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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The authors must make sure the manuscript is accurate and full before submitting it. The manuscript cannot be retracted after receiving a "accept" decision. Any requests for withdrawals made after acceptance must have a compelling reason, and the Editor-in-Chief and publisher will evaluate them.
    All manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the Open Journal System (OJS). You may check the status of your submission at any time by logging on to submission. For technical help with the submission system, please review our contact or
  • Format submission
    Before you submit, you will need to follow these instructions for your manuscript:
    Plagiarism: Using software called Turnitin, manuscripts are checked for plagiarism, and those who are found guilty or who engage in publication misconduct risk being blacklisted.
    Copy Right: Material printed in this journal is the copyright of the PJMHS and may not be reproduced without the permission of the editors or publishers.
    a. The manuscript should be an editable file with text, figures, and tables, including sections like abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusions. Tables and Figures should be high-resolution and have legends. References can be submitted in Vancouver style or format. Supporting information should be submitted separately. Difficult manuscripts may require revision due to poor English language quality.
    b. Author should must add an ORCID ID, freely available at
    The title page of the manuscript, including:
    c. Your co-author details, including affiliation and email address.
    Statements relating to our ethics and integrity policies, which may include any of the following:
    • Data availability statement
    • Funding statement
    • Conflict of interest disclosure
    • Ethics approval statement
    • Patient consent statement
    • Permission to reproduce material from other sources
    • Clinical trial registration
    General Requirements: Manuscript must be written in ‘British English’. Non-native English speakers must seek the assistance of experienced, English-speaking medical editors if in doubt. Taking feedback from your colleagues also makes the manuscript writing more productive, versatile and simple for the readers.
    • Type the manuscript on A4 size.
    • Type on one side of the paper, double spacing every page.
    • Begin each section on separate page and in the following order: title page, abstract, introduction, materials / subjects / patients and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements, references, tables and figures with legends.
    • Sentences should be properly structured instead of giving brackets within a sentence.
    Special Instructions: The editorial board of Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences appreciates the efforts of The EQUATOR (Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research) Network for promoting good reporting of research. It has played a pivotal role in development, dissemination and implementation of reporting guidelines throughout the world.
    To submit, login at Open Journal System (OJS) and create a new submission. Follow the submission steps as required and submit the manuscript.
  • Publication Charges:
    For Submissions from Pakistan: Publication Charges: PKR 35,000/-
    For Fast Track Review, Charges PKR: 10,000/-
    For International Submissions: Publication Charge: US$ 400/-