Publication Ethics

1. Author responsibility:

 The authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public. It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to PSIJK are written with ethical standards in mind, concerning plagiarism. Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. If an attempt at plagiarism is found in a published paper, the authors will be asked to issue a written apology to the authors of the original material. Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected and its authors will be banned for duration of three years from publishing in PSIJK. The authors will receive proper notification if such a situation arises. Information on what constitutes plagiarism is provided below.


Definition and Context Plagiarism, where someone assumes another›s ideas, words, or other creative expression as one›s own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action. Plagiarism may constitute the following: Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author›s work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks); Copying equations, figures or tables from someone else›s paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder. Self-plagiarism, as a related issue, is the word for word or almost word for word reproduction of portions of one›s own copyrighted work without proper citation of the original material. Self-plagiarism does not apply to publications based on the author›s own previously copyrighted work (for example from conference proceedings) where proper reference was given for the original text. The Journal editorial board will place any plagiarism-related investigation at high priority and will take appropriate action as needed.