Journal of Contemporary Studies Editorial Policy adheres to the HEC – Higher Education Commission’s Standard Operating Procedures and HEC Ethical Guidelines for journals, editors, authors and reviewers as a baseline for handling publishing ethics. The publication process also considers COPE – Committee on Publication Ethics, in their Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).
Frequency of Journal
Journal of Contemporary Studies is a bi annual publication. For the Summer Issue, papers are accepted from 1st Feb to 31st March and for the Winter Issue, from 1st Aug to 30th Sept.
Submission of any manuscript to Journal of Contemporary Studies encompasses:
Peer Review Policy
Journal of Contemporary Studies is a Double Blind Peer-Reviewed journal as per the policy prescribed by the HEC. Research Papers in the relevant research areas are submitted to National and International reviewers to determine the originality, validity, and significance of the work for the final selection of a manuscript to be published. A Peer Review Proforma is shared to evaluate the hypothesis, organization, argument, appropriate writing style.
Originality and Plagiarism Policy
The journal follows the policies of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan regarding plagiarism and similarity index and uses Turnitin Originality Report software. It has a zero-tolerance policy toward plagiarism. It allows an overall similarity of the content maximum up to 19% and single-source similarity must not exceed 4%.
The author/s provide consents and relevant information on the manuscript.
The following steps are involved from date of receipt of research article till the publication
Publication Process Timelines:
Publication Fee and Subscription Details
The journal has no publication fees. It prescribes to an online Open Access policy through Open Journal System (OJS). The print journal has an annual subscription fee of Rs. 500 and a subscription form is printed in the journal to send subscription request in by mail.
Sources of Funding
The journal is partially funded by HEC and partially by National Defence University.
All rights are reserved. No part of the contents of this publication may be reproduced, adapted, transmitted, or stored in any form by any process without the written permission of the National Defence University.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author’s explicit written consent.
Complaint, Correction and Retraction Policy
The editorial team of Journal of Contemporary Studies welcomes complaints as they provide an opportunity for improvement. An article can be retracted through a decision made by the journal’s editorial board. Please write your complaint with journal vol. no., issue no., paper title, and page no to Editor Journal of Contemporary Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.