The Journal of Political Science. GC University - Lahore

The Journal of Political Science

Department of Political Science, Government College University Lahore
ISSN (print): 1726-6467
ISSN (online): 2709-8672

Editorial Policy

Publication Ethical Policy

The Journal of Political Science (JPS) strictly follows the HEC ethical policy of publications. Recently JPS has applied for Cope membership which is committed to educating and supporting editors, publishers and those involved in publication ethics with the aim of moving the culture of publishing towards one where ethical practices becomes a normal part of the publishing culture. 

Protecting Intellectual Property

The Journal of Political Science (JPS) is committed to the protection of intellectual property. When supplementary materials are requested during review process, they will be subject to the double blind review to maintain author’s anonymity. Reviewer team members will not use ideas. Sharing of supplementary material is highly prohibited without explicit permission of author through editor-in-Chief or managing editor. Advice regarding specific, limited aspects of the manuscript may be sought from colleagues with specific expertise, providing the author’s identity and intellectual property remain secure.

Fair play and Impartiality

The Journal of Political Science (JPS) follows a prescribed criteria for the selection of the research papers, academically and scientifically sound research manuscripts are selected for editorial review. There will be no discrimination on any basis like gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, cultural sentiments, political affiliation, seniority and/or institutional association. Editorial team promptly respond to the author(s) of the papers submitted for publication and assign a specific number to an article submitted for processing; and pay impartial consideration to all research papers submitted for publication keeping merit at the top.

Publication ethics

The Journal of Political Science (JPS) is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record.  JPS's policies prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for consideration by another journal and does not allow publication of a manuscript that has been published in whole or in part by another journal. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on 'Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors.


The Journal of Political Science (JPS) believes in zero tolerance policy for plagiarism.

Publication Decisions

The  Editorial team only  shortlist  research  manuscripts which  have  relevance  with the scope of  the Journal of Political Science (JPS).   All decisions will be taken by the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor as the result of double blind peer review process without any personal bias.


The Journal of Political Science (JPS) will  not  use  any  unpublished  information/data  from  the  submitted  research  paper without the permission of the author(s), and Any information  received  after  the  peer  review  process  will   be  kept  confidential  and  not used for personal gains.