet. The software maintains an internal database of rare sources that are also verified. Similarity reports are generated, analyzing each text or passage, including the percentage overlap between your uploaded article and the published material. Each proven case is checked 2 times, on 2 randomly selected days. With more than 15% similarities, including previous materials by the same author, the manuscript is highlighted in red and is subject to special attention by the editorial team. In case of proven plagiarism, the author is notified, and depending on the degree of plagiarism, different types of decisions are taken - from reworking relevant passages to complete rejection of the article. Some of the cases of proven plagiarism with a large percentage will include in the so-called "database plagiarism", which can be reported to relevant universities, institutions, and scientific databases.
Plagiarism checks use different criteria, some of which are:
- Low text similarity or Passages - manuscripts, where the single source limit is around 4%. Above this percentage, the article is returned to the author for revision and citation/referencing to the original source. Here it is important to be known that even if the similarity is 2 or 3% from one source and if the article is a combination of many sources with the same %, it is considered plagiarism.
- The high text similarity and excerpts from it. Here an analysis of similar passages is done. For example, there may be articles with an overall low % similarity, but only one source e.g., having a higher %. The similarity index in such cases is higher than the approved limit for a single source. In all cases, decisions are made after analysis, and if permissible, authors are recommended to optimize a text passage or passages, to cite the original sources properly, etc. If they are not, the article is rejected and more serious actions are taken. Copyrights of other authors are strictly respected.
Authors should be aware of the types of plagiarism they may unwillingly commit:
- Copying words, sentences, ideas, or discoveries that are not theirs and without permission to do so.
- Copying one's own text from earlier manuscripts is also known as self-plagiarism. In this case, you can use identical text passages from the author's previous article, without properly citing the original source.
- Copy and optimize text: Whole passages are copied, then a few words are changed, but the structure remains the same.
- Copy text directly without citing or referencing the original report.
Authors should be careful when using other sources because they may inadvertently make mistakes. For example, if they try to quote a text in their own words but change it and make it worse. In this case, it is recommended that they cite the text in quotation marks and properly reference it to the original author.
In any case, to write a scientific paper, a serious study of literature, similar articles on the issue, works of other scientists, monographs, etc. is required. The process is very serious, so authors must be very careful when using any material from other sources, cite correctly, avoid paraphrasing due to deterioration of the text, do not use entire passages from their old manuscripts, and do not use already published ideas, etc. Everyone's copyright must be preserved, and we take great pride in the originality of the text in the papers published in our collections.