The Philosophy and Theology Forum, as a respected bi-lingual journal, wants to ensure that all writers are careful and adhere to international standards for academic integrity, especially in the case of plagiarism.
Plagiarism occurs when an author takes ideas, information or words from other sources without proper credit to the source. Even when it happens accidentally, plagiarism is still a serious academic violation and cannot be accepted in international academic publications.
When the writer learns specific information (name, date, place, statistical number or other detailed information) from a particular source, a quote is needed.
When the writer takes ideas from other colleagues, a quote is needed - even if he later develops the idea further. This might be an idea of how to interpret the data, whether the methodology used or what conclusions should be drawn. Perhaps the idea of broad developments in the field or general information. Apart from that idea, he must quote his sources. In cases where he develops ideas further, it is still necessary to quote the original source of the idea, and then in the next sentence the author can explain more about the position of the idea being developed. When he found that his arguments were similar to those of his other colleagues, it was also recommended that he mention similarities to each other's arguments.
When he takes a sentence from another writer, quotes and quotes are needed. Whenever four or more consecutive words are identical to the source he is reading, he must use quotation marks to indicate the use of the other author's original words; a quote is not enough.
The Philosophy and Theology Forum treats academic integrity very seriously and editors have the right to withdraw acceptance from papers that prove to violate the standards mentioned above.