Plagiarism Policy

According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary, Plagiarism is defined as "taking and using the thoughts, writings, and inventions of another person as one's own." It is strictly prohibited because it is academic dishonesty and is accountable for stealing the original authors' contributions.

ISSRA Papers follows the Higher Education Commission (HEC) plagiarism policy and uses Turnitin Originality Report software to safeguard and uphold academic integrity and foster original thinking. The journal allows an overall similarity of the content maximum of up to 19%, and single-source similarity must not exceed 5%.

The Editorial Board of ISSRA Papers has a zero-tolerance policy on academic dishonesty on any part or whole research paper being submitted for publication. Author(s) must take responsibility for academic ethics. In case, research misconduct occurs, including plagiarism, citation manipulation and data falsification/ fabrication, the editorial team of ISSRA Papers shall follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Guidelines (or equivalent) in dealing with allegations.