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Licensing Policy

Articles in Pakistan Social Sciences Review (PSSR) are Open Access contents published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0) International License ( This license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work and source are properly cited.

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Copyright Policy

The copyright policy of PSSR is based on a non-exclusive publishing agreement, according to which the journal retains the right of first publication, but the author(s) are free to publish their work subsequently. The copyright of all work rests with the author(s).