DARYAFT

ISSN 1814-2885

Guidelines for Researchers

  • Daryaft is an Urdu research and critical inquiry journal in which unpublished research articles in the context of Urdu language and literature are treated.
  • All articles in Daryaft are published according to the rules and regulations set by HEC.
  • All articles go thorough peer review process before publishing which could take two to three months.
  • Daryaft is published annually in January so articles must reach to the editor till September.
  • Articles after sending for publication in Daryaft must not to be sent anywhere else for publishing before getting known about acceptance or rejection.
  • The mentioned category for Daryaft in HEC list is Urdu. So scholars of other disciplines do not bother sending articles.
  • Articles not discussing Urdu language or literature and written about any other language/ subject in Urdu are not acceptable.
  • Articles discussing Urdu language or literature but not written in Urdu are not acceptable.
  • Do not send translations or creative writings like Ghazal, Nazm, etc.
  • Before sending articles take care of these matters.
    • Articles must be in composed form. Soft copy is also necessary as well hard copy. You can send Uncomposed articles but in clear writing and written on only one side of the page.
    • Articles must be accompanied abstract in English. (Minimum 100 words)
    • State the English translation of the title, name of researcher in Roman script and current status of researcher also.
    • Write complete address and contact number.
    • Attach an affidavit in which clearly mention that the article is not printed or copied.
    • Soft copy must be in INPAGE Urdu format with following settings.
    • Document type = Letter
      • Margins Left and right = 1.85”
      • Margin Top = 1”
      • Margin Bottom = 2”
      • Font = Noori Nastaliq
      • Font size= 13, Font size of abstract=12
      • Numbers in your articles should in Urdu script.
    • Article must included references/ footnotes at the end, otherwise it is not acceptable.
    • Do not put fancy lines, word art, signs and stars in article.
    • Please follow this structure for references: (Author, Book, Publisher, Address, Year, Page)

For more information please consult the booklet of the department “Urdu Rasmiat e Maqala Nigari” compiled by Dr. Shafique Anjum

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