JFJMC– A Scientific biomedical journalism :
Scientific publications of a country reflect the scientific progress and development of that country and journals play an important role for dissemination and exchange of the information. Although as many as 46 medical journals and magazines were published in the country, there was hardly any journal meant for and dedicated to research. With this aim and objective, the Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore launched its own bio-medical research journal, JFJMC in 2000 to fill this vacuum.
JFJMC started as a quarterly publication from the Department of Medical Education and set up its editorial office there. JFJMC’s first inaugural issue was published in the second quarter (April to June ) of 2000. The objectives were to promote and disseminate evidence-based medical research as well as educate and promote medical writing skill in its postgraduate trainees and doctors to bring about greater awareness and understanding of research in the country.
The JFJMC office is situated on the Department of Medical Education, of the main FJMC building. For the preceding sixteen years, the JFJMU concentrated on improving the journal’s research contents and peer review process, reaching a wider spectrum of readership throughout the country and the world.
With its primary aim and objective of promotion and dissemination of medical research, JFJMC publishes research work, contributed locally and from abroad, after peer-review, as original articles, case reports, review articles, short commentaries, articles on medical education, “Uniform requirements for submission to bio-medical journals” as approved by the International Committee of Medical Journals’ Editors (ICMJE), USA.
The Editorial Board of the Journal is headed by Professor Dr. Khalid Masood Gondal (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) Vice Chancellor F.J Medical University, Editor-in-Chief Professor Dr. Zohra Khanum, and consists of national and international members of high profile medical personalities of USA, UK, Canada and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Since becoming quarterly in 2000, the journal concentrated on quality of its contents, editorial work and production with regularity and timely publications.
JFJMC has developed a team of dedicated workers. Meeting the stringent criteria of quality, regularity in publication and timely dispatch of journals to the respected University, Colleges, Libraries, Pakistan Medical Dental Council, Higher Education Commission.
JFJMC is recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) With a circulation of 500 printed copies.