Author Guidelines

KFUEIT Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences focuses on the results of original research projects in various fields of History, Politics, International Relations, Education, Culture, History of Thought, Language and Literature, Economics and Law. The journal is published mainly in English but the articles in Arabic and Urdu are also accepted and published. To be published in the journal, a paper must be substantial and original. The Editorial Board does not accept articles published or submitted for publication elsewhere.  Articles and other material published in the journal represent the opinions of the author(s) and should not be considered to reflect the opinions of the Editorial Board.


The manuscript must be formatted according to a manuscript template provided by the Journal. Articles must be clearly presented and have the purpose of the readers. The Editorial Board solicits and encourages publication of worthy papers with a length not exceeding 25 published pages (approximately 10,000 words). Those of a length exceeding 25 pages, but containing very important results, can be published by the consent of the Editorial Board. If an article contains material reproduced from other sources, the necessary written permission from the author(s) and publisher must accompany the paper.

Articles may be submitted by using the online manuscript submission system of the journal. The manuscript sent by email will not be entertained.

The first page should include the title of the article, the names and primary affiliations of the author(s), an abstract (not exceeding 250 words), and keywords. All figures, photographs, tables, or drawings should be numbered. References must be in APA format. The in-text citation is required in APA format. Entries in the reference list should be put in alphabetical order or in order of citation. Footnotes in the text must be avoided. After a plagiarism check and an initial screening for acceptability submitted articles will be distributed for double-blind peer review. Two reviewers write their comments on each article along with recommendations to publish the article, to publish with revisions, or to decline the article for publication. The editorial staff forwards these anonymous reviews to the article author and gives the author further instructions about making revisions, if necessary. Revised texts are re-sent for peer review. Authors should note that the peer review process can take one to two months or longer to complete.

References Style/Format
Book with one author

  • Doniger, W. (1999). Splitting the Difference. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Book with two authors

  • Cowlishaw, G. & R. Dunbar (2000). Primate Conservation Biology. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Chapter or other parts of a book

  • Twaddell, W.F. (1957). ‘Do we want to use the German umlaut? A boring story.’ In: M. Joos(ed.), Readings in linguistics I. The development of descriptive linguistics in America, 1925–1956, 85-87. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Book, in other languages than English, German, French or Spanish

  • Tsoukalas, K. (1974). Independence and reproduction. The societal role of educational mechanisms in Greece (1830-1922). Athina: Themelio. [In Greek].

Journal article

  • Picard, R. G. (2002). Research note. Assessing audience performance of public service ’ European Journal of Communication 17(2): 227-235.

Article in an electronic-only journal. Access date is included parenthetically at the end of the citation.

  • Hlatky, M.A., D. Boothroyd, E. Vittinghoff, P. Sharp & M.A. Whooley (2002). ‘Quality-of-life and depressive symptoms in postmenopausal women after receiving hormone therapy. Results from the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study (HERS) trial.’ Journal of the American Medical Association 287(5). Available at [7 January 2002].

Popular magazine article

  • Martin, S. (2002). ‘Sports-interview shocker.’ New Yorker, May 6, 84.


  • Bush, G.W. (2004). ‘A scholar recants on his “Shakespeare” discovery.’ New York Times, June 20, 7

Theses and dissertations (no italics).

  • Amundin, M. (1991). ‘Click repetition rate patterns in communicative sounds from the harbor porpoise.’ Ph.D. diss., Stockholm University.

Paper presented at a meeting or conference (no italics)

  • Doyle, B. (2002). ‘Howling like dogs. Metaphorical language in Psalm 59.’ Paper presented at the annual international meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, June 19–22, in Berlin, Germany.

Publication by the institute, globally known by its acronym, the author is a publisher. In-text citation

  • (OECD 1997).
  • (1997). Communication Outlook (1997). Paris: OECD.
  • Publication by institute, only short or main name is used. The author is publisher. In-text citations (ABN AMRO 1998; European Commission 1999).
  • European Commission (1999). An Information Society for allCommunication on Commission Initiative for the Special European Council of Lisbon, 23 and 24 March 2000. Brussels: Commission of the European Union. Available at comm/dg13/eeurope / pdf/com081299_en.pdf

Citing Web-Based Articles

  • Sainio, D. (2001). Writings from the Chairman’s Little Red Book of Fishing. Retrieved August 25, 2001, from journals/sainio.html

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text but should be included as separate sheets or files. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should also be completely labeled.


All published papers would be available on the internet free of cost. If anyone wants to have reprints of the journal then he has to pay postal charges. Additional reprints may be obtained by ordering in advance from the Editors.  For this prepayment is required.

Correspondence and Submission

Correspondence and submission of manuscripts should be addressed to The Editor, KFUEIT Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, KFUEIT, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.