Editorial Policies

Editorial Policies

Human Nature Research Publisher (HNRP) will be member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Submission of a manuscript to a Human Nature Research Publisher (HNRP)  journals implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content and that the manuscript conforms to the journal’s policies. Human Nature Research Publisher (HNRP) remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. 

Research Misconduct

All research involving humans (including human data and human material) and animals must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework (see our Ethics Policy for further information). If there is suspicion that research has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, the Editor may reject a manuscript and may inform third parties, for example, author(s)’ institution(s) and ethics committee(s).

In cases of proven research misconduct involving published articles, or where the scientific integrity of the article is significantly undermined, articles may be retracted. See our Retraction policy for further information.

Data Falsification and Fabrication

Data falsification is manipulating research data with the intention of giving a false impression. This includes manipulating images, removing outliers or “inconvenient” results, changing, adding or omitting data points, etc. Data fabrication means the making up of research findings. Any questions regarding data integrity raised during or after the peer review process will be referred to the Editor. The Editor may request (anonymized) underlying study data from the author(s) for inspection or verification. If the original data cannot be produced, the manuscript may be rejected or, in the case of a published article, retracted. Cases of suspected misconduct will be reported to the author(s)’ institution(s).


Human Nature Research Publisher (HNRP) follow the  HEC Pakistan guidelines related to plagiarism.