Information For Authors

Instructions for Authors

PJQS is providing a wonderful platform for researchers and academicians, for publishing novel research articles. PJQS 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 PJQS 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 Pakistan Journal of Qur'anic Studies (PJQS) 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 PJQS Editor. The Editor, however, base his decision primarily upon the recommendations of the referees who have evaluated the paper.

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: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12 for Normal and 12 Bold for Headings.

Urdu Articles: Jameel Noori Nastaleeq,

Arabic Articles: Sakkal Majalla

For both Arabic & Urdu Articles Font Size must be 14 for Normal and 14 Bold for Headings

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

Abstract, (no more than 250 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 on a separate page an abstract of 150 to 250 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.


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.


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.


Present your results in logical sequence in the text. 


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

Reference Style of “Pakistan Journal of Qur’anic Studies” for Articles in English Language

  1. Al Maedah, 5 : 52
  2. Muḥammad bin Ismaīl Al Bukhārī, Al Jāmi Al Ṣaḥīḥ, Book of Call to Prayers (Adhān), Chapter of the shortening of the Qiyām (standing) by the Imam [in Salāt (prayer)] but performing the bowings and the prostrations perfectly (Beirūt: Dār Tawq al Nijāh, 1422H), Ḥadīth No. 702
  3. Al Bukhārī, Al Jāmi Al Ṣaḥīḥ, Book of Call to Prayers (Adhān), Chapter of Complaining against one's Imam if he prolongs the prayer, Ḥadīth No. 705
  4. Qazi Suleman Mansoorpuri, Rahmat ulila’ālmin (Faisalabad: Markaz Al Harmain Al Islami, 2007), 1: 116
  5. Zain ul Abdeen, Tarīkh e Milat(Karachi: IDāra Islamiyat, 1991), 1: 724
  6. Zain ul Abdeen, Tarīkh e Milat, 1: 727
  7. Muhammd bin Aḥmad Al Qurṭabī, Al Jām’i li Aḥkām Al Qur’ān((Beirūt: Moasasah Al resalah, 2006), 16: 193
  8. Safi ur Rehman Mubarakpuri, Al Rahīq Al Makhtūm (Faisalabad: Al Maktabah Al Safia, 2002), 54
  9. Samuel P. Huntington, Trans. Ahsan But, Tahzebon ka Tasadum (Lahore: Misal Publishing, 2003), 60

Reference Style of “Pakistan Journal of Qur’anic Studies” ” for Articles in Urdu & Arabic Language

المائدة 5 : 52

محمد بن اسماعیل البخاری، الجامع الصحیح، کتاب الاذان، باب تخفیف الامام فی القیام واتمام الرکوع والسجود (بیروت: دار طوق النجاۃ، 1422ھ )، رقم الحدیث: 702

البخاری، الجامع الصحیح، کتاب الاذان، باب من شکاامامہ اذا طول، رقم الحدیث: 705

قاضی سلیمان منصور پوری، رحمۃ للعالمین (فیصل آباد: مرکز الحرمین الاسلامی، 2007ء)، 1: 116

زین العابدین، تاریخ ملت  (کراچی: ادارہ اسلامیات، 1991ء) ،1: 724

زین العابدین، تاریخ ملت ،1: 727

عبد اللہ بن احمد قرطبی، الجامع لاحکام القرآن (بیروت: مؤسۃ الرسالہ،  2006ء)، 16: 193

صفی الرحمٰن مبارکپوری، الرحیق المختوم (فیصل آباد: المکتبۃ السلفیہ، 2002ء)، 54

سیموئیل پی ہنٹنگٹن، مترجم: احسن بٹ، تہذیبوں کا تصادم ) لاہور:  مثال پبلشنگ، ۲۰۰۳ء(، ۶۰

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

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