Special feature on
The Diabetes Centre, Islamabad

Dear Shaukat sahib,

This refers to the publication of a special feature on The Diabetes Centre in January 15th issue of Pulse International. Jazzakullah very good effort, inshallah with your help it will appear on world map. We are very grateful

Dr. Asjad Hameed
Chairman, Board of Directors
The Diabetes Centre,
Islamabad - Pakistan.

Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary
training course of Editors

Great tribute paid to Dr. Maqbool Jafary by Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences by offering training facilities to the Editors. Thanks to Mr Shaukat Ali Jawaid for training  Dr. Saira in the art of medical journal publishing. God bless you all.

Prof. Maj.Gen. Muhammad Aslam
Rawalpindi - Pakistan.

Well done

Sina Aziz,
Karachi. Pakistan.

Excellent Imitative. Well done

Farooq  Rathore
Karachi. Pakistan.

Dear Mr Shaukat Jawaid,

It gives me immense pleasure to express my gratitude on a very informative and well planned training course. Every session was thoughtfully conducted and discussions on real scenarios from Editorial work were really remarkable. The transparency of the process and publication audit was impressive. Here I also want to give few suggestions:

  1. The education and training duration of sessions and number of slots for eligible editors should be increased for greater benefit to the discipline of medical journalism. As there is a deficiency of such a good quality practical training course and no similar training to editors of medical journal is being offered in any university or institution in Pakistan to best of my knowledge. Even training workshops by HEC didn't cover practical aspects and real problems faced by medical editors. The in-depth quest to situation analysis, opportunities, threats, strengths, weaknesses, need assessments of authors and reviewers and discussions by facilitator on retractions, erratum, and corrigendum and publication ethics were wonderful and should be presented to greater audience.
  2. Every editor in any medical journal regardless of area, country, gender, ethnicity and professional experience should be given chance to get more knowledge and wonderful interactive session in this training course. It will enhance his professional skills and may change his perspective of current situation in medical journalism.
  3. Annually three or more such training courses may be organized for larger benefit. There is a big gap in need and supply. The regulatory authorities with the vision of increasing research and publication culture in the country should also contribute in this noble mission.

I wish you a great success in your noble mission and great endeavour. Your leadership qualities, innovative practical steps and devotion to your mission will act as a catalyst in bringing a good change in existing scenarios. Thank you for your kindness and pieces of advice during this course.

Prof. Saira Afzal
Annals of King Edward Medical University,
Lahore. Pakistan.

It is really a great initiative. I suggest that this must be done on regular basis with induction of maximum number of members. 

Dr. Faaiz Ali Shah
Assistant Professor Orthopaedics
Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar
Associate Editor JPOA
Editor JPMI

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