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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.
  • Rs. 2,500 - Paper Submission Fee is paid - You will be required to be upload "Transfer/ Payment Receipt" in Upload Submission tab.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Balochistan Journal of Linguistics is a journal published annually by the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Lasbela University, Uthal Balochistan. It accepts papers for consideration on any aspect of theoretical and applied linguistics. The authors are requested to send their papers according to the following guidelines.

I - All manuscripts in English should follow the following format: 

The first page should contain title; author(s)’s name(s), affiliation, E-mail address; and abstract of 150-350 words, followed by three to five key words, main text, acknowledgment, endnotes, and references in subsequent pages. Key words should be given in italics.

II - All Manuscripts in English should use the following style for headings and subheadings:







The main heading should be written bold in font size 14. All other headings should be written bold in font size 12. DONOT underline any headings at all.

III - Tables, figures, and maps should have headings and be numbered consecutively and should be clearly presented. Notes and sources should be placed under each table and figure. Photo will be treated as figures.


Use Letter size paper with Times New Roman writing style font size 12 for the main text with line spacing 1.5 and 10 for the abstract with 1.15 line spacing. Left margin should be 3.5 but all other margins should be 2.5 mm. Tables and figures should not be split on two pages.

Other requirements

Give one paragraph introduction of all authors in five to seven sentences (for each author) describing their educational background and research achievements in a separate file. But do not use hyperlinks.


Authors should submit similarity index along with the manuscripts of the papers. They are also required to submit an affidavit declaring that the material in the paper is their own and it has not already been published. Quotes should be properly acknowledged.


  • Use APA style of referencing.


Authors are advised to submit the following things along with their manuscripts/papers:

  • Rs. 2,500 - Paper Submission Fee (During Paper Submission) - Transfer/ Payment Receipt Required.

Authors are advised to submit the following things after the manuscripts/papers is accepted for publication:

  • Rs. 20,000 - Paper Publication Fee (After paper is accepted for publication) - Transfer Receipt Required.
  • An affidavit for authors’ original work.

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