In accordance with the guidelines of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences (Islamicus ) observes Zero Tolerance to plagiarism. Islamicus uses either Turnitin or iThenticate for all research papers submitted to detect possible plagiarism. If similarity is more than 12%, the paper is returned to the author(s) immediately. Islamicus follows HEC and COPE guidelines to make the determination whether (or to what extent) plagiarism exists.
If plagiarism or other unethical practices are detected after publishing the paper, editorial board has the authority to correct or retract the paper as HEC’s plagiarism policy. All authors are responsible for their content individually and collectively. In case of serious plagiarism issues, editorial board may decide to consult the institutions of authors.
Self-plagiarism: verbatim or substantial copying of authors’ own published work (or under consideration for publication at some other outlet) effecting originality of current submission is also not acceptable in any way.