Submission Guidelines/ Editorial Style and Policy
Scope: Counter Terrorism, counter violent extremism, counter insurgency, violent non-state actors in Pakistan
Submission deadlines: The NACTA Journal will be published bi-annually; submissions should be made by first week of January and by the end of November.
Submitted file format: MS Word document.
Originality: The author should only submit her or his original work. The author should not submit concurrent manuscripts (or manuscripts essentially describing the same subject matter) to multiple journals. Editors are entitled to request the author to provide the raw data for her or his research for convenience of editorial review.
Manuscript title: The title should be limited to 15 words or less; the title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper.
Abstract: The abstract should summarize the manuscript content in 150-200 words. The abstract should be informative and self-explanatory, and should state the argument of the article and its major conclusions. Standard nomenclature should be used, and if abbreviations are used they must be defined at their first mention.
Word length: Submissions should be between 4500-6000 words.
Structure: Please divide your article into subtopics with subheadings.
Style: American (US English) spelling and language style are used for the NACTA
References and citations: Turabian Style of referencing and footnoting will be used.
Author information: Please include complete names and affiliation/ and or experience of author(s) in a few lines at the end of the article; contact email address of author(s) can be included.
The author should give due acknowledgement to all individuals who have made contributions to the research, and those who have contributed significantly to the research should be listed as co-authors. The author should ensure that all co-authors have affirmed the final version of the paper and have agreed on its final publication.
Copyright: The copyright of a published article will remain with NACTA; the author(s).
The Editorial Team reserves the right to make changes to the content of submissions for publication and/or reject a submission at its discretion.
All submissions will be sent to peer reviewers for subjecting an author (s) scholarly work, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before the submitted article is accepted for publication in NACTA journal