Plagiarism Policy

We demand full research compliance within our pre-defined ethical framework. In case of deviation from this framework (either before publication, during processing or post-publication), the editorial team will take necessary actions to stop this happening according to our Misconduct Policy and Plagiarism Policy.

Text plagiarism is defined as the copying of text, data and other creative work (e.g. tables, figures and graphs) and submission as original research without proper or prior acknowledgement to the original research. Any document containing text identity more than 19% (as defined by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad, Pakistan ), the manuscript is returned to authors along with plagiarism report. Authors are given opportunity to revise the document and resubmit the manuscript.

Stealing of ideas and use of figures, tables and arte work is considered misconduct. The Editorial Office strictly monitor any obvious fraudulent data prior to the review process and if plagiarism is detected at this stage or later, the manuscript will be rejected and will not be reconsidered in Journal of Economic Impact.  Depending upon the severity of misconduct, the publisher may contact the author(s)’ institution or refereed ethics committee. On rare occasions, if the Editor has serious concerns about the ethics of a study, the manuscript may be rejected on ethical grounds, even if approval from an ethics committee has been obtained. If the authors want to retract the article, the editorial office should be informed on their decision. By all means, articles are accepted not on business or political gain but on the intellectual and ethical standards.