Data Protection and Privacy Policy


The Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ) is committed to safeguarding the privacy and protecting the personal data of its authors, reviewers, editors, and users. This Data Protection and Privacy Policy outlines the principles and practices we adhere to regarding the collection, use, and protection of personal information.

2. Scope

This policy applies to all personal data collected, processed, and stored by PAFMJ in the course of its operations, including the journal's website, manuscript submission system, and any other platforms associated with its publication processes.

3. Information Collected

PAFMJ may collect and process the following types of personal information:

Contact details (e.g., names, email addresses, phone numbers) of authors, reviewers, and editors.

Professional affiliations, qualifications, and biographical information.

Manuscript submission details, including author contributions and revisions.

Reviewer comments and feedback.

Information collected through website analytics, such as IP addresses and browsing behavior.

4. Purpose of Data Processing

Personal data is collected and processed for the following purposes:

Managing the manuscript submission and peer-review process.

Communicating with authors, reviewers, and editors.

Maintaining a database of contributors and their professional affiliations.

Improving the functionality and user experience of the journal's website.

Complying with legal and regulatory obligations.

5. Data Security Measures

PAFMJ implements appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of personal data. Access to personal information is restricted to authorized personnel only, and data is stored securely with regular updates to security protocols.

6. Data Sharing

PAFMJ may share personal data with third parties only for purposes related to the publication process, such as peer review and editorial management. Third parties are required to adhere to data protection standards comparable to those outlined in this policy.

7. Data Retention

Personal data will be retained for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy, or as required by applicable laws and regulations. Authors, reviewers, and editors may request the removal of their personal information upon completion of the publication process.

8. Consent

By submitting manuscripts, participating in the peer-review process, or using the PAFMJ website, individuals consent to the collection and processing of their personal data as outlined in this policy.

9. Changes to the Policy

PAFMJ reserves the right to update and amend this Data Protection and Privacy Policy. Users will be notified of any significant changes, and the updated policy will be made available on the journal's website.

10. Contact Information

For questions or concerns related to data protection and privacy, please contact us at