Open Access Policy & Plagiarism


Plagiarism Policy

Al-Āfāq Research journal strictly follows Plagiarism Policy as per the guidelines of HEC (Pakistan). The Similarity Report on Turnitin should be below 20 percent.

Copyrights/License Policy

The authors retain copyright under the CC-BY license. However, authors have to sign a form agreeing to the publication of their article under the CC-BY license.


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