Research Journal Ulum-e-Islamia

Since 1964 ISSN No. 2073-5146

Editorial Policy

Department of Islamic Studies feels honor in providing a podium by publishing original material of interest to the research scholars, Ulama, and sociopolitical scientists, in the broad field of Islamic social sciences. ‘Ulūm-e-Islāmia is an academic refereed /peer reviewed journal published two times a year (Summer and Winter). Unsolicited manuscripts will be welcomed here.

Manuscript Submission:
Submit two copies of the manuscript along with a soft copy (Floppy/CD) to the Editor. Manuscripts should not be submitted via Fax, e-mail may be used to transmit papers. To facilitate academic review and production, authors must provide their complete name, address, phone number(s), current position/title, and name(s) of universities on the title page. Manuscripts will be considered for publication only if they have not been published previously and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The Review Procedure
Manuscripts that are submitted to ‘Ulūm-e-Islāmia are subject to evaluation by at least two independent referees (including one from technologically advanced countries) who are expert in the applicable field. The decision to accept or reject a manuscript rests solely with ‘Ulūm-e-Islāmia Editorial Board. This decision is final. The Editorial Board will, however, base its decision primarily upon the recommendations of the referees who have evaluated the paper.

Formatting:
Manuscripts must be written in Urdu/Arabic /English and should be typed in MS Word. Type the manuscript on white bond paper, 8-1/2×11 inches (Latter or A4 size paper) with 1.5” margins on each side. For Urdu and Arabic article, Jameel Noori Nastaleeq and Traditional Arabic fonts are recommended and for body text font size must be 14pt. For English article, Times News Roman is recommended in 12pt. Heading’s font must not exceed to 18pt. Type on one side of the paper with single space.

Abstracts:
Provide on a separate page an abstract of 150-250 words. This abstract should consist of labeled background, Methods, Results and Conclusion. They should briefly describe, respectively, the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed, the salient result and what the authors conclude from the results.

Introduction:
State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study.

Key Words:
Include three to five Key Words relating to the article subject.

Results:
Present your results in logical sequence in the text.

Discussion:
Emphasize the new and important aspect of the study and conclusions that follow from them. Link the conclusions with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by your discussion and references.

References & citations:
References should be made as footnotes in 12pt for Urdu and Arabic, 10pt for English reference. Text and references must follow the format outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style with full note. The first time the in-text reference is cited you must include, author's first name, author's last name, title, place of publication, publisher name, year and referenced pages. e.g.
1. al-Sarakh̲asī, Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. Abī Sahl Abū Bakr S̲h̲ams al-Aʾimma, Kitāb Al Mabsūṭ, ed. Khaleel Mohy ud Din al Mees, (Beirut: Dar ul Fikr, 2000), 10/7.

If the citation has already been cited it may be shortened to author's last name, shortened title, and page referenced number. e.g.
2. al-Sarakh̲asī, Kitāb Al Mabsūṭ, 220-221.

If the citation has been referenced immediately prior, the note may be shortened even further to ibid with the page number. e.g.
3. Ibid., 706.

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