Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

Authors are requested to submit their paper through the journal's online submission system.

We kindly request that in the ‘cover letter’ box you suggest three reviewers (together with their e-mail address and some keywords representing their area of expertise) who are capable of reviewing your paper. These reviewers should:

  • be independent from you;
  • work in a different institute from you;
  • not have published more than one article together with you;
  • at least one of these reviewers must not work in the same country as you.

Please take a moment to read the TRJ Policies before submitting your manuscript.

Cover Letter DOC


  • All authors must read the copyright statement and the undertaking detailed on the form before signing it. TRJ assumes that all authors comply with the editorial policy on receipt of the signed submission form.

Undertaking Form DOC


Authors are strongly encouraged to refer to the scientific reporting guidelines for health research, hosted by the EQUATOR Network (Enhancing the Quality and Transparency Of health Research).

Authors should adhere to these scientific reporting guidelines when drafting their manuscript. Separate guidelines are available for each study design and topic under study. Although JPMA has not made the submission of these checklists mandatory, doing so will aid in the processing of the manuscripts. A quick overview of the most commonly used study design methods are listed below. If you are not sure which guideline to use, use the new tool developed by EQUATOR Network and Penelope Research to guide the authors.

  • Observational Studies (cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies)



  • Non-Randomized Controlled Trials


  • Reliability and Agreement Studies


  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses


  • Study Protocols




Organization of the paper and style of presentation

Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are advised to seek the advice of a native English speaker, before submitting their manuscripts.

Rand Writing Services offers a language and copyediting service to all researchers who want to publish their manuscript in scientific peer-reviewed periodicals and books.

The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

Submissions should be organized in the following order:

  • Title page
  • Body of text (Introduction, Methodology, Result , Discussion & Conclusion)
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the meter, kilograms, second, etc.

Authors should submit their manuscript, including title page, body of text (Introduction, Methodology, Result, Discussion and Conclusion) acknowledgements, references in one Word file.

Title page

the title page should provide the following information:

  • Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long)
  • Name(s) of author(s); please indicate who is the corresponding author
  • Full affiliation(s)
  • Present address of author(s), if different from affiliation
  • Complete address of corresponding author, including tel. no., fax no. and e-mail address
  • Abstract
  • Keywords


The abstract should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 250 words, it should also be suitable for publication in abstracting services.

The abstract for research papers should follow the “structured abstract” format. Section labels should be in bold uppercase letters followed by a colon, and each section will begin on a new line.


Tables & Figures

All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  • Number as Table 1, Table 2 etc., and refer to all of them in the text.
  • Each table should be provided on a separate page of the manuscript.
  • Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.
  • Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.
  • Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table.


Authors are requested to use the Vancouver citation style.

Place citations as numbers in superscript, in the text. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references at the end of the manuscript. List the references in the order in which they appear in the text. Only articles published or accepted for publication should be listed in the reference list. Submitted articles can be listed as (author(s), unpublished data). If an article has a DOI, this should be provided after the page number details.

References must be listed in Vancouver style:

  1. Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002; 935(12): 406.
  2. Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
  3. Kanwal J, Masih AJ, editors. The rand manual of assessment and treatment. 16th ed. Subway (ISB): Rand Research Laboratories; 2018.
  4. Khan PS, Joseph A, Trent JM. genetic alterations in mice. In: Stein D, Sultan KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill; 2002. p. 93113.
  5. Pakistan Rehabilitation Society [homepage on the Internet]. Lahore: The Society; 2020 [updated 2020 May 12; cited 2020 Oct 17]. Available from:

Footnotes should only be used if absolutely essential. In most cases it is possible to incorporate the information in the text.

If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.


The corresponding author will receive a PDF proof and is asked to check this proof carefully


Processing Fee: The Processing fee of Rs 5,000/-  While for International Authors the processing TRJ does not charge any fees.

NOTE: The processing fee submission does not guarantee the acceptance of the article.

Publication Fee: The publication fee will be Rs 15,000/-if accepted

Account Detail

Title of Account: Rand Publications (Pvt) Ltd

Account #: 6044320311714123501

Bank Name: Habib Matro. I-8 Branch, Islamabad Pakistan