Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies:Alam-e-Niswan

ISSN: 1024-1256
Pakistan Association for Women's Studies (PAWS)



PJWS welcomes submissions in all disciplines and is especially interested in papers written from an interdisciplinary approach on women’s issues. 


We will review articles that are not under consideration elsewhere.



All articles should be typed double-spaced, using font size 12 in Times New Roman with page numbers marked. The file should be electronically send as a Word document and not as a PDF.



All articles must be written in English, using British spellings throughout, except the quotes.



Articles should be no longer than 10,000 words, including footnotes and references.



Title page of the paper should be typed separately and should include the author’s name, mailing, fax, phone and e-mail address. 



To protect anonymity of the author(s), the author’s name should appear only on a separate title page.



In case of more than one author, identify the corresponding author with contact details (E-mail address and full postal address).



A statement of two or three lines about author/s should be typed on a separate page.



An abstract of the paper, not exceeding 150-200 words, should be submitted. This should be typed on a separate page following the title page. 



All abstracts must have 4-6 keywords.



Quotations of about 50 words should be set out as extracts and be indented Use ‘19th century’, ‘1970s’.



Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures.



All tables and figures included in the paper should be indicated by number separately (see Table 1) and not by placement (see Table below).



Present each Table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, at the end of the paper. Check that the numbers of the Table are the same as mentioned in the text of the paper.



Tables and figures must mention their source.



All papers must include a bibliography at the end of the paper (after the endnotes) listing books, articles, theses, web-sources, newspaper articles or stories, including the sources for the tables, graphs and maps.



A statement of two or three lines about author/s should be typed on a separate page.


Citations/ references and bibliography

  • All submissions should document cited material by using parenthetical references in the text (author-date system), with minimal endnotes. Notes, references, and parenthetical citations should follow the style specified in the Chicago Manual of Style. Abbreviations like ed. and trans. are not included in the parenthetical listing. Specific page(s) follow the year of publication, preceded by a comma (Ahmed 1992, 152). Other examples are: (Lorber and Farrell, 1991) for dual authorship /editorship); (McFarlane et al, 1991) for more than three authors; (Appadurai, 1986a, 1986b) for two works by the same author in a single year.

  • Endnotes are used for material commenting on or adding to the text and should be used instead of parenthetical citations for references to more than three works, manuscript/archival sources, unpublished interviews, and legal cases. Endnotes are placed at the conclusion of the article and before the references/bibliography.

  • Full references must be given in the reference list/bibliography to all works cited in the article, including citations in endnotes. List works alphabetically by author.

  • In each reference, all authors’ names are inverted (last name first).

  • In case of more than three authors, list the first three authors and then use et al. (not in italics) after the third author’s name.

  • In case of more than one work by the same author(s), list them in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest. In case of more than one publication by the same author(s) in one single year, identify the text by placing

  • References not cited in the text will be removed from the reference list. Please consult a recent copy of the Chicago Manual of Style for proper manuscript form and citations. 

Manuscript Review Procedure

  • Manuscripts submitted to Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies: Alam-e-Niswan go through plagiarism check.

  • All articles are sent for review to two referees.

  • PJWS follows a blind review process (the name of the reviewer is withheld form the author(s), and the author(s) name is withheld from the reviewers.

  • Relevant excerpts from the review reports are mailed to the corresponding author.

  • All changes are to be made on a separate sheet of paper and not in the original text of the paper.


  • Check spellings (British English) and grammar. Papers with spelling and grammatical errors will not be accepted.
  • Check all references and endnotes
    Order of authors as mentioned in the paper submitted. No change will be made after the final approval of the paper.

Unless agreed otherwise all accepted papers become the copyright of PJWS.

Please contact:
Editor, Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies




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