About the Journal

Aims and Scope

BTTN Journal is a bi-annual 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 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, applied sciences, policy papers and pertaining to arts and humanities for conventional and non-conventional security fields of scientific enquiries. 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, Political Economy, Economics, Energy & Development, Defense & Security Studies, Nuclear Policy, Non-Proliferation, Arms Control & Disarmament, 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.

Journal Information

2 Issues per year

BTTN Journal  is in process to get covered by various abstracting, indexing and citation services nationally and internationally in accordance with the guideless of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.

BTTN Journal is registered by the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) Quetta which is one of the leading universities of Pakistan recognized by the HEC, Pakistan. However, any opinions and views expressed in BTTN Journal are the opinions and views of the authors, and are not the views of or endorsed by BUITEMS, Quetta.

News, offers and Call for Papers
News and offers

News and offers in terms of annual prizes on best research articles may be announced by BTTN Journal from time to time.

Calls for papers

Although BTTN Journal remains open for general submissions of research articles throughout the year, it may announce calls for papers on various themes. For more information, please visit the submissions guidelines and all issues of BTTN Journal.

Editorial and Peer Review

Research articles submitted to BTTN Journal will initially undergo editorial review for the relevancy, scope, and guidelines of the journal. After qualifying the editorial review, the papers will undergo double blind review. The submissions will send out to two reviewers (one national, and one international, or both international). The decisions on the articles will be carried out based on the recommendations received from the reviewers.

Article Processing Charges and Submission Fee

BTTN Journal does not charge any sort(s) of articles submission and processing fee. Submissions and processes of articles are free of cost.

Article Submission/review Honorarium/certificates

However, BTTN Journal pays a modest amount of honorarium in cash to its contributors that include both the potential reviewers and authors. The authors will also get certificates for their accepted and published articles/reviews from the editor(s) of BTTN Journal.

License(s) Permitted 

Creative Commons License All articles published in BTTN Journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License