Print: 1995 - 8811
Online: 2409 - 5567
|Editorial Policies||Aims and Scope||Peer Review Policy||Open Access Publication||Plagiarism Policy||Processing fees|
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About the Journal
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Surgery is a quarterly multidisciplinary, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access, quarterly journal, published in both printed and online versions. The journal is published by the Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons (PSN) and Department of Neurosurgery, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences (PINS), Lahore, by the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” as approved by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) in May 2023.
It has now enhanced the rules about the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Works in Medical Journals. Visit the following links for more details: www.icmje.org
Aims and Scope ||
1. Encourage all neuroscientists to exchange their research, opinions, and ideas in all fields of neuro and spine surgeries, clinical neuroscience/neurology, and other similar sub-specialties.
2. PJNS provides a platform for the readers regarding the transfer of knowledge.
3. In the PJNS domain, the journal covers a range of unique research, reviews, commentary, and case reports in all areas of neuroscience.
4. The journal facilitates communication between neurosurgeons and related specialists around the world by providing an integrated and balanced vision of basic clinical research in neurosurgery.
Peer Review Policy ||
The peer-reviewed journal uses "double-blind" reviews and reviewers and authors are still unknown in the entire review procedure. Submitted manuscripts are initially screened by the section editors to check the scope, suitability, plagiarism, and formatting. Rejected manuscripts are sent back to the authors. After initial screening recommended manuscripts are then sent to reviewers who are requested to respond within three weeks. If there is no reply from the reviewer within the given time, they may be replaced with other suitable to keep the review process without any delay. Should the referees' reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed, a further expert opinion will be sought.
Note: The authors are requested not to check plagiarism themselves from unauthorized software for plagiarism detection.
Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing ||
The work published by PJNS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).
The work published in PJNS may be “Shared copied and redistributed in any medium or format” and “Adapt remix, transform, and build upon the material.” Authors retain the rights of free downloading/unlimited e-print of full text and sharing/disseminating the article without any restriction, by any means including Twitter, scholarly collaboration networks like Google Scholar, LinkedIn, Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Twitter, Facebook, and any other professional or academic networking site.
Plagiarism Policy ||
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Surgery is equipped with Turnitin (text-matching / anti-plagiarism software. The software checks for plagiarism and repetition in submitted manuscripts. All submitted manuscripts are firstly screened for similarity index on Turnitin software. As per HEC policy, The similarity index (SI) must not be greater than 19%. From a single source, it must be below 5%. The similarity index greater than 19% will be automatically rejected and sent back to the authors.
Manuscript extracted by an author from his/her M.Phil. Or Ph.D. thesis must have to declare the “title of the thesis”, “Supervisor name”, Department and University name, and “year of submission” on the original later paid and submitted during the submission process.
Note: Authors must not check plagiarism through unreliable or unauthentic websites or software.
Text Recycling ||
Publications effectively publish accepted manuscripts for text recycling before publication. Text recycling is not a tolerated practice. Manuscripts containing high levels of self-plagiarism will be reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief for originality. Authors found to have self-plagiarized will be asked to rewrite selected portions of their accepted manuscripts and or to quote exactly and cite the source.
The Journal management team will investigate any allegations of publication misconduct and may contact the authors' institutions or funders if necessary. If proof of misconduct is found, appropriate action will be taken to correct or retract/withdraw the publication. The editors of PJNS consider such distributing publishing ethics issues very seriously and are trained to continue in such cases with a zero-tolerance policy.
Processing fees ||
Authors are required to pay the amount as decided by the editorial board for handling and publication of the manuscript. The title of the account for the cross cheque/pay order is “Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences”. Publication fee may also be transferred online, details are given below:
Account Type: Current Account Branch Code:1607
Account No: 4003291465
Bank Name: National Bank of Pakistan, New Muslim Town Lahore
Publication Fee Details
Eligibility Criteria to Apply for Waiver
Print: 1995 - 8811
Online: 2409 - 5567
The work published by PJNS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Authors retain the rights of free downloading/unlimited e-print of full text and sharing/disseminating the article without any restriction