Research Journal of PNQAHE

About Us

Research Journal of PNQAHE (ISSN : 2707-9074) focuses research studies relevant to the theory, practice, and policies contributing to the enhancement of quality assurance mechanisms in the higher education. The journal encourages research studies based on quantitative surveys, in-depth interviews and focus group, qualitative research methods. The editor especially welcomes empirical research content, conceptual papers, articles reviews, book reviews and conference papers. The editor encourages papers on (can include but not limited to):


  1. Reducing ignorance regarding the quality of higher education and research
  2. Supporting the concept of “continuous quality improvement in Higher Education”
  3. Sources of inspiration for quality work in HEIs of Pakistan
  4. Roles and professionalism of QECs in Pakistani Universities
  5. Stakeholder’s involvement in quality management in HEIs
  6. Quality enhancement practices using digital tools
  7. Emerging trends in Quality Assurance in Higher Education
  8. Employability issues of graduates in the related industry of Pakistan
  9. Framework for enhancing cooperation in quality assurance in higher education.

It is important for contributors to refer to the “Guidelines for Authors” before submitting articles


Guidelines for Authors

The Journal never asks for any kind of publication or processing fee from the authors at any stage. However, the preliminary source of funding for meeting the expanses of the journal is coming from the services of volunteers and members of the Pakistan Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education – PNQAHE in collaboration with the Khyber Medical University, KMU, Peshawar.


Submission Process


Articles submitted to “Research Journal of PNQAHE” can be in all areas of Quality Assurance in Higher Education (given under call for papers) both theoretical, applied manuscripts in English and should be electronically submitted at: [email protected]  

Manuscripts should be submitted as a single Word file including all materials. Any opinions expressed in articles are only those of authors and not necessarily those of the editors, or the publisher. Authors are personally responsible to obtain permission for reprint of previously published material in other sources. Further details related to call for papers and previous issues of the journal are available at


Article Structure


  • Text types and Subdivision- Numbered sections The main text; type font size:
  1. Paper Title – Arial 12 Bold, 1.5 line-spacing
  2. Headings – Arial 10 Bold, 1.5 line-spacing numbered as 1, 2, 3;
  3. Subheadings – Arial 10 pts Bold, numbered as 1.1, 1.2, 1.3;

General Style


A typical article might include the following main sections.


  1. Abstract
  2. Keywords
  3. Introduction
  4. Literature Review, Conceptual Framework, Hypotheses etc.
  5. Materials and Methods
  6. Results
  7. Discussion
  8. Conclusions

Article Length


The articles should not exceed maximum 8,000 words including references.


Essential Title Page Information


  • Author names and affiliations.
  • Corresponding author.
  • Present/permanent address.
  • Maximum number of authors for a paper is three.  

Tables and Supplementary Material

Data must be kept to a minimum. Tables should be numbered and headed with short titles. As with illustrations, they should not be inserted in the manuscript but supplied either after the main body of the text or uploaded as separate files.  




References to the literature should be mentioned in the main text by writing the author and year in brackets. List these at the very end of your paper (under the heading ‘References’); the references should follow the APA- style  




Submission of a paper to “Research Journal of PNQAHE” will be taken to imply that it presents original unpublished work in any form, not under consideration elsewhere. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources. Authors are responsible to ensures academic integrity.

Editorial Board


Prof. Dr. Zia-ul-Haq,
President PNQAHE
Vice-Chancellor, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan



Prof. Dr. Arshad Syed Karim
Dean Faculty of Management Sciences / Director QEC
Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan 



Dr. Fawad Sadiq
Adl Director Quality Assurance,
Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan  


Managing Editor

Muhammad Iftikhar Ali
Quality Assurance Officer,
Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan



Advisory Board