The Discourse ( TD )

An Open Access, Open Archives, and Double Blind Peer Review Journal

ISSN (Print) 2521 - 5337 , ISSN (Online) 2617-8591

The Discourse ( TD )
ISSN (Print): 2521 - 5337
ISSN (Online): 2617 - 8591
Frequency: Semi-annually (2 issues per year)
Nature: Print and Online
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Language of Publication: English

Aims and Scope :

The Discourse (TD) is a multidisciplinary academic research journal with the aim to publish original research work that is specifically focused on practical issues in industry or academia. The research articles will broadly cover the areas of Management Sciences, Social Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Education, Physical and Sports, International Relations Arts and Design and other fields. The Quality of research publications are subject to the meticulous plagiarism check, screening process and double blind peer review by national and international scholars owing strong research background and expertise in their respective areas. The published articles are intended for the provision of enriched resource to local, regional as well as international readers to enhance their knowledge and concepts. TD as a research journal provides an opportunity for researcher to come up with new innovative concepts and ideas about business, industry and management practices in developed and developing economies particularly in Pakistan. TD will serve as a bridge between the academia and practitioners throughout local and international business environment. The submitted articles are reviewed by editorial advisory board and either peer referees through a double blind peer review process as a mandatory component.

Review Process:

On receipt of a research article the process of Double (blind) peer review shall be completed within 8-10 weeks (maximum) and author shall be informed about the acceptance or otherwise about his/ her paper accordingly. The review process shall include following steps in sequential order:

  • All manuscripts shall be initially scrutinized by the Chief Editor/ Editor to gauge its general worth and pass through plagiarism test on plagiarism software. .
  • Paper that withstands initial scrutiny and plagiarism test will be forwarded to three reviewers for blind reviews. The reviewers’ panel shall include; two Pakistan based scholars and one from abroad. Two positive review reports out of three will be mandatory for publication of the article in TD.
  • All efforts shall be made to expedite the review process as quickly as possible, without compromising set standards of quality, originality, academic significance and socio- administrative relevance. The management of the journal will share reviewer’s comments with authors within 8-10 weeks and seek modified copy of the manuscript in line with the reviewer’s comments/ suggestions. The final version of the accepted manuscript will be published in the immediate next issue, subject to the availability of space.
Publication and Submission of Articles:

TD is published bi-annually by Department of Management Sciences, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan and is regularly published in volume with two issues i.e January –June and July-December. Articles must be submitted on


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