Al-Abṣār strongly comply with the ethical guidelines for publications and observes Zero Tolerance to plagiarism. AL-ABṢĀR uses Turnitin software for all research papers submitted to detect possible similarity. If similarity is more than 19%, the paper is returned to the author(s) immediately. Al-Abṣār follows Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC) and Committee on Publication Ethics (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 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 either to consult the institutions of authors or to blacklist them.
Self-plagiarism: verbatim or substantial copying of authors’ own published work (or under consideration for publication at some other outlet) effecting the originality of current submission is also not acceptable in any way. journal