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JIRS Ethical Guidelines for the Author(s)

 The following ethical guidelines are obligatory for all author(s) violations of 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

  • Will ensure that the research report and data contain adequate detail and
  • Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unethical and

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 in the TURNITIN Similarity index, it will either be rejected (As per HEC’s policy) or left at the discretion of the Editorial Board for the purposes of a conditional acceptance.

Declaration

  • A declaration 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 in order 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essentially the same research to more than one journal or publication except if it is a re-submission of a rejected or withdrawn manuscript.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.

Copyright

Authors may have to sign an agreement for CC-BY.

 

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.

Instructions for Authors

JIRS is providing a wonderful platform for researchers and academicians, for publishing novel research articles. JIRS is a Bi-Annual, Double blind, international peer-reviewed journal. Unsolicited manuscripts will be welcomed here.

Manuscript Submission

Soft copy of the article should be submitted online through JIRS Portal. Manuscripts should not be submitted via Email or Post. Ensure the anonymity of the authors while uploading the articles, by excluding the names, titles and institutions of the authors in the soft copy. Alternately, add all the details in the Metadata of the submission. Furthermore, Turnitin Similarity Report should be uploaded on OJS.

Manuscripts will be considered for publication only if they have not been published previously and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts that are submitted to Journal of Islamic & Religious Studies (JIRS) are subject to evaluation by independent national and international referees who are expert in the applicable field.

The decision to accept or reject a manuscript rest solely with JIRS Editor. The Editor, however, base his decision primarily upon the recommendations of the referees who have evaluated the paper.

Format Requirements  

General Requirements:

  • Unsolicited Manuscripts must be written in English/Urdu/Arabic. Type the manuscript in MS Word, A4 size. Use the following fonts while writing article:

English Articles: Book Antiqua, Font Size: 11 for Normal and 11 Bold for Headings.

Urdu Articles: Alvi Nastaleeq,

Arabic Articles: Traditional Arabic

For both Arabic & Urdu Articles Font Size must be 13 for Normal and 13 Bold for Headings

  • Article must include the following sections and, in the order, given below:

Abstract, (no more than 200 words including Keywords), Introduction, Literature Review, Research Question/s, Research Methodology, Results/Conclusions and Recommendation/s (if any)

  • Type the page numbers consecutively, beginning with the title page, in the ٖlower centered comer of each page in English, Urdu and Arabic.
  • Write down References in endnotes.

Abstracts:

Provide on a separate page an abstract of 150 to 200 words followed by the keywords for respective article. The abstract should consist of labeled background, Literature Review, Research Questions, Research Methodology, Results/Conclusion and Recommendations (if any).

Key Words:

Include the Key Words relating to the article subject in the end of Abstract.

Introduction:

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

Literature Review:

Include appropriate literature review relating to the article subject.

Basic Research Question:

Include research questions relating to the article subject.

Research Methodology:

Include research methodology opted by the author/s clearly.

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.

Results:

Present your results in logical sequence in the text. 

References:

Text and references must follow the format outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style like:

Al-Ālūsī, Sayyid Maḥmūd al-Baghdādī, Rū al-Ma’ānī, (Cairo: Munīriyah Press, 1353 AH), PP.

All footnotes citing books must contain the complete title, name of the author(s), place of publication, publishing company, and date. All foreign words must be underlined and transliterated.

JIRS reserves the right to change the transliteration of all historical names, titles, and non-English terminology to bring conformity with its own style..