BTTN Journal is a bi-annual double blind peer reviewed research journal that accepts high-quality and original research with value addition in accordance with the policy research guidelines of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. It is a purely research oriented policy journal published by Balochistan Think Tank Network (BTTN), at BUITEMS Quetta. BTTN Journal remains wider in scope and applicability to various domains of Social Sciences. It helps provide wider research perspectives in an interdisciplinary approach that welcomes contributions, not limited to Pakistan affairs, but rather potentially covers the broader contours of International Relations, International Politics, Strategic Studies, Political Science, Arts and Humanities, Political Economy, Economics, Energy & Development, Defense & Security Studies, Geo-strategy, Emerging Technologies, Sociology of Development, Provincial Issues of Balochistan and evolving competing strategies between the major powers and their implications on the smaller states. BTTN Journal helps provide research opportunities to researchers, scholars, policy makers, and analysts to contribute their research articles for consideration and publication.
Article Processing and Submission Charges
It is imperative to note that there are no Article Processing and Publication Charges for BTTN Journal. However;
- Modest amount as honorarium is paid to the Reviewers (National and International)
- Author(s) are also paid a modest honorarium for their contributions to BTTN Journal.
BTTN Journal does not charge any fee for the submission, processing and publication of research articles.
Article submission is totally free followed by a receipt of acknowledgment for the author. The submission undergoes a pre-editorial review process, which is also free of cost and is instrumental in scrutinizing the submitted article as per the BTTN Journal publishing policy. The article is assessed in terms of its Scope, Similarity Index Report (Turnitin 19% or below), and Abstract, Key words, Content's strength, Citation format etc. This is followed by free of cost Review and Evaluation process. It includes blind peer- reviewing (1 national and 1 international reviewer) followed by final evaluation. For submission process, please see details in the Submission Guidelines
While BTTN widely circulates and promotes the BTTN Journal, there are no publication charges. Publication process is quite demanding which includes printing, circulation, marketing, promotion on various mediums, as well as indexing and abstracting etc. Waiver does not apply since no fee is charged for the submission and processing of the research article.
Source of Funding
Currently, BTTN Journal is self-funded. However, after the HEC recognizes this journal through the HEC reviewing and monitoring processes, it will start receiving funding from the HEC.