Before the scientific articles are sent to review and, also, before publication, all scientific articles will be checked so they are free from plagiarism practice using a Plagiarism Checker software - "sistemantiplagiat.ro" - which is a computer program for comparing documents in text format; it was created in 2002 by the company Plagiat.pl from Poland. If there are any indications of plagiarism of more than 20% for Similarity Coefficient 1 and 5% for Similarity Coefficient 2, the manuscript will be subject to extensive verification in accordance to the Guideline for the interpretation of the Similarity Report Sistemantiplagiat.ro, which accompanies the program, where it is mentioned that exceeding these thresholds does not categorically indicate plagiarism.
Plagiarism refers to using the ideas, words, graphics or tables of others and presenting them as your own, being a form of fraud. From accidentally copying from a source without obtaining permission from the rights holder to deliberately seeking academic advantage by replicating the work of others, articles that are found to have been plagiarized will be rejected (we include submitted manuscript or published article).
Plagiarism screening will be conducted by Discobolul – Physical Education, Sports and Kinetotherapy Journal Editorial Board using: sistemantiplagiat.ro.
The articles published in Discobolul – Physical Education, Sports and Kinetotherapy Journal will be considered to retract if:
a) they have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of honest error (for example, experimental error, miscalculation) or misconduct (for example, data fabrication)
b) the findings have previously been published elsewhere
c) it reports unethical research
The mechanism of retraction will follow the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).