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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

Author Guidelines

  1. Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published elsewhere and that it is not ‘being considered for publication in any other journal.
  2. ‘Authorship credit’ and ‘principal authorship’ should be decided prior to conducting research.
  3. Authors alone are responsible for the opinion expressed and for the accuracy of the data contained in their articles.
  4. Authors are requested to avoid the use of sexist language.
  5. Authors are responsible for acquiring written permission to published lengthy quotations, illustrations etc. for which they do not own copyright.
  6. All articles should contain a clear statement of where and when any data were collected.
  7. If tables, illustrations or photographs, which have already been published, are included, a letter of permission for republication should be obtained from author(s) as well as editor of the journal where it was previously published.
  8. Besides online submission at jmcd@uok.edu.pk authors have to submit three copies along with an electronic copy (CD) of manuscript for publication to the Editor, Journal of Mass Communication, Department of Mass Communication, and University of Karachi. (Note: Articles from outside Pakistan are permitted to be sent only via e-mail). Authors are suggested to keep a copy of the manuscript to guard against loss, as manuscripts are not retuned.
  9. All copies (laser copies or inkjet, photocopies are not acceptable) must be clear, readable and printed on paper of good quality. The manuscript should be typed in MS Word, Inpage (Urdu article) with a compulsory abstract maximum of 200 words, on a separate sheet of paper, Manuscript should be typed in double spacing on 4 ½ X 8”. Article length should not exceed 5000 words without spaces, including references and notes; excluding tables and figures (although the Editor retains the discretion to published papers beyond this length). All sheets must be numbered.
  10. Abstract should be not more than 200 words. Citation should follow the APA Referencing Style.
  11. For further convenience and understanding see the latest issue of Journal of Mass Communication.

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