Style Guide*



  • Contributions are encouraged and welcomed from Pakistan and international academics in Religious and Islamic theology, philosophy, sociology, jurisprudence, contemporary studies, comparative religion, spirituality, Qur’anic and Sunnah studies, Religious History, and arts, Psychology with religious perspectives, socio-economic problems, socio-religious paradigms and reviews of most recently published books. Articles on the discourses of Islamic Studies should be relevant and around the topics such as Sciences of the Quran, Interpretation of the Quran, Hadith and its Sciences, Islamic jurisprudence and its Sciences, Comparative Religions studyIslamic Thoughts and Culture & political System, etc. Similarly, introduction & comments on Muslim literature and Reviews on books, are welcomed except for the paper(s) which contains Literature oriented themes/books methodological themes, or Services of any person/ entity/organization/school of thought.
  • Journal of Religious and Social Studies, strictly follows the plagiarism policy in its true letter and spirit. Manuscripts submitted to JRSS should be original and must not be plagiarized. Every submitted article is checked for plagiarism through “Turnitin” software. If the Similarity Index (SI) of the article is above 19% then it will be sent back to the corresponding author for revise and bring its SI below 19% or submission can be declined in worst cases. If plagiarism is proved after the publication of the article, that article will be immediately withdrawn and removed from the journal and the concerned authors will be considered ineligible for publication of their article in JRSS.
  • Research articles will be forwarded for peer review to two nominated/anonymous referees, after approval of the Executive Committee.
  • Copyright laws shall be applied by the Journal’s Policies and CC- BY-NC
  • Editorial Committee reserves the right of necessary amendments, changes, and cancellation of submission.
  • All research articles published in “JRSS” express the viewpoints of their authors so every article is the sole responsibility of the writer whilst the Editorial Committee has no responsibility in this regard.


  • Before submitting an article, it is mandatory to make sure that two different files will be uploaded or submitted. One file [namely: Article text with details] should include the names, titles, and contact details of the authors and the other [namely: Article text without details] should not contain any of the above.
  • Pagination must be consecutive, beginning with the title page. The page number should be in the Center of the Footer.
  • Manuscripts must be in MS Word using the template provided; images can be in other formats. All submissions must adhere to the requirements in this guideline and the journal template. By submitting a manuscript, the author(s) agree to comply with these guidelines.


  • Provide on a separate page an abstract of 150 to 200 words followed by the keywords for the respective article. This abstract should consist of an Introduction of the Topic & its SignificanceResearch MethodologyBasic Study Results, and Conclusion. This should briefly describe the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed and what the authors conclude from the results.


  • Minimum 05 Keywords relating to the article subject should be given.


  • Discuss the purpose of the Research and summarize the foundation for the study.


  • Describe your results in a logical sequence at the end of the text. The conclusion of the study should be expressed very clearly and with an influential perspective.


  • Complete References should be given in the Footnote, however, it is the responsibility of the author to set them [if asked] after sending the manuscript.
  • Text and references must follow the format outlined in the Chicago Manual of the Style 17th edition, which can be accessed here.
  • All historical names, titles, and non-English terminology & words must be transliterated properly according to the table, for transliteration table Click here.


A complete bibliography must be inserted at the end of the paper. Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition must be followed.


First proofs are sent to contributors by e-mail as PDF files. Corrections will only be accepted if they are returned within the specified time. Typographical or factual errors only may be changed at the proof stage. The publisher reserves the right to charge authors for the correction of non-typographical errors.


Journal of Religious and Social Studies requires that all corresponding authors identify themselves using their ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript to the journal. ORCID provides a unique identifier for researchers and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript submission and grant applications, provides the following benefits:

Discoverability: ORCID increases the discoverability of your publications, by enabling smarter publisher systems and by helping readers to reliably find work that you’ve authored.

Convenience: As more organizations use ORCID, providing your iD or using it to register for services will automatically link activities to your ORCID record, and will enable you to share this information with other systems and platforms you use, saving you re-keying information multiple times.

Keeping track: Your ORCID record is a neat place to store and (if you choose) share validated information about your research activities and affiliations.

If you don’t already have an ID, you’ll need to create one if you decide to submit a manuscript to the Journal of Religious and Social Studies. You can register for one directly from your user account on Scholar One or via If you already have an ID, please use this when submitting, either by linking it to your Scholar One account or supplying it during submission by using the “Associate your existing ORCID ID” button.


Please note that only Paper(s) received through OJS/online will be processed. We do not use manual methods/processes, therefore emailing the editor for queries after submission might be ignored. Only OJS based using the author’s dashboard queries will be considered. An auto-generated email system will acknowledge authors at every step of consideration. Paper received late or not compiled as prescribed guidelines will not be processed in any case.


Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Notes and Bibliography: Click Here

Transliteration Table: Click Here