The ‘Economics, Finance and Accounting’ Scientific Journal is committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. The ‘Economics, Finance and Accounting’ Scientific Journal uses software (open source specialized tools) to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions.
Presumptions or judgment of plagiarism or self-plagiarism or other forms of misleading use of previous publications are subject to the following action:
- Categorization of the suspicion or fault by the Journal Editorial Board.
- Disclosing the suspicion or irrefutable fact regarding plagiarism (with evidence and proofs) to the author or authors.
- Setting of a time limit for discharges and/or clarifications. This time limit, except for reasons of force majeure, is fixed and should not extend beyond 30 calendar days from the moment the affected people are notified.
- Consideration, if appropriate, of clarifications and assurance support from questioned authors.
- Resolution and final verdict by the Editorial Board on the final destination of the work in question within a period not exceeding 60 days; the verdict will be unappealable.
Plagiarism before publication
The ‘Economics, Finance and Accounting’ Scientific Journal will judge any case of plagiarism on its own merits. If plagiarism is detected, either by the editors, peer reviewers or editorial staff at any stage before publication of a manuscript - before or after acceptance, during editing or at page proof stage, we will alert the author(s), asking her or him to either rewrite the text or quote the text exactly and to cite the original source. If the plagiarism is extensive the article may be rejected and the author's institution/employer notified.
Plagiarism after publication
If plagiarism is detected after publication, the Journal will investigate the case. If plagiarism is found, the journal editorial office will contact the author's institute and funding agencies. The paper containing the plagiarism will be marked on each page of the PDF. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.
The entire procedure will be in writing and will be duly supported by the management files of the journal. If necessary, the Journal Scientific Council may require the advice or opinion of experts outside in order to have more and better elements to reach the best resolution.
The only sanction to be applied to authors who have actually committed plagiarism and self-plagiarism (if they have not given a clear and conclusive reply to doubts and objections), will be the impossibility of sending new manuscripts and communications to the Journal for 2 years. The Journal reserves the right, depending on the nature and effects of the issue to be addressed, to communicate results publicly and/or pass the records to other relevant administrative and jurisdictional bodies.
For purposes of defining concepts and categorizing the possible fault, this Journal will comply with those stipulated by COPE.
For testing of plagiarism software is used: Antiplagiat.ru, strikeplagiarism.net, crossref similiarity check