1- Authorship credit should be given to those who made a worthy contribution in the body of manuscript.
2- Corresponding author is responsible to list the name of all the authors who made a noteworthy contribution with mutual consent. Others who have substantially participated should be acknowledged in the Acknowledgement section
3- Corresponding author is responsible for the filling of Author Consent Form. Any false/misleading statement will determine a clear violation of publishing ethics.
4- Corresponding author is responsible to ensure that all the co-authors are have seen and approved the paper for submission/ final version for publication.
5- Prior to submission authors should consider carefully the names and order of the authors. They have a chance to delete/add an author at the desk evaluation stage. But once the paper is sent to Review process then no such changes will be entertained. There is an exception here, that the name/ order of authors can be changed with approval of Editor -in-Chief at review stage. To request a change, an email should be sent from the corresponding author to the editor- in chief describing 1) Why they want to change the list? 2) A formal email should be sent by keeping all the co-authors in the loop. And they all should agree on addition/ deletion of that particular author or rearrangement. While the consideration of the request, the editor has a right to hold the publication of manuscript. If the manuscript is already published by the journal then no such requests will be considered by the Editor-in- Chief.
6- Manuscript extracted from the thesis will not be accepted as they show a high similarity. Author needs to rephrase the article as self-plagiarism is highly discouraged by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.
7- Acceptable similarity threshold is 15%. Authors are encouraged to check their similarity prior to submission.
8- Authors are not allowed to withdraw the manuscript after the completion / in-review papers. Author can only withdraw paper at the desk stage.
9- Manuscripts that are under review somewhere else/ published will be termed as “Duplicated Material”. Any such act will be considered as a violation to JCCT publication ethics. And those authors details could be sent to HEC for strict actions against them.