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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • All authors are advised to add at least two references from Pakistan journal of Weed Science Research in their papers (Mandatory).
    Also one national and one international reviewers names with full particulars (email address and department mailing address) should be submitted along with papers for review (Mandatory)
  • Authors are requested to upload Plagiarism report of their original file using Turnitin
  • The submission file must be in Microsoft Word 2010 or above document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


  1. Contributors do not have to be members of WSSP. Article should be typed in double space. Must submit similirity index report using Turnitin along with your paper.
  2. Common name of herbicides must be used and rates should be given in kg or L  for formulation  or as active ingredients kg or g ha-1. The later is preferred.
  3. For weed species, the botanical names alongwith Authority/Authorities names must be used at the foremost appearance. Subsequently the first letter of the genus e.g. T. aestivum and full species name may be used without authority/authorities names. If local/common names are unavoidable, it must be accompanied with botanical names at the foremost appearance.
  4. Acceptance of the paper is subject to the understanding that it is original information and has not been and will not be published elsewhere, authors are requested to submit similirty index report using Turnitin at the time of submission.
  5. The paper should fall under the domain of the journal i.e. weed science and medicinal herbs.
  6. The following format should be strictly followed to avoid any delay in the review process. All subheads viz. Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions and References Cited should be capitalized and bold.
    1. Title of the research {in Capital). The author(s) name(s) and institutional affiliation (s) & email address of the Corresponding Author in the Foot Note of the First Page.  
    2. Abstract should be of 200-250 words in italic.
    3. Introduction (should include existing problem justification of the research, literature review and objectives).
    4. Materials and Methods (should include the location, year, details of the treatments applied, and the data collection procedure of the concerned parameters along with the statistical procedures applied).
    5. Results and Discussion (should not be separate, and the results should be properly discussed in light of previous research work).
    6. Tables and illustrations: The SI Unit(s) should be used like cm, m, kg and g etc. The Tables and illustrations with captions should be placed at the specified locations in the text.
    7.  In the Results and Discussion section the data may be presented either in Table or Graphic mode. For a given data only one mode is permitted.
    8. References Cited (should be relevant, latest and as per format of the journal in the following name-year system). Cite at least two references from Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research in your manuscript.

  Examples for a single, double and multiple authors, respectively:

Paterson, D.T. 1982. Effects of light and temperature on weed/crop growth and competition. In J.L. Hatfield and I.J. Thomason (eds.). Biometeorology in Integrated Pest Management. Academic Press, New York, London, pp. 407-420.

Marwat, K.B. and E.D. Nafziger. 1990. Cocklebur and velvetleaf interference with soybeans grown at different densities and planting patterns. Agron. J., 82(3): 531-34.

Mehra, S.P., L.S. Brar and K.K. Sharma. 1995. Weed Management in spring planted sugarcane. J. Res., 32(1): 11-18 (Weed Absts., 46(2): 749; 1997).

The authors should directly upload their manuscripts into the System on the Weed Science Society of Pakistan website (www.wssp.org.pk). For any assistance contact Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Khan Email: mishfaq@aup.edu.pk , ishfaqws@gmail.com

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