Journal of Religious Studies and Cultural Diversity (JRSCD) is a double blind peer reviewed, open access journal published bi-annually by University of OKARA.
JRSCD-Journal of Religious Studies and Cultural Diversity is the research journal of the department of Islamic Studies at the University of Okara which is established in the year 2020.
The significance of Islamic education has increased to great extent in the modern day world. Many religious and spiritual issues have become complex for a common man. Answers to these and many other such issues can only be sought in pure and practical research in Islamic education.
JRSCD is meant to facilitate its research scholars in creating a comprehensive and global understanding of Islam.
JRSCD aims to address the modern day issues in the light of the true teachings of Islam. JIRS aims to promote scholarly research on contemporary issues and complexities of modern day world in addition to the orthodox approach of research.
One of the basic aims of the Journal is to develop a close linkage between the intellectuals and a common man of the society with the help of scholarly research.
The mission of the Journal of Religious Studies and Cultural Diversity (JRSCD) is to encourage scholarly research in Islamic thought and Muslim contemporary issues. JRSCD provides a venue for academics, and researchers to publish current and significant research as well as other publication activities, such as book and article reviews.
The specific objectives of the Journal are:
To offer a forum for publishing high quality research in Islamic thought.
To present new ideas and philosophical findings in Islamic thought and Muslim current issues.
To promote greater exchange of information between the various scholars in Islamic studies around the world. It is not limited to Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region.
To disseminate cutting-edge research that explores the interrelationship between Islamic thought and Muslim issues in the following Scope.
The articles can be from any of the following areas:
- Muslim Theology and Philosophy.
- Muslim Ethics and Moral.
- Al-Quran and Hadith.
- Islam and Identity.
- Islam and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
- Islam and Cognitive/Natural Science.
- Islam and Economics.
- Islam and Political Issues.
- Islam and Future Studies.
- Islam and Gender.
- Islam and Social Sciences (Psychology, Education, Languages, Arts, Law and History).
- Islam and Spirituality Islam and Other Religions.
- Islam and Civilization.
- Islam and Environmental Issues.
- Islam and Culture.
- Islam and Human Rights.
- Islam, Information Technology and Communication.
- Islam and Middle Eastern Studies.
- Islam and Minority Muslim.
- Islam and Contemporary Issues.
PUBLICATION OF ARTICLE TYPES
Original Research Articles: Research papers report original research in all fields of Islamic Thought and must aim at a wide readership. Research papers must have a maximum of 20 references. Word count: 4,000 words (excluding abstract and references).
Review Articles: Concise reviews should be less than 1500 words (including references but excluding tables and figure).
Book Reviews: Book reviews should be about 2000 words (including references but excluding tables and figure).
Research Notes: They are discussion notes, seeking to advance a new idea, theoretical perspective, research program, or methodological approach in organization studies. Length of text should be around 1,000-1,200 words.
PEER REVIEW POLICY
Editorial Board Members may provide advice on manuscripts submitted but are not involved in the final decisions. Manuscripts submitted to IJIT are assessed by our experienced in-house editorial team, who take all decisions based on an extensive and rigorous peer review process by academic experts who specialize in the manuscript topic. Peer reviewers are expert chosen by journal editors to provide written assessment of the strengths and weakness of article with the aim of producing the highest quality material of the journal. They are selected based on expertise in a specific field (i.e. Islamic thought) nomination by existing editorial board members, and other factors. Peer reviewers for the journal are also selected by the Editor-in-Chief. All manuscripts are subjected to rigorous double -blind peer review -the identity of the peer reviewers is not revealed to the authors, and the identity of the authors is not revealed to the reviewers, as long as the authors have adequately removed all identifying information from the manuscript. The review process involves an objective assessment of the scientific rigor of the research as well its significance and contribution to advancing knowledge in the field of Islamic thought.
By submitting an article, authors are thereby asserting that their work is entirely original and that others’ work or text has been appropriately cited or attributed. The re-use of one’s own published work without appropriate citation (self-plagiarism) is also unethical.
INDEXING AND ABSTRACTING
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Department and Faculty of Islamic Studies University Of Okara, Pakistan