Dr. Maqbool Jafary Training Scholarship for Junior Editors


 Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences announces

Dr. Maqbool Jafary Training
Scholarship for Junior Editors

In order to pay homage and recognize the invaluable contributions of our Founder Chief Editor, Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences has announced Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary Training scholarship for Junior Editors from this year. Late Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary, it may be mentioned here passed away in March 2014.

The selected candidates will be provided a stipend money of Rs. 25,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five thousand only) but they will have to arrange their own boarding and lodging for a week in Karachi either by themselves or sponsored by their respective journals. This will be an intensive week long full time course wherein the selected candidate will be provided comprehensive training in medical journal publishing starting from onsite journal submissions, Copy editing, setting up a peer review system, how to grow and maintain the reviewers database, screening for plagiarism using iThenticate software,  Publication ethics, how to take care of authorship issues, acquaintance with Digital Object Identifier (DOI), page make up, generating PDF files,  functioning of the Open Journal System and details about printing procedures and technology etc.  The objective is that after completing this course, these candidates will put into practice the knowledge and experience gained to improve their respective journals.  Every year we intend to train one Junior Editor. The dates for the weeklong course will be decided after mutual consultation with the selected candidate.

The eligibility criteria includes affiliation with a medical journal recognized by PM&DC and Higher Education Commission, Govt. of Pakistan. Those who wish to avail this opportunity must have remained affiliated with their journal for at least one year. They should apply through their Chief Editor or publishing institution/organization. Last date for applications is August 5th 2016 and the course will be during the month of either September or October 2016 and the dates will be selected with mutual consultation. Only one candidate will be selected for this training course every year. Those interested may send their applications with their brief CV and recommendation letter of their Chief Editor, Principal/Dean or Vice Chancellor in case the publishers are an institution at the following address: 

Shaukat Ali Jawaid
Publisher/Chief Editor
Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
Room No. 522, Panorama Center, Building No.2
Raja Ghazzanfar Ali Road, Sadder, Karachi.
Phone: 35688791, 35689285
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