Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Researchers

  • Daryaft is an Urdu research and critical inquiry journal in which unpublished research articles in the context of Urdu language and literature are treated.
  • All articles in Daryaft are published according to the rules and regulations set by HEC.
  • All articles go through peer review process before publishing which could take two to three months.
  • Daryaft is published bi-annually in January and June so articles must reach to the editor till September and March respectively.
  • Articles after sending for publication in Daryaft must not to be sent anywhere else for publishing before getting known about acceptance or rejection.
  • The mentioned category for Daryaft in HEC list is Urdu. So scholars of other disciplines do not bother sending articles.
  • Articles not discussing Urdu language or literature and written about any other language/ subject in Urdu are not acceptable.
  • Articles discussing Urdu language or literature but not written in Urdu are not acceptable.
  • Do not send translations or creative writings like Ghazal, Nazm, etc.
  • Before sending articles take care of these matters.
  1. Articles must be in composed form. Soft copy is necessary as well hard copy.
  2. Articles must be accompanied abstract in English. (Minimum 100 words)
  3. State the English translation of the title, name of researcher in Roman script and current status of researcher also.
  4. Write the complete address and contact number.
  5. Attach an affidavit in which clearly mention that the article is not printed or copied.
  6. Soft copy must be in MS. Word format with following settings. Document type = Letter, Margins = 1”, Font = Noori Nastaliq, Font size= 12, Font size of abstract= 12.
  7. The article must include references/ footnotes at the end in Roman Script too, otherwise, it is not acceptable.
  8. Do not put fancy lines, word art, signs, and stars in the article.
  9. Please follow this structure for references:(Author, Book, Publisher, Address, Year, Page) For more information please consult the booklet of the department “Urdu Rasmiat e Maqala Nigari” compiled by Dr. Shafique Anjum 
  10. Authors Names and Affiliations: After desk review and before initiating peer review process. author(s) cannot change/update or add new authors. Daryaft strictly follows that policy. It is responsibility of corresponding author to check names and affilitiations of other authors before the peer review process stage.