Editorial Policy

SUFI feels honor in providing a podium by publishing original material of interest to the research scholars, ulema, and socio-political scientists, in the broad field of Islamic and Social Sciences. SUFI is an academic refereed journal published two times a year (summer and winter). Only unsolicited manuscripts will be welcomed.

Manuscript Submission

Submit research paper through Email: editor@sufi-rj.com

To facilitate academic review and production, author/s must provide their complete name, address, phone number(s), current position/title, and name(s) of universities on the title page.  Manuscripts will be considered for publication only if they have not been published previously and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The Review Procedure

 Manuscripts which will be submitted to SUFI are subject to evaluation by at least two independent referees (including one from technologically advanced countries) who are experts in the applicable field. The decision to accept or reject a manuscript rests solely with SUFI Editorial Board. This decision will be final. The Editorial Board will, however, base its decision primarily upon the recommendations of the referees who have evaluated the paper/article.

Format Requirements

  • General Requirements

Unsolicited Manuscripts must be written in English/Urdu. Compose the manuscript on 8-1/2×11 inches (21.6×27 cm or A4 size) with margins of at least 1.5 inches (4cm). Begin each of the following sections on a separate page and in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Discussion, Results, and References. Number pages consecutively, beginning with the title page. Type the page number in the upper right-hand corner of each page in English, and in the upper left-hand comer of each page in Urdu.

  • Abstracts

Provide on a separate page an abstract of not more than 250 words. This abstract should consist of labeled background, Methods, Results and Conclusion. They should briefly describe, respectively, the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed, the salient results and what the authors will conclude from the results.

  • Introduction

State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study. 

  • Key Words

Include at least five Key Words relating to the article subject. 

  • Discussion

Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Link the conclusions with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by your discussion and references.

  • Results

Present your results in logical sequence in the text.

  • References

Text and references must follow the format outlined in the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style.  All non-English words must be italicized and transliterated. SUFI reserves the right to change the transliteration of all names, titles, and non-English terminology to bring conformity with its own style.

Research Journal of Society for Universal Faculty of Islam (SUFI) provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.