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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.

Author Guidelines

Articles should contain a significant element of original research. They must not be under review with another journal. They must not have been published elsewhere (including online or in a different form or different language). Articles must be in a complete form at the time of submission, including full bibliographical references.

  1. Language

The language of the manuscript can be Urdu, Arabic, English and Sindhi

  1. Length of paper

The length of the paper should not exceed 30 pages (Times New Roman, 12 Font) excluding tables, figures, references and appendices (if any). Paper containing more than 30 pages will be returned to the author(s) to abridge. Articles should be typed in double-space (including footnotes and references) on one side of the paper only (preferably A4) with wide margins. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.

  1. Title Page
  1. Title of Research Article
  2. Author
  3. Occupation
  4. Field of Specialization/Interest
  5. Date of submission
  6. Address:
    Name of Institution 
    Name of Department Full Postal Address
    E-Mail Address 
    Telephone Number 
    Fax Number
  1. Abstract

Provision of abstract 150 to 200 words in English langue is essential. Papers in Urdu ,Arabic and Sindhi should also have an abstract in English. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

  1. Keywords

Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

  1. Acknowledgement

The author may use acknowledgement section in the title page of the paper (if any).

  1. Table and Figures

Present tables and figures within the article, not at the end of the article. Please note that the article will be published in black and white (print), although online version will contain the colorful figures (if any).

  1. References

All submissions, citations, notes, references, tables, figures and charts must follow the Chicago Manual of Style

Citations in the text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Reference List

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.


Reference to a Verse of Holy Qurna

Al-Quran 4:59 or  Al Quran Surah 4, Ayat 59.

Reference to a Hadith Book

-Bukhari, Muhammad, al- Jami’a al- Sahih, Dar Ibn Kathir, Beirut, 1987, 2:620

Reference to a journal publication:

John Eekelaar, The End of an Era, Journal of Family History January 2003 vol. 28 No. 1 P. 108-122,39. Online available: http://jfh.sagepub.com/content/28/1/108.short

Reference to a book:

Mubarakpuri,Safi-al-Rahman, Maulana, Al-Rahiq al-Makhtum,p.107, Al-Maktabah al-salafiyah, Lahore, 1996A.D.

Reference to a web source:

Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo's core values. [Online] Available:http://www.volvo.com/environment/index.htm (July 7, 1999)

Formatting Guidelines:

The articles submitted for consideration must be typed on one side of A4 size paper, with appropriate margins on each side and not less than 0.75 inches.

  1. Urdu/Arabic /Sindh Articles:
  2. Since the Journal is now uploaded on net, it had been decided that no article typed in Inpage is accepted, instead M.S.Word Urdu enabled in Jamil Nastilq Fonts, which is easily available on World Wide Web, is accepted.
  3. Font size for body text must be 14.
  4. Traditional Arabic Fonts recommended for Arabic articles.
  5. Heading font must not exceed to 18 font size.
  6. Keeping in view all the above instructions, the article must not exceed 15 pages.

B.English Articles:

  1. English Articles must be typed with the 12 font size in Times New Roman Font.
  2. Heading font must not exceed to 18 font size.
  3. Length of the article must not increase 7000 words.


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