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Author Guidelines

Before Submission

Before submitting to PJIM&L, please determine whether the manuscript fits within the scope, you can also consult the contents of the recent issue. Work which has already been reported in a published paper or is described in a paper sent or accepted elsewhere for publication must not be submitted. Write your papers in a style recommended below and use appropriate references where necessary.

Change in authorship

Authors are advised to consider carefully their names' spellings and sequence before submitting their manuscripts. Any change (addition, deletion and change in order) can only be accepted before the final decision of acceptance and only if approved by the editorial team.

Open access policy

Articles are freely available online and can be downloaded from the journal's website free of cost.

Language

PJIM&L expects authors to write their papers in correct English language (American or British, but not mixture of these) without any grammatical or spelling errors.

Processing and Publication Charges

There are no submission charges. However, the author(s) will have to pay US $20 (foreign authors) or PK Rs. 2000/- (Pakistani authors) for processing if the article qualifies for the review after initial editorial review. After the completion of double blind-review, if article gets acceptance for publishing, the author(s) will have to pay US $80 (in case of foreign authors) or PK Rs. 8000/- (Pakistani authors) for professional editing and formatting.

Paper submission

Manuscripts, prepared in .doc or docx format using Microsoft Word, must be submitted online by registering/logging into the journals' submission management system available on http://journals.pu.edu.pk/journals/index.php/pjiml/login and following steps. Make sure to upload final version of your manuscript completely. For any technical support, please email to the Chief Editor at pjiml.im@pu.edu.pk. The article length should range from 5000-7000 words; however, exceptions may be considered.

Submission

Please submit your manuscript via http://journals.pu.edu.pk/journals/index.php/pjiml/index

Organization of Manuscripts

The submission file should contain: Title; Abstract (unstructured; 250 words Max.); Keywords (4-6); Introduction/Backgroud of the Study; Literature Review; Research Objectives/Questions/Hypotheses; Research Design/Methodology; Data Analysis & Discussion; Results/Conclusion; and Implications.

Formatting requirements

The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format. The manuscript (paper) file must be without any author identification including file properties. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

The text is double-spaced (exclusive tables); uses a 12-point font of Times New Roman; 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.

4-6 Keywords, separated with semi colon (;), just after the Abstract Section.

References

Use APA Publication Manual (7th edition) for citing within text and to make a reference list. References must be given at the end of text. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the pagination must be present. Use of DOI is highly encouraged. For more guidance, you may follow the link https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

Plagiarism

The journal adheres to plagiarism policies of Higher education Commission of Pakistan. The plagiarism is checked by Turnitin.

Review Process

After plagiarism check with Turnitin and a preliminary editorial review, articles are sent to two referees (one national and one international from technically advance countries) for blind review. Authors are informed about comments of the referees and requested to revise the article accordingly, if required. The review process takes two to three months.

Revised Submission

The communication between authors and the PJIM&L Editors will be via Open Journal System.

Paper Publishing

The PJIM&L is published as an online open access journal available at http://journals.pu.edu.pk/journals/index.php/pjiml/index. An article is published on the website of PJIM&L as soon as review process and formatting are completed. Authors are not provided with any printed copies of the issue or off-prints.

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format. The manuscript (paper) file must be without any author identification including file properties.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced (excluding tables); uses a 12-point font of Times New Roman; use italics instead of underlining where needed (except with URL addresses); All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. 4-6 Keywords, separated with semi colon (;), just after the Abstract Section.

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. PJIML uses CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

 

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