Instructions to Authors

 

The authors will follow the guidelines provided below for submission of their manuscripts:

        i. Manuscript Format:

Guidelines for manuscript format would be as under:

  • Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format.
  • Use standard A4 or letter-size paper with 1-inch margins.
  • The text should be double-spaced.
  • Use a clear and legible font preferably Times New Roman.
  • Font size should be 12 points for the main text.
  • Main heading must be 14 points and sub-headings 12 points in bold.

     ii. Manuscript Structure:

Manuscript must include the following sections:

  • Title Page: Include the title, author(s) names and affiliations, corresponding author's contact information, and any acknowledgments.
  • Abstract: A concise summary of the study, typically between 150-250 words.
  • Keywords: Provide 3-5 keywords that describe your manuscript.
  • Introduction: Clearly state the research question, objectives, and the context of the study.
  • Material & Methods: Describe the research material and methods used in your study.
  • Results: Present the key findings of your research.
  • Discussion: Analyze and interpret the results, discussing their implications.
  • Conclusion: Summarize the main points of the study and its significance.
  • References: Cite all sources used in your manuscript using the specified referencing style.

   iii. Referencing Style:

Mentioned below is the format in which different sources must be cited

  1. BOOK

List of References

Include information in the following order:

  • author's name,
  • title of publication (in italics),
  • edition (if applicable. Abbreviated as 'edn'),
  • year of publication,
  • format (book),
  • publisher,
  • place of publication.

Malcolm N Shaw, International Law, 2nd edn, 1997, book, Cambridge University Press, England.

  1. E-Book

List of References

Accessed online:

Include information in the following order:

  • author/editor name(s),
  • title of e-book (in italics),
  • year of publication,
  • publisher,
  • format (e-book),
  • accessed day month year (the date of viewing),
  • accessed time,
  • URL or Internet address (between pointed brackets).

Malcolm N. Shaw, International Law, 2009, Cambridge University Press, e-book , 21st May 2024,7:30 PM,< https://www.ebooks.com/en-pk/book/210269452/international-law/malcolm-n-shaw/?_c=1>.

Accessed via a database:

Malcolm N. Shaw, International Law, 2009, Cambridge University Press, e-book , accessed 21st May 2023,7:30 PM, XYZ Online Database. 

  1. Journal articles (printed)

List of References

Include information in the following order:

  • author's name,
  • title of the article (between single quotation marks ),
  • year of publication,
  • title of the journal or periodical (in italic font),
  • volume number (vol.),
  • issue number (no.),
  • page range of the article (pg.),
  • format (journal).
  • DOI (Digital Object Identifier), if available.

 Alex Kozulin, 'Literature as a psychological tool', 1993, Educational Psychologist, vol. 28, no. 3, pg. 253-265, journal. DOI: 10.1207/s15326985ep2803_5. 

  1. Journal articles (published via a website)

List of References

Include information in the following order:

  • author(s) name,
  • title of the article (between single quotation marks),
  • year of publication,
  • title of the journal (in italics),
  • volume number (vol.),
  • issue number (no.),
  • accessed day month year (the date you last viewed the article),
  • accessed time,
  • format (journal),
  • URL or Internet address (between pointed brackets).

Lester C. Thurow, Needed: a new system of intellectual property rights, 1997, Harvard Business Review, Vol. 75, no. 5, accessed 14th March 2024, 6:15 PM, journal, <https://go.gale.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA21066294&sid=googleScholaR&userGroupName=anon%7E1b930813&aty=open-web-entry> .

  1. Government publications/ statistics

List of References

Include information in the following order:

  • the name of the ministry or agency that has issued the document,
  • name of report,
  • year of publication,
  • place (if available),
  • format (GP),
  • accessed day month year (the date you last viewed the document),
  • URL (if available. between pointed brackets).

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Crime report, 2020, Pakistan, GP, accessed 11th march 2024,

<https://www.pbs.gov.pk/sites/default/files/tables/social_statistics/crime_report.pdf>.

References will be provided in foot notes, as well, and Bibliography at the end of the research work.

   iv. Figures and Tables:

All figures and tables should be numbered and have descriptive captions.

Figures and tables should be of high quality and included within the manuscript at the appropriate locations.

Provide the source of any previously published figures or tables in the captions.

If your manuscript contains more than a few figures and tables, a separate list of figures and tables should be included.

Ensure that figures and tables are clear, legible, and properly labeled.

      v. Manuscript Submission:

A manuscript would be submitted accompanying a cover letter from the author to the editor through an active submission portal to the managing editor or through the provided email. After successful submission of the manuscript, a certificate of acceptance will be issued within 7-10 working days. Manuscript must be original and not have been previously published or submitted for publication anywhere. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to provide consent in the form of a declaration on behalf of the rest of the authors where there is more than one author.