NOTES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Call for Papers
Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies
Publication of the Centre of Excellence for Women's Studies
University of Karachi
Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies is launched under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan, Vice Chancellor University of Karachi by the Centre of Excellence for Women's Studies, University of Karachi. Main objective of the Journal is to generate and disseminate knowledge regarding gender issues nationally and internationally with a critical perspective. Its aim is to promote consciousness and awareness about gender equity and balance in human interaction including academic work. In this regard, the journal explores what is meant by gender needs and gender perspective and how these can be best met. This publication in currently published only in English language however, in view of our national needs, the abstract is translated in urdu as well. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies is indexed in EBSCO. It is recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) in ‘Y’ category.
The Journal Would Publish
• Interdisciplinary research in the field of Gender Studies.
• Research on curricula, course outline, reading list and teaching strategies related to Gender Studies.
• Review of books, film and theatrical performances.
• Reports on National and International conferences, symposia and workshops etc. on Gender Studies.
Guidelines for Submissions
• Submissions are invited in English language.
• Two copies of the manuscripts, single-spaced, and printed on one side only should be submitted on A4 size paper.
• A soft copy of the paper on CD or through e-mail should also be sent.
• Title page of the paper should be typed separately and should include the author’s name, full mailing address, phone number and email address.
• The length of the paper should be between3500 to 5000 in words.
• An abstract of the paper no more than 200 words must be submitted along with the paper. The abstract should be followed by key words. An urdu translation of the abstract and keywords is also required.
• The papers should include references (endnotes) and bibliography.
• Authors are responsible for creating graphs, tables, and charts, if required in their paper.
• Authors are required to submit a signed covering letter stating that the paper has not been published earlier or has not been submitted for the purpose of publication to any other journal or volume. Authors are solely responsible for the factual accuracy for their contributions.
Citations and References
Notes and references should follow APA style for citation. Some examples are as follows:
• Koggel, C. M. (2003). Globalization and Women's Paid Work: Expanding Freedom. Feminist Economics, 9(2-3), 163-183.
• Adams, B.N. (1985). The Family: A Sociological Interpretation, Chicago, Rand McNally.
• Chow, E., &Lyter, D. (2002). Studying Development With A Gender Perspective: From Main stream Theories to Alternative Frame Works. In E. Chow (Ed.), Transforming Gender and Development in East Asia (pp. 25-30). New York: Routledge
• Irfan, M. (2008). Pakistan's Wage Structure, During 1990/91 - 2006/07. Retrieved on March 13, 2011, from PIDE: http://www.pide.org.pk/pdf/pws.pdf
• http://www.imf.org/external/np/exr/ib/2008/053008.htmRetrieved on August 18, 2010
Professor Dr. Nasreen Aslam Shah
Director, Centre of Excellence for Women's Studies &
Editor, Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies
University of Karachi