Focus and Scope
It is the policy of the Pakistan Journal of Pathology (PJP) to publish articles pertaining to Pathology providing sufficient contribution to medical knowledge. The journal is presently being published quarterly. The articles may include, original research, review articles, case reports, retrospective analysis of data, and new experimental methods of medical importance. PJP is a peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of histopathology, hematology, chemical pathology, microbiology, virology, and immunology. It is journal policy to publish work deemed by peer reviewers to be a coherent and sound addition to scientific knowledge.
Peer Review Process
Peer review is the critical assessment of manuscripts submitted to journals by experts who are not part of the editorial staff. Peer review can, therefore, be viewed as an important extension of the scientific process. It is the policy of PJP that every article received for the publication is peer-reviewed by at least two senior specialists of the concerned specialty. The "double-blind" process is strictly followed. PJP operates an 'open peer review' policy meaning reviewers are asked to sign their reviews. In certain controversial cases, the opinion of a 3rd reviewer is also obtained. In case of conflict of opinion between the two reviewers, the matter is referred to the Chief-editor
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There are no submission or processing charges for the research articles submitted to Pak J Pathol, for publication.