Call for Papers

Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies

Publication of the Centre of Excellence for Women's Studies University of Karachi

Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies is launched under the patronage of the Vice-Chancellor University of Karachi by the Centre of Excellence for Women's Studies, University of Karachi. The objective of the Journal is to generate and disseminate knowledge regarding gender issues nationally and internationally with a critical perspective. Its aim is to promote consciousness and awareness about gender equity and balance in human interaction including academic work. In this regard, the journal explores what is meant by gender needs and gender perspective and how these can be best met. This publication is currently published only in the English language however, in view of our national needs, the abstract is translated into Urdu as well. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies is indexed in EBSCO. It is recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 'Y' category.

The Journal Publish

  • Interdisciplinary research in the field of Gender Studies.
  • Research on curricula, course outline, reading list and teaching strategies related to Gender
  • Review of books, film and theatrical performance
  • Reports on National and International conferences, symposia and workshops on Gender Studies.

Guidelines for Submissions

  • Submissions are invited in the English language.
  • Two copies of the manuscripts, single-spaced, and printed on one side only should be submitted on A4 size paper.
  • A soft copy of the paper on CD or through e-mail should also be sent.
  • The title page of the paper should be typed separately and should include the author's name, full mailing address, phone number and email address.
  • The length of the paper should be up to 5000 words.
  • An introduction should be at least two pages and a review of literature of a minimum of 3 pages.
  • The paper must have at least 32 to 35 references of books and research papers published in the journals.
  • Conclusions and Recommendations must be mentioned in separate headings.
  • An abstract of the paper no more than 200 words must be submitted along with the paper The abstract should be followed by keywords.
  • Abstract and Keywords must be in English and Urdu both.
  • The papers should include references (endnotes) and a bibliography.
  • Authors are responsible for creating graphs, tables, and charts if required in their papers.
  • Authors are required to submit a signed covering letter stating that the paper has not been published earlier or has not been submitted for the purpose of publication to any other journal or volume.
  • Authors are solely responsible for the factual accuracy of their research contributions.

Citations and References

Notes and references should follow APA style for citation. Some examples are as follows:

  • Koggel, M.  (2003).  Globalization and Women’s Paid Work:  Expanding Freedom.  Feminist Economics, 9(2-3), 163-183.
  • Adams, N. (1985). The Family: A Sociological Interpretation, Chicago, Rand McNally.
  • Chow, , &Lyter, D. (2002). Studying Development with A Gender Perspective: From Mainstream Theories to Alternative Frame Works. In E. Chow (Ed.), Transforming Gender and Development in East Asia (pp. 25-30). New York: Routledge

Web page:

Contact address:

Professor Dr Nusrat Idrees

Director, Centre of Excellence for Women' s Studies & Editor, Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies

University of Karachi Phone: 92-21-9926 1654


Last date for submission: May 31, 2022