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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

No author is allowed to send his/her research article to more than one journal simultaneously. The article may be sent to another journal only after getting final regrets from the Historicus. Only one co-author is allowed with the principal author.

All the correspondence would be with the principal author.

Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society (Historicus) publishes original research papers with the understanding that these papers are not being considered for publishing elsewhere. Submission is accepted throughout the year with an average review time of 3 months. All submissions in Microsoft Word format should be sent electronically via website.

All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review and should follow the Historicus format. All tables and figures should be numbered and inserted in the text of the paper.

Manuscript Preparation

Language: All manuscripts should be in English language (US English). Research papers should be thoroughly checked by the author(s) to avoid grammatical, typographical, and syntax errors. Scholarly language and subject-related terminology should be used as the readers of Historicus belong to a scholarly audience. Authors should focus on content, style, integration of ideas, higher-order thinking skill of analysis, and novel arguments.

Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced with at least a one-inch margin on all sides.

Times New Roman 12-point is recommended for text, tables, and figures. The sections may include Title page, abstract, keywords, introduction, history, methodology, present status, text, references, tables, and figures, comparison and analysis, conclusion. The page numbers of the entire manuscript should be at the bottom right corner of each page.

Title Page Should Contain Title of the manuscript, Author(s)( names with superscripts representing their affiliation clearly marked *corresponding author with Telephone, Fax and E-mail address.

Abstract: On a separate page (200-250 words) with Keywords (3-5).

Tables: On a separate page, numbered as appearing in the text bearing title (bold) and legend underneath.

Figures: On separate page, numbered as appearing in the text Fig. 1 and so on.

References: Should be as per Chicago Manual of Style (Serialized end notes with specified information about the reference. Specimen as under:

Shah Nawaz Khan, Ma’athir-ul-Umara, Vol. I, Urdu Trans., Muhammad Ayub Qadri, Lahore, Urdu Science Board, 2004, p. 192.

F. Mackeson, “Report on the Route from Seersa to Bahawulpore” in Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Vol. XIII, New Series, Part I, Calcutta, Bishop’s College Press, January to June, 1844, p. 313, Boileau, Personal Narrative, pp. 54-45.

Each contributor will receive one copy of the issue by airmail in which his or her paper has been published.

Peer Review Process

Being an HEC recognized journal, All papers submitted to Historicus undergo a rigorous internal and external review by experts in the relevant area of interest. Historicus attempts to maintain an average review time of 3 months.

Resubmission of Paper (after peer review)

Nearly every published paper goes through at least one revision. Authors should take a revision request as good news and an opportunity to learn and improve the quality of their research paper. They are directed to revise the paper carefully in accordance with the reviewers’ suggestions to avoid needless interruption in the review process. Revised paper along with reply/response to review report should be submitted within two months. Author(s) should be very careful regarding accuracy and completeness in accordance with the reviewers’ suggested points, so as to avoid further review and delay (further revision can be recommended if editors find that reviewers’ suggestions have not been incorporated satisfactorily).

After getting all the final review reports, the final decision would be of the Editor, who would give permission or rejection of acceptance.

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