Title:
Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics

ISSN:
ISSN 0254-9204 (Print)
ISSN 2519-0431 (Online)

Frequency:
Biannual (Summer and Winter)

Published by:
Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC)

Current Issues
Forthcoming Articles

Theme of Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics

PJAE covers the applied research areas like agriculture, credit, finance, savings and investment, economic policies, education, health and nutrition, industry, manpower and employment, monetary and fiscal, population, rural and urban development, trade and aid, environment, transport and communication, water and power, etc. Papers with empirical work are preferred, which is helpful for policy making issues on the Third World Countries. The target group of readers is economists in academia, research institutions, government, etc., both local and international.

Editorial Objective

Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics since its inception in 1982, aims to provide its readers a unique forum for the exchange and sharing of information in the complex area of economics. The journal presents the social-economic problems, as expressed by economists, philosophers, political scientists, historians and business academics. The Journal publishes original contributions on applied issues in micro and macroeconomics. The primary criteria for selecting papers is quality and importance for the field. Papers based on a well motivated research problem that make a concrete contribution to empirical economics or applied theory are especially encouraged. It particularly fosters quantitative studies, the results of which are of use in the practical field, and thus helps to bring economic theory nearer to reality.

Editorial Criteria

Most welcome are articles written by professional scholars in economics. Some of the larger topics which fall within the purview of Applied Economics are as follows:

  • Economics and Ethics
  • Economics of Eductation/Health Care
  • Socio-economic problems of developing countries
  • Environmental Problem
  • Globalization

Coverage

The Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics covers complex economic areas such as:

  • Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
  • International Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Finance
  • Money and Banking
  • Growth
  • Public Finance
  • Political Economy
  • Law and Economics

Key Benefits

Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics offers wide-ranging studies of economic systems. The journal is an invaluable resource for keeping academics and practitioners aware of new trends, theories and developments

Key Journal Audiences

The Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics covers complex economic areas such as:

  • Students and academics in economics
  • Policy Makers
  • University and college libraries

Chairperson and Editor
Samina KHALIL

Members Editorial Committee
Shaista ALAM
Ambreen FATIMA
Javed IQBAL
Mohsin Hasnain AHMED

Tehseen JAWAID

Publications Secretariat
Tufail D.J. HAKEM
Ilyas KHAN
Pervez KIFAYAT
Urma ALI

Editorial Board

Instruction to Authors

  1. Papers must be in English.
  2. Papers for publication should be E-mailed at: pjaeku@hotmail.com or pjae@aerc.edu.pk, or mailed to:
    • The Editor,
      Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics
      Applied Economics Research Centre
      University of Karachi,
      P.O. Box 8403
      Karachi-75270, Pakistan
    • Submission of a paper will be held to imly that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. The Editor does not accept responsibility for damages or loss of papers submitted.
  3. Manuscript should be typed in MS Word, double spaced, and hard copy with wide margins on one side of the page only. Common symbols in equations should be used; and unless necessary, the use of separate clips in manuscript should be avoided. All pages should be numbered consecutively. Titles and subtitles should be short. References, footnotes, tables and legends for figures should be typed on separate pages. The legends and titles on tables and figures must be in MS word (Times New Roman font), sufficiently descriptive such that they are understandable without reference to the text. Colours of axes, bars, boxes, etc., used in figures should be visible when printed in black colour. The dimensions of figures axes and the body of tables must be clearly labelled in English.
  4. The first page of the manuscript should contain the following information: (i) the title, (ii) the name(s) and institutional affiliation(s), (iii) an abstract of not more than 100 words. A footnote on the same sheet should give the name and present address of the author to whom reprints should be mailed.
  5. Acknowledgments and information on grants received can be given before the References or in a first footnote, which should not be included in the consecutive numbering of footnotes.
  6. Important formulae (displayed) should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript as (1), (2), etc., on the right-hand side of the page. Where the derivation of formulae has been abbreviated, it is of great help to referees if the full derivation can be presented on a separate sheet (not to be published).
  7. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and be numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscripts arabic numerals.
  8. The references should include only the most relevant papers in the text, reference to publications should appear as follows: Khan (1978) reported that ….. or This problem has been a subject in literature before [e.g., Khan (1978) p.102]. The author should make sure that there is a strict one-to-one correspondence between the names (years) in the text and those on the list. At the end of the manuscript (after any appendices) the complete references should be listed as:
    • For monographs
      Ahmad, Jaleel, 1978, Import substitution, trade and development, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 3-40.
    • For contributions to collective work
      Newbery, David M.G., 1975, The choice of rental contract in peasant agriculture, in: Reynolds, ed., Agriculture in development theory, New Haven: Yale University Press.
    • For periodicals
      Baumol, W.J., 1982, Applied fairness theory and rational policy, American Economic Review, 72(4): 639-651.
      Note that journal titles should not be abbreviated.
  9. Illustrations should be provided in triplicate (1 original drawn in black ink on white paper + 2 photocopies). Care should be taken that lettering and symbols are of comparable size. The drawings should not be inserted in the text and should be marked on the back with figure numbers, title of paper and name of author. All graphs and diagrams should be referred to as figures and should be numbered consecutively in the text in arabic numerals. Graph paper should be ruled in blue and any grid lines to be shown should be inked black. Illustrations of insufficient quality which have to be redrawn by the publisher will be charged to the author.
  10. All unessential tables should be eliminated from the manuscript. Tables should be numbered consecutively in the text in arabic numbers and typed on separate sheets. Any manuscript which does not conform to the above instructions may be returned for necessary revision before publication.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

A) Editorial Independency and Confidentiality

  1. Submitted manuscripts are evaluated by ‘Internal Reviewers’ on the basis of the academic merit (importance, originality, study’s validity, clarity) and its relevance to the scope of Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics (PJAE).
  2. Editor, Editorial Committee and the Publication staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone, other than the corresponding and co-authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, as appropriate.

B) Publication Decisions

The editor of the PJAE ensures that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publication would undergo a peer-review by an expert in the field of the concerned paper. The editor is also responsible for deciding as to which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published (after going through the routine process through the Editorial Committee), based on validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments, and such requirements as are currently in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with the Editorial Committee of PJAE and other concerned academicians or reviewers in making this decision.

C) Involvement and Cooperation in Investigations

Editor and the Editorial Committee will take responsive measures when ethical concerns are raised with regard to a submitted manuscript or published paper. Every reported act of unethical publishing behaviour will be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.

D) Policy for Reviewers

  1. Promptness
    Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible, should immediately notify the editor and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.
  2. Confidentiality
    Manuscripts received for review are confidential documents and must be treated such that they must not be shown to or discussed with others, except if authorized by the Editor (who may do so under exceptional and specific circumstances). This applies also to the invited reviewers and referees who decline the review invitation.
  3. Standards of Objectivity
    Reviews should be conducted objectively and observations formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the manuscript.
  4. Acknowledgement of Sources
    Reviewers and/or International (External) Referees should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that is an observation, derivation or argument that has been reported in previous publications should be accompanied by the relevant citation in the text, footnote (and later in the Bibliography section with complete information). A reviewer and/or international referee should also notify any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

E) Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Any invited referee(s) who have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the author(s), institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described therein should immediately notify (in writing) the editor to declare or not to declare his/their conflicts of interest and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.

Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without written consent of the author(s) of that work. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for the reviewer’s personal advantage. This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.

F) Policy for Author’s

  1. Authorship
    The listing of authors should accurately reflect as to who carried out the research and wrote the article, and the order of authorship should be jointly determined by all of co-authors.
  2. Originality, Plagiarism and Acknowledgement of Sources
    Authors must ensure that their contribution does not contain any libel matter or infringe any copyright or other intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party.
    Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of work reported in the manuscript should also be cited. Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own, copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s work (without attribution), and claiming results of research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original work, and if they have used the work and/or words of others; this should be appropriately cited or quoted. Authors should obtain permission to reproduce any content from the third-party/source (text and images). Third-party content for which permission has not been obtained (excluding contents covered by fair dealing) should not be contained in the paper.

G) Publication and Submission Fee

No fee or charges are required from authors for manuscript processing in the PJAE. Authors pay neither submission nor publication fee.

H) Declaration

Authors should declare that all work submitted piece in the manuscript is original. Authors should ensure that their manuscript as submitted is not under consideration (or accepted for publication) elsewhere nor he/she/they will submit it elsewhere (single/jointly). Sections of the manuscript which overlap with others/authors published or submitted content should be acknowledged and cited. 

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