Allegations of Research Misconduct
Plagiarism takes many forms, ranging from presenting another person’s paper as the author’s own to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another person’s paper (without attribution) or claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is therefore unacceptable. Only original works are acceptable for publication in the academic periodical “Bulletin of the Institute of Oriental Studies”. The periodical does not accept any forms of plagiarism, be it plagiarism of a text, idea, or data. The editorial upholds the standards of academic ethics, protects authors’ rights and takes the cases of plagiarism seriously; an allegation of plagiarism could have its impact on a researcher’s career. In such cases, a special system is used to deal with alleged cases of plagiarism. The manuscripts are screened for plagiarism with the help of eTXT (https://www.etxt.ru/antiplagiat/) or Advego (https://advego.com/antiplagiat/#plagiatus-programma-proverki-unikalnosti) applications. To ensure an unbiased approach, the editors of the “Bulletin of the Institute of Oriental Studies” thoroughly investigate each case and study arguments of all parties. Before undertaking further measures, the editors try to get more accurate information from the original author or copyright holder. The editor’s decision is unbiased, objective, and not influenced by other third parties. The editors have a full right to ignore cases of alleged plagiarism, if the complainant presents false individual information (e.g., introduces themselves with a nickname) or acts in an inappropriate or threatening manner. Editors are not obliged to discuss cases of alleged plagiarism with third parties. A paper will be retracted from publication if any ineligible borrowing or low rate of originality is detected. Papers will be rejected at any stage of the publication process.