Important Announcement for Authors

2020-09-18

Dear authors

Please note we are not accepting new submissions for the time being as we wish to clear the backlog. There are too many papers pending and under process. Due to COVID19 lock down, heavy rains, load shedding, frequent electricity fluctuation and law and order situation, the office working has been seriously affected. We hope the situation will improve soon and then we will accept new submissions from November 1st 2020

The authors are also reminded not to arrange for fast track processing fee (Pakistan authors Rs. 20,000/-) and overseas authors (US$ 200/-) without first taking permission as this facility is not available these days as our first priority is to clear the backlog. Processing fee is non-refundable. As mentioned on our website in instructions for authors, we also ask authors to plan for at least six to eight months from the date of submission provided they have carefully read and followed the instructions for authors and there is no delay in processing during the initial screening, Editor’s triage and internal review. Those in a hurry may submit their papers to some other journal. In the meantime efforts are being made to reduce this period.

 

Chief Editor
Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences