Journal Policy

Created on Saturday, 07 February 2015
POLICY OF THE JOURNAL
 
INTRODUCTION:
The Journal is published regularly on monthly basis, since 1989 from Lahore.  This journal is meant for all specialities.  
AIMS
To promote Science and the art of Medicine for the betterment of Public Health.  
 
OBJECTIVES:
To publish original research, review articles, case reports, drug trials, letters to editors, editorials, proceedings of meetings and symposia of all specialities.
 
POLICY:
The journal is run by the Pakistan Medical Academic Association (PMAA).  Articles are received through online submission by e.mail as well as by the post.  Every received article is first examined by Editorial Board and then undergoes a Blind Peer Review process.  All articles are reviewed by two different referees.  Our Peer Review Committee has members from within and from outside the country.  Different Foreign Experts are also included in our Editorial Board.  Every article is scrutinized for plagiarism.  Our request for impact factor has been accepted by Thomson Reuter and being processed.  The formatting applied to our articles is based purely on international standards.  Instructions to Authors are printed inside the journal.  
Our website is being regularly maintained.  At the end of each year, we regularly publish a Subject and Author Index for that year.  The journal also undergoes an internal and external audit at the end of every fiscal year.  
 
Medical Forum monthly Recognized, Indexed and Registered by:
PMDC with Indexed Pakistan No. 0048 since 1998.  
HEC in “Y” category since 2009.
Pak Medinet since 2011.
Medlip (CPSP) since 2000.
PASTIC and PSA since 2000.
NLP since 2000.
INDEX MEDICUS for WHO (IMEMR) since 1997.
EXCERPTA MEDICA, Netherlands since 2000.
EMBASE SCOPUS Database, Netherlands since 2008.
Registered with International Serials Data System of France bearing ISSN No. 1029-385X since 1992.
Registered with Press Registrar, Government of Pakistan bearing No.  1221-B Copr. since 2009.
ABC Certification, Government of Pakistan since 1992.
On Central Media List, Government of Pakistan since 1995.
Medical Forum now available as Electronic Publication on Website www.medforum.pk.
 
Source of Manuscripts:
Manuscripts are taken from all specialities.
 
Conflict Resolution Policy:
Medical Forum follow the Conflict Resolution Policy.
 
Guidelines and Instructions:
International Guidelines and Instructions to authors for publication is published in the Journal.  
 
Journal’s Printing System:
Page size 23x36/8.
Title with Art Card (350 Gram Imported).
Paper used for printing 80-Gram imported or 90-Gram Art Paper imported.
Publication Calendar:
Monthly printing.
Printing Dates 29 and 30 of every month.
 
New Address of Journal:
Gohawa Road, Link Defence/New Airport Road, 
Opp. Toyoto Motors, Lahore Cantt., Lahore.
Cell:  0331-6361436, 0300-4879016, 0345-4221303, 0345-4221323.
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Website: www.medforum.pk