Plagiarism policy

Only original research papers are accepted for publication in “Herald of the Ukrainian Pancreatic Club”. The journal does not accept papers that have been either published or accepted for publication, or are under consideration for publication elsewhere.

“Herald of the Ukrainian Pancreatic Club” uses software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts: Detector Plagiarist, Antiplagiat, eTXT. Manuscripts in which plagiarism or textual borrowings are found without reference to the original source are rejected by the editorial board for publication in the journal.

Plagiarism prior to publication

Editorial board of “Herald of the Ukrainian Pancreatic Club” will judge any case of plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected, either by the editors, peer reviewers or editorial staff at any stage before publication of a manuscript, authors are warned to either rewrite the text or make proper citation of the original source. If at least 25% of the original submission is plagiarized, the article may be rejected and the author's institution/employer notified.

Plagiarism Check

The manuscripts in which plagiarism is detected are handled based on the level of plagiarism: less than 25% of plagiarism – the manuscript is immediately sent back to the authors for content revision; more than 25% of plagiarism – the manuscript is rejected without editorial review. The authors are advised to revise the plagiarized parts of the manuscript and resubmit it as a fresh manuscript.

The percentage of plagiarism is calculated by software and also assessed by the editorial board.

Plagiarism after Publication

If plagiarism is detected after publication, the editorial board will conduct an investigation. If plagiarism is found, the journal editorial office will contact the author. The pages containing the plagiarism will be marked on each page of the PDF. Depending on the level of the plagiarism, the paper may also be retracted.

Recommendations for avoiding plagiarism

  • Use quotation marks around words taken verbatim from a source
  • Change no part of quotation within the context of the sentence
  • Use single marks for a quotation within a quotation
  • Use ellipses (a space and three periods) for a part of the quotation omitted
  • Use brackets around added words
  • Limit the use of direct quotes

In general, try to paraphrase or summarize the information derived from a variety of sources using your own words.

Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for reproducing illustrations, tables, figures taken from other authors and/or source. Permission must be placed at the foot of each figure.


Some authors have written several chapters for a few books that are slightly different. Each manuscript is copyrighted when published. As the author no longer owns the rights to these chapters, one should not plagiarize them. Most editors and reviewers would argue that self-plagiarism is unethical. Thus, an author cannot copy one’s own material for a new manuscript without permission of the copyright holder. Alternatives include using quotes around short phrases of own work and citing appropriate references.