Author Guidelines

1.      Who can submit

Quarterly Research Journal Noor-e-Ma’rfat invites scholars and intellectuals to decorate its pages with their valuable articles.  But, as per HEC policy,  Editor and members of Editorial Board of Quarterly Research Journal Noor-e-Ma’rfat are not allowed to publish their papers with this journal. All other candidates may submit their papers.

2.      Submission

Please submit your papers through OJS on this web link:

3.      Format

Please follow the given below guidelines while preparation and submission of your papers:

  1. The article should be composed in MS-Office Word and unpublished.
  2. The article should not be less than 5500 and not more than 8500 words.
  3. The article should contain both Urdu and English abstracts containing 120-140 words. Add key words after abstract.
  4. Use original sources in article preparation.
  5. If the similarity report of the article is more than 19%, it will be rejected.
  6. Articles will be published only after Peer Reviewers approval.
  7. The journal has the right to edit the content and the format of sent articles.
  8. References in the form of Endnotes should be written in both Latin and Urdu scripts according to the Chicago Manual of Style Reference (CMOS). Sources should be written in Italicized form. Refer to the book in the following way:

Number. First name, Last name, Title of Book (City: Publisher, year), page[s] cited [or chapter number, if no page numbers], URL [incorporating DOI when possible]. For Example:

  1. Peter W. Rose, Class in Archaic Greece (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 95.
  2. المتقی الہندی، علاء الدین علی،کنز العمال فی سنن الاقوال والافعال، ج12 (بیروت: دار الکتب العلمیۃ، 1424ھ) ، 294۔
  • Use the following method for endnote in references from research journals:

Number. First name, Last name, “Title of Article”, Journal volume, no. issue (year): page[s] cited, URL [when online version is consulted]. For Example:

  1. Rex Buck Jr. and Wilson Wewa, “We Are Created from This Land”, Oregon Historical Quarterly, 115, no. 3 (2014): 303.
  2. https://doi‐
  3. 1. سید رمیز الحسن، موسوی، “عبقات الانوار فی امامۃ الائمۃ الاطہار”، سہ ماہی سماجی، دینی تحقیقی مجلہنور معرفت، جلد 7، شمارہ 4، (2017): 170۔
  4.”, Quarterly “Noor-e-Marfat7, no.4 (2017): 170.
  • In case, the author of a book is unknown, the title of the book itself will be listed first in the Endnote. Also, if some of the information required in the endnote, such as the year of publication or the name of the publisher, is not available, it should be replaced with For example:
  1. Nasir Makarem, Shirazi, Tafsir Namuna, vol. 1, translation: Syed Safdar Hussain Najafi, (Lahore, Misbah-ul-Quran Trust, nd.), 58.
  2.  ناصر مکارم، شیرازی،تفسیر نمونہ، ج1، ترجمہ: سید صفدر حسین نجفی (لاہور، مصباح القرآن ٹرسٹ، سن ندارد)،  58۔
  • To write [p/ page number] before entering its serial is not on priority. Just write down the number of page(s).
  • To mention the country/province of the well-known cities is unnecessary. But it is better to write the name of the country/province with the names of unknown cities.
  • Enter the full details in the first reference from any source. While repeating the previous source write “Ibid.” and enter the vol. /page no. if there is a change. For Example:
  1. Peter W. Rose, Class in Archaic Greece (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 95.
  • While repeating the previous source if there is a reference to another source in the middle, enter the second name of the author of the previous source, the name of the book, the volume and the page number as given below:
  1. Rose, Class in Archaic Greece,
  • In case of giving more than one reference to a single meaning, separate the reference from the previous reference by (;). For example:
  1. Peter W. Rose, Class in Archaic Greece (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 95; Rex Buck Jr. and Wilson Wewa, “We Are Created from This Land”, Oregon Historical Quarterly 115, no. 3 (2014): 303.
  2. خورشید احمد ،سو شلزم یا اسلام (دہلی: مرکزی مکتبہ اسلامی، 1982ء) ،61؛ حقی، شان الحق، فرہنگ تلفظ (اسلام آباد، مقتدرہ قومی زبان، 2008)، 51۔

Note: For more information, see the Chicago Manual of Style Reference online.

4.      Fee Structure

Quarterly Research Journal Noor-e-Ma’rfat belongs to a trust that hardly meets its expenditures and cannot run this journal without charging publication fee. So, we charge fee. In this regard, after submission of an article, editor’s research coordinators evaluate its research worth. If an article is declared publishable in its initial assessment, we collect PKR: 7000 as APC (Article Process Charges). APC is non-refundable, even if an article is rejected by reviewers. When an article is recommended as publishable by reviewers, we charge publication fee. Publication fee structure is given below:


Author’s Category



Article with single author (Faculty member) obtaining more than 8/10 scores.

35000 PKR


Article with single author (Ph.D./M.Phil. research Scholar) obtaining more than 8/10 scores.

33000 PKR


Article with 2 authors (faculty members) obtaining more than 8/10 scores.

40000 PKR


Article with 2 authors (Ph.D./M.Phil. research Scholar with a co-author) obtaining more than 8/10 scores.

36000 PKR


Article with single author (Faculty member) obtaining less than 8/10 scores.

40000 PKR


Article with single author (Ph.D./M.Phil. research Scholar) obtaining less than 8/10 scores.

35000 PKR


Article with 2 authors (Ph.D./M.Phil. research Scholar with a co-author) obtaining less than 8/10 scores.

40000 PKR


Note: Unemployed religious scholars and deserving Ph.D./M.Phil. students from religious academic/research institutes may be given a special discount.