Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Journal of Contemporary Studies

Dear Contributors,

The Journal of Contemporary Studies (JCS), is now accepting submissions for its Summer 2021 Issue. Research Scholars who wish to contribute their original, unpublished articles and book reviews to the Journal may submit these by the end of  March.

About JCS: The Journal of contemporary studies (JCS) is the flagship publication of the Faculty of Contemporary Studies, National Defense University, Islamabad. As a biannual, double blind peer-reviewed journal, JCS was initiated in 2012 with the unequivocal objective of advancing critically-oriented academic and intellectual discourse over issues of contemporary significance. The Journal is now indexed and abstracted in International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA), France, BAS and EBSCOhost (USA).  It is recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan as a “y” Category Journal.

Scope: The Journal largely focuses on, and solicits academically grounded research articles dealing with contemporary issues in the field of international relations, strategic studies, public policy, governance, human resources development and peace and conflict studies.   Preference shall be given to articles with in-depth scholarly analysis and diverse policy perspectives.  

Guidelines for Contributors

Submission Deadline:           Last date for the submissions is 31st March 2021.

Ethical concerns:                   Manuscripts submitted for JCS should be original and not submitted anywhere else. Once accepted for publishing after peer review, the articles cannot be withdrawn. Ideas, statements and texts taken from other sources must be properly cited and referenced. JCS has a zero-tolerance policy on plagiarism.


Length of Submissions:        Papers/articles should not be longer than 7000 words or less than 5500 words, with an abstract of about 120-150 words. Reviews of recent books by credible authors may comprise 1100-1300 words. Figures and tables should be aligned within text.


Writing Style & Referencing: Language used must be academic and ideas need to be well-organized and structured. British spelling should be followed. Also the articles need to be formatted and well-referenced as per the ethical guidelines.


Footnotes should be based on The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. For details on writing style and referencing, please see the detailed Guidelines for Contributors on the website and Chicago Manual respectively.


Postal Address:                       Authors are required to submit both soft and hard copies, along with their brief introduction, in MS Word format to the Editor at the following address:


                          Editor, Journal of Contemporary Studies,

                          Faculty of Contemporary Studies

                          National Defence University, Sector E-9


                          Ph: (92-51-9262066 (Ext. 8406)
                          Fax: 92-51-2853655




Submissions not based on Guidelines for Contributors will not be accepted.

The Editorial Board of JCS reserves the right to final selection and acceptance of submissions for publication.


Editorial Team

Journal of Contemporary Studies

Faculty of Contemporary Studies

National Defence University, Islamabad.