Plagiarism Policy

Journal of Sheikh Zayed Medical College, follows the ICMJE policy, PMDC and HEC criteria for all forms of plagiarism. The detail is available at www.icmje.org, www.pmdc.org.pk and www.hec.gov.pk This is the authors’ responsibility to be aware of plagiarism in any form. Manuscripts submitted to JSZMC are checked for originality. The disciplinary committee of JSZMC would deal with cases of plagiarism, which includes the editors and the staff. For a plagiarized article in processing, the identification of act will lead to dropping of article from further processing/ consideration of publication. The author will be required to give an explanation on demand. In case of an unsatisfactory reply, the matter will be referred to the disciplinary committee that may decide the course of action. For a published articles, the allegedly plagiarized article will be temporarily retracted from publication and a notice to the effect will be published in the JSZMC. The author will be served an explanation demand. In case of non response in the stipulated time or unsatisfactory explanation, the article will be permanently retracted and the author will be on watch. HEC, PMDC and author’s institute will also be notified. In case of multiple submissions, other editors will also be informed. The author(s) will have to provide documentary proof of retraction from publication, if such a defense is pleaded. Those claiming intellectual/idea or data theft of an article must provide documentary proof in their claim.

Prospective authors should read copyright policy before submitting their articles and other material for publication, as we always share our copyright statement at the end of abstract as follows; “This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited”. All articles published in Journal of Sheikh Zayed Medical College (JSZMC) are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This is made possible by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services we provide, including online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. The APC is payable when the manuscript is editorially accepted but before publication. For further details visit Creative Commons Website 

Policy of selection of Editors, Reviewers and Editorial Board Members

Human Resource policies in relation to selection of Editors, Reviewers, and Editorial Board members and their job descriptions are based upon vision and mission of Advisory Board.

Electronic and hardcopy backup of the journal content is maintained and ensured.

Peer Review Policy

After initial screening, the paper selected are subjected to peer review by two external peer reviewers belonging to the subject specialty as identified by the Editor. The Journal follows double blind peer-review procedure. An average of two weeks’ time is given to reviewers for reviewing the manuscript.

Data Preservation Policy

Journal of Sheikh Zayed Medical College is registered with PKP Preservation Network to ensure long-term digital preservation of material published. Additionally we also maintain published material on hard disk annually.  


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