Question: How much time does it take to publish an article in PJP?
Answer: It is highly variable and depends upon multiple factors. Actual delays occur with reviewers and authors themselves. On the average PJP publishes the manuscript in 6 to 9 months.

Question: How much time does it take to get acceptance letter?
Answer: Like above question, it is also variable and depends upon response from reviewers and authors. On the average PJP issues the acceptance letter in 3 to 6 months.

Question: How should I know whether my article comes under the scope of PJP or not?
Answer: PJP publishes scholarly work from medical and allied subjects (all basic medical sciences and related clinical subjects) including medical education as well as from biological and biomedical sciences.

Question: Which kind of work PJP does not publish?
Answer: PJP does not publish studies more than five years old at the time of submission as well as simple descriptive and KAP (knowledge, attitude, practice) studies. PJP does not accept multiple studies/multiple end publications gathered/derived from a single research project or data (wholly or in part) known as ‘salami slices.

Question: What are the main reasons of ‘decline’ of manuscripts after submission to PJP?
Answer: Manuscripts can be declined at three levels. 1) Just after the submission (most common). This is done automatically by the journal management system if the submission is not according to the ‘checklist’ and author guidelines. Authors are requested to read the checklist and guidelines carefully, it will save your time and effort. 2) During preliminary editorial review within about two weeks after making submission. Main reasons are if the study is out of scope of PJP, plagiarism, violation of author guidelines and weak write up/presentation. 3) After peer review, if reviewer recommends decline of the submission.

Question: I am not computer literate whereas submission has to be made through journal management system, what should I do?
Answer: For the ease of authors submission process has been explained HERE step by step. If still in problem you may have to take help of IT personnel or someone who is computer literate. You may contact editor PJP if still there is any problem in making the submission.

Question: Can I email or manually submit my article through courier?
Answer: No, all the submissions to PJP are only through Journal Management System (PJP website).

Question: Can names of authors be added or deleted or sequence of author names be changed after making submission.
Answer: No, once submitted names of authors can neither be added nor deleted nor the sequence of names be changed.

Question: Which kind of peer reviewing PJP follows?
Answer: PJP follows double blind peer reviewing system.

Question: Where do I have to submit the revised file of my manuscript?
Answer: In your account in Journal Management System which you created whilie making the submission. You will upload your file in 'Revisions' section under 'Review' tab.

Question: How can I know the progress of my manuscript?
Answer: You can track the status/progress of your manuscript through editorial process any time by logging into your account.

Question: How can I get the printed copy of the journal?
Answer: One printed copy of the relevant issue of PJP will be supplied to the correspondence author. Authors can request additional copies at the prescribed rate of Rs. 2,000 per copy or US$ 30 per copy for overseas. Payment for additional copies should be added in the publication charges. The fees include the handling and courier charges. If copy of PJP is required at a later stage, then a request in this regard may be farwarded to editor PJP at pjp@pps.org.pk