National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research

National Institute of Psychology (NIP), Center of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, publishes Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research (PJPR) Quarterly (March, June, September, and December). It remained biannual for 32 years earlier from 1986 to 2018. eISSN and DOI (Cross-Ref) for articles published in PJPR have been secured in 2019. All issues of PJPR are accessible on the official website 

PJPR has maintained excellence in regularity and quality in publication and is abstracted in Scopus and HJRS of Higher Education Commission, it is ranked as ‘Y’ category. It provides a platform to fully document national and international researches in the field of Psychology and sister disciplines like behavioral sciences, management sciences, education, sociology, anthropology, library sciences, etc. through utilizing the blind-reviewing process. Foreign participation is highly appreciated. Consulting Editors from all over the world and Advisory Board facilitate PJPR to sustain its excellence. Currently, PJPR is abstracted in Proquest, Scopus, PsychInfo, Gale-Cengage, Ulrich Periodical Directory, EBSCO, Questia, ROAD, and E-libraries of many international universities. 

Editorial Board


Prof. Dr. Rubina Hanif
National Institute of Psychology,

Quaid-i-Azam University
Islamabad, Pakistan

Associate Editors

  • Sobia Masood
  • Humaira Jami (on leave)

National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University
Islamabad, Pakistan

Assistant Editors

  • Raiha Aftab
  • Naeem Aslam
  • Syed M. Imran Bukhari
  • Saira Khan
  • Irum Naqvi
  • Nelofar Kiran Rauf
  • Aisha Zubair

National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Assistant to the Editor

  • Gulnaz Sehar
  • Fahad Mukhtar
  • Amna Farooq

Advisory Board Members

  • Anastasia Efklides, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Thomas M. Holtgraves, Ball State University, USA
  • Rukhsana Kausar, Government College for Women University, Sialkot, Pakistan
  • Najma Najam, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Barry Ruback, Penn State University, USA
  • Razia Sultana, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar, Pakistan

Consulting Editors

  • Adnan Adil, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Maria E. Aguilar-Vafaie, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
  • Habib Ahmed, New Delhi, India
  • Sadaf Ahsan, Foundation University Rawalpindi Campus
  • Tanvir Akhtar, Foundation University Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Ala’Aldin Al-Hussaini, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  • Asir Ajmal, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Saima Ambreen, University of Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Naumana Amjad, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
  • Mahfooz A. Ansari, University of Lethbridge, Canada
  • Zafar A. Ansari, California, USA
  • Ghulam Ali Arain, University of Lahore, Pakistan
  • Eve Isham Atchariya, The University of Arizona, USA
  • Donna Baird, University of Maryland University College, USA
  • Maher Bano, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Maan A. Barry, University of Aden, Yemen
  • Aneeza Bashir, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Jayanti Basu, Calcutta University, India
  • Shahida Batool, Govt. College University, Pakistan
  • Karen L. Bierman, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Melissa Birkett, Northern Arizona University, USA
  • Jim Cameron, Saint Mary’s University, Canada
  • Rajnesh Choubsia, BITS Pilani, India
  • Margaret Clark, Yale University, USA
  • Poulomee Datta, Macquarie University, Sydney Australia
  • Jaime Diaz-Granados, American Psychological Association, USA
  • Lancy  D’Souza, University of Mysore, Mysore, India
  • Gulsun Eby, Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Cecilia A. Essau, Roehampton University, England
  • Chris Fife-Schaw, University of Surrey, England
  • Waseem Fayyaz, Gordon College, Pakistan
  • Dennis G. Fisher, California State University, USA
  • Irene H. Frieze, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Sukhdeep Gill, The Pennsylvania State University, New York, USA
  • Ian Grey, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland Medical School, Ireland
  • Lawerence H. Gerstein, Ball State University Muncie, USA
  • Susmita Halder, St Xavier’s University Kolkata, India
  • Anis-ul-Haque, National University of Modern Language, Pakistan
  • Bushra Hassan, International Islamic University, Pakistan
  • Syeda Salma Hassan, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sumara Masood Ul Hassan, University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
  • Louise T.  Higgins, University of Chester, England
  • Ralph W. Hood, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Peter Howell, University College London, England
  • Nazia Iqbal, International Islamic University, Pakistan
  • Erum Irshad, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Anila Kamal, Rawalpindi Women University, Pakistan
  • Ruhi Khalid, Beacon House National University, Pakistan
  • Muhammad T. Khalily, International Islamic University, Pakistan
  • Hans Koot, Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • John H. Krantz, Hanover College, USA
  • Asoke Kumar Saha, Jagannath University, Bangladesh
  • Narasappa  Kumaraswamy, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia 
  • K. B. Kumar,  Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences, India
  • Jennifer E. Lansford, Duke University, USA
  • Vivienne Lewis, University of Canberra, Australia
  • Zahid Mahmood, University of Management and Technology, Pakistan
  • Aneela Maqsood, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan
  • Anila A. Malik, University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • Farah Malik, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
  • Jamil A. Malik, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
  • Najma I. Malik, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Ambrin F. Masood, Montana State University, Billings, USA
  • Haziq Mehmood, University of Management and Technology, Pakistan
  • Stuart J. McKelive, Bishop’s University, Canada
  • Thomas Michael, Holtgraves, Ball State University Muncie, USA
  • Seema Munaf, University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • Najma Najam, University of Punjab, Pakistan
  • Vostanis Panos, University of Leicester, England
  • Seema Pervez, Switzerland, Geneva
  • Tian Po Oei, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Gina Pauli, Roehampton University, England
  • Nilüfer Pembecioğlu, Istanbul Universitesi, Turkey
  • Marion Porath, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Louise Porter, Griffith University, Australia
  • Cynthia L. S. Pury, Clemson University, USA
  • Muhammad Rafiq, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
  • Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos, The University of South Australia, Australia
  • Bull Raymond, University of Leicester, England
  • Phil Reed, University of Wales Swansea, England
  • Mah Nazir Riaz, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Barry Ruback, Penn State University, USA
  • Ghazala Rehman, Surrey, England
  • Fizza Sabir, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Inge Seiffge-Krenke, University of Mainz Staudinger, Germany
  • Fazaila Sabih, Mohi-ud-Din Islamic Medical College Mir Pur, AJK, Pakistan
  • Rayna Sadia, Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Saleem, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Sheikh Shahidullah, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Ashok Sharma, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India
  • Richard Shavelson, Stanford University, USA
  • Steven R. Shaw, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Salma Siddiqui, National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
  • Shakira Huma Siddiqui, National University of Modern Language, Pakistan
  • Judith Sixsmith, Metropolitan University, England
  • Peter K. Smith, Goldsmith’s University of London, England
  • Laurent Sovet, Paris Descartes, France
  • Ruthaychonnee Sittichai, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  • Sarwat Sultana, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan
  • Azam Tahir, University of Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Alison Taysun, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Abdel Aziz M. Thabet, Al Quds University, Ghaza
  • Manjula Vithanapathirana, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Michael Wang, University of Leicester, England
  • Aryani Tri Wrastari, University of Airlangga, Indonesia
  • Shumaila Yousafzai, Gardiff University, England
  • Gulnaz Zahid, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
  • Rifat M. Zaman, Agha Khan University Hospital, Pakistan
  • Zainab F. Zadeh, Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • John Xin-an-Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Instruction to Author(s)

Manuscript should be double-spaced typewritten (do not justify) with 12 font size, printed on one side of 8.5 x 11 inches white paper with 1 inch margin on all sides. It should be prepared according to Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (2009, 7th ed.). 

Abstract should be between 150 to 250 words and must include a brief summary of study including description about sample, instruments, method, and not more than five to six most noteworthy results. Also supply up the preferred key words for the study.

References should be formatted according to APA Manual (2009, 7th ed.). Each listed reference should be cited in the text and each text citation should be listed in References.

Submission of the manuscript is made electronically; also send two paper (hard) copies to The Editor, Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research (PJPR), National Institute of Psychology (NIP), Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, (New Campus), Islamabad, Pakistan. A signed cover letter by author and co-author(s) must be submitted stating that the manuscript is not under concurrent consideration elsewhere. Editor and NIP accept no responsibility for the statements and opinions given by authors in the Journal.

Correspondence between editorial office and author(s) will be done through email. Please give email address that corresponding author intends to keep for couple of years after publication.

Plagiarism factor is required to be addressed by authors through submitting the permission letter for the copyrighted material which are given in the manuscript but are not the authors’ original work e.g., tables/figures borrowed from any other source, data of any other study, test material (or portion thereof) mentioned in the manuscript. Authors are also required to submit a report for index of similarity generated by ‘turnitin’ according to the guidelines of Higher Education Commission. Editor and editors of PJPR accept no responsibility for such material given by authors in the Journal. 

Masked peer review policy is followed in   PJPR.  For this author(s) should make sure that the names and affiliation are given in cover letter only. There should be no clue of the author(s’) identity in the manuscript for keeping the process of editing more objective and fair. 

Authors’ Note should be detailed covering all author(s’) names, their number in authorship, affiliations, and should include to whom future correspondence should be directed. For this postal and email addresses of the corresponding author must be provided. Affiliation at the time of study, acknowledgments, grant related information for the study, etc. and change in affiliation/address, if it has changed after submission, of any of the author should be brought into the notice of the Editor. PJPR authorities are not responsible for the information given in the authors(s)’ related footnotes. 


Annual Subscription Details

For Individuals:

                 Pakistan:  10,000  PKR, for Four Issues  (2500 PKR  Per Issue)

                 Foreign :  200 US$, for Four Issues   (50 US$, Per Issue)

For Institutions:  

                  Pakistan: 20,000  PKR, for Four Issues  (5000 PKR Per Issue)

                  Foreign : 400 US$, for Four Issues   (100 US$, Per Issue)

Payment Method

                  Fee can be paid by cheque, draft, online deposit or electronic transfer to the following account:

                  Account Title: Printing of Journal (NIP)

                  Account Number: 01500390007549 (For National Level)

                  IBAN: PK40ASCM0001500390007549 (For Foreign/International Level)

                  Branch Address: Askari Bank, Bhra Kahu Sub Branch, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

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The Editor

Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research (PJPR)

National Institute of Psychology, Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University 

Islamabad, Pakistan

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