Ethical and Scientific Standards

Editorial Board of the Theological Views holds to very high ethical and academic standards in publication of scientific papers.

Therefore, only scientific works which are the result of independent research by one or more authors, which meet the language and academic standards, including thorough treatment of themes, which use the latest scientific literature, and which respect the academic standards, are published in Theological Views.


Authors are required to ensure that their work is fully original, and if someone else’s work is used, that it is properly quoted and referenced. Active anti-plagiarism checks shall be carried out, both by the Editorial Board and by reviewers.

Plagiarism means presenting someone else’s work as one's own, using others’ ideas, concepts, words, structures, without proper quoting and without referencing the source. Plagiarism represents literally taking someone's work (copy / paste), in whole or in part, without specifying the origin and without quotation marks. This also applies to articles which are not authorized, such as various internet sites, blogs and so on. Plagiarism includes the use of other’s work without citing sources even when they are not literally transferred but paraphrased or translated from another language and so on.

Except in special cases (analysis of sources etc.), the paper should not contain more than 20% of the literally quoted text, even when the source is marked.