All reports undergo plagiarism check. The check is considered passed when:
- the total similarity of the report to any already published text (excluding the reference list) does not exceed 15%;
- there are no more than 6 consecutive words (in a non-specific phrase) matching any already published text.
All verbatim citations must be enclosed in quotation marks and their source has to be explicitly indicated. This way, citations of up to two sentences are permitted.
Splitting one study into two reports sharing text passages is not permitted.
When the total similarity index exceeds 15% without indications of serious ethical standard violation, the article is returned to the author for corrections, along with the plagiarism check report.
When serious ethical standard violation is suspected, namely:
- an attempt by the authors of submitting somebody else's work as their own;
- an attempt by the authors of submitting their own previous published study as a new one,
the report is rejected. The Organizing Committee may choose to report the case to the employee of the author submitting the offending article.
Ethical Publication Practices - Web of Conferences
- Web of Conferences journals are committed to the standards of publishing integrity and academic honesty. Editors, reviewers and authors are encouraged to refer to The Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) and to follow its Code of conduct and guidelines.
- Serious misconduct (for example, data fabrication, falsification or plagiarism) is taken seriously into consideration and is further investigated. When a suspicion of misconduct turns out to be confirmed, the available sanction is applied.
- Before publication, Web of Conferences will randomly review papers from each scientific conference using the powerful text comparison tool: iThenticate. This procedure aims to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism.