Plagiarism Policy

JEBV is published by The Superior University, Lahore has a membership of Turnitin an online tool to help the editors verify the originality of submitted manuscripts. All submitted manuscripts are scanned with Turnitin to calculate the similarity index or plagiarism.

Plagiarism Policy of JEBV

  1. JEBV is committed to promoting and disseminating the original research work relating to the field of economic sciences.
  2. Plagiarism comes in several forms for that reason, Plagiarism in any form cannot be tolerated by JEBV at any stage as it shows unethical publishing behavior.
  3. All selected manuscripts will be screened for plagiarism by using Turnitin software.
  4. The manuscript in which the plagiarism is detected is handled based on the extent of the plagiarism. A manuscript with less than a 19% similarity index can be accepted for the double-blind peer-review process.
  5. If the manuscript has plagiarism < 19%, the manuscript will be sent to the review process.
  6. If the manuscript has plagiarism 20-30%, the manuscript will be sent back to the author for content revision.
  7. If plagiarism is detected by more than 30%, it is found that the authors are very unlikely to revise the manuscript and submit the revised version. However, authors are welcome to do the required revisions and submit the manuscript as a new submission.
  8. A specific process is followed to manage a case of plagiarism. The JEBV follows the guidelines contained in the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) flowcharts (
  9. The person who advised us of the situation is informed about the process to be followed.
  10. The articles are compared to check the degree of copying.
  11. All Editors of the JEBV are informed and asked for their comments.
  12. The corresponding author of the article in question is contacted with documentary evidence of the case of plagiarism and is asked for a response.
  13. If the authors are found guilty of plagiarism.

In the case of suspected plagiarism in a published article:

  1. The editor of the journal in which the original plagiarized article was published and the authors of the plagiarized article are informed.
  2. The JEBV publishes an official retraction of the paper.
  3. The online version of the JEBV article is withdrawn from the OJS host site, and
  4. The JEBV will not publish any article by any of the authors concerned for a period of 5 years.