Information For Authors

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Manuscript Submission Guidelines

JIRS provides an excellent platform for researchers and academicians to publish novel research articles. JIRS is a Bi-Annual, Double-blind, international peer-reviewed journal. Unsolicited manuscripts will be welcomed here.

Manuscript Submission

A soft copy of the article should be submitted online through JIRS Portal. Manuscripts should be submitted via OJS rather than by Email or Post. Ensure the anonymity of the authors while uploading the articles by excluding the authors' names, titles, and institutions in the soft copy. Alternatively, 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 the Journal of Islamic & Religious Studies (JIRS) are subject to evaluation by independent national and international referees who are experts in the relevant field.
The decision to accept or reject a manuscript rest solely with JIRS Editor. The Editor, however, bases his decision on the recommendations of the referees who 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 the 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.


Provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words on a separate page, followed by the keywords for the respective article. The abstract should contain 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 at the end of the Abstract.


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

Literature Review:

Include an appropriate literature review relating to the article's subject.

Basic Research Question:

Include research questions relating to the article's subject.

Research Methodology:

Include the research methodology opted by the author/s.


Emphasize the new and essential aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Link the findings with the study's goals but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not entirely supported by your discussion and references.


Present your results in a logical sequence in the text.


Text and references must follow the format outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style:
Al-Ālūsī, Sayyid Maḥmūd al-Baghdādī, Rūḥ 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.