Scope And Aims

Primarily being a medical journal, JPMA publishes scholarly research focusing on the various fields in the areas of health and medical education. It publishes original research describing recent advances in health particularly clinical studies, clinical trials, assessments of pathogens of diagnostic importance, medical genetics and epidemiological studies. Review articles highlighting importance of various issues in the domain of public health, drug research and medical education are also accepted. As a leading journal of South Asia, JPMA remains cognizant of the recent advances in the rapidly growing fields of biomedical sciences, it invites and encourages scholars to write short reviews and invited editorials on the emerging issues. We particularly aim to promote health standards of developing countries by encouraging manuscript submissions on issues affecting the public health and health delivery services.

An efficient system of article submission process governed by the editorial board comprising experts from the various fields of biomedical sciences and also well supported by the able staff members assures timely feedback and publications of manus.

History of JPMA

The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA) [ISSN (Print): 0030-9982 ISSN (Linking): 0030-9982-L] is a leading, monthly, biomedical journal of Pakistan. It was founded in 1953 as a quarterly, and converted into a monthly in 1957. It has the distinction of being the first Medline indexed journal from Pakistan (1975). JPMA is included in the journal list of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) since 2010.

JPMA is nationally recognised by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan (CPSP), and the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC). It is included in the “W” category of HEC journals.

Senior members of JPMA’s editorial board have memberships of the Committee of Publication Ethics – United Kingdom (COPE-UK), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME), and Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME).

JPMA has an H Index of 35 (2017) which is the highest in all the medical journals of Pakistan (provided by SCImago Journal and Country Rank, SJR) [1]. The current impact factor is 0.718 (2017 – provided by Thomson Reuters/ISI Web of Science) [2].

Journal of Pakistan Medical Association - Journal Citation Report

JCR Data 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total Citations 1430 1601 2185 2829 3,344 3,336
Journal Impact Factor 0.414 0.488 0.616 0.718 0.642 0.573
Rank in Category (by Journal Impact Factor)
Journals in "Medicine, General & Internal" 131/153 127/151 124/154 125/154 135/160 142/165
"Medicine, Research & Experimental" 118/123 115/124 119/128 122/133 128/136 135/138
5-Year Impact Factor Nil 0.566 0.657 0.817 0.836 0.696
Immediacy Index 0.055 0.123 0.075 0.12 0.146 0.105
Eigenfactor™ score 0.00273 0.00270 0.00282 0.00328 0.00317 0.00300

JPMA is indexed in the following databases:

  • BIOSIS Previews
  • Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE)
  • Index Medicus
  • PakMediNet (Pakistan)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  • Scopus
  • Thomson Reuters Master Journal List

JPMA’s website was started in 2003 and is updated regularly every month. All articles from January 1978 are available online free of cost.

JPMA’s Policy

  • To improve patient care by providing the latest research results
  • To disperse knowledge locally and internationally
  • To introduce new biomedical technology
  • To improve research methodology
  • To introduce ethical methods in research and its writing
  • To increase awareness amongst the authors regarding publication ethics
  • To help junior researchers and authors in submitting their research articles



SCImago Journal & Country Rank
Publication Office:
PMA House, Aga Khan III Road,
Karachi-74400, Pakistan.
Tel: +92 (021) 32226443
Timings: 9am-5pm (Mondays to Saturdays)
Email: editor@jpma.org.pk

All articles published represent the opinion of the authors and do not reflect official policy of the journal. All rights reserved to the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. No part of the Journal may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any other means, electronic, mechanical photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission, in writing, of the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association.

Price: Rs. 1,500 (Single Issue)

Annual Subscription Rs. 17, 000 in Pakistan and US$ 450.00 for overseas countries (including air mail postage).

[1] Journal Rankings [Online] SCImago Journal and Country Ranking. [Cited June 7, 2018] Available from URL: https://www.scimagojr.com/journalrank.php?year=2014&country=PK&order=h&ord=desc&category=2701
[2] 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® JCR. Thomson Reuters.

Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association has agreed to receive and publish manuscripts in accordance with the principles of the following committees: