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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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines

CISS Insight is a quarterly research journal of Center for International Strategic Studies, Islamabad.

It publishes articles on nuclear and strategic issues and international security.

The journal is published each year in March, June, September and December. Researchers and scholars wishing to contribute their articles for publication in CISS Insight may send their original, unpublished research articles at the address given below. After the initial editorial review their articles will be sent for peer review and contributors will be informed accordingly. Contributors may note that once their articles have been accepted for publication in CISS Insight they cannot withdraw their article or have them published in any other journal.

Abstract Length Articles should have a brief abstract comprising 100-150 words.

Article length

Article length should be between 4000 and 5000 words. Up to 200 words may be added for citing references.

Deadline for Submission of Articles

Two months prior to the quarter in which the authors prefer their articles to be included.

Submission Mode

Contributor are expected to submit a soft copy in MS Word and a hard copy of their articles.


CISS Insight follows Chicago Manual for referencing.


Editor CISS Insight

Center for International Strategic Studies

Suite No 506, 5TH Floor Evacuee Trust Complex (ETC)

Sir Agha Khan Road F-5/1, Islamabad

Contact: 051-2722343-051-8315410-423

Email: ciss.org1@gmail.com

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