Pakistan Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies (PJPCS) is an initiative by Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), University Of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. IPCS came into being with the vision to bring Peace into the society by incorporating alternative conflict resolution mechanisms to the curriculum. The University of Peshawar is the pioneering institution in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa offering academic programs under the auspices of the
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) with the objective of producing both innovative researches and offering academic programs at the under-graduate and post-graduate levels.
As a research academy, the institute has now launched its own journal that will help in dissemination of the scientific studies in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies, keeping in view the contemporary need for the studies and assessments in the face of growing global and indigenous conflicts.
SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL
Contributions are welcome from all fields of social sciences. The typical topics include, but are not limited to the following fields: Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Education, Criminology, Literature, Linguistics, Law, History, Management Sciences, Political Science, Geography, Psychology, Islamic Studies, Disaster Management, International Relations.
Editor in Chief:
Dr. Jamil Ahmad (Director Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies).
Steven F. Messner – Department of Sociology, University at Albany, Suny, New York, US
Paula Almeida de Castro – Education Department, Parabia State University, BRAZIL
Saira Orakzai – Research Associate, Asia-Pacific Center, University of New England, US
Lowell Ewert - Director of Peace and Conflict Studies ,Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel University College, Affiliated with the University of Waterloo, CANADA
Iván G. Somlai –Director – ETHNOBUREAUCRATICA; Associate—Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria, CANADA
John Winterdyk—Full professor of justice, Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies, Mount Royal University, CANADA
Niaz Muhammad – Department of Sociology, University of Peshawar, PAKISTAN
Nasir Jamal Khattak – Department of English and Applied Linguistics, University of Peshawar, PAKISTAN
Anoosh Khan – Department of Gender Studies, University of Peshawar, PAKISTAN
Arshi Saleem Hashmi-- Associate Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies |Faculty of Contemporary Studies, National Defence University ( NDU)-Islamabad
Dr. Imran Ahmad Sajid (Lecturer, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies)
Ms. Hina Habib (Lecturer, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies)
Call for Paper
“Pakistan Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies” (PJPCS) is bi-annually published, peer-reviewed journal that invites submissions of original research papers from the disciplines of humanities and social sciences that contribute to the field of peace and conflict studies.
Submissions meriting review will be read anonymously, usually by two referees. In most instances, the author(s) may expect decisions on their work within 120 days. Because submissions receive expert review and the Editorial board of the journal is international in scope, this time may vary. The journal reserves the right to make relevant changes to the submission without altering the meaning of the article. Responsibility for the opinions expressed in the articles and the accuracy of the facts stated rests solely with the author(s) and not with the Editor/Editorial Board.
Researchers are invited to submit their manuscripts electronically via email to any of the Editors or to;
Editor in Chief: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or to the Journal email: email@example.com
Instructions for Authors
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
The journal invites original research contributions from all branches of knowledge relevant to peace and conflict studies. The journal regards the submission of the manuscript as a commitment that they are exclusively contributed to PJPCS and are not under consideration anywhere else.
The authors may submit their articles electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Word Limit and Format: The submitted articles should be 3000 to 5000 words in length including abstracts and citations in MS Word Format, Times New Roman and Font size 11, with 1.25 line space.
Paragraphing: Start each paragraph with the first line half inch indented. There should be a 1.5' line space between paragraphs.
Figures, Tables, Graphs: Figures, tables or graphs, if given, should not be out of text margins of the page.
First Page: The first page of submission should include the title of the article, author’s name, institutional affiliations, and email address and other contact information.
Abstract: Abstracts should be between 100 -150 words and should include objectives, methodology, and major claims of the paper.
Introduction: This section should provide a general background of the research along-with the problem statement, significance and literature review.
Methodology: This section should provide the information on methodology as clearly and explicitly as possible.
Results & Discussion: State the results and discussion. There is no need for separating this section unless the author(s) wish to separate the two sections.
Endnotes: provide the endnotes with roman numerals, size 10, Time New Roman Font.
Footnotes: Do not use footnotes. Use endnotes instead.
References: Use only those references that have been cited in the main text. Only the APA citation format is acceptable. Arrange the references in a single alphabetic sequence.
Authors’ Biography: A brief biography, no more than fifty (50) words for each other, should be given at the end of the paper.
The journal reserves the right to make relevant changes to the submission without altering the meaning of the article. Responsibility for the opinions expressed in the articles and the accuracy of the facts stated rests solely with the author(s) and not with the Editor/Editorial Board.
Once the author’s paper is published in PJPCS, the author cannot publish the same in another journal/newspaper etc for at least two years from the date of publication in PJPCS. After two years of publication, the author may publish it anywhere else.
Initially, the journal does not charge any publication fee for a period of two years. After that time period, each paper shall be charged with a fee of Rs. 5000/- for Pakistani contributors or $50/- for international contributors.
PAPER ACCEPTANCE AND REVIEW PROCESS
Pakistan Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies uses double-blind peer review process. All contributions are forwarded to at least two referees. Once the paper is submitted, it shall pass through an initial ‘Editorial Review’ that may take two weeks maximum. The Editorial Board decides whether to process the paper for further ‘Peer Review’ or reject it at this stage.
The ‘Peer Review’ might take one to two months depending upon the reply from the reviewer. Once the review has been done, the review comments shall be forwarded to the corresponding author. The author(s) need to re-submit the paper within fifteen days maximum with all the quarries addressed.