Plagiarism Policy

  • It is the author(s)’  responsibility to ascertain that s/he has submitted an entirely original work, giving due credit, by virtue of proper citations, to the works and/or words of others where they are used.

  • Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is not acceptable.

  • Material quoted verbatim from the author (s)’ previously published work or other sources must be placed in quotation marks.

  • As per HEC policy, in case the manuscript has been found to have a similarity index of more than 19% it will either be rejected or left at the discretion of the editor for purposes of a conditional acceptance.

  • Authors may submit their article Turnitin report as ‘supplementary material’ during paper submission for proof.