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Author Guidelines

All material submitted for publication should be sent exclusively to the Pakistan Journal of Statistics and Operation Research. Work which has already been reported in a published paper or is described in a paper sent or accepted elsewhere for publication should not be submitted. However, a complete report following publication of a preliminary report, usually in the form of an abstract, or a paper that has been presented at a scientific meeting, if not published in full in a proceedings or similar publication, may be submitted. Press reports of meetings will not be considered as breach of this rule, but such reports should not be amplified by additional data or copies of tables and illustrations. In case of doubt, a copy of the published material should be included with a manuscript to help the editors decide how to deal with the matter.

1.        Articles are accepted with the understanding that they have not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

2.        Manuscripts must be typed in font 12 (Times New Roman) , single-spaced throughout, including the reference section.

3.        Abstract: Papers should be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 100-150 words and provide maximum of 5 keywords. It should be couched in simple language setting forth the object of the investigation and the results achieved.

4.        Length of the manuscript should not exceed 25-30 pages. Footnotes should be avoided unless absolutely essential.

5.        Methods: Procedures described in sufficient detail to allow other workers to reproduce the results. References to established methods should be given. References and brief description for methods that have been published but are not well known should be provided.

6.        Tables: Each table should be typed on a separate sheet and should be provided with title. Tables should be numbered consecutively

7.        References: References should be normally given at the end of text in the order (a) author or authors (b) year of publication (c) title of article (d) abbreviated name of the Journal (e) volume (f) page/s. Should be numbered in alphabetical order.

8.        Acknowledgement: Any acknowledgements authors wish to make should be included in a separate headed section at the end of the manuscript.

9.        The decision to accept or reject a paper for publication in the Journal rests fully with the Editorial Board.

 Citations in text:

1.        Multiple citations within parentheses should be divided by a comma, not a semi-colon, and there should be no use of '&' within such multiple references. References to works published in the same year should be cited as, e.g. (Smith 1991a, b).

 2.        Multiple citations within a text should be ordered by date, not alphabetically by author's name, e.g. (Smith 1902, Jones and Bower 1934, Brown 1955, 1958a, b, Green 1995).

 3.        et al. may be used in citations within the text when a paper or book has three or more authors, but note that all names should be given in the reference itself.


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.

  1. [Download: Cover Letter] Do not forget to upload cover letter at step 4 of submission(Upload Supplementary Files)
  2. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  3. Make sure to provide details about all co-authors(Name, Email, County, Affiliation etc) in step 3 (Enter Metadata)

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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