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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 Microsoft Word 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

Guidelines for Authors

The following ethical guidelines are obligatory for all author's violations which may result in the application of penalties by the editor, including but not limited to the suspension or revocation of publishing privileges.

Reporting Standards

    • Author (s) will ensure that the research report and data contain adequate detail and references.
    • Fraudulent to knowingly inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable.
    • Confidentiality is observed regarding authors and reviewers during the peer-review process.

Originality and Plagiarism

    • Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is not acceptable.
    • Material quoted verbatim must be placed in quotation marks.
    • If more than 19% similarity index has been found, As per HEC’s policy it will either be rejected or left at the discretion of the Editorial Board for a conditional acceptance.


    • An undertaking is required that the manuscript contains solely author original work that is not under consideration for publishing in any other journal in any form.
    • A co-authored paper must be accompanied by an undertaking to claim the right to authorship and to ensure that all have agreed to the order of authorship.

Multiple, Redundant, and Current Publication

    • Authors should not submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one journal or publication except it is a re-submission of a rejected or withdrawn manuscript.
    • Concurrent submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal is unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources

    • A paper must always contain a proper acknowledgment of the work of others.
    • The author(s) must also acknowledge the contributions of people, organizations, and institutes who assisted the process of research or financial funding (in the acknowledgment).
    • It is the duty of the author(s) to conduct a literature review and cite the original publications.

Authorship Credit

    • Authorship of the work may only be credited to those who have made a noteworthy contribution in conceptualization, conducting, data analysis, and writing up of the manuscript.
    • The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Privacy of Participants

    • Authors must respect the privacy of the participant(s) of the research.
    • Authors must ensure that in instances where the identity of the participant needs to be revealed in the study, explicit and informed consent of the concerned party is obtained.

Data Access and Retention

    • The author(s) should provide raw data to the Editor if any question arises about the accuracy or validity of the research work during the review process.
    • The author(s) must provide an accurate description of how the images were generated and produced and will ensure they are free of manipulation.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

    • The potential conflicts of interest of all author(s) must be conveyed to the editor at the earliest possible stage, including but not limited to employment, consultancies, honoraria, etc.
    • All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Manuscript Acceptance and Rejection

    • During the review period, the author can contact the Editor to ask about its status.
    • In case of revisions, the author(s) must provide an exposition of all corrections made in the manuscript and the revised manuscript should, then, go through the process of affirmation of revisions and be accepted or rejected accordingly.
    • In case of dissatisfaction over the decision of rejection, the author can appeal the decision by contacting the Editor.

Referencing Style:

Chicago manual of style is recommended for referencing in Zia e Tahqeeq

Submission of the Document

The article should submit to the editor in the following formats:

  • Three hard copies of the manuscript through Pakistan post/TCS
  • Two soft Copies, one in MS Office and one in PDF, through email. File composed in InPage is not acceptable
  • Covering page containing basic information of the author (s) must be attached with each copy of the article


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