Plagiarism Policy

The Editorial Board of The Culturology Ideas academic works’ collection accepts only original (not previously published or submitted for publication) articles.

The Editorial Board uses program for the plagiarism checking of 100% articles to control and analyse works for unauthorized borrowings.

In order to prevent plagiarism, the Editorial Board is governed by correspondent Laws of Ukraine and a number of regulatory acts, in particular, Article 50 of the Law of Ukraine On Copyright and Related Rights of December 23, 1993 No. 3792-XII, to prevent borrowings in written or electronic form published in full or in part under researcher’s own name without reference to the author (Article 69 of the Law of Ukraine On Higher Education of July 1, 2014 No. 1556-VII), the letter of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine Recommendations for the prevention of academic plagiarism and its detection in academic papers (abstracts, dissertations, monographs, academic reports, articles, and others) No. 111-8681 of August 15, 2018.

Moderation is allowed for articles with a uniqueness rating* of rewrite checking* above 80% (an index below 80% does not certify the uniqueness of the article) and a volume of at least 20,000 characters of the main canonical* text.


*Unique article is an article that has not been previously published on the Internet (including your website) and is not indexed by search engines. If your article is posted on different resources, it is not UNIQUE. The uniqueness of the article is checked by the algorithms of program. Checkup results of other plagiarism text analysis services and programs do not give the basis for stating the article’s uniqueness.

*Canonical text is a scholarly work accepted by the editor as the final version, after the introduction of new autographs (author’s edits) and more convincing conjectures (restoration of corrupted or distorted places in the text or deciphering unreadable text based on the researcher’s guesswork or/and decoding) reflecting the so-called author’s final creative will for publication in the collection. The canonical text is the final proofreading, or the final white manuscript, or the top (final) layer of text in a draft manuscript. The canonical text is called the main text as it forms the basis of the text prepared for publication. Any discrepancies that have occurred as the result of a third-party interference with the copyrighted text are recognized as distorted and are corrected by all previous sources if they give the true author’s reading. Thus, the main text, which contains corrections of all distortions of the creative will of the author, gives the Canonical text.

*Rewrite is the creation of one article from another article in the system by rewriting it, replacing words with synonyms (including ‘Duplication of articles’), changing words, phrases, whole sentences and paragraphs. That is, the whole article is different, but, in general, the meaning of the article and the presentation of the material remain the same.


To avoid plagiarism in the manuscripts, the Editorial Board recommends the following:

1. Appearance of the article:

a. The title of the article should disclose its content and be concise.

b. A maximum of 15 keyword occurrences is allowed per 20,000-character article part.

NOTE: * The keyword is all or part of the anchor text. If the article, in addition to the keyword, repeats other words in a large number, the article will not be accepted into the system.

c. The article should carry a semantic load, be logically structured (introduction, main body, conclusions).

d. The subject of the article should be in line with the topic of The Culturology Ideas collection of academic works in which the article is to be placed.

e. The article should be divided into paragraphs.

The article’s compliance with the Ukrainian language standards*:

Absence of orthographic (spelling), punctuation (punctuation marks and others – missing punctuation in keywords is not allowed), and stylistic errors.

NOTE: *The norms of contemporary Ukrainian literary language for its use as the state language of Ukrainie are determined by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine based on recommendations of the State Standard on the Ukrainian language Ukrainian spelling approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (Resolution No. 437 of May 22, 2019), by the decision of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Minutes No. 22/10 of October 24, 2018), and the Board of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. The norms are approved by the Ukrainian National Spelling Commission (Minutes No. 5 of 10/22/2018).

In case an article containing the above mentioned violations is submitted to the system for reviewing, all such words in it will be corrected according to the rules of the Ukrainian language or it will be sent for revision by the system moderators.