Ethical Statement

Ethical Statement

Publication Policy Agreement

As part of the submission process of the articles submitted to Iqbal Review/Iqbaliyat, the authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Furthermore, the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libelous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.

If I send the same article to any other publisher within or outside the country, I will let you know in anticipation which will be considered as my voluntary withdrawal from the Iqbal Review/Iqbaliyat.

Guidelines for Authors

The authors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts two copies in hard form and one soft copy via online journal system (OJS) prepared using MS Word and should be clearly labeled with the author’s names, their designation and affiliation, file name. Each manuscript should be accompanied by a statement that it has neither been published nor been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources. Authors are also responsible to ensure that the article contains no plagiarism that will be checked by TURNITIN. All accepted articles will become the property of the publisher. 

All parts of the manuscripts should be typewritten and printed on one side of the paper, text font size 12, Garamond, left aligned, double spaced for English articles and 14 for Arabic (Trad Arabic Bold) and Urdu (Jameel Noori Nastaleeq) articles. For main headings, font size for English should be 14 and for Arabic and Urdu 16 but for sub headings should be 12 for English and 14 for Arabic and Urdu in bold form. The manuscript should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 characters space. All articles (Eng, Urdu, Arabi) should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 250 to 300 words in English with Standard transliteration.

Manuscripts including tables, figures, illustrations and references, should be prepared in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style. The references should be given as ent-notes.

Information For Readers

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Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.


Information For Librarians

We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. As well, it may be worth noting that this journal's open source publishing system is suitable for libraries to host for their faculty members to use with journals they are involved in editing (see Open Journal Systems).


Procedures for dealing with unethical behavior

Unethical behavior may be identified and brought to the attention of the editor and publisher at any time, by anyone. Whoever informs the editor or publisher of such conduct should provide sufficient information and evidence in order for an investigation to be initiated. All allegations are taken seriously and treated in the same way, until a successful decision or conclusion is reached. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.

The editor takes reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher. Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration to the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, depending on the misconduct seriousness.

Minor misconduct might be dealt with/without the need to consult more widely. In any event, the author is given the opportunity to respond to any allegations.

Serious misconduct might require the application of one or more of the following measures:

  • Informing or educating the author or reviewer where there appears to be a misunderstanding or misapplication of acceptable standards.
  • Publication of a formal notice detailing the misconduct.
  • A formal letter to the head of the author's or reviewer's department or funding agency.
  • Formal retraction or withdrawal of a publication from the journal, in conjunction with informing the head of the author or reviewer's department

Imposition of a formal embargo on contributions from an individual for a defined period.