National Defence University is persistently engaged in quality research on multidisciplinary issues of national strategy and security. Keeping the flag high, the university publishes two issues of ‘Margalla Papers’ every year. The journal is recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and also indexed/abstracted internationally. A research article of high academic standards is published after thorough scrutiny and blind peer reviews at home and abroad. The scope of the journal along with the guidelines for contributors are:

Scope of the Journal: Margalla Papers primarily deals with GLOBAL AND REGIONAL ISSUES, as per the following areas:-

  • Contemporary National and International Policy Issues.
  • Regional and Global Issues, including Geo-Strategic, Geo-Political and Geo-Economic.
  • National and International Security Issues.
  • Nuclear Weapons, Armaments and Proliferation Issues.
  • Defence Collaborations and Developments
  • Major Treaties and Agreements
  • Issues Concerning International Organizations and Alliances
  • United Nations, and UN Peacekeeping Operations
  • International Law
  • Any other subject-matter pertaining to global and regional issues.

Guidelines for Contributors: The general guidelines for the worthy authors are appended below:-

  • Abstract: 150-250 Words
  • Manuscripts Length: 5000-6000 Word
  • Font and Size: Times New Roman, 12 Font Size
  • Spacing: 5
  • Margin: 1 Inch on each side
  • Biographic Sketch of Author: 50 Words
  • Referencing (Endnotes only): The Chicago Manual of Style   (17th  Edition)           
  • Soft Copy to be sent:
  • Hard Copy to be sent : Editor Margalla Papers, ISSRA, NDU, E-9, Islamabad.

              To enhance and extend the value of contributions in the journal, NDU intently desires to benefit from a wide spectrum of the academicians, scholars and intelligentsia, etc. In this regard, NDU, earnestly, looks forward to your forthcoming valuable intellectual discourse as per the scope of the journal.

              The desirous scholars to get their research articles published, are requested to submit their articles on website by 31 August 2024, positively.