Submission Guidelines

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Paradigm Shift invites you to submit articles and research papers on international relations, global politics, and current affairs. All submissions go through an editorial review for scope, language, and clarity. Submissions also go through a plagiarism check. Please note that we do not have in-house fact-checkers and primarily depend on authors to ensure the accuracy of their statements.

All submissions must be the original work of the author(s). Submissions must NOT be under consideration with other publications and must NOT be published elsewhere. We encourage authors to use Grammarly (a free grammar checking service) to help you proof-read your piece before submission. We do not charge authors any fee for publication, nor do we pay an honorarium to authors if they are published.

Research Paper Submissions

  • Research papers should range from 1,500 – 6,000 words.
  • They should be written in academic language. 
  • Papers must be properly cited and must contain a bibliography/reference section at the end. You may use any iteration of APA or Chicago as your citation style but if you are using Chicago, please make sure to use endnotes instead of footnotes. You can use Mendeley or some other reference management software to help you.
  • Plagiarism percentage should NOT exceed 15%.

Article or Op-ed Submissions

  • Articles or Op-eds can range from 1,000 – 3,000 words.
  • The language used should be understandable and not be overly jargon-based/academic. 
  • Use hyperlink citations in the text of your article to cite any important facts/statistics. If your piece does not have any important facts and is more of an opinion piece, then citations are not required. Furthermore, no bibliography/references or footnotes are required.
  • Plagiarism percentage should NOT exceed 10%.

Pakistan Unveiled

  • The “Pakistan Unveiled” section showcases Pakistan’s immense history, culture, and everything in between! It is a way to highlight Pakistan in a positive but factual manner.
  • Pakistan Unveiled pieces can range from 500 – 2,000 words
  • Use hyperlink citations in the text of your article to cite any important facts/statistics. No bibliography/references or footnotes required.
  • Plagiarism percentage should NOT exceed 10%.

Book Reviews

  • Book reviews should be written on books related to global politics, international relations, or Pakistan.
  • Book reviews should range from 1,000 – 3,000 words. 
  • Hyperlink citations are NOT required in book reviews
  • Plagiarism percentage should NOT exceed 10%.

Submit Articles, Papers, Book Reviews To…

Submit articles, research papers, and/or book reviews to editor@paradigmshift.com.pk

Make sure to type “Submission” in the subject of the email. In the body of the email, please let us know if it is a research paper, article, or book review that you are submitting. A brief synopsis of what your piece entails in the email will help the editorial staff. You should also pen a 3-5 sentence long author bio and mention your published work/experience (if any). Kindly attach your piece as an MS word file. Please email us one submission at a time (do not email multiple submissions in one go). 

We will respond within a week’s time after reviewing your submission. If we accept your article/paper/review, please note that you agree to handover copyrights to Paradigm Shift. This means you are not allowed to republish your piece anywhere else without our written consent.

Please note that if you submit a piece to us, we will add your email to our mailing list so you stay updated with our articles/papers (you can unsubscribe anytime!). 

If we reject your piece, please do not let that deter you. Paradigm Shift encourages you to submit articles, papers, or reviews regardless of the outcome. Remember: patience is a virtue and practice makes perfect! Good luck! 

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