Plagiarism policy

The Journal takes only the original materials for publication,  i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere nor is under review elsewhere. 

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

The journal Educational Challenges uses software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts (Unicheck). 

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.

The Educational Challenges 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- that is, if at least 15-20% of the original submission is plagiarized - the article may be rejected and the author's institution/employer notified.