Author(s): Izet Masic, Ali Mohammad Sabzghabaee
Fundamental components of scientific writing are accuracy, integrity, clarity and conciseness. Good scientific writing is represented by clearness, concise expression, accuracy of the report, and most importantly, honesty. Academic honesty means that the work scientist submits, in whatever form, is original. However, one of the most common ways of compromising the academic integrity of the author and most widely recognized unethical lapse is plagiarism. As there are no universal regulations on plagiarism prevention, it is important to cite references correctly. Citing materials that author has referred to correctly enables to avoid plagiarism and in the same time, to follow ethical, moral, and legal regulations acceptable by scientific community.