In the past five decades Dr. Goyal has published 30 books and about 200 hundred research papers covering a vast range of manuscripts and old publications.
Dr. Goyal has explored and studied a large number of manuscripts on various subjects available in Sikh Reference library, ‘Guru Ramdas Library’, ‘Khalsa College Library’, Amritsar, ‘Public library’, ‘Motibagh library’ and ‘Punjabi Languages Dept. library’, Patiala, ‘National library’, Calcutta, ‘Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara library’ and several other libraries; Gurudwaras and Akharas.
He has elaborately discussed almost all aspects relating to the theme and art of this rich poetic tradition and has highlighted its distinct features and its contribution to the poetic and cultural tradition of the country. He has in his works extensively dealt with the cultural, philosophical, social and religious contents of these compositions and has highlighted their contributions towards the composite Indian culture.