PLAGIARISM POLICY

The Journal, Review of Economics and Development Studies (READS) is only committed to advance original and scholarly work. The journal strictly follows the policy of Zero Tolerance for Plagiarism. Therefore, the Editorial Board is very strict regarding plagiarism. The authors are responsible to ascertain that they have submitted an entirely original work, gave due credit by virtue of proper citations. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is not acceptable by the journal.  

The journal believes that taking the ideas and work of others without giving them credit is unfair and dishonest. Copying even one sentence from someone else's manuscript, or even one of your own that has previously been published, without proper citation is considered plagiarism-use your own words instead. The editorial board retains the absolute authority to reject the review process of a submitted manuscript if it subject to minor or major plagiarism and even may cancel the publication upon the complaint of victim(s) of plagiarism.

READS strictly follows the policy of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan regarding plagiarism. As per HEC guidelines, the similarity index should be less than 20% including single source should be less than 5%. The authors are himself responsible to address this issue and only plagiarism free papers will be processed. Therefore, it is suggested that articles may be submitted after going through the check for plagiarism. If authors committed any unethical act to correct plagiarism in the text of the article and deceived journal's administration, they will be responsible for all type of consequences and punishment from any relevant authority. In this situation, Journal/SPCRD Global Publishing will not be responsible for any such or other unethical act