Review & Publication Policy

Initial Evaluation

The Chief Editor / Editors evaluate the received research article on the basis of its compatibility with the scope of the Journal and its suitability for publication.

Regretting after Initial Evaluation

The research articles received may be regretted before sending for peer review due to following reasons:

  • Research article does not fall in the scope of the Journal
  • It does not match with the preferred areas of interest
  • The matter of research article does not justify the topic
  • It has technical drawbacks
  • It does not relate to the interest of the readers
  • Research has already been done on the topic presented

Peer Review Policy & Process

  • All research articles are peer reviewed by two experts before publication in the Journal as per policy of the Journal and instructions of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan
  • Blind peer review is adopted for unbiased evaluation
  • All research articles are decided to be published or not to be published in the Journal on the basis of unbiased peer reviews
  • Peer reviewers evaluate the research articles in terms of abstract presentation, overall layout, validity, originality, spelling / grammatical errors, referencing /citations, good / weak points and suggest improvement if any. It is also recommended by the peer reviewer whether the research article should be published, not to be published or to be published after improvement
  • If improvement is suggested by the peer reviewer, the same is communicated to the author with the request to submit the research article after suggested improvement
  • ‘Punjab Rung’ has a versatile panel of peer reviewers belonging to the field of Punjabi language, literature, arts and culture

Process of peer reviewing takes two to three months usually; however, this duration may be prolonged due to any unexpected delay form the peer reviewers.