Submission Process

The Karachi Islamicus uses Open Journal System for Management of the journal. The Editor of the journal also has the right of the Journal Manager. The KI takes at least two to three months to complete review process after the date of submission. The KI publishing process involves following steps:

  1. The Editor/Manager of the Journal assign manuscript with anonymous author to a Member from Editorial Board for desk review.
  2. Manuscript are evaluated by Editorial Board Members of KI for their scientific significance and novelty, relevance to KI’s scope and policies, and compliance of the content with the journal’s publication ethics.
  3. The Editorial Board Member sends manuscript to Editor after desk review/ Initial screening. The paper may be rejected, returned to the author for revisions, or accepted for publication.
  4. The Editor sends to reviewers for peer review all those manuscripts which successfully clear desk review and assign two reviewers including national/international reviewers to the manuscript (without the details of authors and his institution).
  5. The Reviewer receive notification on his email and review reports are submitted on Open Journal System.
  6. The Editor takes the decision in the light of reviewers report whether manuscript is acceptable for publication.
    1. If positive review reports are received and the handling Editor is satisfied with the scientific and methodological aspects of the manuscript then ‘manuscript acceptance decision” will be communicated to author(s). He will send the manuscript for Copy editing after receiving two positive review report. The Copy editing involve in further proof reading of manuscript and making corrections in formatting of manuscript. The Editor reserves rights to edit the draft and make necessary changes.
    2. If the review reports indicate that manuscript has the potential to be published however requires revisions then ‘manuscript revisions decision’ is communicated to the author and the Editor sends to authors the manuscript for revision/correction proposed by the reviewers.
      Editors may request an author, when considered necessary, to elaborate on the content or technical details of the paper to render it compliant with editorial policy of the journal.
    3. If the reviewers reports are not satisfactory and Editor is not satisfied with the scientific and methodological aspect of the manuscript then authors will be communicated “manuscript rejection decision”
  1. Once the copyediting is done. The editor sends manuscript for Production and Publication. A PDF of final version of the manuscript is published on Journal System with Abstract and Affiliation details of Authors.

Editorial Procedures and Peer Review

All submitted manuscripts received by the Editorial Office will be checked by a professional in-house editorial member / subject specialist to determine whether they are properly prepared and whether they follow the stated policy of the journal. Manuscripts that do not fit the journal's ethics policy or do not meet the standards of the journal will be rejected before peer-review.

Manuscripts that are not properly prepared will be returned for revision and resubmission. After these checks, the Managing Editor will consult the journals’ Senior Editor, Associate Editor, or Guest Editor (or with Editor-in Chief in case of a conflict of opinion/interest) to determine whether the manuscript fits the scope of the journal and whether it is scientifically sound. No judgment on the significance or potential impact of the work will be made at this stage. Rejections, for whatever the reason, cannot be challenged.

Reviewer Suggestions

During the submission process, please suggest four potential, relevant field reviewers i.e. two International (from academically/industrially advanced countries) and two National having strong innovative and research background to review the manuscript. The editors will not necessarily approach these referees. Please provide detailed contact information (address, homepage, phone, e-mail address). The proposed referees should neither be current collaborators of the co-authors nor have published with any of the co-authors of the manuscript within the last two years. Proposed reviewers should be from different institutions to the authors. Appropriate Editorial Board members of the journal can be identified as potential reviewers. You may suggest reviewers from among the authors that you frequently cite in your paper.

English Corrections

To facilitate proper peer-reviewing of your manuscript, it is essential that it is submitted in grammatically correct English. If you are not a native English speaker, we recommend that you have your manuscript professionally edited before submission or read by a native English-speaking colleague. All accepted manuscripts undergo language editing; however, an additional fee will be charged to authors if very extensive English corrections must be made by the Editorial Office: pricing is according to the service.

Article Processing Charges

The Karachi Islamicus does not charges any article submission or publication fee to anyone.