RS Global publishes monographs containing original research. The text of the monograph should not contain previously published original scientific results.
All manuscripts, before sending for an external peer-review, will be checked for originality and tested with iThenticated or Unicheck software. By submitting their monograph manuscripts to the RS Global publisher authors are agreeing to any necessary originality checks.
Plagiarism implies the use of another author's work without permission or acknowledgment. A monograph manuscript that is less than 80% originality will be rejected by the editor before peer-reviewing.
Also, RS Global publisher, while defining plagiarism, takes into account the following definitions:
- Literal copying
Copying the work word by word, in general, or in parts, without permission or acknowledgment of the source. Literal copying is clearly plagiarism and is easily detected by plagiarism software.
- Substantial copying
Replicating a substantial part of the work without permission and confirmation of the source. In determining what is "substantial", both the quantity and the quality of the copied content are relevant. Quality is measured by the relative value of copied text compared to the whole text. Where the essence of the work was copied, even not a very big part of it, plagiarism is identified.
Copying may be made without literal replicating, used in the original work. This type of copying is known as paraphrasing and it may be the most difficult type of plagiarism to reveal.
The plagiarism presence in the manuscript is unacceptable and will lead to immediate rejection of the manuscript by the editorial board along with possible sanctions against the authors.
A monograph should be no less than 50 pages (A5 format), inclusive of the abstract, tables, references, and figure captions.
The monograph has to include the following parts:
- Title. Should reflect an idea, content, and results of the research. Must be in short form, not more than 15 words.
- Author Details. All contributors (authors) of a monograph manuscript have to provide their full name, affiliation, and ORCID. One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author and additionally provide the email address.
- Abstract. It should contain all outputs of the research and must be related to conclusions. The number of words must be on average 150-250.
- Keywords. Should reflect the field of the research. The number of keywords should be 5-10 on average.
The main text is divided into several chapters. (Each chapter includes Results, Discussion, and Conclusions.)
Acknowledgments (as appropriate).
References. The author has to use APA (American Psychological Association) style. More information you can find in our References Guidelines.
Appendices (as appropriate).
All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end, and have titles.
Text formatting requirements:
1. File format - MS Word (*.doc);
2. Page format - A5;
3. Font style - Times New Roman;
4. Font size - 10;
5. Line spacing - 1;
6. Page's fields - 15;
7. Paragraph - 1.0;
8. All figures and tables must be numbered and have titles.
9. The use of automatic page links is not allowed;
10. The language of the monograph is preferably English (but it is also possible to publish a monograph in the author's language with the Monograph title, Abstract, and Author's information in English).