NANAK PARKASH PATRIKA (Journal of Sikh Studies) a referred journal is devoted to publishing of original research carried out in the discipline of Religious Studies and allied subjects. Book reviews, theological notes, articles and abstracts of doctoral dissertation and research projects sponsored by UGC, ICSSR or any other organization are also invited for publication. At present it is published twice a year in the month of June and December.

Publisher: Registrar, Punjabi University, Patiala
Editor: Dr. Sarbjinder Singh
Advisory Board : Dr. Mohinder Kaur Gill
Dr. Jasbir Singh Sabar
Dr. Balwant Singh Dhillon
Dr. Balkar Singh

*List of Referees

  1. Dr. Balwant Singh Dhillon, Guru Nanak Studies Department, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
  2. Dr. D.A. Gangadhar, Formerly Professor, Philosophy Department, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (U.P.).
  3. Dr. Gurbachan Singh Bachan, Professor, Guru Gobind Singh Endowment Chair, University of Mumbai.
  4. Dr. Gurnam Kaur Bal, Formerly Professor, 28 Patricia Court, BRAMPTAN, (Ontario) CANADA, Postal code: L6Y 3M7.
  5. Dr. Gurpal Singh, Professor, Punjabi Department, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  6. Dr. Jagbir Singh, Formerly Professor, Department of Punjabi, University of Delhi, New Delhi.
  7. Dr. Jasbir Singh Sabar, Formerly Professor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
  8. Dr. Jaspal Kaur Kang, Professor, Guru Nanak Sikh Studies Chair, Punjab University, Chandigarh - 160 014.
  9. Dr. Jaswinder Kaur Dhillon, Formerly Professor, Guru Nanak Studies Department, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar - 143 005.
  10. Dr. Mohinder Kaur Gill, Formerly Professor, Department of Punjabi, University of Delhi, New Delhi.
  11. Dr. Om Parkash Vishisht, Professor, School of Punjabi Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  12. Dr. Rai Jasbir Singh, Formerly Professor, Guru Nanak Studies Department, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
  13. Dr. Shashi Bala, Professor, Guru Nanak Studies Department, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
  14. Dr. Sukhwinder Singh Sangha, Professor, Guru Nanak Dev University Regional Centre, Ladhewali Road, Jallandhar, Punjab.
  15. Dr. Surjeet Kaur Chahal, Professor & Head, Philosophy Department, University of Pune, Pune Maharashtra. *List is in alphabetical in order.

    Editor and Advisory Board is grateful to the referees for their kind cooperation to improve the quality of "Nanak Parkash Patrika (Journal of Sikh Studies)".

    Guidelines for the Contributors

    The manuscript, typed in double space on the one side of A-4 size paper with reasonable margins on both sides should be submitted to the Editor. It should not exceed 10-12 printed pages or 6000 words. However, for good research this limit can be extended. An abstract explaining scope, objective, methodology and major findings of the study comprising 100-150 words should be given before the main text. The initials and surname/s of the author/s along with postal address and E-mail Id of the corresponding author should be given in the covering letter and not on the first page of the manuscript. The covering letter should also carry an undertaking that the paper has neither been published nor it will be communicated elsewhere without informing the Editor. Author(s) should submit a soft copy of their manuscript to the Editor and if found according to the guidelines of the journal then they will be requested to submit two hard copies for the referees. After the referee's comments, the author(s) if asked for will submit a hard as well as a soft copy after duly incorporating the modifications/corrections suggested by the referees. Author(s) alone are responsible for the views expressed in their papers and for obtaining permission for copyright material if used. The final decision in this regard, rests with the Editor.

    Format of Research Paper

    i) Title (should be brief, clear and descriptive)
    ii) Abstract
    iii) Introduction (should include the review of literature and justification of the study)
    iv) Database and Methodology
    v) Results and Discussion
    vi) Conclusion
    vii) Acknowledgement(s) if any
    viii) References
    ix) Tables
    x) Figures.

    References from a Journal

    Author. Year. Title of Article. Title of Journal (Italic). issue: pp.

    References from a Book

    Author(s). Year. Title of Book (Italic). Publisher, city: pp.

    References from an Edited Book

    Author. Year. Title of Article. In Title of Book (Italic). ed(s). Publisher, city: pp.

    References from a Seminar/Symposia presented Article

    Author. Year. Title of Article. Presented at .... Conference/Seminar, ... College/University, Date.

    References from a Seminar/Symposia Edited Proceedings

    Author. Year. Title of Article. In Proceedings of .... Conference/Seminar, .... College/University, pp.

    References from a Ph.D. Thesis

    Author. Year. Title of Thesis (Italic). Ph.D. dissertation, Department, University, city, County:pp.

    References from a Newspaper

    Increasing sand mining : depleting groundwater. The Tribune, Chandigarh, India (12/10/2015).

    All correspondence concerning the Journal should be addressed to: Dr. Sarbjinder Singh, Professor, Department of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies, Chairperson, Bhai Gurdas Chair, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Bhavan, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002, Punjab, India. Tel.- 0175-3046613, Mobile- 081463 80294 Email:,