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Journal of Rural Development & Administration (JORDA)

The Academy publishes an internationally acclaimed and peer reviewed research Journal, the ‘Journal of Rural Development & Administration (JORDA)’. It is a biannual journal recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and is aimed at promoting development oriented research. The idea is to stimulate interest in the scientific study of social problems of development and disseminate systematic knowledge especially about the multi-disciplinary field of rural development. It provides a forum to the development professionals, social scientists and researchers from around the world for sharing ideas and thus encourage the integration of indigenous practices with modern approaches.

Guidelines for Submission of Articles

Manuscripts of research articles, review studies and book reviews in line with the objectives of JORDA are invited for consideration with the understanding that they are original contributions to the existing knowledge and are not being simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Following guidelines must be followed for submission of manuscripts:

  • First page of the manuscript should have the title of the paper, the name(s) of author(s), and a footnote giving the current affiliation of the author(s) with phone, fax, e-mail and postal address (es).
  • Manuscripts must conform to the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition.
  • All manuscripts must include an abstract of maximum 250 words that summarizes the contents on a separate page. Upto five keywords should be given after the abstract.
  • Data used in the analyses of empirical papers should be clearly and precisely documented and made available for reviews. The graphic format for each mathematical formula, diagram, figure or chart should be in text mode for further editing.
  • Tables should be numbered sequentially and title of each table should clearly describe the contents. Source of the table should be given immediately below the table.
  • Reference citations in the text should conform to the APA style; e.g for citing work of one author; Smith (2002) found… or (Smith, 2002). When a work has two authors, cite both names every time you reference the work in the text. When a work has three to five authors cite all the authors’ names the first time the reference occurs and then subsequently include only the first author followed by et al. For detailed information on the style please follow the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Manuscripts should be thoroughly checked by the authors before submission for publication. Incomplete and ambiguous articles will not be entertained.
  • Manuscripts will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers. After approval these will be edited thoroughly. If conditionally approved, the author(s) will be required to make necessary changes within a specific time period.

Manuscripts should be sent in both hard and soft (as an email attachment in MS WORD format) forms on the following address:
Surface Mail Address:
The Editor, Journal of Rural Development and Administration (JORDA),
Pakistan Academy for Rural Development, University Town Peshawar (25000) Pakistan.
Ph: 92 91 9224438; 92 91 9224455-7

Note: There is no fee for publication of article in JORDA Call for Papers for following issues: Volume- 49 (Issue 01 & 02), 2018 Submission Process: Articles can be emailed to editor JORDA on given email address.

Recent Issues:

Volume XLVI, No.02 (July - December 2015) In Press ......

  • The Effect of Formal Credit on Agriculture Production: A Case of District Swat by Alam Zeb, Khursheed Iqbal, Muhammad Adil, Wiqar Ahmad.
  • Credit Risk Affects Shareholder's Wealth in Banking Sector of Pakistan, Does It Matter? by Abdul Wahid, Kamran Azam, Gulfam Khan, Nadeem Talib.
  • Antecedents of Attitude in Creating Viral Marketing and its Mediating Role Towards Brand Awareness by Raja Muhammad Akhizer, Wisal Ahmad, Farzand Ali Jan.
  • Appraisal Process for Selection of Community Infrastructure Development Projects by Gohar Saeed, Muhammad Arshad, Abdul Sattar.
  • Post 18th Amendment Measures for Agriculture Sector Development in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan by Asmatullah Shah, Ghulam Shabir Tunio.

Volume XLVI, No.01 (January - June 2015)

  • Influence of Change Agent in Agricultural Innovation Decision Process by Kaleem ullah, Asad ullah, Bushra Shafi & Mussawar Shah.
  • Entrepreneurship as Career Opportunity Among the Students of University of Peshawar by Aqsa Siddiq & Saima Batool.
  • Impact of Training on Capacity Building of Communities: A Case Study of Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Project in Azad Jammu & Kashmir by Sabahat Akram.
  • Understanding Pakistan's Exports Flows Results from Gravity Model Estimation by Yasir Kamal, Usamn Ghani and Hammad-ul-haq.
  • Report of Sixth National Farmers' Convention held at Pakistan Academy for Rural Development Peshawar (April 15-17, 2015) by Nighat Mehroze Chishti, Abdul Sattar, Gohar Saeed & Ziaullah Khan.

Volume XLV, No.02 (July - December 2014)

  • Relational Analysis of Physical Facilities in Government Schools and its Impact on Students' Academic and Behavioral Development by Arab N., Waseem K., Nasim K. & Irum S.
  • The Role of Parents Education in the Formation of Attitude towards Female Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan by Ubaid-ur-Rehman, Akhtar A.
  • Women Empowerment through Education: A Case of Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan by Manan A., Shafqat R. & Aamir S.
  • Effect of Ridge Sowing Methods on Wheat Yield in Cotton-Wheat Cropping System of Southern Punjab by M. Akhtar, M. Aslam, H.M. Nasrullah, B. Ali & M.A.Khan.
  • Impact of Institutional Quality and Governance on FDI Extreme Bounds Analysis based on Cross Country Data by Muqeem-ul-Islam, Syed B. Hussain & Shehzad Hussain.
  • Role of Females in Income Generation Activities: A Case study of District Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan by Kausar T., Suleman A. & Sidra R.

Volume XLV, No.01 (January - June 2014)

  • Rainwater Harvesting Practices in Otukpa Community , Benue State, Nigeria and Model of Rainwater Harvesting System by Onoja S.B., Ocheja I.E & Isikwue M.O.
  • Psychological Androgyny In Business: The Personality Profiles of Small Business Owners of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by Mussarat A. ,Rukhsana Y.M. & Ayesha A.
  • Prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Among the Effectees of War on Terrorism and the Role of Psychological Interventions in their Rehabilitation by Hayat M.B., Mohammad J.K. & Summiya A.
  • The Impact of Labour Migration on Elderly and Children Left Behind in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan by Nasar K., Arab N. & Waseem K.