Medical Editing Certificate Course: A Welcome Step

Jamshed Akhtar

  • Jamshed Akhtar Department of Paediatric Surgery National Institute of Child Health Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) Karachi


Editor of a medical journal has a great role to play. He is expected to be a leader who drives others by his vision and inspiration.  Traditionally in Pakistani context faculty members of a hospital / university or members of professional associations are given task to run a journal. These people usually do not have any background of running a medical journal and this has led to disaster. However in some institutions people with higher postgraduate qualifications and background of research and publications were assigned the task of running a medical journal. They have contributed a lot in this context. They not only set standards but also collaborated with international medical journal editors associations and attended workshops / conferences and seminars to update themselves and also improve quality of medical journals…………………………….