Plagiarism Policy

In accordance with the guidelines of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society (Historicus) observes Zero Tolerance to plagiarism


Historicus uses either Turnitin or iThenticate for all research papers submitted to detect possible plagiarism. If the similarity is more than 18%, the paper is returned to the author(s) immediately. Historicus follows HEC and COPE guidelines to make the determination whether (or to what extent) plagiarism exists.

If plagiarism or other unethical practices are detected after publishing the paper, editorial board has the authority to correct or retract the paper as HEC’s plagiarism policy ( All authors are responsible for their content individually and collectively. In extreme cases, the Editorial board may decide to consult the institution of author(s).

Self-plagiarism: verbatim or substantial copying of authors’ own published work (or under consideration for publication at some other outlet) affecting the originality of current submission is also no acceptable in any way.