REGULATIONS on the anti-plagiarism procedure for graduate theses at the Faculty of Biology of the Jagiellonian University
- The Regulations set out the rules for the anti-plagiarism procedure applicable at the Faculty of Biology of the Jagiellonian University for the academic year 2018/19.
- Thses Regulations shall become effective on 21 May 2019.
- The verification of the originality of a bachelor's thesis or a master's thesis concerns the version of the document uploaded by the student to the Archives of Theses (Archiwum Prac, AP) and accepted by the thesis supervisor.
- The thesis entered into the AP by the student is automatically subject to verification in the JSA system. The verification result, in the form of a general report, is sent to the supervisor's e-mail account. The result of the anti-plagiarism examination is not the final decision whether the thesis contains plagiarism or not. It is the thesis supervisor who decides on the final result of the anti-plagiarism check.
- In JSA, the parameter indicating the similarity of the thesis under verification to other theses from the National Repository of Diploma Theses (Ogólnopolskie Repozytorium Prac Dyplomowych, ORPD) and documents from other comparison sources (the internet, legal acts, university reference databases) is the Percentage Similarity Size (Procentowy Rozmiar Podobieństwa, PRP) indicator. The result is presented in four blocks, each differing in the length of phrases used to calculate the PRP indicator. The leading result is ≥10 words in a phrase.
- In the event any borrowings appear in the thesis that constitute appropriation of the authorship of a part or the whole of someone else's work, the thesis supervisor shall submit Annex 1 together with the JSA report to the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, who appoints a committee composed of three persons. If the committee decides that the borrowings appearing in the thesis are unacceptable, the procedure of thesis defence is blocked. Disciplinary proceedings referred to in Article 214 of the Act of 27 July 2005 Law on Higher Education (consolidated text: Journal of Laws of 2012, item 572, as amended).
- The author of the thesis has the right to appeal against the findings contained in
Annex 1 constituting the opinion of the thesis supervisor. In such a case:
- an appeal with substantiation must be submitted to the Dean of the Faculty of Biology within seven days from the date of submission of Annex 1 to the Dean's office,
- the appeal shall be examined by a committee appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Biology,
- the submission of such an appeal suspends the forwarding of a request to initiate disciplinary proceedings to the Rector.
- The anti-plagiarism procedure is compulsory for the assessment of the originality of graduate theses written in Polish. A successful verification of particular theses in the Uniform Anti-Plagiarism System (Jednolity System Antyplagiatowy, JSA) is a condition for the admission of the theses to further procedure of award of a professional title.