Plagiarism Guidelines

It is not allowed and unauthorized to use others’ work as one’s own. In academics, it is considered a dishonest and fraudulent act. Whether; intentional or unintentional reproduction of academic material without proper credit given to original authors/writers/researchers falls under plagiarism. Similarly, self-plagiarism means the re-use of one’s work without proper citation is also not allowed. The editorial board of HSJ will blacklist any author who is found guilty. HSJ follows HEC, COPE, and ICMJE guidelines. HSJ checks the similarities in turning it in and authenticates the software. HEC criteria for similarity are less than 20%. If found more than 20% it will be reverted to authors or rejected subject to similarity index percentage. authors must submit a similarity report while submitting the article in HSJ.