Anti-plagiarism policy and correctness of scholars in the Institute of International Relations of Moldova, Editor of the Scientific-Practical Journal International Relations Plus

IRIM protects the authors’ intellectual property rights, as set out in the Copyright and Related Rights Act, Nr. 139 of 02.07.2010 and amended by LP212 of 29.07.16, MO306-313 / 16.09.16 art.665 [1]. In this context, plagiarism is excluded in all forms of manifestation: total or partial, copying in exams or courses, production of research results. Data forging implies the use of improvised data in a research or experiment, intentional modification of research data, quoting some invented articles. The ethical principles of researchers’ deontology are set out in the University Ethics Code [2].

Lately, self-plagiarism is often encountered, when the author takes full or partial paragraphs from his own previously written works, already published, without specifying this moment.

To limit the author’s intentions to use colleagues or foreign authors’ research results, the Editorial Board of the Scientific-Practical Journal International Relations Plus and the Committee of Experts are making considerable efforts in detecting plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and misspelling of bibliographic sources.

We practice information campaigns until the articles are accepted. In the second stage of selection of articles for a journal number, experts and reviewers are involved, specialists in the fields of: political science, international relations, world economy, international economic relations, law.

The Law on Copyright and Related Rights, no. 139 of 02.07.2010 and amended by LP212 of 29.07.16, MO306-313 / 16.09.16 art.665 stipulates that: “Copyright and related rights, the protection of these rights and the liability for their violation are governed by the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova, the international treaties to which the Republic of Moldova is a party, this law, other normative acts”.

In art. 6. “Field of action of copyright”, section (1): “Copyright extends to literary, artistic and scientific works expressed in the following forms:

(a) works, irrespective of the place of their first publication, the copyright holder of which is a natural or legal person in the Republic of Moldova;

  1. b) works published for the first time in the Republic of Moldova, regardless of the residence or the seat of the copyright holder of the respective works;
  2. c) other works in accordance with the international treaties to which the Republic of Moldova is a party”.

According to paragraph (1) of art. 7, “Copyright extends to literary, artistic and scientific works expressed in the following forms:

  1. a) written (manuscript, typed, etc.);
  2. b) oral (public interpretation);
  3. c) audio or video printing (mechanical, magnetic, digital, optical, etc.);
  4. d) image (drawing, sketch, painting, plan, photo frame, etc.);
  5. e) three-dimensional (model, lay-out, construction, etc.);
  6. f) in other forms.

We recommend the authors of the Scientific-Practical Journal International Relations Plus:

  1. To use one widely accepted citation system, such as APA style (https://www.apastyle.org) or Harvard style (http://www.swinburne.edu.au/lib/ researchhelp/harvard_style.html).
  2. Not to copy a sentence or paragraph if the author does not intend to use it as a quotation.
  3. To check the article using one of the internet plagiarism detection programs.
  4. When submitting the article for publication in the Scientific-Practical Journal International Relations Plus, the author (s) should complete a Statement by which he (they) assumes responsibility for the work originality.
  5. The Editorial Team and the Editorial Board of the Journal reserve the right to check the articles suggested for publication in plagiarism and to reject works by authors who do not comply with the University Ethics Code.

Bibliography:

  1. Law no. 139 on Copyright and related rights, approved by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova on July 2, 2010, published in the Official Gazette no. 191-193, art. Nr. 630 and modified by LP212 of 29.07.16, MO306-313 / 16.09.16 art.665.
  2. Roşca Ludmila, Constantin Lazari, Ethics and University Integrity. Monograph. IRIM, Chisinau: Print Caro, 2014, 172 p.