Pakistan Science Bulletin (PSB) is an international open access and peer-reviewed journal that focuses on all aspects of fundamental and applied sciences research. PSB is published by Government Postgraduate College Mansehra. PSB seeks to publish multidisciplinary experimental, computational, and theoretical studies of fundamental and applied sciences and technology. The journal is devoted to publishing high quality international research in both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary sciences and welcomes submission of articles from around the world presenting results of impactful research from all natural and numerical sciences. All research articles undergo thorough initial editorial screening and expert double-blind peer review.
How to submit the paper
The author should submit the paper via e-mail to the executive editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
The authors(s) must follow the Manuscript Preparation Guidelines in preparing the manuscript before submission.
The journal follows a double-blind peer review policy, following editorial decision. The paper is sent to two expert reviewers to review the paper according to PSB’s guidelines, providing rigorous and constructive peer review to support the publication of a quality research paper. For papers which require modification, the same reviewers will be used to ensure the high quality of the revised paper.
The journal follows a systematic review and publication policy.
Step – 1: The submitted manuscript is acknowledged within 1-7 days upon receipt.
Step – 2: The manuscript is sent to two reviewers (paper without the name and affiliations of the author(s). The time to first review decision is at minimum two weeks.
Step – 3: The editor collects the reviewer reports and sends them to the author(s) including all terms and conditions of the publication.
Step – 4: If the paper is accepted, as is, the editor will inform the author(s)/corresponding author. If the paper is accepted subject to modification, the editor will send the review reports to the author(s)/corresponding author including a formal request to modify the paper by seven days as per the suggestions of the reviewers. Upon receiving the modified manuscript from the corresponding author, they will send to the same initial reviewers for a second review. If the manuscript is again returned by the reviewers, the submission is rejected. The journal will no longer consider the manuscript for publication.
Step – 5: The accepted manuscript is processed for publication (soft copy) upon the successful completion of the journal’s terms and conditions.
Step – 6: Proof Reading. The executive editor will send the processed paper for publication (MS Word format) to the author/corresponding author for proof reading.
Step – 7: The article is published online first. The executive editor will notify the author(s)/corresponding author about online publication with the necessary download link
Copyrights for articles published in the journal are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author’s responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.
The editorial board is very strict regarding plagiarism. The journal believes that taking the ideas and work of others without giving them credit is unfair and dishonest. Copying even one sentence from someone else’s manuscript, or even one of your own that has previously been published, without proper citation is considered plagiarism-use your own words instead. The editorial board retains the absolute authority to reject the review process of a submitted manuscript if it subject to minor or major plagiarism and even may cancel the publication upon the complaint of victim(s) of plagiarism. The author will have to submit a copy of similarity index along with manuscript.
The language of the manuscript must be English.
- Length of paper
The length of the paper should not exceed 30 typeset pages (Times New Roman, 12 Font). Paper containing more than 30 typeset pages will be returned to the author(s)/corresponding author to curtail. Articles should be typed in double-space (including footnotes and referenceswith wide margins. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity.
- Title Page
The title page should include:
(i) The name(s) of the author(s) (ii) A concise and informative title (iii) The affiliation(s) and address (es) of the author(s) (iv) The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author
Please provide an abstract of 150 to 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
The author may use acknowledgement section in the title page of the paper (if any).
- Subdivision of the article
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1, 2. (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. The abstract is not included in section numbering. The compulsory sections of the manuscript are introduction, material and methods, results, discussions, (Results and discussion can me presented in a single section with the title “results and discussion”, conclusion and recommendations and references.
- Table and Figures
Present tables and figures within the article, not at the end of the article. Being an online version, the journal will contain the colourful figures (if any).
Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit www.apastyle.org to learn more about APA style.
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Citation of a reference as ‘in press’ indicates that the item has been accepted for publication.
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.
Reference to a journal publication:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.
Reference to a book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan, (Chapter 4).
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
Reference to a web source:
Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo’s core values. [Online] Available: http://www.volvo.com/environment/index.htm (July 7, 1999)