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Author Guidelines

All material submitted for publication should be sent exclusively to the Pakistan Journal of Statistics and Operation Research. Work which has already been reported in a published paper or is described in a paper sent or accepted elsewhere for publication should not be submitted.

However, a complete report following publication of a preliminary report, usually in the form of an abstract, or a paper that has been presented at a scientific meeting, if not published in full in a proceedings or similar publication, may be submitted.


  • Articles are accepted with the understanding that they have not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.


  • Manuscripts must be typed in font 12 (Times New Roman) , single-spaced throughout, including the reference section.


  • Abstract: Papers should be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 200-250 words and provide maximum of 5 keywords.


  • Length of the manuscript should not exceed 10-15 pages.


  • Tables: Use Academic/APA table style


  • Citations in text: Use APA in text citation style  e.g. Kotz and Nadarajah (2000), (Yousof et al., 2015) , (Smith 1991a, b).


  • References: Use APA reference style e.g.

Ahmad, A., Ahmad, S. P. and Ahmed, A. (2014). Transmuted inverse Rayleigh distribution: a generalization of the inverse Rayleigh distribution. Mathematical Theory and Modeling, 4, 90-98.

Barlow, R. E. and Proschan, F. (1981). Mathematical theory of reliability, 17. Siam.


Acknowledgement: Any acknowledgements authors wish to make should be included in a separate headed section at the end of the manuscript.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. [Download: Cover Letter] Do not forget to upload cover letter at step 4 of submission (under "Upload Supplementary Files")
  2. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  3. Make sure to provide details about all authors (Name, Email, County, Affiliation etc) in step 3 of submission

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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