Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research (PJPR)

Instructions to authors

PDF Format

Manuscript should be double-spaced typewritten (do not justify) with 12 font size, printed on one side of 8.5 x 11 inches white paper with 1 inch margin on all sides. It should be prepared according to Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (2009, 6th ed.).

Abstract should be between 150 to 250 words and must include a brief summary of study including description about sample, instruments, method, and not more than five to six most noteworthy results. Also supply up the preferred key words for the study.

References. should be formatted according to APA Manual (2009, 6th ed.). Each listed reference should be cited in the text and each text citation should be listed in References.

Submission. of the manuscript is made electronically; also send two paper (hard) copies to The Editor, Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research (PJPR), National Institute of Psychology (NIP), Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, (New Campus), Islamabad, Pakistan. A signed cover letter by author and co-author(s) must be submitted stating that the manuscript is not under concurrent consideration elsewhere. Editor and NIP accept no responsibility for the statements and opinions given by authors in the Journal.

Correspondence. between editorial office and author(s) will be done through email. Please give email address that corresponding author intends to keep for couple of years after publication.

Plagiarism. factor is required to be addressed by authors through submitting the permission letter for the copyrighted material which are given in the manuscript but are not the authors’ original work e.g., tables/figures borrowed from any other source, data of any other study, test material (or portion thereof) mentioned in the manuscript. Authors are also required to submit a report for index of similarity generated by ‘turnitin’ according to the guidelines of Higher Education Commission. Editor and editors of PJPR accept no responsibility for such material given by authors in the Journal.

Masked peer policy. policy is followed in PJPR. For this author(s) should make sure that the names and affiliation are given in cover letter only. There should be no clue of the author(s’) identity in the manuscript for keeping the process of editing more objective and fair.

Authors’ Note. should be detailed covering all author(s’) names, their number in authorship, affiliations, and should include to whom future correspondence should be directed. For this postal and email addresses of the corresponding author must be provided. Affiliation at the time of study, acknowledgments, grant related information for the study, etc. and change in affiliation/address, if it has changed after submission, of any of the author should be brought into the notice of the Editor. PJPR authorities are not responsible for the information given in the authors(s)’ related footnotes.



Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research is a biannual publication of National Institute of Psychology, Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Since 1986, two issues − Summer and Winter − have been appearing every year. The Journal provides an outlet for fully documented researches addressing educational, social, developmental, and other areas of Psychology. Preference is given to empirical research articles dealing with the application of psychological knowledge in understanding the issues of national and international significance. The Journal welcomes contributions from all over the world and from sister disciplines like education, anthropology, sociology, medicine, management sciences, etc. Participation from the developing countries is highly appreciated in view of their under-representation in the field of research.

PJPR employs blind review process and maintain editorial board of Consulting Editors belonging to various countries with expertise in diverse areas in Psychology. It is recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan as “X” category in Social Sciences Journals. The contents of PJPR are abstracted/indexed in the Proquest, PsycInfo, Ulrich Periodical Directory, EBSCO, Vanderbilt E-Library, University of Washington Database, San Jose Library E-Catalogue, University of South Australia E-Catalogue, OhioLINK, MONASH University E-Library, TROVE National University of Australia, LexisNexis, E-Library of Georgia State University.


Address manuscript submission and all correspondence to

The Editor
Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research (PJPR)
National Institute of Psychology, Centre of Excellence
Quaid-i-Azam University (New Campus), Islamabad, Pakistan
Fax: 92-51-2896012; Tel: 92-51-2896013
Email :,

Subscription Rates (Annual)

Rs.600/- in Pakistan and US $60 for foreign countries.
Rs.1000/- in Pakistan and US $120 for foreign countries.
ISSN 1016-0664.


PJPR will charge fee for processing of article submitted on and after 10th May, 2018.

Article Submission/Processing Fee: Rs. 1000/-
Printing/Publication Fee: Rs. 5000/-

Payment Method

Fee can be paid by cheque, draft, online deposit or electronic transfer to the following account:

Account Title: Printing of Journal

Account Number: 01500390007549 (For National Level)

IBAN: PK 40 ASCM 0001500390007549 (For Foreign/International Level)

Branch Address: Askari Bank, Bhra Kahu Sub Branch, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Payment should be mabe in Pakistani Rupees

Kindly email a scanned copy of receipt along with article submission