Journal of Central Park Medical College (JCPMC) is the official journal of Central Park Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan which is a leading medical education institution in the private sector recognized by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and affiliated with the University of Health Sciences (UHS).

JCPMC is a biannual open access medical journal which publishes research articles in all disciplines of medical sciences including basic, allied and clinical disciplines.

Scope of journal

  • Original research, Case series, case reports, review papers, letters to editor and short communications are considered for publication. JCPMC follows recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for the conduct, reporting, editing, and publication of scholarly work in medical journals.
  • All papers accepted for publication appear in both print and online. One complimentary copy is provided to up to 3 authors of each article published in JCPMC. Additional copies are available on payment of charges applicable at the time of request.
  • JCPMC does not charge author(s) any submission or publication fee.
  • All submitted manuscripts are copyrighted by JCPMC. Being an open access journal, readers are permitted to use published articles for their personal non-commercial use.
  • JCPMC follows a strict anti-plagiarism policy. All papers submitted are subjected to plagiarism check through a powerful software. Violations may result in rejection of papers submitted, permanent suspension from publishing in JCPMC, reporting to the affiliated institution or to regulatory bodies.

Editorial correspondence

All editorial correspondence should be addressed to EDITOR NAME and ADDRESS. Online submission and inquiries can be directed to EMAIL.

Instructions for Authors

Manuscript length should not exceed 2500 words for original research, 3000 words for review articles and meta-analysis, 1500 words for case series and clinical practice points, 500 words for case reports and short communications and 400 words for letter to editor. Every manuscript should be typed using Microsoft Word using Arial or Calibri font size 12 double spaced on A4 size paper. Each section of manuscript as outlined below should be placed on a separate page.

Title page

  • Title of the paper should be limited to 25 words. Author names and affiliations should be given. Maximum of 8 authors are allowed for each submission. Sequence of author names submitted with the manuscript cannot be changed subsequently.
  • Corresponding should be identified and details provided including complete postal address, email address, landline and mobile numbers including country and area code. JCPMC requires corresponding author to communicate with the journal on behalf of the remaining authors during submission, review, publication and post publication queries.
  • Authors are required to provide a signed declaration for submission of manuscript (link).

For a person to be considered an author all four following conditions must be met:

  1. Substantial contribution in conception, designing, acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data.
  2. Manuscript drafting and/or revision for intellectual content
  3. Final approval of manuscript
  4. Acceptance of accountability for all aspects of research or any questions/queries that might be raised.

Abstract

For original research articles, the abstract section should be structured as:
Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions.
Maximum length of abstract should not exceed 250 words.
At least 3 MeSH terms should be identified at the end of abstract as keywords.

Introduction

This section supplies sufficient background information for the reader to understand the topic of research and its importance. Only the most salient features with limited references should be included here without extensive review of the literature. Research aims and objectives should be included at the end of this section.

Methodology

Sufficient details regarding study place and duration, study design, sampling methods and data collection procedure should be provided clearly to allow for the research to be repeated accurately. Ethical approval from relevant authorities should be mentioned here. Tests used for representation of data and statistical analysis along with the significance level and software used should be identified.

Results

This section should include results of the research or experiment presented in text, tabular or graphic format in a logical sequence. Do not present interpretation of results here. Do not repeat data in text if it has been presented in tables or illustrations and vice versa.

Discussion

This section should focus on interpretation of the results of the experiment with reference to the reported literature identifying similarities and differences as well as new aspects uncovered with repetition of results.

Conclusions

Research paper should conclude with the inferences gained from the research.

Acknowledgement

Individuals who do not meet all the criteria for authorship but have contributed in the form of funding; general supervision of a research group or general administrative support; and proofreading should be acknowledged here either individually or collectively.

Conflict of Interest

Any disclosures about potential conflicts of interest should be mentioned here. Conflicts of interest refer to any financial assistance or services received for any aspect of the submitted research. This also includes a declaration of financial relationships with any organization for grants, travel bursaries, equipment and administrative support.

References

All references should be in Vancouver style. Maximum number of references for each type of manuscript are outlined below:br>

Original research = 30
Review Article = 40
Case reports / Case Series = 10
Short communications / Letters to editor = 6

Tables, Illustrations and Graphs:

These should appear on separate pages after references and numbered with Roman numerals (Figure 1, Table 1 and so on). They should be mentioned in the relevant places in the text.
Tables should have a title placed at the top while titles for graphs/illustrations should be placed below the respective figure. All digital images should be at least 300 dpi and submitted as JPEG or TIFF format. Only grey scale images are printed as colour printing entails higher costs. Legends if required should be placed below the caption of figures/illustrations.