Plagiarism and Similarity Index Policy

As per HEC and PM&DC Guidelines for Recognition of Publications and Journals 2018, “Plagiarism shall be a punishable offence and any author found guilty of plagiarism will be liable for disciplinary action”. All manuscripts submitted to LNTBJ will be assessed through Turnitin plagiarism software to assess deceived and dishonest manuscript submission. It is ethically dishonest to submit plagiarized work. Authors are instructed to refrain from:

  • Direct Plagiarism: When someone else’s work is transcribed word to word.
  • Self Plagiarism: Authors previous self work is presented without being permitted by other co-authors/professors.
  • Mosaic Plagiarism: When author’s language is slightly changed and used the phrases without using quotation marks.
  • Accidental Plagiarism: When author accidently neglects to cite the source being quoted.

As per Turnitin plagiarism software, LNTBJ editorial board will make a decision if the author is found guilty of plagiarism.