Annals of Jinnah Sindh Medical University' (AJSMU) is a biannual peer reviewed multispecialty journal of biomedical sciences published by the Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan. It is indexed and abstracted in PakMediNet and WHO's Index Medicus, East Mediterranean Region.  AJSMU is an  open access biomedical journal and  all are allowed free access to all parts of its publications.

Aims and Objectives:

The aim of journal is to improving the research pattern via evidence based knowledge and has an impact on human’s health therefore we chose the best article to :

  • Disseminate knowledge through publications of peer reviewed articles in all disciplines related to health care including clinical, biological, and medical sciences,public health, healthcare management, Pharmaceutical science, Pharmacology, medical technology, nursing and midwifery,  and education of the health professionals.
  • Promote scientific, educational research and innovations in the feild of health care system.
  • Maintain and enhance the research profile of Jinnah Sindh Medical University.

AJSMU focuses on original basic and clinical science research, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and case reports. Priority is given to submissions with the potential to improve healthcare practice, policy, education, or future studies in all fields of healthcare. There are also sections for Case Reports, Short Communication, Clinical Technique, and Letter to the Editor.

All submissions must conform to the Uniform Requirements for Biomedical Journals of International Committee of Medical Journals Editors (ICMJE), PCMD and HEC

Open Access Policy: 

Annals of Jinnah Sindh Medical University © 2015 by Jinnah Sindh Medical University is licensed under CC BY 4.0

AJSMU is copyright under the Berne Convention. All rights reserved. AJSMU is an Open Access journal and will not charge readers, or their institutions for access. From the Budapest Open Access initiative (BOAI) definition of open access, the reader has the right to “read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of the articles”. Articles published in AJSMU are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial
License (CC BYNC). Readers may copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, and make derivative works based on it for noncommercial purposes with the proper citation of the original work. Please note, however, if an article contains a figure from another source that is protected by copyright, the republication is not allowed without seeking permission from the original source of publication.

Publication Fee:

There is no publication fee.

Source of Funding: 

The University bears all the expenses of publication.

Advertisement Policy 

AJSMU accepts advertisements relevant to the target readership of health sciences academics and professionals. Advertisements shall be printed in the journal’s hard copy and will be made available online as well. Advertisements shall not affect editorial decisions and policies in any way. Any attempts to influence the journal through advertisement or undue benefits shall be considered valid reason for disqualification of the article in question and banning of the advertiser from AJSMU. 

Peer Review Policy 

AJSMU is a peer reviewed journal, following the guidelines set by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. (Reference) -HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION JOURNALS AND PUBLICATIONS POLICY, page 6 ‘Principles of Transparency and Best Practices in Scholarly Publishing’:
 1. Each original manuscript after check for similarity index is sent to two reviewers subject/field experts. The selection of reviewers is done by editorial board members after careful consideration of credentials.
2. Case Studies, Letters to the Editor, and Short Communications may sent to at least one peer reviewer.
3. Invited editorials are internally reviewed by the Editorial team or members of the Editorial or Advisory Boards according to the subject of the article. 
4. All peer reviews are double-blind and review report is on a OJS based structured Performa which is archived for future reference. 
5.All material regarding manuscript (Abstract, Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, supplements) is available to the reviewer.
6. All correspondence is to the editor’s office. At no point the reviewer is in direct contact with the authors.
7.Finally the editor isin authority for the selection of all its content after reviweing process and editorial decisions are directed by quality and suitability for the journal. 

Plagiarism Policy 

Annals of Jinnah Sindh Medical University (AJSMU) follows the guidelines of plagiarism policy of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE),  and Higher Education Commission (HEC). It is the responsibility of the Author(s) to ensure the integrity and originality of work prior to submission of manuscript and to acquaint themselves for the rules and regulation regarding the plagiarism, including paraphrasing and self-plagiarism as defined in the HEC policy.  All manuscripts are evaluated for the similarity indexby using Turnitin. When plagiarism is alleged, or concerns are otherwise raised about conduct or originality of submitted scientific work arises the editor will seek an explanation from the author(s). In case of no satisfactory explanation the Editor-in chief will initiate appropriate procedures in accordance with rules by ICMJE, PMDC, and HEC guidelines/criteria for plagiarism .

Process of Dealing with Plagiarism Cases.

Suspected submitted manuscript of the plagiarism would be ceased for processing/consideration and the corresponding author would be requested for explanation. The cc (carbon copy) of this email would also be sent to other authors of the manuscript. If the response of the corresponding author is not satisfactory, the case would be forwarded to the committee named as AJSMUPSC for further action and recommendation.

Incase of article has already been published, it would temporarily be retracted and explanation would be asked from the corresponding author, and cc would be sent to other authors. The case would be posted on the AJSMU website. If the corresponding author does not respond in the stipulated time or the response is unsatisfactory, the case would be forwarded to AJSMUPSC and its decision would be final. If the decision of the AJSMUPSC is directed that the article was plagiarized, then it would be retracted permanently from the AJSMU archives and the information would be sent to HEC, PMDC, and authors’ institutions. The author (s) would be on watch, however the author(s) could plead their case with documentary proof against the decision.

 ICMJE, PMDC, and HEC guidelines/criteria for plagiarism can be accessed easily at and