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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Instructions for Author  
 

Guidelines for Authors
Authors will be required to guarantee that the same manuscript or a similar version has not been submitted to any other journal or publication. If the author wishes to send the article elsewhere before the editor of the IBTC has acted on its acceptance, the author should withdraw the article from consideration by IBTC.
Manuscript preparation and Style

1) Articles can be submitted in English and Urdu and should  not exceed 4000-6000 words of typescript. All submissions must included a 150-200 word abstract. Article must have an appropriate title and a number of sections. The first section should  include the purpose of the article and methods of the study, the last  section should include a summery and conclusions.

2) Full name(s) of author(s) must be listed, alongwith university of professional affiliation, address, phone/ fax number(s), and e-mail address. Provide a two-three sentence biography that can be used in your article. Current information only.

3) A manuscript must be double spaced, with page numbered consecutively and references (including full biographical notes ) placed as endnotes to the text. References should follow the style of the following examples, with titels italicized and not underlined:
a) Book: Adeeb Khalid, The Politics of Muslim Cultural Refore: Jadidism in Central Asia (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2000), p.78.

b) Chapter: Antonie Wessels, “Some Bibilical Considerations Relevant ot the Encounter Between Traditions,” in Christioan Muslim Encounters, eds.Y.Y. Haddad and W.Z. Haddad
 (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1995), pp.54-64.

c) Journal Article: Asma Afsaruddin, “Medieval Islamic Discourse on Legitimate Leadership and Its Modern Implications,” American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 20:2(2003): 80-94.

d) Unpublished work/ Dissertation: Effendy Bahtiar, “Islam and the State: The Transformation fo Political Ideas and Practices in Indonesia”, (Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1994), pp.100-102.

e) Cite all bibliographical information in endnotes. When the book or journal article is cited for the first time, provide full information: full name(s) of the author(s), title of the source, place of publication, publishing company, date of publication and the specific page you are citing. For subsequent citations of the same source, list the author's last name, as abbreviated form of the title, and the relevant page number(s). Do not use footnotes or a biography.

Arabic words should be transliterated according to the style in IBTC, which is based on IIU Islamabad.

Editorial Correspondence should be addressed to:

Chief Editor
IBTC

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E-mail: editor@ibtc.com.pk

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