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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 must be in Microsoft Word format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.5 spaced; uses a 12-point font; (Times New Roman (12) for English, Jameel Noori Nastaleeq (14) for Urdu, and Traditional Arabic (16) for Arabic), 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.

Al-Milal feels honor in providing a platform to the research scholars by publishing original material of interest. It is an academic refereed journal published two times a year (summer and winter). Voluntary manuscripts will be welcomed here.

Submission Charges

There are no submission charges.

APC (Article Processing Charges)/ Publication fee

There are no APC (Article processing charges) or other publication charges that need to be paid by the authors at the time of publication.

Open Access Journal

Al-Milal is an open access journal that allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search and gives them access to links to the full texts of its articles and to use them for any other lawful purpose. All current/previous issues and complete articles can be viewed / downloaded from current issue/ previous issues section.

Manuscript Submission

Submit two copies of the manuscript along with a soft copy via CD/Email to the Editor. Manuscripts should not be submitted via Fax. To facilitate academic review and production, authors must provide their complete name, address, phone number(s), current position/title, and name(s) of universities on the title page. Manuscripts will be considered for publication only if they have not been published previously and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Review Process

Al-Milal strictly follows double blind peer review process for the publication of all research articles. The submitted manuscripts would be sent for evaluation by at least two independent referees, who are expert in the applicable field. The decision to accept or reject a manuscript rests solely with Al-Milal Editorial Board. This decision is final. The Editorial Board will, however, base its decision primarily upon the recommendations of the referees who have evaluated the paper. For details kindly refer to Ethical guidelines.

Copyright Policy

The authors retain copyright under the CC BY NC license. However, authors have to sign a form agreeing to the publication of their article under the CC BY license.

 Antiplagiarism policy 

Al-Milal only accepts original and strictly follow, anti-plagiarism policy of Higher Education Commission, Islamabad - Pakistan.  The similarity index should not increase from 18%. Moreover, an anti-plagiarism preform will be singed from author(s) and all liability of its originality  will lay down on author(s). 

Format Requirements

General Requirements: The Manuscripts must be written in English/Urdu/Arabic. Type the manuscript on white bond paper, 8-1/2×11 inches (21.6×27 cm or A4 size paper) with margins of at least 1.5 inches (4cm) on left for English and on right for Urdu/Arabic.

Begin each of the following section on separate page and in the following order:

Title page


Results, Recommendations & References.

Number pages consecutively, beginning with the title page. Type the page number in the upper right-hand corner of each page in English, and in the upper left-hand corner of each page in Urdu and Arabic.

  1. Title: Title of the Article should be very clear and easy to understand with reference to the manuscript of the study.
  2. Abstract: Provide on a separate page an abstract of 150 to 200 words followed by the keywords for respective article. This abstract should consist of categorized background, methods, results and conclusion. It should briefly describe, respectively, the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed, the salient result and what the authors conclude from the results.
  3. Introduction: State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study.
  4. Key Words: Include the Key Words relating to the article subject.
  5. Results: Present your results in logical sequence in the text.
  6. Discussion: Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and conclusions that follow from them. Link the conclusions with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by your discussion and references.
  7. Conclusion: Conclusion should be presented in a clear and logical sequence rather than a summary.
  8. Recommendations: The article should also include comprehensive recommendations at the end of study for further academic study /solution of the issue.
  9. References: Text and references must follow the format outlined in the Chicago Manual Style.

References should be made according to the following guidelines:

  • (i) References should be made as Footnotes.
  • (ii) While giving references, Chicago Manual Style should be adopted.
  • (iii) While referring to a book, author’s name, name of the book, publisher’s name & place and year of publication and then Volume No/ Page No. must be clearly mentioned.

Following example may be followed:

Ibn Kathīr, ‘Imād Al-Dīn, Tafsīr Al-Qur’ān Al- ‘Aẓīm, (Bayrūt: Dar al-Ṣādir, 1354 A.H), 2/312.

  • (iv) For similar references at multiple locations, traditional style of abbreviations may be used.
  • (v) Verses in revealed books, like the Qur’ān and the Bible, should be presented in original (Arabic, Hebrew, English) script.
  • (vi) Method of the citation would be as below:

Sūrah Al-Baqarah, 2:184

Genesis 5:6

Mathew 3:15

  • (vii) All Ahādiīths should be briefly interpreted.

Example for this format is as under:

Al-Bukhārī, Muhammad Bin Ismā‘īl, Al-Jami’ Al-Ṣaḥīḥ, Kitāb al-‘Ilm, Bāb Ifshā al-salām min al-Islam, ( Lahore: Dārussalām,, 1414A.H), Hadith no: 516.

  • Research paper articles will be cited as below:

Jacques Warrensburg, “Religious Pluralism and Citizenship”, The Encounters 4(1998):126-147.

  • (ix) Published Book will be cited as mentioned below:                         

Michael, H. Hart, The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History (New York: Kensington Publishing Corporation, 1992), 3.

  • (x) The website reference will be cited as below:   http://westernizationandislam.weebly.com/Accessed:27/6/17 
  • (xi) Online published book or paper will be cited as under:

               Ail Marzûī, “Islamic and Western Values”, Foreign Affairs76:5 (1997):

118-132; https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/1997-09-01

  • (xii) Report will be cited as below:                                                    

United Nations General Assembly Report on Freedom of Assembly and Association, (Washington: Human Rights Council, 2012),5; www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/A-HRC-20-27 

  • All un-known personalities, terms and places mentioned in the article must be briefly introduced and references from books should also be quoted in the footnote section of the paper.
  • The journal has right to amend, transliterate and format miner things according to his editorial need and requirement without changing major theme of the
  • (xv) Al-Milal believe on freedom of expression with its moral and legal responsibilities.  All thoughts are expressed in the study are liability of the author(s) and journal is not responsible of it.  However, hat speech, religious, social and racial discrimination are not allowed.