StudiaPhilosophica et Theologica, as a respected bi-lingual journal, wants to ensure that all authors are careful and comply with international standards for academic integrity, particularly on the issue of plagiarism.
Plagiarism occurs when an author takes ideas, information, or words from another source without proper credit to the source. Even when it occurs unintentionally, plagiarism is still a serious academic violation, and unacceptable in international academic publications.
When the author learns specific information (a name, date, place, statistical number, or other detailed information) from a specific source, a citation is required.
When author takes an idea from other colleague, a citation is required—even if he/she then develops the idea further. This might be an idea about how to interpret the data, either what methodology to use or what conclusion to draw. It might be an idea about broad developments in a field or general information. Regardless of the idea, he/she should cite the sources. In cases where he/she develops the idea further, it is still necessary to cite the original source of the idea, and then in a subsequent sentence the author can explain her or his more his/her position of the developed idea. When he/she find that his/her arguments are similar with other colleagues, it is also recommended that he/she mentions similarities with the respective arguments.
When he/she takes sentences from another author, a citation and quotation marks are required. Whenever four or more consecutive words are identical to a source that she/he reads, he or she must use quotation marks to denote the use of another author’s original words; just a citation is not enough.
StudiaPhilosophica et Theologica takes academic integrity very seriously, and the editors reserve the right to withdraw acceptance from a paper found to violate any of the standards set out above.