- Similarity/Plagiarism Screening Policy: Every submitted article is checked for the Similarity Index report by the editorial team, before initiating the review process. Turnitin software is used by the Sukkur IBA Journal of Management and Business - SIJMB as prescribed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, to check the similarity of paper.
- As per HEC policy, in case a manuscript has a similarity index of more than 19% overall and more than 5% in case of single source, it will be immediately either returned back to the author for correction and resubmission or will be rejected and archived. This decision is made by the editorial team, based on the similarity ratio. (Please Note that the parameters for similarity check involve, Add to No Repository, Exclude Bibliography, Exclude Quoted Text).