The National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (NIHCR) is a Centre of Excellence at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. The NIHCR is publishing regularly two research journals. One is an HEC recognized English journal, the Pakistan Journal of History and Culture (PJHC). The other one is Mujallah-i Tarikh wa Saqafat-i Pakistan published in Urdu.
The Pakistan Journal of History and Culture is amongst the most widely read research journals in Pakistan. It is being regularly published biannually since 1980 with some special issues on Quaid-i-Azam, Fatima Jinnah and the All-India Muslim League. The Institute has devised a clear policy for the publication of different articles in its journals. As it is evident from the name of the Institute, articles submitted should contain elements relating to the history and culture of Pakistan. In addition, the journal has been publishing articles related to South Asia, Central Asia and other Muslim societies corresponding to the issues related to Pakistan.