About the Journal

Editorial and Peer Review Process

All submissions are screened using Turnitin - a similarity detection software. The International  Journal of Kashmir Studies follows a strict zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism. Articles shortlisted by the Editorial Board undergo double-blind peer reviews (one national and one international). During this stage, articles may not be approved for publication by the referees. However, if they are found suitable for the Journal, reviewers may recommend either major or minor changes in the manuscript. The revision process might comprise multiple rounds. Peer review timelines vary depending on reviewer availability and responsiveness.

Instructions for Author

 Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to us. These instructions will ensure we have everything required so your paper can move through peer review, production, and publication smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the journal's requirements. For general guidance on the publication process at The Journal of Kashmir Studies please read the below guidelines;



Manuscripts, articles and book reviews on themes of contemporary or historical interest, with particular reference to the Kashmir Conflict, will be welcomed.


The manuscript should be clearly typed on one side of the paper and should be double-spaced. Two copies should be submitted.


Bibliographies and footnotes should be placed at the end of the article. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively, and bibliographies should be arranged alphabetically. Foreign words should be underlined.


The manuscript should be sent on 3.5 inches floppy (preferably on MS Word) along with a typed hard copy on one side of the page only, double spaced with wide margins. All pages should be numbered consecutively.


Bibliographical references should be accurate and complete in respect of the title, the name of the author, the year and the place of publication. 


Utmost care should be taken to prepare statistical data for publication. All headings, columns, rows, symbols, units of measurement, periods, political and geographical areas, and sources should be clearly stated in each statistical table.






Tables, maps, and diagrams should be numbered and given at the end of the article, each on a separate sheet of paper. They should be clearly drawn so that they are suitable for photocopying.

 The opinions expressed in articles and accuracy of facts rests solely with the contributors and should not be construed as representing the views of the Editor. Contents may not be produced without permission.



Authors are requested to send abstracts of their articles not exceeding 250 words. The first page of the paper should include the title of the paper as the name and institutional affiliation of the author.
Note: The Editor reserves the right to make editorial revisions.


·         British English should be used.

·         Dates should be written as January 1, 2018.

·         Acronyms should be written within brackets after writing           the words in full on first use, e.g., the South Asian                         Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).                             Subsequently, only SAARC should be used without                       brackets.

·          “Per cent” should be used in the text, instead of % sign.

·         Complete references of all figures, graphs, images,                      maps, and tables need to be provided.

·         Word Length of Articles: 5000-8000 words

·         Word Length of Book Reviews: 1000 words

·         Referencing Style: The Chicago Manual of Style 17th   dition (Full Note)

          The following examples are cited for guidance:

Chapter or Part of a Book: Kamal Monnoo, “The Geonomics of CPEC,” in CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region, ed. Sarah Siddiq Aneel (Islamabad: Islamabad Policy Research Institute, 2015), 20-21.

Journal Article: Murad Ali, “US Aid to Pakistan during the Tenures of Democrat and Republican Administrations,” IPRI Journal XVI, no. 2 (2016): 31-48 (35, 37).

Newspaper Article: Muhammad Hanif, “Why India is Opposing CPEC?” Pakistan Observer, February 27, 2017, http://pakobserver.net/why-india-is-opposing-cpec/.

Website: Andrew Wood, “Putin is Running out of Options in Syria,” CNN.com, April 10, 2017, http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/10/opinions/putin-options-syria-opinionwood/index.html?iid=ob_lockedrail_bottomlist .

For reference to a single work cited in the Note immediately preceding, use Ibid. For reference cited already elsewhere, use the short title form (e.g. Ali, “US Aid to Pakistan,” 39.) Give page number, if different from the one already cited. Cite only the most authentic and up-to-date references.

Subscription Rates 



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By Air Mail


Single Copy

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Rs. 200.00

By Surface Mail


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Important Dates:

•           For the Summer  issue: 31 March 

•           For the Winter  issue: 30 September 

Submission Procedure

Author/s are required to submit both soft and hard copies in MS Word format, along with their brief introduction, complete contact details and a letter certifying that the submission has not been previously published nor currently under consideration for publication elsewhere at the following address;

The Director/Editor-in-Chief,

 Kashmir Policy Research Institute (Policy and Research Forum) near State Guest House  Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir 13100.

Licensing :

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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