Peer Review Policy

Peer Review Policy Of "Aqleem-a-Sukhan"


"Aqleem-a-Sukhan" is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality research in the field of Urdu literature. The journal is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic rigor and integrity. This peer review policy outlines the process for reviewing manuscripts submitted to the journal.

Manuscript Submission

All manuscripts submitted to "aqleem-a-sukhan" must be original and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts must be formatted according to the journal's style guide.

Initial Review

Upon receipt, manuscripts are subjected to an initial review by the editorial staff. The editorial staff checks for completeness, formatting, and compliance with the journal's submission guidelines. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements may be returned to the author for revision without further consideration.

Double-blind Peer Review

Manuscripts that pass the initial review are sent to two anonymous reviewers who are experts in the field of Urdu literature. Reviewers are asked to evaluate the manuscript's originality, significance, clarity, and methodology. Reviewers also provide feedback on the manuscript's contribution to the field of Urdu literature.

Revision and Resubmission

Based on the reviewers' comments, the editor may make one of the following decisions:

  • Accept the manuscript for publication: The manuscript is accepted for publication without revisions.
  • Accept the manuscript with minor revisions: The manuscript is accepted for publication, but minor revisions are required.
  • Revise and resubmit: The manuscript is rejected, but the author is encouraged to revise and resubmit the manuscript.
  • Reject the manuscript: The manuscript is rejected and cannot be resubmitted.

Authors are given the opportunity to revise their manuscripts based on the reviewers' comments. Revised manuscripts are then sent back to the original reviewers for a second round of review. If the reviewers are satisfied with the revisions, the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Final Decision

The final decision on whether or not to accept a manuscript for publication is made by the editor. The editor takes into account the reviewers' comments, the author's revisions, and the overall quality of the manuscript.

Publication Ethics

"Aqleem-a-Sukhan" adheres to the highest standards of publication ethics. The journal does not tolerate plagiarism, fabrication, or falsification of data. Manuscripts are screened for originality using plagiarism detection software.


"Aqleem-a-Sukhan" is committed to publishing high-quality research in the field of Urdu literature. The journal's peer review policy ensures that manuscripts are subjected to rigorous review by experts in the field.