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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 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

Author GuidelinesRecommended guidelines include bibliographic and formatting standards alongside examples of common citation formats to be used in submissions. Upload
1. Gomal University Journal of Research considers manuscripts submitted via Open Journal System (OJS) that could be accessed either via Gomal University Website or "www.gujr.com.pk".
2. Authors are required to get registered via Open Journal System prior to submission of manuscript.
3. Once registered, authors are advised to follow the submission (authors) guidelines and ensure to have formatted the manuscript according to the format that Gomal University Journal follows.
4. Once the manuscript is received online (OJS), the desk editors will filter the manuscript in the light of Author-Guidelines. Based on the desk review the manuscript is either sent back to the author(s) for further modifications or sent for review.
5. It is author(s)’ responsibility to ensure that the manuscript has neither been published nor submitted for publication either in parts or as a whole.
6. Manuscripts must be written in clear, concise, grammatically correct language, and formatted according to the APA (American Psychological Association) Editorial Style (approved by HEC). APA suggests font = Times New Roman; Font-Size =12; Line-Spacing =1.15; Margins=1 Inch – All Sides. There must be 8-12 pages per Article Title Page The title page should include an informative title, author's name, and complete mailing address including Postal & „Online - email, Telephone & Fax No. (First author will be taken for correspondence).
Abstract The abstract includes a brief summary of the problem, research design, major findings and conclusions (max: 1000 Characters or 200 Words).
Main Body The text should be divided into sections with the following headings:
Introduction: This section provides sufficient background information to set the context of the issue with clear mention of objectives behind the research.
Research Design (social sciences) or Materials & Methods (natural sciences): Concise but with sufficient detail to allow the replication of methodology.
Findings/Results: Present them in a logical sequence through paragraphs, tables & figures but avoiding repetition. The tables, figures etc., must be placed at where used and not as annexures.
Discussions: Interpret the results and relate them with the existing knowledge relating to the methods and results of the respective area of research.
Conclusions: A short but pointed evaluation of the research activity and findings.
As per instructions of HEC, GUJR follows the APA Editorial Style therefore; the referencing will be done as: The "Embeded" reference (within text): ( 2nd name of the Author, year) in case of Book, page no will follow the year – Year: 324) (Author, 2010) Single-Author (Author-1 & Author-2, 2011) Two-Authors (Author et al., 2012) More than Two Authors (Note. All the authors will be mentioned when reference is made for the first time) References are those sources which are USED within text (embedded). They will be placed at the end the manuscript in alphabetical order and formatted as follows: Journal Articles Qureshi, Q.A., Ahmad, I., & Nawaz, A. (2012). Readiness for eHealth in the developing countries like Pakistan. Gomal Journal of Medical Sciences, 10(1):160- 163. Noor, A.A. Memon, A.G. & Sherwani, S.K. (2012). Dose response curve of plants extracts against the human pathogens. Gomal University Journal of Research, 27(2):1-17. Zubair, M., Gilani, I.S. & Nawaz, A. (2012). From Habermas Model to New Public Sphere: A Paradigm Shift. Global Journal of Human Social Science, 12(5):42-52. Book Yin, R. (1994). Case study research: Design and methods (2nd ed.). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publishing. Kothari, CR (1986). Quantitative techniques. VIKAS Publishing House, New Delhi. Chapter Lyon, R. A. & Titeler, M. (1989). Pharmacology and biochemistry of the 5-HT2 receptor. In: Sanders-Bush, E. (ed). The Serotonin Receptors. Clifton, NJ: Humana Press: pp. 59-88. Thesis/Dissertation Sattar, A. (2011). Job satisfaction of District Executive Officers in KPK. (PhD Thesis). Department of Public Administration, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, KPK, Pakistan. WebSite Material Healthy People 2011, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved on Dec 5, 2014 from: http://health.gov/healthypeople. Tables and Figures Tables and Figures should be placed within text wherever they are used, mentioned or discussed.

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