The JCCT follows the publication ethics of COPE (Committee of Publication Ethics) and operates in accordance to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.

Editors and Referees

The abstracts of the articles are shared with the reviewers prior to evaluation and they are requested to share the conflicts of interest related to the articles. After their statement, the editorial team shares the complete article with them. To ensure transparency and unbiasedness, blind files are shared with the reviewers. As per the HEC’s policy/guidelines, the editorial team members are not allowed to publish in their own journal.

Author Guideline:

The JCCT expects from the potential authors to follow the HEC’s standard ethical guidelines in research and writing ensuring that

Work submitted to the JCCT for potential publication should be the author’s own original work, neither published in some other journal, nor under evaluation somewhere. To ensure the originality of the author’s work we will check the similarity of the manuscript through anti-predatory software. As per the JCCT’s set standard, the similarity of the submitted manuscript must be less than 15% in Turnitin.

  • Author must cite properly the published relevant work in his/her study in APA format.
  • In the acknowledgement section, sources of funding/significant help must be acknowledged. Certificate to the funded projects should be presented at the time of submission.
  • Prior to submission, consent should be taken from all the concerned parties.

If the submitted paper or its important content is found to be taken from someone else’s paper without proper citation or if any false deed is identified at the authors end,  the journal is bound to take disciplinary actions in the form of:

1) A Publishing notice

2) Retracting the paper

3) Blacklisting the corresponding author from publishing in the JCCT

4) Reporting the impropriety to the corresponding authors, co-authors, employer, head of the department (HOD) and the funding body.

Complaints

The JCCT publishes corrections only when significant errors arise from author error (Corrigenda) or editorial mistakes (Errata). Serious complaints regarding the journal’s procedure will be entertained by the Editor-in-Chief by taking in loop the relevant editorial member and corresponding author. In case the Editorial team requires further assistance, the advisory board of the JCCT will be consulted. If the above procedures prove to be unacceptable, the matter will be referred for outside adjudication as per the COPE guidelines.