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Applications are now invited for
Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary Training
Scholarship for Junior Editors

Applications are invited from interested candidates for a week long Training Course for Junior Editors for the Year 2019. This training course was started by Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences in memory of their Founder Chief Editor late Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary FRCP who passed away in March 2014.


Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary

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 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 one Junior Editor is selected from among those who apply. The dates for the week long course will be decided after mutual consultation with the selected candidate. This year the course will be during the months of September or October 2019.

The eligibility criteria includes affiliation with a medical journal recognized by PM&DC or Higher Education Commission, Govt. of Pakistan. Those who wish to avail this opportunity must have remained affiliated with their journal for at least two year. They should apply through their Chief Editor or publishing institution/organization. Last date for applications is August 5th 2019. One candidate is selected for this training course every year. Those interested may send their applications with their brief CV, passport size photograph, copy of the NIC 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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