Researcher Guidelines

Researcher Guide

The contributors are required to follow the instructions given below, failing which the paper will not be accepted for publication.
i. Language of the paper: The paper must be written in one of the following oriental, occidental & Pakistani languages: 
Oriental languages: (Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Bengali, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian & Turkish).
Occidental languages: (English, French, German & Spanish). 
Pakistani languages: (Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi & Balochi). 
The papers written in English and Urdu will also be accepted. 
It is mandatory to provide the followings in English language also: 
-    Title of the article 
-    abstract 
-    keywords 
-    Author’s name and affiliation.
The references must also be presented in Roman script for all languages.   

ii. Title of the paper: Title of the paper must be precise and comprehensive. The author must also provide the English translation of the title. 
iii. Abstract: Abstract must be written in English language and should contain only one paragraph without subheadings. The abstract's length should be a minimum of 250 words and a maximum of 300 words. It should present an excellent comprehensive summary of the research including the problem, objectives, methodology, results and conclusion etc. 
iv.  Keywords: A list of 5 keywords should also be provided in one line separated by semicolons.   
v. Introduction: Introduction about the article must include the following: research problem, objectives and methodology of the research work.
vi. Main Text: In this part of the paper, author may present his views and research in detail under different headings like, statement of the problem, hypothesis, literature review, theoretical framework, research methodology, Methods of data-collection, Data-analysis, Discussion, Findings etc. As we accept papers in Linguistics/Languages & dialects/Literature/Translation and Culture, so, we have a flexible format for the main text of the paper.  
vii. Conclusion: Conclusion should be presented in 1-3 paragraphs in a logical sequence. It must include the findings of the study with further recommendations. 
viii. About the Author: Please provide on a separate sheet in English language the following: the full name of Author designation, name of affiliated Institute, postal address, phone number and e-mail address. 
ix.   References: References in APA Style (latest version) should be made as Endnotes. 
x.    File Format: The paper must be typewritten in MS Word for all languages. 
xi.   Headers and Page Numbers: Please do not include headers/footers and page numbers in the manuscript. 
xii.  Tables and Figures: Tables and figures in article must be clear and well configured within the article content. 
xiii. Content Quality: The content of the paper should be consistent, clear and easily readable. 
xiv. Grammar and Structure: The language and grammar of the article must be correct. The papers with bad grammar and a lot of spelling and punctuation mistakes will not be accepted. Content should be logically structured and understandable.
xv.   Length of the Paper: The length of the paper should be 5000-8000 words including title, abstract, main text, figures, tables and references.
xvi.  Draft Format: The contributors are required to follow the following instructions:  
-    The paper should be composed on A4 size. 
-    Margins: 1 inch on right, left, top and bottom of each page.
-    Font style of the paper: Times New Roman (for French, German, Russian, Spanish and Turkish). 
-    Font size for main heading: 16 (for Roman, Cyrillic, Indic and other Scripts) and 18 (for Perso-Arabic Scripts)
-    Font size for sub-heading: 14 (for Roman, Cyrillic, Indic and other Scripts) and 16 (for Perso-Arabic Scripts)
-    Font size for text: 12 (for Roman, Cyrillic, Indic and other Scripts) and 14 (for Perso-Arabic Scripts)
-    End notes and references: 10 (for Roman, Cyrillic, Indic and other Scripts) and 12 (for Perso-Arabic Scripts).
-    Line spacing: single throughout the paper.
-   Paragraph Indention: Indent first line of each paragraph by 0.5 inches and apply the indention consistently throughout the paper.

8.    Submissions
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