Guidelines for Author

Manuscripts will be evaluated by at least two experts in addition to the editor.The research manuscripts will be processed through double blind peer review. Submission should comply with the ethical considerations laid down by the APA in its latest publication manual. As per HEC policy, the manuscript will be published subject to  plagiarism clearance.

Preparation of the Manuscript: Articles written only in English language are accepted for publication. Spellings should follow Webster’s Dictionary or Oxford English Dictionary. All submissions including book reviews must have a title, be aligned to the left with font size point 12, font type Times New Roman, and be double spaced with a margin of 3 cm all around.

Abstract: The abstract should range between 120 – 150 words for all articles except book reviews. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions. It should state the purpose of the study, hypothesis, method, analysis, main findings and conclusions.

Introduction: It should contain the theoretical framework, rationale of the study and the litreature review of updated and relevant researches. Research objectives and / or  hypotheses should be clearly listed.

Method: This section should include the design of the study, description of the study sample, assessment protocols, ethical considerations and the procedure of data collection.

Result: The results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text utilizing tables and illustrations (figures). Do not state the information that has been already presented in the tables or figures. Tables, figures and illustrations must be prepared according to  APA’s prescribed format. Each table must have a title, and must be numbered in sequence. Clearnotes should be made by the author(s) at the approximate point of insertion in the text.

Discussion: This section includes major findings; and emphasize new and important aspects of the study inluding conclusion and implications. Repetition of the material already provided in the Introduction section and Results must be avoided.

References: Follow the format provided in APA’s latest manual for citing references in-text and in the list of references at the end of the manuscript.

Authors Note: Include the names of all authors, according to their position in authorship, their organizational / departmental affiliations, contact details and complete postal as well as email address(es) of the corresponding author.

Sending the Manuscript to BJPP: Electronic submission is preferred.Correspondence regarding publication should be addressed to the Editor at BJPP@bahria.edu.pk and for sending manuscript through surface mail address the Editor, Bahria Journal of Professional Psychology, Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University, Karachi Campus.