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Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies:

- That the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else;

- That its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out.

The publisher Department of Public Administration, University of Karachi will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation. The authors are responsible for clarifying the copyrights of the various information contained in the articles. Moreover, this society is providing a platform for potential authors and researchers to publish and disseminate their research to a worldwide audience. Our society is not responsible for any of the thoughts mentioned in any research. Respective authors are sole contributors and originators of their own thoughts mentioned in their manuscripts. All submitted papers are though reviewed by at least one reviewer in GJMAS journal against pre-defined criteria and every effort is made to make it perfect, yet, published research is totally author's responsibility and society will not be held responsible for any of the author's thought, mistake or deficiency in the paper. 


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Title Page

The title page should include:

  • A concise and informative title
  • The first name(s) and last name (s) of the author(s)
  • The affiliation(s) (Department, Faculty, University) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail addresses and telephone/fax of the (corresponding) author(s)


Please provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.


Please provide 5 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Time New Roman) for text.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Do not use field functions.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
  • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
  • Save your file in doc format (Word 2003 or 2010) or doc format (older Word versions).
  • File format settings; top 2,2 cm; bottom 2,2 cm; left 1,8 cm; right 1,8 cm; gutter 0 cm; gutter position left; portraitA4 (21 cm/29,7 cm).


Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols. Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.


Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds etc. should be placed in a separate section (end of the document) before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.


References Style: APA Sixth or Latest Edition


Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

  • Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Jackson 1990).
  • This result was later contradicted by Friedman and Georgescu (1996).
  • This effect has been widely studied (Vasilescu 1991; Cernat et al. 1995; Briciu and Cosma 1998; Oprea et al. 1993).

Reference list

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.

  • Journal article

Harris, G., Karper, T., Stacks, H., Hoffman, D., DeNiro, R., Cruz, P., et al. (2001). Management Accounting. Journal of Accounting, 42(1), 234–245.

  • Book

Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Book chapter

Barbu, C.M., & Egan, T. (1992). Transition – a matter of time. In Economic (Ed.), Theoretical and Applied Economics (pp. 107–123). Bucharest.

Journal names and book titles should be italicized.

  • All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
  • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

After acceptance

The article will be published online after receipt of the payment proof of the author (s). This is the official first publication citable with the DOI. After release of the printed version, the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers.

Review Process

Articles must be sent in electronic format, in English to the editor. The article sent for publishing will be accompanied by a short description which must contain complete contact details (first name, last name), affiliation (Department, Faculty, University, address of university), including those necessary for technical correspondence (phone, fax, email). The editor and assistant editors select the materials complying with the technical editing norms. The rest of the materials are eliminated from the reviewing process. At least two members of the Editorial Board make an initial assessment of the scientific relevance of the article and nominate the reviewers to produce an informed opinion.

The peer review takes place, involving two reviewers (per article) with expertise in the specific domain that is being addressed. Journal attempts to convey the reviewer’s comments about the manuscripts to the authors within three weeks. Materials respecting the scientific standards are going on a waiting list for publication. Materials in need of further development for achieving the scientific rigor will be returned to the author for modifications. Materials that cannot achieve the minimum of scientific quality are rejected. Accepted pending revision manuscripts will be re-reviewed by the Editorial Board. GJMAS attempts to publish the manuscripts within 4 weeks after submission. After the approval of the proposed article and its publishing in the magazine, the author will receive a free copy of the issue (PDF file).

Proofs and Reprints

E-mail attachment as electronic proof will be sent to the corresponding author as a PDF file. The final version of the manuscripts will be considered the page proofs. No changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage except clerical or typographical errors. Authors will have electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the article and can download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.


The work described should not have been published before nor should it be under publication elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis). Authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher when the manuscript is accepted for publication. The authors will fill in, sign, scan and send back the Statement of Originality.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on Plagiarism”. In any case, the author(s) will be responsible for plagiarized material in their articles/research papers.

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