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Manuscript Submission

Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.

Submission and Correspondence

Online submission (doc, docx or pdf files) must be made through the official website of the journal, through online submission system available on the website of the journal.

Correspondence and submission of manuscripts must be addressed to: The Editor, Peshawar Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Islamia College Peshawar, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Plagiarism must be properly addressed by the author. As per Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, criteria for Similarity Index is less than 19%. The Turnitin report must be attached with manuscript on submission.

Article Processing Charges (APCs)

There are no articles processing charges and no submission fee.

Double Blind Review Policy

Double blind review policy means that the reviewers of the manuscript remain anonymous throughout the process of review. Authors are required not to leave any clue to their identity in the manuscript. Authors' names, affiliations, and contact information should be included only in the cover letter.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript has to be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6thedition). Authors should use bias-free language in manuscript (see Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual).

All the formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, should be followed as given in the Manual. APA Style website may be accessed for additional guidance on APA Style.


Use Word's Insert Table function for creating tables. Using spaces or tabs in your table will create problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 200 words typed on a separate page. Include up to five keywords or brief phrases after the abstract.


List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text, and each text citation should be listed in the References section.


Peshawar Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Authors whose work is published in PJPBS retain the copyright of their work to reproduce in print and electronic form, including test materials (or portions thereof), photographs, and other graphic images (including those used as stimuli in experiments). Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License lets others distribute, remix, tweak and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.

Publication Policies

PJPBS policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.

PJPBS requires authors to disclose any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research (e.g., financial interests in a test or procedure, funding by pharmaceutical companies for drug research, funding by any NGO).

Authors are required to provide information on prior dissemination of the data and narrative interpretations of the data/research appearing in the manuscript (e.g., if some or all were presented at a conference or meeting, posted on a listserv, shared on a website, including academic social networks like Research Gate, etc.). This information must be briefly (not more than 3-4 sentences) provided in Author Note.

Ethical Principles

Data on which manuscript is based should be authentic and original. (See APA Ethical Principles Standard 8.13).

In the best interest of scientific research culture, PJPBS expects authors to have their data available for at least 5 years after the date of publication (See APA Ethical Principles Standard 8.14).

Authors are required to report in procedure section that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment. Any deviance must be justified in terms of risk benefit ratio and steps taken to undo harm must be shared.

Manuscript submission checklist for authors to ensure completion

  • APA style writing checklist to ensure adherence to the required format

  • Turnitin Report

  • Signed letter by the author/s stating that manuscript has not been presented for publication before or is not being submitted concurrently to any other publication source

  • A brief note about the author/s that includes postal and email addresses, organizational affiliations, acknowledgements and funding related information etc

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