Authors Guidelines/Submissions

All information given below is essential for the authors. Before sending your manuscript to Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences Pakistan, please ensure that it meets the requirements stipulated in the authors’ guidelines. It is recommended to strictly follow the guidelines before submitting your manuscript to avoid unnecessary delay in review process.

Journal do not allow the remixing of its contents or reuse of its content with proper acknowledgement.

Submit manuscripts at jnasp@kinnaird.edu.pk.

Journal do not have submission or article processing changes.

Manuscript formats and Preparation

Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences Pakistan has different formats in the print and the online versions of the journal for reasons of space. In the event that the paper is accepted, authors will need to supply their material in the appropriate format for each medium. But in order to facilitate the review process, for initial submissions we encourage authors to incorporate the manuscript text and figures together in a single file (Microsoft Word or PDF, up to 30 MB in size). The figures may be inserted within the text at the appropriate positions and each figure legend should be presented together with its figure. Also, please include line numbers within the text.

General rules for text        

A research article should divide into the following headings:

  • Title page
  • Author’s information
  • Present address
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figures


Please use the following rules for whole text, including abstract, keywords, heading and references.
Font: Times New Roman; Size: 11
Line Spacing: 1.5
Heading 1: Times New Roman; Size-12; Bold; for example, 3. Methodology
Heading 2: Times New Roman; Size-12; Italic; for example, 3.1 Population
Heading 3: Times New Roman; Size-12; for example, 3.1.1 Sample

Figure formats

For the print version of the paper, production-quality figures are not required at submission, and will be required only if your paper is accepted in principle for publication. Follow these guidelines carefully to produce versions suitable for submission, editorial assessment and peer review

  • For initial submissions we prefer the manuscript text and figures to be incorporated together in a single file. In this case figures should be inserted in the Word doc. we can accept GIF, PDF, TIFF and PowerPoint.
  • Figures should be prepared at the size you would expect them to appear in journal.
  • The general guide is that you should be happy with what you see on your printer and/or monitor and adjust the resolution accordingly. Most referees will print your figures on common laser or inkjet printers, using ordinary copy paper, and may view them on a monitor set to 256 colours. If you are using high-specification hardware please take this into account.
  • Colour, when used as an identifying tool, should be distinct.
  • For figures with more than one part, label parts “a”, “b” etc, and create a PDF scan of the whole figure to show preferred layout.
  • Figures and tables should be sized such that they fit to a single page (leaving enough room for the legend/footnote to be set below). The maximum page dimension is 18 cm by 24 cm. Tables can be set at one-column (8.9 cm) or two-column (18 cm) width.
  • For figures with multiple panels, label parts “a”, “b”, etc, and arrange in a layout that minimizes white space and has the figure centred on the page.

Reference Style

Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA). You may refer the “Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association”, its details may be found at: www.apa.org . References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically.

  • Reference to a journal publication

Core, J. E., Holthausen, R. W., & Larcker, D. F. (1999). Corporate governance, chief executive officer compensation, and firm performance. Journal of financial economics51(3), 371-406.

  • Reference to a book

Jesudason, J. V. (1989). Ethnicity and the economy: The state, Chinese business, and multinationals in Malaysia. Oxford University Press, USA.

  • Reference to a web source

World Bank (2009). Outlook for Remittance Flows 2009-2011. [Online] Available: http://econ.worldbank.org (March 2, 2016).

  • Chapters in edited volumes

Herath, H. S., Bremser, W. G., & Birnberg, J. G. (2014). A Balanced Scorecard Strategic Initiative Planning Model with Resource Constraints. Advances in Management Accounting (Advances in Management Accounting, Volume 24) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 24, 1-38.

  • Unpublished papers

Wheaton, W. C., Chervachidze, S. & Nechayev, G. (2014). Error Correction Models of MSA Housing Supply Elasticities: Implications for Price Recovery. MIT Department of Economics, Working Paper No. 14-05.

  • Conference proceedings

Heiman, A. L., Vincent-Hoper, S., Gregersen, S., & Nienhaus, A. (2014). A meta-analysis on transformational leadership and well-being: The role of the job demands–resources model. Paper presented at the International Conference of Applied Psychology, Paris, France.

  • Thesis

Mole, G.W. (2002). Managers in conflict: a longitudinal study of manager behaviour in interpersonal conflicts at work. Unpublished PhD. Thesis, University of London, UK.

  • Abbreviation of Journal Names

Please avoid using abbreviations in the title of a paper. Rather full names of journals should be described in the references to facilitate readers and indexing agencies.

Conflict of interest                                          

Disclosure must be made of any financial or personal interests or other dual commitments or competing interests that represent, or are perceived to represent, actual or potential conflicts of interest for any of the authors that might bias or be seen to bias their work. The Journal reserves the right not to publish (or if published, withdraw) an article on the grounds of any actual or potential conflict of interest.

Informed consent

Actual or potentially identifying information or facial/body features should not be included in the manuscript, whether in the form of text, images, figures or photographs, unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and unless the patient (or parent or legal guardian) has provided written informed consent for publication. In case of doubt, informed consent should be obtained. The Journal reserves the right not to publish (or if published, withdraw) an article on the grounds that informed consent has not been obtained.

Policy and content requirements

Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences Pakistan does not require all authors of a paper to sign any letter of submission, nor does it impose an order on the list of authors. Submission to the journal is taken to mean that all the listed authors have agreed all the content. The corresponding (submitting) author is responsible for having ensured that all authors are agreed.

Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences Pakistan expects that as a rule, figures in research papers will be original figures generated by the authors. However, in cases where figures are commissioned, obtained or bought externally by the authors, or where figures have been previously published elsewhere, the corresponding author is responsible for pointing this out to the editor-in-Chief at time of submission, and for including written permission for use of such figures before or at time of acceptance for publication of the manuscript in Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences Pakistan.

One copy of any relevant paper by any of the authors submitted or in press elsewhere (including papers submitted elsewhere while the Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences Pakistan contribution is under consideration) should be attached.  Failure to disclose this information may lead to rejection.

Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences Pakistan does not consider contributions under consideration or published elsewhere. This policy does not apply to conference abstracts, which is allowed. If part of a contribution has appeared or has been submitted elsewhere, the paper is not automatically rejected so long as the main result, conclusion and implications are not apparent from the other work. In this event, the corresponding author must specify in the covering letter which part of the contribution will appear or has appeared elsewhere, indicating the publication concerned. After submission, the editor-in-Chief handling the manuscript must be consulted if the author wishes to publish or publicize any part of it elsewhere during the consideration process.

Cover Letter

Submissions should be accompanied by a brief covering letter from the corresponding author including full postal address, telephone number and e-mail address.

Submission

No hard copies are acceptable. Authors have to submit full papers via email on the following email address jnasp@kinnaird.edu.pk.

Revised and final submissions

Revised manuscripts

Revised versions should be sent in time to the editor-in-Chief for the timely processing of the paper. Email must include the manuscript reference number, a copy of the authors’ response to the referees’ and editor-in-Chief’ comments, and revised manuscripts.

Final manuscripts

If a manuscript is accepted in principle for publication, authors will be required to submit final copy of revised manuscript