Plagiarism Policy

  • Al-Basirah observes zero tolerance for plagiarism.
  • The authors should guarantee that their work is entirely original and that if they have utilized the work and/or words of others, this has been properly credited or quoted.
  • All manuscripts submitted to the journal will be checked using Turnitin/Ithenticate software to check originality and plagiarism.
  • It is the author(s)’ responsibility to ascertain that she/he has submitted an entirely original work, giving due credit, by virtue of proper citations, to the works and/or words of others where they are used.
  • Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is not acceptable.
  • Material quoted verbatim from the author(s)’ previously published work or other sources must be placed in quotation marks.
  • As per HEC policy, in case the manuscript has been found to have a similarity index of more than 19%, it will either be rejected or left at the discretion of the editor for purposes of conditional acceptance.
  • Al-Basirah follows HEC's Plagiarism Policy in its true spirit. This Policy is available on the following link: