Authors Instructions

Authors Instructions 

The Journal of Islamic Countries Society of Statistical Sciences (J-ISOSS) is an official journal of Islamic Countries Society of Statistical Sciences (ISOSS). It is a scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, bi-annual journal aiming at theories, methods and applications in statistics, bio-statistics, business statistics, mathematical statistics, statistical mechanics, econometrics, environmetrics, crimnometrics, chemometrics, agrometrics, business and public administration and many other areas of physical and social sciences. It is an international scientific journal that focuses on the advancement of innovative scientific research.

The papers should be typed in 5” x 7.5” measurements (i.e. width = 5”, height 7.5”). Matter of all types should be typed in Times New Roman (10-points medium). However, all headings should be bold, with main headings in UPPER CASE and centered, while sub-headings in Lower case and left justified.  

The articles should be typed in accordance with the instructions. These should preferably be typed in Microsoft Word. Running titles should be inserted to print on the top of the page in the following manner:

First Page: No running title, only page number in the bottom centre, 0.25” away from the bottom line of the page.

Odd Page: Page no. left justified, Author (s) name right justified.

Even Page: Article’s caption, left justified Page no. right justified.

Running title: Running title should print 0.25” away from the top line of the page.

Papers must be submitted to Editor at Paper should be typed double spaced. Title should be as concise as possible. The abbreviated title should also be given as a running title and be given at the bottom of the first page entitled “Running Title”.  

Each paper is required to contain an abstract, which should be descriptive and should not exceed 200 words. It should indicate all the main results in the paper.

Each section and formula should be numbered in Arabic numbers including acknowledgement and references. Footnotes and explanations in parentheses should be avoided as far as possible. In case footnotes are essential, these should be identified by superscript number in the text and typed at the bottom of the page separating it from the main text by a line.

Key Words used in the paper are required and should be given following the abstract. Any word in the title of the paper should not be repeated as a key word.  

The subject classification number representing the primary and secondary subjects of the paper as given in the Mathematics Subject Classification 2010 are required and should be given as a footnote on page 1 of the paper.

Each figure, diagram and table should be prepared on separate pages with proper titles and numbers on top of figures and tables.  

Standard notations should be used. Symbols like ‘one’ and ‘ell’, ‘kappa’ and ‘kay’, ‘o’ and ‘zero’ etc. should be properly distinguished. In case of confusion, the letter should be described in the margins. Superscripts, subscripts and sub-subscripts should be in different sizes.  

References should be listed at the end of the paper serially. No reference should be listed unless cited in the text of the paper. The references should be typed double spaced and should follow the style.

Higher Education Commission (HEC), Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (Government of Pakistan) discourages its recognized/accredited and funded journals to charge any type of publishing fee. Rather HEC indicates its recognized/accredited journals to focus on publishing and providing high quality scientific content to Pakistani business practitioners and scholarly community. In this way, there is no publication fee or submission/review charges for all authors intended to submit their research endeavours to J-ISOSS.