ORIENTAL COLLEGE MAGAZINE (OCM) is a research journal published by the University Oriental College, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan on quarterly basis since 1925. The OCM encourages articles from different specializations in Oriental Studies covering all aspects of Oriental languages, literatures and history etc. Currently, the Magazine is recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan as â€śZâ€ť category in Humanities& Languages Journals.
The OCM has a double blind peer reviewing policy. Initial screening for the suitability of the article for publication in OCM is carried out by the editorial committee and subsequently the manuscript is sent for blind reviewing. Each article is reviewed by one local expert and one from academically advanced countries. Authors are informed about the comments or suggestions of the reviewers and are required to revise their paper in stipulated time period if required.
The author has to provide an undertaking that: a) the material given in the article is original (not plagiarized); b) those who contributed in various capacities have either been included as authors or have been duly acknowledged; c) the manuscripts submitted to the OCM for publication is not submitted or published elsewhere. Agreement and undertaking form is provided by the OCM committee to the authors subsequent to manuscript submission. It is important that the submitting author complies with the ethics laid down by the MLA in its recent publication manual. As per HEC policy, the paper will be published subject to its clearance for plagiarism.
Preparation of Manuscript: Articles written in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi and English are accepted for publication. All submissions must have a title, left aligned, font size 15, single space with margin. The title page shall list 1) full title, 2) all authorsâ€™ names along with his/her institutes of affiliation, 3) full postal address including email and telephone. The authorâ€™s name should only appear in the title page as the review process requires anonymity.
Abstract and References: The abstract should range between 120-150 words for all articles. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions. Follow MLAâ€™s latest manual format for writing references in the text and list of references.
Submission of the Manuscript: Correspondence regarding publication should be addressed to the Editor on: firstname.lastname@example.org and for sending manuscript through surface mail addressed to Editor, ORIENTAL COLLEGE MAGAZINE, University Oriental College, University of the Punjab, Allama Iqbal Campus, Lahore, Pakistan.