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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration OR an explanation has been provided in the covering letter (link on the author guidelines page) to the Editor.
  • The main manuscript file is in Microsoft Word format.
  • Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Compulsory documents to be attached; Scanned copies of Covering letter (link on the author guidelines page), Institutional review board certificate / Ethical review committee certificate, submission form (link on the author guidelines page) and bank receipt of processing fee.

The submission should be in keeping with the Recommendations (Uniform Requirements for Submitting Manuscripts to Biomedical Journals) as updated on the webpage www.icmje.org.

While submitting manuscripts, please carefully follow the instructions given below:

  1. The journal accepts Editorials, Original Articles, Systematic Review Articles / Metanalysis, Case Reports, Case Series, Short Communications, Commentaries and Letters to the Editor. It is open to all biomedical professionals whose work has a significant impact on human health and disease.
  2. We accept only those manuscripts or data that have not been previously published or submitted elsewhere for publication. However, re-analysis of previously published data can be accepted.
  3. In case the manuscript was earlier submitted to some other Journal and was rejected, the authors must provide full information as to why it was rejected, for proper analysis.
  4. Submit the manuscript with our online editorial system at www.kjms.com.pk. E-mail of each author is required during the submission process.
  5. Do not submit tables as photographs. Place tables within the text at the point of citation. Give each column an abbreviated heading. Identify statistical measures such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean. Caption shall be placed at the top of the table. All abbreviations used in the table shall be explained in legend at the bottom of table.
  6. Figures and illustrations should be in JPEG format with at least 300 dpi of resolution and embedded in text at the point of citation. Caption shall be placed at the bottom of the figure / illustration.
  7. All authors shall complete and sign the submission form. All authors must fulfill ICMJE criteria for authorship. In case of suspicion of gift authorship the journal may refuse further processing of the manuscript. Maximum of six authors are allowed except in studies carried out at multiple centers.
  8. All studies must be approved by the relevant Ethics Committee / Institution Review Boards of the respective institutions and scanned copy of approval letter should be submitted along with the manuscript. If an official approval was not required, an explanatory statement as to why it was not needed should be given along with a letter of approval from the head of the department/institution. If an institution does not have an ethical review committee, the institution’s approval from the concerned department may be submitted.
  9. The authors as well as reviewers are expected to declare the conflict of interest if any in the declaration section.
  10. Source of funding for the study should be clearly mentioned in declaration section.
  11. Manuscript shall be formatted in Microsoft Word. Details of formatting for articles can be found by clicking the respective article type link in the table below. We have prepared document templates for all article categories which can be downloaded and used to typeset articles with ease.
Editorial Template
Original Article Template
Letters to the Editor / Correspondence Template
Systematic review articles / Metanalysis Template
Case Reports Template
Case Series Template
Audit Template
Short Scientific Communications Template
Commentaries Template
  1. References should be in Vancouver style and cited as superscript. If there are up to six authors, all should be mentioned in the reference. For more than six authors, use et al. after the sixth author. The maximum number of references allowed can be found in details of each article category. It is mandatory to use a citation manager like Mendeley, Endnote etc. Add DOI number of those references where it is available.
  2. Manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter and a submission form signed by all the authors. Scanned copies of both should be uploaded at our online editorial system
  3. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be mentioned under the subheading of Acknowledgements in the declaration section.
  4. Only corresponding author should communicate with the editor on the email (editor@kjms.com.pk).
  5. Clinical Trials submitted for publication must be registered in public registry, provide registration proof & all RCTs must be based on CONSORT statement. Unregistered trials will not be published.
  6. All manuscripts from Pakistan should be accompanied with a payment of Rs.5,000 (Non-refundable) as processing charges (USD 35 for overseas authors) Authors can pay the processing fee by transferring it to 08650000000120080907 (Allied Bank Ltd. Hayatabad P.D.A Complex Phase-V) and attach the scanned copy of the receipt during online submission. Processing fee is not accepted through cash, cheque, or bank draft. Editorials and case reports are exempted from charges.
  7. Once the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors are required to pay Rs. 15, 000 as publication charges (USD 100 for overseas authors). Authors can pay the publication fee by transferring it to 08650000000120080907 (Allied Bank Ltd. Hayatabad P.D.A Complex Phase-V) and attach the scanned copy of the receipt during online submission. Publication fee is not accepted through cash, cheque, or bank draft Editorials and case reports are exempted from charges.
  8. Two printed copies will be supplied to the correspondence author. Authors can order additional copies at the rate of Rs. 1000/- per copy and USD 10/- per copy for overseas.

For getting a step by step guideline document of how to submit your article click here.