Professional Medical Publications
Professional Medical Publications is the
premier medical publishing house in Pakistan. Its founders have been
active in the filed of medical journalism since 1966. It has two
renowned publications to its credit: “PULSE” International, a
fortnightly medical Views-paper and “PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL
SCIENCES” (PJMS), a peer reviewed quarterly medical journal now in its
of publication. Both the publications have online editions, regularly
updated soon after the publication of each issue. Their respective
“PULSE” International is Pakistan’s most
widely read medical Views-paper published every fortnight. It is edited
by Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid, the senior most medical journalist of the
country with almost forty years of experience in medical journalism.
“PULSE” International was previously known as ‘DOCTOR’ International
till December 31st 1999.
“PULSE” has a print order, which varies from 7
to 8 thousand copies every fortnight and its multiple readership runs
into thousand of healthcare professionals all over Pakistan & abroad.
Apart from the healthcare professionals, copies of PULSE are sent
regularly to executives in the Pharma industry in different departments
i.e. Medical, Marketing, Production, Quality Control, dealers in
laboratory instruments, electro medical equipment, officials in
Provincial Health Departments and Federal Health Ministry. We have an
efficient mailing network whereby healthcare professionals in important
medical institutions in the public sector as well as Army Healthcare
facilities, the tertiary care institutions are provided copies through
courier service and special distribution network. Rest of the copies are
mailed to the members of the medical profession all over Pakistan on
rotation basis. About one hundred copies are also mailed to important
medical personalities, institutions in UK, USA, Saudi Arabia, Iran,
China, Bangladesh, India, Sir Lanka & Egypt besides WHO offices. We
concentrate on detailed, accurate and complete coverage of scientific
proceedings of seminars, symposia and medical conferences held in
Pakistan keeping up professional ethics. On special invitation many
important international medical conferences are also covered for the
benefit of our readers to keep them abreast with latest developments in
medicine & healthcare. This distinguishes us from other medical
periodicals because we have a professional approach; hence we are a bit
“Pakistan Journal of
It is a peer reviewed medical journal
published regularly for the last 25 years. It was previously known as
quarterly “SPECIALIST” till December 31st 1999.
It publishes original research articles, review articles, current
practices, short communications & case reports. It attracts articles not
only from within Pakistan but has started attracting manuscripts from
several countries abroad.
Copies of PJMS are sent to all the import
medical libraries in UK, USA, India, Bangladesh, Iran, WHO EMRO Region
countries and Far East. Eminent members of the medical profession at
home and abroad regularly contribute their write-ups, manuscripts in our
publications. We pursue an independent editorial policy, which allows an
opportunity to the healthcare professionals to express their views
without any fear or favour. That is why many opinion makers among the
medical and pharmaceutical profession use this publication to
communicate their viewpoint.
We have always remained at the forefront
taking up controversial issues which effects health services in general
besides undergraduate, postgraduate medical education, teaching and
training in particular. n-depth study of issues
connected with the health sector and investigative medical reporting is
our specialty. These reports are regularly published in “PULSE”. Often
our constructive criticism, critical reports have achieved their desired
objectives. Our efforts are appreciated by all those who want to know
nothing but the whole truth
behind all that is happening in the health sector. Our
patrons who recognize and value merit have helped us to further improve
and set new standards in the field of medical journalism in Pakistan. We
are also determined to make “PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES” a
leading peer reviewed medical journal from this region.
The Editorial Team
Our Chief Editor Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid has a
rare distinction of being one of the well-respected & recognized
professional in the field of medical journalism. His credentials
Founder President of Pakistan Medical Journalists’ Association
Member, British Medical Journalists’ Association
Member of National Bio-Ethics Committee, Government of Pakistan
General Secretary, Pakistan Aspirin Foundation
Vice President at large Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical
He is frequently invited as a guest speaker
and facilitator at workshops & seminars by various medical institutions
and specialty organizations. He has authored and co-authored numerous
books on different topics which are:
The Whole Truth
Beyond The Whole Truth
The Naked Truth
Keeping the Conscience Alive
Aspirin: The Life-saving miracle drug
Medical Ethics in the Contemporary Era
Medical Men and Women of Pakistan
What Editors Demand and What Authors Want to Know
REFLECTIONS: Case Histories of interaction between Medical Press
and the Pharma Industry.
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We in the Professional Medical Publications
are fortunate to have the guidance of our Honorary Editor-in-Chief, Dr.
Maqbool H. Jafary, an eminent Physician with special interest in
Cardiology and author of numerous books. He is former Vice-President of
Asia-Pacific Society of Cardiology, former President of Pakistan Society
of Physicians & Pakistan Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians. His
deep insight & interest in all areas of healthcare including
pharmaceuticals remains a great source of strength for the editorial
team at Professional Medical Publications.
We are supported by eminent medical
personalities in the medical profession nationally & internationally as
members of our editorial board. Their advice & wise comments for the
improvement of the standard of “PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES” is
a continued source of strength.
Our reviewers & referees do a commendable job
to help us improve scientific standards of the contents of the articles.
They are there because of their experience, active participation &
willingness to devote time. We are indebted to them for their efforts.
Dr. Masood Jawaid Assistant Editor is In
charge of Internet Editions. He maintains online editions of “PULSE”
International as well as “PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES”. Mr.
Mubarak Ali looks after the production of both these publications & is
also In charge of the logistics as well as circulation network in which
he is ably assisted by Mr. Zahid. Mr. Zahid Hussain’s expertise at
the computer network ensures that both our publications are printed on
time. He also maintains meticulous records of all the manuscripts
received from authors for publication in PJMS besides maintaining an
up-to-date track record of manuscripts sent to reviewers & referees for
Our services in the field of medical
journalism have been widely recognized and appreciated not only by the
Government authorities but a large number of professional specialty
organizations as well who have honored us with commemorative Shields and
Awards on different occasions. We have the honour of being the recipient
of the National Award in Medical Journalism offered by National Academy
of Medical Sciences in 1996.