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IIMC: The Creators of JIIMC
The publisher of JIIMC is Islamic International Medical College, Riphah International University, Islamabad. This school of medicine was established in 1996. It is affiliated with Riphah International University, and located in Rawalpindi/Islamabad Pakistan. The Journal of Islamic International Medical College (JIIMC) is a peer reviewed, quarterly, biomedical journal published  since 2004. The  primary aim and objective is promotion and dissemination of medical research.  JIIMC publishes research papers contributed in the form of original articles, case reports, review articles, articles on medical education, commentaries, short communication, new technology, editorials and letters to the editor covering core medical education subjects, basic medical sciences and emerging community problems. The journal is prepared in accordance with the “Uniform requirements for submission to medical journals, after peer review locally as well as internationally. The Editorial Board of the Journal is headed by Lt. Gen. Prof. Azhar Rashid (Retd.) HI (M), MBBS, Diploma Surgery, FCPS (Surgery), OJT (Cardiac Surgery), MSC (Defense & strategic Studies), CHPE, Dean Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Principal Islamic International Medical College, Riphah International University Islamabad, Pakistan. Being a good profile accredited medical journal of the country, JIIMC is recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, which has rated it in the “Y” category list of journals from Pakistan. JIIMC is included in INDEX PAKISTAN, IMEMR. JIIMC has a large readership that includes IIMC faculty, other healthcare professionals and researchers and distributed to medical colleges, medical libraries throughout Pakistan.
 
BASIC INFORMATION:
ISSN (Print): 1815-4018
ISSN (Online): 2410-5422
 
Website: https://jiimc.riphah.edu.pk/
Email: [email protected]
 
Publisher Address
Vice Chancellor
Riphah International University, Islamabad Pakistan
Sector I-14 Near Haji Complex, Islamabad
Pakistan
Tel: +92 (51) 844 6000-7
Email: [email protected]
 
CORRESPONDENCE:
 
Chief Editor                                                   
Islamic International Medical College                                  
274-Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi Pakistan
Tel: 92-111510510 – 207
Email: [email protected]
 
Principal Contact
Managing Editor JIIMC
Westridge-III, Pakistan Railway Hospital
Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi- Pakistan
Tel: +92515481828 – Ext 217
Email: [email protected]
 
Support Contact
Mr. Muhammad Naveed Anjum
Tel: +92-515481828 – Ext 220
Email: [email protected]
 
Frequency of Publication

JIIMC is published quarterly and is also available on JIIMC Website.

FOCUS AND SCOPE

Journal of Islamic International Medical College (JIIMC) is the official journal of Islamic International Medical College. We accept articles on clinical, basic medical sciences and articles on medical education from both local and international authors. To encourage and facilitate their contribution, the manuscripts submitted by the international authors are published on priority basis. Moreover, international authors are exempt from publication and processing charges. The journal follows the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals, (updated on http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/).

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The primary aim is promotion and dissemination of medical research which is achieved through following:

  • To publish innovative, evidence based,   peer-reviewed clinical, basic medical science and medical education research articles on a diverse range of topics.
  • To publish both qualitative and quantitative researches in medical education.
  • To encourage original researches related to combination of health and peace and prevention of ferocity through different health associated initiatives.
  • To educate and update the knowledge of physicians, surgeons and other health care providers by publishing basic and clinical science based researches to support informed clinical decisions.
  • To improve public health in developing countries by elevating the quality of medical care, disease prevention, and research provided by an informed readership.
  • To enable physicians and surgeons to be informed in different areas of medicine.
  • To encourage balanced and responsible debate on controversial issues that affect health care system and approaches.
  • To forecast important issues and trends in medicine and health care.
  • To highlight the non-clinical aspects of public health, including the legal, ethical, economic, political, environmental and cultural issues.
  • To attain the maximum level of ethical medical journalism and to produce a publication that is appropriate, reliable, and easy to comprehend.
  • To promote the integrity of science by publishing evidence based, latest, important and useful medical research articles.

HISTORY OF JOURNAL
The publication of JIIMC was started in print form only in 2004. However, the regularity in the publication of journal was achieved in 2008. The journal was published biannually till July 2013. Quarterly publication of journal was started from September 2013. In 2011, website of JIIMC was developed and online publication of journal was started in July, 2011. Since then our journal is published in time and on regular basis.

EDITORIAL POLICY
JIIMC is a peer reviewed medical journal published by Islamic International Medical College, Riphah International University Islamabad, Pakistan. JIIMC follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals (updated on http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/). JIIMC also follows the policies of World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). The publisher and the members of the editorial board cannot be held responsible for errors or for any consequences arising from the use of the information contained in this journal. More than five years old data is not accepted for publication.

PROCESSING AND PUBLICATION CHARGES
JIIMC charges PKR 1000/- as processing fee and PKR 5000/- as publication fee on original articles. Case   report,   review   article,   and letter   to   editor   are exempt from any charges. Authors of ORIGINAL ARTICLES have to submit online PKR 1000/-  (Non Refundable) at time  of  submission  and  PKR 5000/-  is submitted once the article is accepted for publication. Manuscript is processed only after the confirmation of processing fee. Article processing fee for authors outside Pakistan is USD 100 (Nonrefundable) and USD 100 as publication fee once the article is accepted by the editorial board. Once an article is accepted for publication but if the author fails to submit publication fee PKR 5000/,  the manuscript can be returned back to the author in case of only serious genuine reasons, after the approval by the editorial board of JIIMC.  JIIMC offers a whole or partial fee waiver on a case-to-case basis to Undergraduate Medical students of Pakistan and authors from low-income countries (WHO-HINARI Group A  countries list available from URL: http://www.who.int/hinari/eligibility/en/ Processing and publication fee must be deposit in Journal of Islamic International Medical College account and scanned copy of deposit slip must be send on email address given below: 
[email protected]
JIIMC Bank Account Details
Account Number: 0004137900801003, Title of Account: Journal of Islamic International Medical College Trust, Account Branch: HBL Services Branch Mall Road Rawalpindi.

MANUSCRIPT WITHDRAWAL BY AUTHOR
Submission of a manuscript to the JIIMC grants full publishing rights to the editorial board of the journal. Therefore, request of withdrawal of a manuscript at any stage of processing, peer review and publication is not acceptable. However, in case of genuine reason/justification of withdrawal, the request will be considered as a special case by the editorial board. It will be the prerogative of editorial board to make final decision about the withdrawal of manuscript. Decision of the editorial board will be absolute final.

OPEN ACCESS,COPYRIGHT & PERMISSIONS

JIIMC offers free full text downloading of its online contents to the readers. No subscription or payment is required to download full text online articles. The work published by JIIMC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 2.0 Generic License. The work published in JIIMC may be “Shared copied and redistributed in any medium or format” and “Adapt remix, transform, and build upon the material.”
Authors retain the rights of free downloading/unlimited e-print of full text and sharing/disseminating the article without any restriction, by any means including twitter, scholarly collaboration networks like  Google Scholar, LinkedIn, Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Twitter, and any other professional or academic networking site.

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION OF PRINTED JOURNAL
Annual subscription of print form of JIIMC for the institutions/individuals: Rs. 5000 in Pakistan and USD 100 for overseas. Online access to full text is free to all readers. JIIMC is published on controlled circulation basis and distributed among the faculty of IIMC and all medical colleges of Pakistan. Limited number of complimentary copies are sent to HEC, PMDC, CPSP, universities, medical colleges, libraries and general practitioners of Pakistan.

SPONSORS
Islamic International Medical College (Riphah International University), Islamabad, Pakistan: https://www.riphah.edu.pk/

Sources of Support
Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan: Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad.