Journal of Islamic and Religious Studies (JIRS)

Instructions for Authors

The Journal of Islamic & Religious Studies (JIRS) is a double blind peer reviewed, open access journal published bi-annually by University of Haripur. JIRS feels honor in providing a platform by publishing original material of interest to the research scholars JIRS is an academic refereed journal published two times a year (summer and winter). Unsolicited manuscripts will be welcomed here.

Open Access

JIRS is an open access journal and it allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of its articles and to use them for any other lawful purpose. All current/previous issues and complete articles can be viewed / downloaded from current issue/ previous issues section.

Manuscript Submission

Submit two copies of the manuscript along with a soft copy via CD/Email to the Editor. Manuscripts should not be submitted via Fax. To facilitate academic review and production, authors must provide their complete name, address, phone number(s), current position/title, and name(s) of universities on the title page. Manuscripts will be considered for publication only if they have not been published previously and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Review Process

JIRS- Journal of Islamic & Religious Studies strictly follows double blind peer review process for the publication of all research articles. The submitted Manuscripts would be sent for evaluation by at least two independent referees, who are expert in the applicable field. The decision to accept or reject a manuscript rests solely with JIRS Editorial Board. This decision is final. The Editorial Board will, however, base its decision primarily upon the recommendations of the referees who have evaluated the paper.
For details kindly refer to Ethical guidelines.

Copyright Policy

The authors retain copyright under the CC BY licence. However, author have to sign a form agreeing to the publication of their article under the CC BY licence.

Format Requirements

A. General Requirements: Unsolicited Manuscripts must be written in English/Urdu/Arabic. Type the manuscript on white bond paper, 8-1/2×11 inches (21.6×27 cm or A4 size paper) with margins of at least 1.5 inches (4cm) on left for English and on right for Urdu/Arabic.

Begin each of the following section on separate page and in the following order: Title page,

Results & Conclusions, References.

Number pages consecutively, beginning with the title page. Type the page number in the upper right-hand comer of each page in English, and in the upper left-hand comer of each page in Urdu and Arabic.

B. Abstracts: Provide on a separate page an abstract of 150 to 200 words followed by the keywords for respective article. This abstract should consist of labeled background, Methods, Results and Conclusion. They should briefly describe, respectively, the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed, the salient result and what the authors conclude from the results.

C. Introduction:
State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study.

D. Key Words:
Include the Key Words relating to the article subject.

E. Results:
Present your results in logical sequence in the text.

F. Discussion:

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.

G. References:

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

al-Alusi, Sayyid Muhmud al-Baghdadi. Ruh al-Ma’ani, Cairo: Muniriyah 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.