The Journal of Independent Studies and Research (JISR) is a biannual refereed journal. It was launched in 2003 with an objective of promoting research studies in Pakistan. Published by SZABIST, a renowned Institute of Science and Technology, JISR is dedicated to promotion of the culture of research and dissemination of quality research studies among institutions, universities, researchers, and students. The journal has two print versions: JISR-MSSE (Journal of Independent Studies and Research-Management, Social Sciences and Economics), and JISR-C (JISR-Computing). Originally, it was carried out as a single publication but given the range of the disciplines SZABIST covers and the overwhelming number of papers that were received, it was later thematically divided into two versions.

Complete volumes of JISR are available online as well. Research articles published in JISR can be downloaded from the journal's digital archive.

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