All branches of clinical, pre- and para-clinical sciences, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, Dental and Geriatric Medicine, Family Practice, Medical Ethics, Medical Education, Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The journal follows International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ICMJE criteria for authorship which are as follows:
All authors should fulfill these four criteria.
For detailed ICMJE guidelines see this link:
Peer Review Policy [Back]
The journal uses "double blind" reviewing, where the reviewer and the author remain anonymous throughout the process. Instructions to the reviewers is also mentioned in the review proforma.
The journal attempts to prevent conflicts of interest by not inviting reviewers from the same institutions as authors. However, previous relationships or places of employment may not be apparent. In our invitation to potential reviewers, we ask that they decline to review if they know, or guess the identity of the author.
The processing time of each manusript is approximately 3-4 months.
Suggesting Two independant Reviewers
Annals of PIMS uses Turnitin plagiarism software to find out any plagiarism in the received manuscripts.
Submissions from Members of the Editorial Board [Back]
The member of the Editorial Board do not enjoy any special favors what so ever. Additionally, they have been allowed for the submission of only three articles in one year
Editors have clarified the procedure for handling manuscripts from editorial board members. All editorial board members have been informed that all necessary information (i.e. Authorship declaration, Ethical approval from the IRB board, Conflict of Interest, etc.) regarding the progress of the peer review can be obtained from the editorial office.
Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
Review Process [Back]
Manuscript Retraction Policy
In case the author wants to retract the manuscript during processing, they should email the editor in chief stating the reason of the withdrawal. Manuscript will not be considered withdrawn unless all authors receive a formal letter of withdrawal from editor in chief.
Appeals and Complaints
Authors have the right to appeal against a rejected article. They will do so through a letter addressing the editor in chief giving detailed explanation. A decision will be taken after an internal review of the request in the next editorial board meeting. Authors should not submit the revised manuscript at this moment.
Scientific Misconduct [Back to Top]
Annals of PIMS follows the guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME).Annals of PIMS discourages falsification and fabrication of data, plagiarism, misappropriation of ideas of others, improprieties of authorship and violation of generally accepted research practices. Authors involved in scientific misconduct may be black listed and barred from further submissions.