Journal Policy

It is the policy of the Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ) to publish articles with content pertaining to different fields of medical sciences providing sufficient contribution to medical knowledge. The journal is presently being published bimonthly. PAFMJ is nationally recognized by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan (CPSP), and the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. It is included in the “Y” category of HEC journals. The articles may include new experimental methods of medical importance; new interpretation of existing results or data pertaining to clinical problems and epidemiological work giving substantial scientific information pertaining to medical sciences.

All such articles should aim for development of medical concepts rather than mere recording of facts.

Publications shall not contain anything which discloses Army's decision-making process, operational training plans and combat readiness. The content should not put Pakistan and Pakistan army in disrepute or create rift between state organization, Army and civil population of Pakistan.


Chief Editor has full authority over the editorial content of the journal. There is no interference in the evaluation; selection or editing of individual articles either directly or by creating an environment that strongly influences decisions.


The editorial office has been established at AM College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.


The members of the editorial board are appointed keeping in view their professional competence (advisors) in different fields of medical sciences. The aim is to have members with wide experience in different fields of medical sciences. In addition to senior specialists from Armed Forces, senior professionals from civil sector as well as from foreign countries are co-opted with approval of the editorial advisory board.


An editorial committee consisting of Chief editor, Editor, Associate editor ,Joint editor(s), Assistant editor(s) and National and International Editorial Board members. The local members meet at least once a month to expedite the business of the journal. The editorial committee follows the guidelines provided by International Committee of medical Journal editors in Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication National & International: which can be downloaded from


PAFMJ is a Bi – monthly medical journal. Timelines for print and online publications are as under: -

Issue Month Date
1 Jan, Feb 28th Feb
2 Mar, April 30th Apr
3 May, June 30th Jun
4 July, Aug 31st Aug
5 Sep, Oct 31st Oct
6 Nov, Dec 31st Dec

Supplement Issues

PAFMJ is a Bi-monthly medical journal and has a regular timeline for print and online publications. Supplement issues are collections of articles that deal with related issues or topics, are published as a separate issue of the journal or as part of a regular issue and may be funded by sources other than the journal’s publisher. Editing by the funding organization is not permitted. The editor retains the authority to send supplement manuscripts for external peer review and to reject manuscripts submitted for the supplement with or without external review. The same principles of authorship and disclosure of relationships and activities are applied to the supplement issues.