Aims, Objectives and Scope

Aims and Objectives

  1. To publish original, well documented, peer reviewed clinical and basic bio-medical sciences articles.
  2. To inculcate the habit of medical writing.
  3. To enable physicians to remain informed in multiple areas of medicine, including developments in fields other than their own.
  4. To share the experience and knowledge for the benefit of patients.
  5. To document medical problems pertinent to military medicine like high altitude medicine, heat stroke, disaster management etc.
  6. To achieve the highest level of ethical medical journalism and to produce a publication that is timely, credible, and enjoyable to read.
  7. To include original research describing recent advances in health particularly clinical studies, clinical trials, and assessments of pathogens of diagnostic importance, medical genetics, and epidemiological studies.
  8. To include various issues in the domain of public health, drug research and medical education.


Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ) publishes scholarly work from all the biomedical sciences and allied subjects (basic as well as clinical) including medical education. The manuscripts submitted for publication may be in the form of an original research (randomized controlled trial, meta-analysis, systematic review, quasi experimental study, case control study, cohort study or cross-sectional analytical study), review article, case report, book review, recent advances, new techniques, debates, adverse drug reports, current practices, audit report, evidence-based report, short communication, short report or a letter to the editor. Studies more than five years old at the time of submission are not entertained. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal does not accept multiple studies/multiple end publications gathered/derived from a single research project or data (wholly or in part) known as ‘salami slices’. The Journal discourages submission of more than one article dealing with related aspects of the same study.