Publishing Policy

JQSS (Journal of Quranic and Social Studies) bound to fallow the HEC,s Publishing Policies

All articles in JQSS are published in English and Urdu

JQSS provides free language editing after successful review of a submission.  Proofs will be made available after layout and copy editing is completed. Authors’ corrections are accepted only by e-mail.

Approved articles will be initially published online on 31th December, and then will also be available in a print copy.

Preprint and Post-Print Policy

After a manuscript has been published in JQSS we suggest that the link to the article on JQSS website is used when the article is shared on personal or public websites.

Publication Fee

"JQSS" is fully open access and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This allows the research community and the general public to gain unlimited, free and immediate access to scholarly articles, and to reuse the content freely provided that proper attribution is given to the original authors.

To cover the cost for providing our high-quality publishing service and free access to readers, authors pay article processing charge (APC) & publishing charges in two-step for manuscripts after internal/desk review. There are no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures, or supplementary data.

APC details for National Contributors:
APC for Peer Review: 10000  PKR (Non-Refundable) 
Publishing Charges:  10000  PKR (For Selected Articles after successful peer-review)

APC details for International Contributors:
APC for Peer Review: $50 USD (Non-Refundable)  
Publishing Charges: $50 USD (For Selected Articles after successful peer-review)

Submission Process

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. JQSS accepts submission through OJS. the online submission browser reflects on the homepage of JQSS.
  • 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 a 12-point font; 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 studyIslamic Thoughts,Culture & political and social System, etc. Similarly, introduction & comments on Muslim literature and Reviews on books, except on the paper(s) which discusses Literature oriented theme/books methodological themes or Services of any person/ entity/organization/school of thought.
  • Research Journal JQSS strictly follows the plagiarism policy of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in its true letter and spirit. Manuscripts submitted to JQSS should be original and must not be plagiarized. Every submitted article is checked for plagiarism through “Turnitin” software. If the Similarity Index (SI) of the article is above 19% then it will be sent back to the corresponding author for revision and bring its SI below 19%. If plagiarism is proved after the 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 article in JQSS.
  • Research articles will be forwarded for peer review to two nominated referees, after approval of the Executive Committee.
  • Copyright laws shall be applied in accordance with the HEC’s laws & CC- BY license.
  • Editorial Committee reserves the rights of necessary amendments, changes, and cancellations.
  • All research articles published in “JQSS” express the viewpoints of their authors so every article is the sole responsibility of the writer whilst the Editorial Committee has no responsibility in this regard.
  • The paper must be contained on the Title page, Abstract, Introduction of research topic, literature review, Results & Conclusions, References.
  • A number of pages consecutively, beginning with the title page. The page number should be in the Center of the Footer.

Manuscript Template:

  • The manuscript should be written in only MS Word, A4 size paper, no other template will be accepted. For Urdu “Jameel Alvi Nastaleeq” font and for English “Times New Roman“ 0r” Book Antiqua“fonts should be used. Manuscript written in any other Font will not be accepted. The total length of the paper should not exceed 20 pages. Paper title font should be 18pt, text in Urdu: 13pt, English: 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 words followed by the keywords for the respective article. This abstract should consist of Introduction of Topic & its SignificanceResearch MethodologyBasic 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 Research and summarize the foundation for the study.
  1. Results & Conclusion:
  • Describe your results in logical sequence at the end of the text. The conclusion of the study should be expressed very clearly and an influential perspective.
  1. References:
  • Complete References should be given in Endnote, however, it is the responsibility of the author to set them [if asked] after sending the manuscript.
  • Text and references must follow the format outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition.
  • All Endnotes 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 according to the table enlisted on the journal’s website.

 Important: Please note that only Paper(s) received through OJS/online will be processed. Paper received late or not compiled as prescribed guidelines will not be processed at all.