Research articles for regular issues of the Pakistan Geographical Review can be
submitted, around the year, electronically at email@example.com. The manuscript
must be original and should have not been published previously/elsewhere.
EDITORIAL POLICY AND PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Each manuscript is primarily examined by the Editor for its suitability within
the scope of PGR. Manuscripts that do not fall within the scope of the journal
are 'desk-rejected'. In addition, papers that fail to meet a minimum threshold
for quality and originality are also rejected without being sent out to the reviewers.
All submitted manuscripts are reviewed through a 'double-blind' peer review process
which means the identities of the reviewers are kept confidential from the authors,
and vice versa. The manuscripts passing through initial editorial scrutiny are
then forwarded to two referees/reviewers for blind peer review (both Local and
Foreigner). Whether the manuscript shall be published or not is subject to the
recommendations/comments/reviews of the referees. The review process may take
up to “two weeks to one month”. The authors shall be informed about
the acceptance/modifications/rejection of the article by email only. The Editor
is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of
articles and his decision is final. However, the journal shall publish the accepted
article after completing all formalities.
Author(s) must provide a declaration that: (i) the results are original;
(ii) the same material is neither published nor under consideration elsewhere;
(iii) approval of all authors has been obtained; and,
(iv) in case the article is accepted for publication,
its copyright will be assigned to the Pakistan Geographical Review.
Manuscripts submitted online will be screened for potential plagiarism before
peer review using similarity detection software. The Journal shall accept only
those articles which have a <=19% similarity index and any single source should
have a similarity index of <=5% (According to HEC plagiarism policy).
COPY RIGHT POLICY
It is the author’s responsibility to obtain copyright clearance for the
reproduction of Figures, Tables or photographs and to ensure adequate
ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES (APC) POLICY
There are no charges or any fee for processing and publication of articles in
the Pakistan Geographical Review.