LAHORE - The Government College University (GCU) Political Science Department has published the new edition of its decades-old research journal “Journal of Political Science” which includes research papers in the fields of Political Science, International Relations, International Political Economy, Current Affairs, Strategic Studies, Women Studies, Sociology, and History.
Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Khalid Butt said the research journal was speedily getting international recognition and noted social scientists including Dr Joe Hill from Bonn University Germany, Dr Chanchal Kumar Sharma from Centre for Multilevel Federalism India, Dr Ibrahim Abu Bakar from National University of Malaysia, Dr Syed Farooq Hasnat from Middle East Institute, Washington, Dr. Conrad Justus Schetter from Bonn University Germany, Dr. Tahir Kamran from Cambridge University UK, Dr Shafqat Hussain Chauhdry, Dr Hassan Askari Rizvi and Dr Rasul Bakhsh Rais are included in its advisory board.
Dr Khalid Butt said the research journal was enlisted with international abstracting and indexing agencies and had also adapted international standard of referencing.
Addressing the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor assured the GCU faculty members that despite all the budget cuts and economic crunch, there would no shortage of funds in GCU for quality research projects. He said GCU had separated its research funds and accounts so that innovative projects could be funded extensively.
The Vice Chancellor highly appreciated the efforts and assured the JPS Editorial Board of his complete support in the realm of journal and their research activities. He encouraged the editorial board to keep their pace towards international recognition of the journal.
Later, Muhammad Usman A Siddiqi, the Associate Editor of the Journal, briefed the Vice Chancellor about the recent steps taken to ensure the regularity and improve the overall quality of the Journal.