Policy Document of JRSS:

Please, Click here to Download the Policy Document of JRSS and note that the Policy document and guidelines are retrieved from Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan manual for “Journals and Publications Policy – HEC” and “Ethical Guidelines for Journals”.


Other/Research-Related Policies

Open Access Policy:

Journal of Religious and Social Studies will be published through an open-access journal system that allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and use them for any other legal purpose. All current/previous issues and complete articles can be viewed or downloaded from JRSS’s Website.

Archiving Policy

Currently, JRSS is being archived in archive.org for long-term preservation. We are working hard for the inclusion of JRSS in International standard archiving systems and JRSS will be soon added to well-reputed archiving systems. In Archive, JRSS can be accessed here.

Copyrights/License Policy

CC-BY-NC (Creative Commons Non-Commercial License): Allows others to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. However, the material may not be used for commercial purposes. It can be an appropriate license for monographs because it protects print copy sales while still providing scope for users to create derivative works of the online version to the benefit of all academia. The authors retain copyright under the CC-BY-NC license. However, the author has to sign a form agreeing to the publication of their article under this policy.

Plagiarism Policy

Journal of Religious and Social Studies-JRSS regards plagiarism as a very serious offense. It is an illegal form of copying. Plagiarism is defined as the unacknowledged use of the work of others as if this were your own original work. Please be aware that we check all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism. We use Turnitin, the leading plagiarism detection system, to check for similarity to previously published documents. The Journal editors will run a plagiarism check for the submitted manuscripts before sending them to reviewers. We do not process any plagiarized content. If a manuscript has over 19% plagiarism based on the result of the Turnitin check, we will send back the manuscript to the author to be revised for the plagiarized contents. All manuscripts containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, and dishonesty will be declined.

Examples of plagiarism: 

  • Copying and pasting from the Internet and posting somewhere else without proper citation
  • Putting your name on another person’s essay or project
  • Copying exact wording from another person’s text
  • Using another person’s photo, diagram, tables, sounds, or ideas without proper citation
  • Presenting research in your own words without providing references
  • Purchasing another person’s text and using it as your own
  • Presenting ideas in the same format and order as your research source

By submitting the paper for publication to the journal, the Author(s) certify that: 

  • I/We are fully aware that plagiarism is wrong
  • I/We know that plagiarism is the use of another person’s idea or published work and pretending that it is one’s own.
  • I/ We declare that each contribution to your project from the work(s) of other people's published works or unpublished sources has been acknowledged and sources of information have been referenced.
  • I/We certify that you are solely responsible for any incomplete reference that may remain in my/our work.

Anti-Plagiarism Declaration:

I have read and understood the JRSS rules on plagiarism. I hereby declare that this piece of written work is the result of my own independent scholarly work and that in all cases material from the work of others (in books, articles, essays, dissertations, and on the internet) is acknowledged, and quotations and paraphrases are clearly indicated. No material other than that listed has been used. This written work has previously not yet been published.