Plagiarism policy

The editorial board of the journal Archaeology and Early History of Ukraine considers plagiarism the manifestation of academic dishonesty and try to avoid the appearance of plagiarized publications in the journal. Publications with the features of plagiarism will be rejected without any explanation.


The editors ask reviewers to pay particular attention to the correctness and accuracy of citation in peer-reviewed articles. If plagiarism will be detected in the text or in the illustrative part of the article, the reviewer must require the author to change or delete the incorrectly borrowed part or illustration. The editors reserve the right to withdraw the publications in which the signs of plagiarism have been identified.


The incorrect citation or reference to the source also is kind of plagiarism. If such shortcomings are identified, the editors should warn the author about their presence and demand that the style of the citation or link be corrected.


Realizing that self-quoting is not the direct sign of plagiarism, the editors do not recommend authors to abuse the self-quoting and references to their own works. The abuse of such references looks like violation of academic ethics and is considered as one of the ways to incorrectly increase the Citation Index.


If plagiarism is detected in the published work or if the author violates in the published work the rights of a third party, the editor should verify the claims are true. Author, in whose work the fact of plagiarism is revealed, loses the right to be published in the next issues of the journal.