Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

1. Language

The language of the manuscript must be English (either American or British standard, but not the mixture of both).

2. 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 reduce. 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 briefly as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.

  1. English articles must be typed keeping in view the instruction mentioned above.
  2. Urdu articles must be written in MS Word (Jamil Noori Nastilq, 14 Font).
  3. Arabic articles must be written in MS Word (Traditional Arabic Fonts recommended for Arabic articles, 14 Font).

3. Title Page

The title page should include:

  1. A concise and informative title
  2. The name(s) of the author(s)
  3. The affiliation(s) / Department
  4. Postal Address (es) of the author(s)
  5. The e-mail address, telephone, and fax numbers (if available) of the corresponding authors’
  6. vi. Date of Submission

4. Abstract

The abstract should be concise up to 150-200 words which should not be contained any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. Abstract in English is essential for the research papers of Urdu and Arabic languages.

5. Keywords

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

6. Acknowledgment

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

7. Subdivision of the article

The article must be divided into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1, 2. (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. The abstract is not included in section numbering.

8. Table and Figures

Tables and figures should be presented within the article, not at the end of the article. This point is to be noted that the article will be published in black and white (print), although the online version will contain colorful figures (if any).

9. References

Author(s) should follow the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style in referencing. Please visit www.chicagomanualofstyle.org to learn more about the Chicago Manual of Style.

Citations in the text

It must be ensured that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citations 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.

Examples:

Reference to the verses of the Holy Quran

Al-Quran Surah 2, Ayat 284

Reference to the book of Hadith

Bukhari, Muḥammad bin Ismail, al-Jami’a al-Sahih, Dar Ibn Kathir, Beirut, 1987, 1:511

Reference to a journal publication:

Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Journal Name Volume Number (Year Published): Page Numbers.
Smith, John. “Studies in pop rocks and Coke.” Weird Science 12 (2009): 78-93.

Reference to a book:

Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher City: Publisher Name, Year Published, Page Numbers.
Brown, Dan. The DaVinci Code. New York: Scholastic, 2004, 51-55

Reference to a web source:

Last Name, First Name. “Page Title.” Website Title. Web Address (retrieved Date Accessed).
Smith, John. “Obama inaugurated as President.” CNN.com. http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/01/21/obama_inaugurated/index.html (accessed February 1, 2009).

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