Plagiarism Policy

In accordance with the guidelines of Higher Education Commission (HEC), JOB observes Zero Tolerance for plagiarism. 

  1. HEC plagiarism policy
  2. How HEC deals with plagiarism
  3. HEC policy
  4. HEC little-book of plagiarism


Plagiarism Detection

JOB uses either Turnitin or iThenticate for all research papers submitted to detect possible plagiarism. JOB is in the process of becoming a member of Crosscheck by CrossRef. iThenticate is a plagiarism screening service that confirms the originality of content prior to publication. We use this software to check submissions against millions of published research papers manuscripts for potential plagiarism.

JOB, if the similarity is more than 10% overall and more than 5% from a single source, the paper is returned to the author(s) immediately. JOB 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, the 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, the 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) affecting the originality of current submission is also not acceptable in any way.