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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Urdu translation of the abstract and keywords have been provided
  • Title page including name, designation, organization/institution, contact numbers, email addresses of all authors and specify the corresponding author
  • A hard copy of the full paper to be mailed to the editor
  • Processing fee
  • A signed certificate of originality and anti-plagiarism certificate (See sample)
  • Check the article style and citation requirements. For details (click call for papers)

Author Guidelines

  • The author has to ensure that the research work, he/she is submitting for publication, is genuine and the same paper has neither been published nor has it been presented elsewhere for publication.
  • Manuscripts for publication should comprise 4000 to 6000 words, typed in MS Word format on A-4 size paper in single-spaced should be submitted via the submission tab.
  • An abstract of 150 to 200 words should be a structured summary indicating the purpose, theoretical background, methodology, results, and contribution of the study. It should not contain any citations. The summary should be clear and understandable to readers.
  • A properly ordered Bibliography in APA format should be provided.
  • Bibliography and References must be in APA 7th Edition.
  • The draft must be sent with a cover letter carrying the title of the article, the author’s full name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and any other information that the author wishes to send related to the paper.
  • A maximum of three contributors will be allowed in one article.
  • Original drawings should preferably be submitted in a form ready for printing. Each illustration should bear a number, the author’s name, and the title of the paper. Tables should be clear, readable, and appropriately labeled. Source of each table should be given at the bottom.
  • The article should be in standard format and footnote referencing in APA 7th Edition format be followed for citations.
  • Loanwords accepted in English usage should be spelled following the standard dictionaries.
  • All submitted manuscripts will be checked with anti-plagiarism software (Turnitin) before they are sent for blind peer review. Less than 10% similarity is allowed as per the mandatory condition of the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
  • Every submitted manuscript will be reviewed by the Editor / editorial team to determine if the topic fits within the scope of the journal. All manuscripts received will be accepted after initial screening, and undergo a double-blind peer review process. The reviewer’s response will be shared with the corresponding author. In case of revision, the corresponding author will be given time to incorporate the revisions and resubmit the work.
  • The Editor / Editorial Board reserves the right to edit the draft and make necessary changes, defer for revision, or reject the paper.
  • Research paper, once reviewed, cannot be withdrawn, provided the Editor/ Editorial Board allows upon request of the author/s in some special cases.

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