Author Guidelines


Quarterly Research Journal Noor-e-Ma’rfat invites scholars and intellectuals to decorate its pages with their valuable articles.  But, as per HEC policy, Publications by Editor and members of Editorial Board of Quarterly Research Journal Noor-e-Ma’rfat are not allowed to publish their papers with this journal. So, they can not submit any paper for publication. All other cnandidates may submit their papers through OJS on this web link:

Given below guidelines must be followed while submissions:

  1. The article should be composed in MS-Office Word and unpublished.
  2. The article should not be less than 5500 and not more than 8500 words.
  3. The article should contain both Urdu and English abstracts containing 120-140 words. Add key words after abstract.
  4. Use original sources in article preparation.
  5. If the similarity report of the article is more than 19%, it will be rejected.
  6. Articles will be published only after Peer Reviewers approval.
  7. The journal has the right to edit the content and the format of sent articles.
  8. References in the form of Endnotes should be written in both Latin and Urdu scripts according to the Chicago Manual of Style Reference (CMOS). Sources should be written in Italicized form. Refer to the book in the following way:

Number. First name, Last name, Title of Book (City: Publisher, year), page[s] cited [or chapter number, if no page numbers], URL [incorporating DOI when possible]. For Example:

  1. Peter W. Rose, Class in Archaic Greece(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 95.

۔1. المتقی الہندی، علاء الدین علی، کنز العمال فی سنن الاقوال والافعال ، ج12 (بیروت: دار الکتب العلمیۃ، 1424ھ) ، 294۔

  • Use the following method for endnote in references from research journals:

Number. First name, Last name, “Title of Article”, Journal volume, no. issue (year): page[s] cited, URL [when online version is consulted]. For Example:

  1. Rex Buck Jr. and Wilson Wewa, “We Are Created from This Land”, Oregon Historical  Quarterly 115, no. 3 (2014): 303.
  2. https://doi‐

۔۱. سید رمیز الحسن، موسوی، “عبقات الانوار فی امامۃ الائمۃ الاطہار”، سہ ماہی سماجی، دینی تحقیقی مجلہ نور معرفت، جلد 7، شمارہ 4  (2017): 170۔

  1.”, Quarterly “Noor-e-Marfat 7, no.4 (2017): 170.
  • In case, the author of a book is unknown, the title of the book itself will be listed first in the Endnote. Also, if some of the information required in the endnote, such as the year of publication or the name of the publisher, is not available, it should be replaced with For example:
  1. Nasir Makarem, Shirazi, Tafsir Namuna, vol. 1, translation: Syed Safdar Hussain Najafi (Lahore, Misbah-ul-Quran Trust, nd.), 58.

۔1.   ناصر مکارم، شیرازی، تفسیر نمونہ، ج1، ترجمہ: سید صفدر حسین نجفی (لاہور، مصباح القرآن ٹرسٹ، سن ندارد)،  58۔

  • To write [p/ page number] before entering its serial is not on priority. Just write down the number of page(s).
  • To mention the country/province of the well-known cities is unnecessary. But it is better to write the name of the country/province with the names of unknown cities.
  • Enter the full details in the first reference from any source. While repeating the previous source write “Ibid.” and enter the vol. /page no. if there is a change. For Example:
  1. Peter W. Rose, Class in Archaic Greece(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 95.
  • While repeating the previous source if there is a reference to another source in the middle, enter the second name of the author of the previous source, the name of the book, the volume and the page number as given below:
  1. Rose, Class in Archaic Greece, 95.
  • In case of giving more than one reference to a single meaning, separate the reference from the previous reference by (;). For example:
  1. Peter W. Rose, Class in Archaic Greece(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 95; Rex Buck Jr. and Wilson Wewa, “We Are Created from This Land”, Oregon Historical Quarterly 115, no. 3 (2014): 303.

۔1.  خورشید احمد ، سو شلزم یا اسلام (دہلی: مرکزی مکتبہ اسلامی، 1982ء) ،61؛ حقی، شان الحق، فرہنگ تلفظ (اسلام آباد، مقتدرہ قومی زبان، 2008)، 51۔

Note: For more information, see the Chicago Manual of Style Reference online.

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[2] . ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Policy on Plagiarism” (

[3] . “Academic Integrity Statement: Appendix1” (University of Southampton Calendar 2006/7) (

[4] . ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Policy on Plagiarism” (

[5] . “Plagiarism From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia” (

[6] . Visit HEC website to see Plagiarism Policy and details of penalties.