Pakistan Geographical Review
  Pakistan Geographical Review
  Published by: Department of Geography
Frequency: Bi-Annual  

Instructions for Authors
Authors may find it helpful to know that the referees of papers submitted to Pakistan Geographical Review are asked to bear in mind two questions above all when making their recommendations:


Does the paper demonstrate and develop the intellectual status of Geography as an academic discipline?


Will it be remembered and referred to by geographers and others working in related fields?

To be accepted, therefore, a paper must make a significant contribution to geographic knowledge and be grounded in the relevant literature. While links should be made with themes and issues in the wider discipline, the prime concerns of the PGR are with environment and development and authors are encouraged to offer insights, understanding and critical comments on environment and development which reach the concerns of the world beyond Geography..


Four copies plus and IBM-compatible disk of all papers should be submitted to the Managing Editor. The target length of papers is 8000 words equivalent. The minimum length for papers other than Editorials is 4000 words. Typescripts should be double-spaced with wide margins, and at least one copy should be typed on one side of the page only. They should be set out in the manner of recent issues of Pakistan Geographical Review and in conformity with the information set out below.

Title page

The title of the paper, name(s), main professional/academic affiliations(s) and full address(es), including email, of the author(s) should appear on a separate title page, as papers are submitted anonymously to referees.

Abstract and key words

An abstract not exceeding 250 words is required. Six key words should follow on a separate line: one for locality, one for topic, one for method and three others.


Only the first letter and proper names are capitalized. A maximum of three levels may be used:


This is a first-level heading
First-level headings are flush left on a separate line. The first text line following is flush left.


This is a second-level heading
Second-level headings are flush left on a separate line. The first text line following is flush left.


This is a third-level heading Third-level headings are flush left. The text follows on the same line.


Illustrations should be of high quality and submitted both as ink-on-paper copy and in a standard electronic PC format wherever possible. Black-and-white prints of illustrations must be submitted to a standard suitable for reproduction (page size 14x19cm; or column width 7 cm). All Scale lines should be labeled Km. Titles should not be given on the drawings, but figure numbers should be penciled lightly on the back. After a paper has been accepted, the author must submit the originals of all illustrations. These will not be returned unless specifically requested. Electronic copies of illustrations should be saved on an IBM-compatible disk, with the output resolution set as high as possible. Ensure that heavy lines in line art are saved as pure black, and avoid using uncommon fonts in illustrations. The use of color, particularly for complex maps and diagrams, is encouraged for the electronic version of the journal. However, a subvention will be required to cover the costs of production should be author wish to have colour in hard copy. For details of costs, please apply to the publisher.


Captions must be typed on a separate sheet. Figures and photographs (Plates) are numbered separately consecutively using Arabic numerals for both (Figure 4, Plate 2 etc.).

Tables must be typed using few horizontal rules and no vertical rules. They are numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals (Table 2, etc). Titles should be concise, but as informative as possible. The approximate position of Tables and Figures in the text should be marked in the typescript.

Equations should be numbered consecutively with bracketed Arabic numerals in the right-hand margin. Authors must provide instructions in the margin for any special typeface required (e.g. bold, italic, Greek, etc). Careful attention must be paid to sub-and superscript symbols, and upper- and lower case letters.


It is the author’s responsibility to obtain copyright clearance for the reproduction of Figures, Tables or photographs and to ensure adequate acknowledgement.


Measurements must all be given in SI metric system. In exceptional historical cases, English equivalents may be allowed. Numerals should be sued in the text for all full units of measurement above 10. Words should be used for quantities of objects, persons, etc. and or numbers from one to ten.

Notes Informational notes must be restricted to the minimum; usually the material can be incorporated into the text. Endnotes only are to be used.

References Authors must use the Harvard system, in which authors’ names (no initials) and dates are given in the main body of the text, with specific pages indicated if required (Linton and Moisley 1960:29). References are listed alphabetically at the end of the paper under the heading References, and set out as follows:

Papers Linton D L and Moisley H A 1960 The origin of Loch Lomond Scottish Geographical Magazine 76 26-37
Theses Chalkley B S 1978 The relocation decisions of small displaced firms Unpublished Ph.D. thesis Department of Geography, University of Southampton 21-5
Books Soddart D R ed 1981 Geography, ideology and social concern Blackwell, Oxford
Chapter of book Dury G H 1979 The future of geomorphology in Embleton C, Brunsden D and Jones D K eds Geomorphology, present problems and future prospects Oxford University Press, Oxford 262-74
World Wide Web pages RGS-IBG 1998 Notes for contributors ( Accessed 1 December
Other publications Where there is doubt (e.g. Occasional papers), include all bibliographical details.
The place of publication and publisher’s name should always be given when books are referred to.
Non-sexist, non-racist language Papers should be written in non-sexist, non-racist language. It may be helpful to refer to Area 23, 290-94 and the journal of Geography and Higher Education (1996, 123-36).

Article Processing/Publication Charges
There are no charges or any fee for processing and publication of articles in the Pakistan Geographical Review

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