Misconduct and Malpractice

Plagiarism Policy
NJSSH highly discourages any form of plagiarism and duplicate submissions. Hence, we strongly recommend that our authors thoroughly check the article content before submitting it to us for publication. It is to be noted here that the manuscripts received by NJSSH are subjected to a similarity check using Turnitin, the report of which is also shared with the respective authors.
NJSSH will reject any manuscript in which plagiarism is observed by the editorial team or highlighted by the reviewers at any stage before the publication of the article. Plagiarism reported after the article has been published will result in retraction of that article with immediate notification to the respective author(s).

Policy on data inaccuracies
The NUST Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities (NJSSH) shows no tolerance for misconducts such as citation manipulation, data fabrication, or data falsification. Authors are advised to carefully draft the manuscript as to avoid any such inaccuracies. The manuscript will be returned to the author(s) for correction if any issue of this sort comes in the knowledge of the editorial team during the publication process. The decision on the acceptance of the manuscript may be subject to change depending upon the extent and gravity of the issue under consideration. Any complaints or allegations received by NJSSH after the publication of the article can result in corrigendum or retraction once they have been verified; the author(s) will be notified in any case.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
The authors are expected not to publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. The concurrent submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and can impact editorial decisions. The author should inform the editorial board — at the time of submission — if the manuscript has already been presented at any platform or has been extracted from any other academic work such as a thesis. Redundant or concurrent submissions can lead to rejection (prior to publication) or retraction (after publication) of the manuscript.