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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses prescribed fonts; 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


  • Articles should be relevant and around the topics such as Sciences of Quran, interpretation of Quran, Hadith and its Sciences, Islamic jurisprudence and its Sciences, Comparative Religions study, and, Islamic Literature, Cultural & politics, etc. Similarly, introduction & comments on Muslim Personalities and Islamic books.
  • ĪQĀN Research Journal strictly follows the plagiarism policy of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan in its true letter and spirit. Manuscripts submitted to ĪQĀN should be original and must not be plagiarized. Every submitted article is checked for plagiarism through “Turnitin” software. If Similarity Index (SI) of the article is above 19% than it is sent back to the corresponding author to revision and bring its SI below 19% If plagiarism is proved after publication of the article, that article will be immediately withdrawn and removed from the journal website and the concerned authors will be considered ineligible for publication of their articles in ĪQĀN.
  • Research articles will be forwarded for peer review to two nominated referees, one National and other Foreign after approval of the Executive Committee.
  • Copyright laws shall be applied in accordance with the HEC’s laws.
  • Editorial Committee reserves the rights of necessary amendments & changes, and cancellation.
  • All research articles published in “ĪQĀN” express the viewpoints of their authors so every article is the sole responsibility of the writer whilst Editorial Committee has no responsibility in this regard.
  • Paper must be containing on Title page, Abstract, Introduction of research topic, literature review, research question, research methodology, Results & Conclusions, References.
  • Number pages consecutively, beginning with the title page. Page number should be in the Center of Footer.

Page size and fonts:

  • The manuscript should be written in A4 size paper. For URDU “Jameel Alvi Nastaleeq” font, For ENGLISH “Times New Roman” and for ARABIC “Lotus linotype” Font Should be used. Manuscript written in any other Font will not be accepted. Total length of paper should not exceed to 20 pages. Title of paper font is 18pt, text in Urdu: 13pt, English & Arabic: 12pt and Quotations in all languages should be in 12pt. while the references font must be 12pt.
  1. Abstracts:
  • Provide on a separate page an abstract of 150 to 200 wordsfollowed by the keywords for respective article. This abstract should consist of Research Methodology, Study Results and Conclusion. This should briefly describe the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed and what the authors conclude from the results.
  1. Key Words:
  • Minimum 05 Key Words relating to the article subject should be given.
  1. Introduction:
  • Discuss the purpose of the Paper/Article and summarize the foundation for the study.
  1. Results & Conclusion:
  • Describe your results in logical sequence in the end of text. The conclusion of the study should be expressed very clearly and in influential perspective.
  1. References:
  • Complete References Should be given in Footnote, however it is the responsibility of author to set them [if asked] after sending manuscript.
  • Text and references must follow the format outlined in Chicago Manual of Style.
  • All footnotes citing books must contain the complete title, name of the author(s), place of publication, publishing company, and date.
  • All historical names, titles, and non-English terminology & words must be transliterated properly.

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