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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

A soft copy of the article should be submitted online through Al-Sharq Portal.

Ensure the anonymity of the authors while uploading the articles, by excluding the names, titles, and institutions of the authors in the soft copy. Alternately, add all the details in the Metadata of the submission. Furthermore, Turnitin Similarity Report should be uploaded on OJS.

Manuscripts submitted to Al-Sharq Journal of Islamic & Religious Studies (ASJIRS) are subject to evaluation by 02 independent national 0r international referees experts in the applicable field.

The decision to accept or reject a manuscript rests solely with the Editor ASJIRS which will be primarily based upon the recommendations of the referees.

Format Requirements  

General Requirements:

  • Unsolicited Manuscripts must be written in English/Urdu/Arabic. Type the manuscript in MS Word, A4 size. Use the following fonts while writing the paper:

English Articles: Book Antiqua, Font Size: 11 for Normal and 11 Bold for Headings.

Urdu Articles: Alvi Nastaleeq

Arabic Articles: Traditional Arabic

For both Arabic & Urdu Articles Font Size must be 13 for Normal and 13 Bold for Headings

  • The paper must include the following sections and in the order given below:

Abstract, (no more than 200 words including Keywords), Introduction, Literature Review, Research Question/s, Research Methodology, Results/Conclusions and Recommendation/s (if any)

  • Type the page numbers consecutively, beginning with the title page, in the ٖlower centered comer of each page in English, Urdu, and Arabic.
  • Write down References in endnotes.


Provide on a separate page an abstract of 150 to 200 words followed by the keywords for the respective article. The abstract should consist of labeled background, Literature Review, Research Questions, Research Methodology, Results/Conclusion, and Recommendations (if any).

Key Words:

Include the Key Words relating to the article subject at the end of the Abstract.


State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study.

Literature Review:

Include appropriate literature review relating to the article subject.

Basic Research Question:

Include research questions relating to the article subject.

Research Methodology:

Include research methodology opted by the author/s clearly.


Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Link the conclusions with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by your discussion and references.


Present your results in logical sequence in the text. 


Text and references must follow the format outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style like:

Al-Ālūsī, Sayyid Maḥmūd al-Baghdādī, Rū al-Ma’ānī, (Cairo: Munīriyah Press, 1353 AH), PP.

All footnotes citing books must contain the complete title, name of the author(s), place of publication, publishing company, and date. All foreign words must be underlined and transliterated.

All footnotes citing books must contain the complete title, name of the author(s), place of publication, publishing company, and date. All foreign words must be underlined and transliterated.

ASJIRS reserves the right to change the transliteration of all historical names, titles, and non-English terminology to bring conformity with its own style.

The responsibility for the ideas and material submitted rests solely with the author while the editor or editorial board will not be held responsible at any stage.


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