1 . Overview

Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association is an international biomedical journal from Pakistan. We publish materials of interest to the practitioners and scientists in the broad field of medicine. Articles describing original qualitative, quantitative, human or laboratory studies are considered for publication. All manuscripts should be comprehensible to the general reader and lead to improved decision making in clinical practice, medical education, research and policy. Types of articles include case reports, case series, descriptive and analytical research with clinical trials, short reports, special communications and letters to the editor. Clinical conference abstracts, special issues, articles regarding innovation and those related to research methods and reporting are also considered. Secondary research including narrative reviews, systematic reviews, evidence-based articles, meta-analysis, and practice guidelines will also be accepted. From time-to-time invited articles are included.


Manuscripts must be original and not under consideration by another publication at the time of submission.

Animal-based studies, that is research articles conducted on animals, will not be considered for processing or publication in the JPMA effective since 2015.

Ensure that you have read and understood the details noted in JPMA’s editorial policy . Failure to comply can lead to delays in processing of the manuscript, or even rejection.