The influential most informative
bi-weekly medical views-paper
Widely circulated peer-reviewed
international medical journal from Pakistan
"PULSE" has a print order, which varies from 7 to 8 thousand copies every fortnight and its multiple readership runs into thousand of healthcare professionals all over Pakistan & abroad. Apart from the healthcare professionals, copies of PULSE are sent regularly to executives in the Pharma industry in different departments i.e. Medical, Marketing, Production, Quality Control, dealers in laboratory instruments, electro medical equipment, officials in Provincial Health Departments and Federal Health Ministry. We have an efficient mailing network whereby healthcare professionals in important medical institutions in the public sector as well as Army Healthcare facilities, the tertiary care institutions are provided copies through courier service and special distribution network. Rest of the copies are mailed to the members of the medical profession all over Pakistan on rotation basis. About one hundred copies are also mailed to important medical personalities, institutions in UK, USA, Saudi Arabia, Iran, China, Bangladesh, India, Sir Lanka & Egypt besides WHO offices. We concentrate on detailed, accurate and complete coverage of scientific proceedings of seminars, symposia and medical conferences held in Pakistan keeping up professional ethics. On special invitation many important international medical conferences are also covered for the benefit of our readers to keep them abreast with latest developments in medicine & healthcare. This distinguishes us from other medical periodicals because we have a professional approach; hence we are a bit different.
It is a peer reviewed medical journal published regularly since 1984. It was previously known as quarterly "SPECIALIST" till December 31st 1999. It publishes original research articles, review articles, current practices, short communications & case reports. It attracts manuscripts not only from within Pakistan but also from over fifty countries from abroad.Copies of PJMS are sent to all the import medical libraries all over Pakistan and overseas particularly in South East Asia and Asia Pacific besides WHO EMRO Region countries. Eminent members of the medical profession at home and abroad regularly contribute their write-ups, manuscripts in our publications. We pursue an independent editorial policy, which allows an opportunity to the healthcare professionals to express their views without any fear or favour. That is why many opinion makers among the medical and pharmaceutical profession use this publication to communicate their viewpoint.
Our Chief Editor Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid has a rare distinction of being one of the well-respected & recognized professional in the field of medical journalism. His credentials include:
Founder President of Pakistan Medical Journalists' Association
Member, British Medical Journalists' Association
Founder Member of National Bio-Ethics Committee, (retired in 2014) after serving there for ten years.
General Secretary, Pakistan Aspirin Foundation
Vice President at large Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME)
He is frequently invited as a guest speaker and facilitator at workshops & seminars by various medical institutions and specialty organizations. He has authored and co-authored numerous books on different topics which are:
1. The Whole Truth
2. Beyond The Whole Truth
3. The Naked Truth
4. Conscience Calls
5. Keeping the Conscience Alive
6. Aspirin: The Life-saving miracle drug (English)
7. Medical Ethics in the Contemporary Era
8. Medical Men and Women of Pakistan
9. Medical Writing
10. What Editors Demand and What Authors Want to Know
11. Conscience Speaks
12. REFLECTIONS: Case Histories of interaction between Medical Press and the Pharma Industry.
13. Why Create Ripples?
14. Proceedings National Conference on Medical Editing
15. Some More Ripples
16. EMMJ5 Conference Proceedings.
17. MEDICAL WRITING: Basic Definitions and Some Useful Information
18. MEDICAL CARTOONS By Omar Aslam
19. Thought Provokers
20. Aspirin- the lifesaving miracle drug (In Urdu)
21. Plight of a Medical Editor: An autobiography.
We in the Professional Medical Publications were fortunate to have the guidance of our Founder Editor-in-Chief, late Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary, an eminent Physician with special interest in Cardiology and author of numerous books for many years who died in March 22, 2015. He was former Vice-President of Asia-Pacific Society of Cardiology, former President of Pakistan Society of Physicians & Pakistan Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians. His deep insight & interest in all areas of healthcare including pharmaceuticals remained a great source of strength for the editorial team at Professional Medical Publications. To recognize his services, we have now instituted Maqbool Jafary Training Scholarship for Junior Editors (worth Rs. 25,000/-) for training in the art of medical editing and science of scientific publishing.
We are supported by eminent medical personalities in the medical profession nationally & internationally as members of our editorial board. Their advice & wise comments for the improvement of the standard of "PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES" is a continued source of strength.
Our reviewers & referees do a commendable job to help us improve scientific standards of the contents of the articles. They are there because of their experience, active participation & willingness to devote time. We are indebted to them for their efforts.Dr. Masood Jawaid Associate Editor is In charge of Internet Editions. He maintains online editions of "PULSE" International as well as "PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES". Mr. Mubarak Ali looks after the production of both these publications & is also In charge of the logistics as well as circulation network in which he is ably assisted by the support staff. Mr. Zahid Hussain's expertise at the computer network ensures that both our publications are printed on time. Mr. Nauman maintains meticulous records of all the manuscripts received from authors for publication submitted direct on PJMS website www.pms.com.pk through e Journal system besides maintaining an up-to-date track record of manuscripts sent to reviewers & referees for peer review.