Pakistan Journal of Professional Psychology Research and Practice
  Pakistan Journal of Professional Psychology Research and Practice
  Published by: Centre for Clinical Psychology
Frequency: Bi-Annual  

Instructions for Author

Preparation of Manuscript:
Articles written only in English language are accepted for publication. Authors should prepare manuscripts according to the latest edition of publication manual of the American Psychological Association. A manuscript should not exceed 4000 words with maximum 30 references. Spellings should follow Webster's Dictionary or Oxford English Dictionary. All submissions including review articles must be submitted in Microsoft Word Document file having: A title, left aligned, Font size 12, Font type Time New Roman, double spaced text with a margin of 1 inch all round.

Cover Page
Author(s) are required to submit the manuscript with a cover page having the title of the manuscript, name(s) of author(s) in order of their substantial contribution (order of authorship), corresponding author’s information for future correspondence and details of the institute where the research work is carried out. There should be no information related to author(s) in the manuscript other than the cover page to facilitate double blind review.

Abstract should range between 120-150 words for all articles except review articles. An abstract should be presented as a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusion. It should state the purpose of the study, hypotheses, method, analysis, major findings and conclusion. Keywords should be included right below the abstract.

Introduction should contain theoretical framework, rational of the study, review of updated and relevant researches. Objectives and hypotheses are required to be clearly stated.

Method section must include: Research design, a description of sample, assessment measures, procedure and ethical considerations of data collection.

Results are required to be presented in logical sequence in the text, tables and illustrations (Figures). Do not repeat the textual description of data which is already presented in the table or figures; emphasize on only important ones. Tables, figures and illustrations must beprepared according to the APA's prescribed latest format. Each table must have a title & be numbered in sequence.

Discuss the major findings of the study, emphasize new and important aspects, future implications and a conclusion that follow from them. Repetition of the material from Introduction and Results section should be avoided.

All the in text citations should be included in the reference list. References should be formatted according the APA's latest manual in the text and list of references. Total number of references should not exceed 30.

Plagiarism Report
A Plagiarism Report indicating a similarity index < 19% must be submitted.
Note: It should be clear to the author(s) that editorial board of PJPPRP has the right accept or reject a submitted manuscript at any stage and also to edit the manuscript for accuracy and precision. Authors are also directed to visit Ethical Guidelines section Ethical Guidlines for Authors for further information.   

Authorship Agreement Form
Authorship Agreement Form must be submitted with the manuscript to show an agreement to the policies of PJPPRP. This form needs to be submitted after filling all the section and signed by all the authors. The form can be downloaded by the following link: Authorship Agreement Form.   

Submission Checklist
To make sure you have prepared all the obligatory documents and you are ready to submit your manuscript to PJPPRP, quickly review this checklist:

  • Cover Page, with required information
  • Manuscript in Microsoft Word Document File, prepared according to given instructions
  • Plagiarism Report
  • Authorship Agreement Form, duly signed by all the authors
  • Evidence of submission fee (a copy of receipt/ bank draft)

Publication Cost
Processing Charges (Non-refundable; submitted along with the submission of manuscript): 3000 PKR
Review and Publication Charges (submitted after editorial committee approval): 12000 PKR
*In case of rejection of article, 6000 PKR will be refunded
For Submission Please Click Here: Pakistan Journal of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.


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