Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


To publish an international, peer reviewed, open access, indexed, medical journal which will publish international and  national research articles on a diverse range of medical sciences. 


  • To publish original, important, well-documented, peer-reviewed clinical and laboratory articles on a diverse range of medical topics
  • To publish both quantitative and qualitative health-care research. 
  • To provide physicians with continuing education in basic and clinical science to support informed clinical decisions.
  • To enable physicians to remain informed in multiple areas of medicine, including developments in fields other than their own.
  • To improve public health in developing countries by elevating the quality of medical care, disease prevention, and research provided by an informed readership.
  • To foster responsible and balanced debate on controversial issues that affect medicine and health care.
  • To forecast important issues and trends in medicine and health care.
  • To inform readers about non-clinical aspects of medicine and public health, including the political, philosophic, ethical, legal, environmental, economic, historical and cultural.
  • To recognize that, in addition to these specific objectives, KMUJ has a social responsibility to improve the total human condition and to promote the integrity of science.
  • To achieve the highest level of ethical medical journalism and to produce a publication that is timely, credible, and enjoyable to read.



Section Policies

Editorial board and inner title

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


  • Aisha Ayyub
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

  • Aisha Ayyub
  • Riassat Begum
  • Muhammad Haris Ramzan
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Student's Section/Original Article

  • Aisha Ayyub
  • Muhammad Asif Iqbal
  • Muhammad Haris Ramzan
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Study Protocol

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Article

articles not fitting in to other categories like OR, CR, REV etc and contains important matters related to medical fields

  • Aisha Ayyub
  • Riassat Begum
  • Muhammad Haris Ramzan
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Articles not fulfilling ORA and still important findings related to medicine and relevant specialties

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Medical Ethics

Articles related to medical ethics will be included in this section

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Series

  • Aamir Abbas
  • Aisha Ayyub
  • Muhammad Asif Iqbal
  • Muhammad Luqman
  • Muhammad Haris Ramzan
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


  • Aisha Ayyub
  • Muhammad Luqman
  • Muhammad Haris Ramzan
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Cochrane Corner

Usually medical journals are loaded with scholorly scientefic research articles and these journals offer very little to an ordinary reader. We are starting a new section in KMJ where very high quality research by Cochrane network will be presented as plain language summary on topics of public interest

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Instructions to authors

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Peer Review Process

KMUJ is aiming to set a panel of peer-reviewers with diversity in knowledge, viewpoint and expertise in relevant specialties with extensive experience as faculty members, researchers, and published authors.


I. The first responsibility of reviewers is to

evaluate manuscripts critically but constructively

and to prepare detailed comments

about the research and the manuscript to

help authors improve their work. The reviewers

have to assess the manuscript according

to the reviewers proforma sent to each

reviewer along with the manuscript. The

evaluation should include

• assessments of the originality and importance

of the research;

• the design of the study;

• the methods of study, including analytic

and statistical methods;

• the presentation of the results;

• possible confounding; the strength of

the conclusions; and

• the overall quality of the manuscript.

II. The second responsibility is to make recommendations

to the editor regarding the suitability

of the manuscript for publication in

that journal. Reviewers may be asked to write

some narrative comments about the manuscript

that support their recommendation to

the editor regarding acceptance or rejection.

They also can be asked to grade some characteristics

of the manuscript, such as originality,

quality, accuracy, readability and interest

to readers, or to complete detailed

questionnaires about these qualities and

even assign a priority score.




III. Reviewers should declare to the editor any

potential conflicts of interest with respect to

the authors or the content of a manuscript

they are asked to review, and in most instances

when such conflicts exist should

decline to review the manuscript.

IV. Other responsibilities of reviewers include

treating the manuscript as a confidential

document and completing the review

promptly. Reviewers should not show the

manuscript to anyone else without the express

consent of the editor.

V. Reviewers should not make derogatory

comments about the manuscript in their comments

for the authors. If reviewers do make

such comments, the editor may choose to

edit the comments or even withhold all the

reviewer’s comments from the authors.

VI. Reviewers must not make any use of the

work described in the manuscript.

VII. Reviewers should not communicate directly

with authors or even identify themselves to

authors, except by signing their reviews.

VIII. The editor should provide guidance to the

reviewers, particularly new reviewers, regarding

how the editor wishes the reviewers

to evaluate the manuscript and how the

reviewers should meet their dual responsibility

of providing constructive comments for

the author and advice to the editor.

VIII. Reviewers should meet the agreed-upon

deadline (usually 4 weeks) for manuscript

review and should respond to the reminders

if sent any.



I. The editor will establish a reviewer database

that includes information about the expertise

of each reviewer as well as addresses

and other contact information.

II. Fifty percent of reviewers will be from Pakistan

and 50% will be selected from abroad.

III. The editor may identify potential reviewers

on the basis of personal knowledge of the

topic or from among the authors of references

in the manuscript, the membership of

the society that publishes the journal, or

computer searches of databases such as

PubMed, Medline or by asking for names

from reviewers who decline to review the

manuscript (see below).

IV. Authors may suggest reviewers for their

manuscript, whether invited to do so by the

editor or not. The editor may choose to use

one or more of these reviewers, but are under

no obligation to do so. (Authors may ask

that certain people not be asked to review

their manuscript, but editors are not obligated

to accept these requests either.)

V. The editor should ask reviewers, by telephone,

fax or e-mail, if they are willing to

review a particular manuscript, and give

them a date that the review is due at the

editorial office (usually 3 to 4 weeks), rather

than simply sending the manuscript to the

reviewer. As the same time, the editor can

ask for the names of others who might review

the manuscript should the person initially

contacted decline.

VI. The editor is responsible for keeping track

of reviewers, and taking steps to make sure

reviews are completed in a timely manner.

Each peer review is rated by the editor assigned

to the manuscript and stored with the

reviewer’s profile in the Rapid Review reviewer

database. This rating becomes part

of the reviewing history of each peer reviewer,

and can be viewed by the editors as

they select potential reviewers for future

manuscripts. The reviewer database also

contains information on the reviewers’ areas

of expertise; the number of previous invitations

to review and number accepted;

dates of submitted reviews, and days taken

to produce reviews. Reviewers who consistently

decline invitations or who write brief

unhelpful reviews are eventually removed

from the database.

VII. To avoid overworking reviewers, each reviewer

will be asked to evaluate no more

than one manuscript per month.

VIII. If a reviewer does not complete a review on

a timely basis, the editor should proceed with

evaluation of the manuscript. He can make

a decision to accept or reject the manuscript

based on the comments and recommendations

of another reviewer(s) or his own evaluation

of the manuscript, or by seeking additional



• Each reviewer may be rewarded by being publicly

thanked for reviewing in the journal each year and

will be given free copies of journal.


(Subject to change each year with addition or deletion of names accordingly) 


1.                   Aakif Ullah Khan, Nuclear Medicine, Peshawar

2.                   Aamer Shehzad, Internal Medicine, Rawalpindi

3.                   Aamir Bilal, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Peshawar

4.                   Aamir Ghafoor Khan,Gastroenterology,Peshawar

5.                   Aasim Rehman, Rheumatologist, USA

6.                   Abdul Baseer, Cardiovascular surgery, Peshawar

7.                   Abdul Jabbar, Medicine/endocrinology, UAE

8.                   Abdul Kareem A Mahmood, Community Medicine, Iraq

9.                   Abdul Malik, Cardiovascular Surgery, Peshawar

10.               Abdul Malik, Neurology, Karachi

11.               Abdul RehmanArshad, Medicine, Azad Kashmir

12.               Abdul Sahib Khan, General Surgery, Kohat

13.               Abid Jameel, Oncology, Peshawar

14.               Abid Ullah Khan, Internal Medicine, Kohat

15.               Abu Ubaida Siddiqui, Anatomy, India

16.               Adnan Khan, Neurology, Peshawar

17.               Afshan Khattak, Pediatrics, Lahore

18.               Ahmad Ali Aurakzai, Pediatrics, UK

19.               Ahmad Badar, Physiology, Saudi Arabia

20.               Ahmad Fawad, Cardiology, Peshawar

21.               Ahmed M.M.M. Salim, Health communication, Oman

22.               Ahsan Numan, Neurology, Lahore

23.               Alam Ibrahim Siddiqui,Neurology, Larkana

24.               Alay Ahmad, Psychology, Peshawar

25.               Aliya Ahmed, Anaesthesiology, Karachi

26.               Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Iran

27.               Ali Hassan Rajput, Neurology, Saudi Arabia

28.               Ali Jawa, Endocrinology, Lahore

29.               Ali Madeeh Hashmi,Psychiatry,Lahore

30.               Ali Zulqernain, Psychiatry, Sargodha

31.               Aman Ullah, Microbiology, Peshawar

32.               Aman Ullah Pathan, Internal Medicine, USA

33.               Amanat Khan, Anaesthesiology, Sialkot Cantt

34.               Amber Ashraf, Cardiology/Medicine, Peshawar

35.               Ambreen Kazi, Community Medicine, Karachi

36.               Ameena Saba Awan, Pediatrics, Kohat

37.               Amena Rahim,Biochemistry, Islamabad

38.               Amer Ejaz, Dermatology, PanoAqil

39.               Amina Nadeem, Physiology, Rawalpindi

40.               Amir Rashid, Biochemistry, Rawalpindi

41.               Amjad Sattar, Radiology, Karachi

42.               Amreek Lal, Haematology, Swat

43.               Ana Marusic, Anatomy, Croatia

44.               Aneeqa Rashid, Physiology, WahCantt

45.               Anila Basit, Pulmonology, Peshawar

46.               Anjum Ilahi, Medicine/Cardiology, Islamabad

47.               Anuja Unnathie Abayadeera, Anaesthesiology, Sri Lanka

48.               Apoorva Pallam Reddy, Obs/Gynae, India

49.               Arshad Iqbal, Ophthalmology, Swat

50.               Arshad Javaid, Pulmonology, Peshawar

51.               Arshad Khushdil, paediatrics, Skardu

52.               Asad Tamizuddin Nizami, Psychiatry, Rawalpindi

53.               Asadullah Kundi, Cardiology, Karachi

54.               Asghar H. Asghar, Oncology, Karachi

55.               Asher Ahmed Mashhood, Dermatology, Kohat

56.               Asif Ullah, Cardiology, Kohat

57.               Asif Ullah Khan, Biochemistry/Bioinformatics, Peshawar

58.               Asifa Majeed,Biochemistry, Rawalpindi

59.               Asma Shaukat, Chemical Pathology, Bahawalpur

60.               Asmat Ullah, Maxillofacial Surgery, Saudi Arabia

61.               Athar Saeed Dil, Pathology, Abbotabad

62.               Atif Ahmed Khan, Rehabilitation, Kohat

63.               Ayaz Khan Orthopedic Surgery, Peshawar

64.               Ayaz Shah, Paediatric Neurology, UK

65.               Ayesha Ahmed, Pathology, Saudi Arabia

66.               Ayshah Mohiuddin, Anesthesiology, Oman

67.               Ayub Khan, PaediatricSurgery, Peshawar

68.               Azhar Masood A. Farooqui, Cardiology, Karachi.

69.               Aziz Ahmad, Orthosis/Prosthesis Peshawar

70.               Bader Faiyaz Zuberi, Hepatology, Karachi

71.               Bakhtiar Ahmad, Radiology, UK

72.               Bakhtyar Shah, Public Health, Peshawar

73.               Bashir Ahmad, Psychiatry, Peshawar

74.               Bikha Ram Devrajani, Medicine, Jamshoro

75.               Bissallah Ekele, Gynae/Obs, Nigeria

76.               Bushra Rauf, Gynae/Obs, Peshawar

77.               Cesar Orsini, Medical Education, UK

78.               Ch. Javed Iqbal, Ophthalmology, Lahore

79.               Devendra K.Gupta, Paeds Surgery, India

80.               Ejaz Hassan Khan, Pathology, Peshawar

81.               Fahimullah, Prosthodontics, Peshawar

82.               Fareeha Amjad, Physical Therapy, Lahore

83.               Farooq A Rathore, Rehabilitation, Rawalpindi

84.               Fatima Kamran, Psychology, Lahore

85.               Fauzia Fahim, Obstetrics/Gyencology, Lahore

86.               Fawzia Hossain, Obstetrics/Gynaecology,Bangladesh

87.               Fazal Ahmad, Surgery, Kohat

88.               Fazal Ghani Dentistry, Peshawar

89.               Fazal Hameed Khan, Anesthesiology, Karachi

90.               Fazil Mohammad, Paediatrics, Mardan

91.               Fida Ullah Wazir, Anatomy, D I KHAN

92.               Filipa Markotic, Pharmacology, Bosnia and Herzegovina

93.               Fouzia Gul, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Kohat

94.               Ganesh Dangal, Obstetrics/Gynaecology,Nepal

95.               Gauhar Afshan, Anesthesiology, Karachi

96.               Ghanshyam Yadav, Anesthesiology, India

97.               Ghias-Un-Nabi Tayyab, Medicine, Lahore.

98.               Ghulam Murtaza Gondal, Medicine, Rawalpindi

99.               Habibullah Khan, Internal Medicine, DI Khan

100.            Hafiz Ur  Rehman, Cardiology, Swat

101.            Hafizur Rahman, Gynae/Obs,India

102.            Haider Darain, Physical Therapy, Peshawar

103.            Haitham Idriss, Biochemistry, Malaysia

104.            Hikmatullah Jan, Cardiology, Peshawar

105.            Humaira Zafar, Microbiology, Islamabad

106.            Ibrar Ahmed, Endocrinology, Peshawar

107.            Iftikhar A Jan, Paediatric surgery, UAE

108.            Iftikhar Ahmed, Anesthesia, Rawalpindi

109.            Iftikhar Hussain Bangash, Paediatrics, UK

110.            Iftikhar Qayum, Pathology/Histopathology, Peshawar

111.            Ihsanullah Wazir, Anatomy, Mardan

112.            Inayat Ullah Khan, ENT, Peshawar

113.            Inayatullah Khan, Paediatrics, Peshawar

114.            Iqbal Haider, Internal Medicine, Peshawar

115.            Iqtidar Taufiq, Psychiatry, Saudi Arabia

116.            Irshad Ahmad, Paediatrics, Peshawar

117.            Irum Sohail, Gynae/Obs, WahCantt

118.            Ishtiaq Ahmed, Surgery, Rawalpindi

119.            Ishtiaq Ali Khan, Surgery,Abbottabad

120.            Jahangir Sarwar Khan, Surgery, Rawalpindi

121.            Jamal R Al-Rawi, Community Medicine, Iraq

122.            Javaid Akhtar, Psychiatry, Bannu

123.            Javaid Khan, Public health, Peshawar

124.            Jawad Ahmad Kundi, Maxillofacial surgery, Peshawar

125.            Jawed Altaf Beg, Biochemistry, Karachi.

126.            Joseph Drew Tobias, Anesthesiology/Critical Care, Canada

127.            Kamran Hafeez, Orthopedic surgery, Karachi

128.            Karma Tenzin, Physiology, Bhutan

129.            Khurshid Khan, Neurology, Canada

130.            Khurram Haq Nawaz, Neurology, Rawalpindi

131.            Kiran Kamran, Anatomy, Rawalpindi

132.            Kostic Sandra, Anatomy, Croatia

133.            Lejla Ferhatovic,Anatomy, Croatia

134.            Liaqat Ali Toori, Surgery, Peshawar

135.            Liaqat Ali, Paediatrics, Peshawar

136.            Livia Puljak, Medical education/Anatomy, Croatia

137.            M Ali Qurashi, Radiology, Sudan

138.            M Iqbal Afridi, Psychiatry, Karachi

139.            Mahmood Ul Hassan, Cardiology, Peshawar

140.            Maimoona Siddiqui, Neurology, Islamabad

141.            Mamun Al Mahtab, Hepatology, Bangladesh

142.            Mansoor Ali Khan, Anatomy, Multan

143.            Masood Jawaid, Surgery/ e-learning, Karachi

144.            Mehr Taj Roghani, Pediatrics, Peshawar

145.            Mian Mukhtar-Ul-Haq, Psychiatry, Swat

146.            Mohammad Abbas Tariq Abbasi, Anaesthesia, Peshawar

147.            Mohammad Imran, Paeds Surgery, Peshawar

148.            Mohammad Ishaq Khattak, Internal Medicine, Peshawar



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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Editorial Policy of KMUJ

KMUJ  was initially started as KUST Medical Journal (KMJ) in 2009, and was the official journal of Kohat university Of science  and technology (KUST), Institute of Medical sciences (KIMS) Kohat till December 2011 when KUST Institute of Medical sciences (KIMS) Kohat was officially handed over to Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar Pakistan as Khyber Medical University (KMU) Institute of medical sciences (KIMS). After a mutual agreement of KUST and KMU, KUST Medical journal-KMJ was declared as official journal of  Khyber Medical University Peshawar Pakistan and was renamed as Khyber Medical University Journal (KMUJ). Since January 2012 (from volume 4 onward), it continued its publication without any break as KMUJ-Khyber Medical University Journal from KMU Institute of Medical Scienes (KIMS) Kohat, Pakistan.

Khyber Medical University journal (KMUJ), is a PEER REVIEWED, OPEN ACCESS, medical journal publsihed on Quarterly basis by Khyber Medical University (KMU) Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Kohat-Pakistan. KMUJ follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals (updated on www.icmje.org) and follows Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines for promoting integrity in research and its publication.

KMUJ offer FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOADING of its contents to its readers.

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.

Annual subscription for institutions and individuals: Rs. 2800 in Pakistan and US $ 100 for overseas.

Limited number of complimentary copies are sent to HEC, PMDC, CPSP, universities, medical colleges, libraries, tertiary referral centres, and general practitioners and doctors in training on request.

 ISSN (Print) 2305-2643 ISSN (Online) 2305-2651

Web site: www.kmuj.kmu.edu.pk

E mail: kmuj@kmu.edu.pk

Correspondence address:

Managing Editor

Khyber Medical University Journal

KMU Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS),

Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan