Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad, the printed and online Journal of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad Pakistan, is an indexed journal, recognised by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) as a Standard Medical Journal, and is rated ‘X‘ by Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. It is registered with Serial Data System of France and indexed with PubMed and Medline and PakMediNet.

It is the second journal from Pakistan to achieve this status, and the first journal of any medical college of Pakistan to be internationally indexed and the first Pakistani Medical Journal available Full Text with Illustrations FREE online.

The journal is published quarterly and focuses on the research pertaining to medical field related to basic, applied or clinical research content.

Manuscripts of varying types including the following areas are accepted for publication after the peer review process:

  1. Original articles

  2. Case reports

  3. Review articles

  4. Editorials

  5. Special Communications

  6. Short Communications

  7. Letter to the editors

  8. Pictorials

 

Section Policies

EDITORIAL

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE

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SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

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EPIDEMIOLOGICAL REVIEW

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REVIEW ARTICLE

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CASE SERIES

Editors
  • Umer Farooq
  • Zeeshan Haroon
  • Shahbaz Khan
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CASE REPORT

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SPECIAL COMMUNICATION

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

SHORT COMMUNICATION

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VIEWPOINT

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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COMMENTARY

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

QUIZ

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

PICTORIAL

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

JAMC is a peer reviewed journal and strictly follows peer review policy in order to maintain the standard of the manuscripts published in JAMC.

JAMC follows the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org) and COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics; www.publicationethics.org)

Peer-reviewers panel of JAMC includes national and international reviewers with expertise, knowledge and skills in various fields of medical science. These reviewers have extensive experience in their relevant fields with research published in renowned journals.

JAMC REVIEW PROCESS

 

Once the manuscript is submitted to JAMC an acknowledgement of receipt of manuscript is sent to the corresponding author mentioning the dedicated reference number to the manuscript. Authors are requested mention this reference number in all of their future communications about the manuscript. Authors are required to submit a “Declaration Form” duly signed by all the authors. This declaration form can either be sent by mail to JAMC Office, or to be sent as scanned attachment to jamc@ayubmed.edu.pk.


Preliminary Review:

 

All manuscripts submitted to JAMC undergo a preliminary review by editorial board and in-house reviewers, who make it sure whether the subject meets the scope of JAMC, and is written according to the guidelines and requirements of JAMC. The manuscripts are also reviewed by our statistical review team at this stage. Deficiencies found at this stage are communicated to the authors to be corrected in a specified time.

 

Manuscripts which fail to meet the JMAC standards or not written as per JAMC guidelines are rejected if not corrected by authors in due time.

 

 

 

Peer Review Process:

Once the manuscript clear the preliminary review process, it is sent to two peer-reviewers of concerned specialty, preferably at least one International peer-reviewer. Reviewers are given 4 weeks to complete the review process, a weekly reminder is sent to the reviewers. If the reviewer fails to respond in the specified time, manuscript is sent to another peer-reviewer. The comments or observations of both peer-reviewers are communicated to the authors for necessary changes if any. Authors are required to submit the revised manuscripts in a specified duration of time.

The revised version of manuscripts from the corresponding authors are reviewed by the editors and if needed, re-accessed by the peer-reviewer.

 

Bibliographic and Language Assessment:

 

Once editors are satisfied with manuscript it is sent to Language experts for proof reading and to in-office bibliographer for authentication and correction of references.

 

Publication Process:

 

Afterbibliographic and language assessment the manuscripts are sent to publication team for finalizing the final printable form of the manuscript. The final draft of the manuscript are sent to the corresponding for verification/approval of correctness of manuscript.

 

Publication Fee:

 

Once the manuscript is ready for publication authors are required to the Publication Fee as follows:

 

For local authors:

 

Original Article and Review article: 8500 PKR

 

Case Report: 6500 PKR

 

For international authors:

 

Original Article and Review article: 100 US$

 

Case Report: 80 US$

 

 

 

The publication fee is to be submitted in the form of bank draft payable to JAMC, Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad.

 

The preliminary assessment, external review process and editorial decision, bibliographic and language assessment takes longer than expected.

 

All the members of editorial board and reviewers work voluntarily for the journal and are not paid.


 

Publication Frequency

The Journal is published quarterly each year.