Certificate of Medical Editing and Journalism (CMEJ)


Health science journals are an important element in health systems. They provide a forum for the dissemination of research findings and evidence to improve both patient care and health systems in general. This course is particularly targeted at editors, editorial board members, and reviewers working in countries that are seeking to develop their capacities to promote, conduct and disseminate research and to inform policy and practice.

Course Outcomes:

  • Describe international guidelines for different type of scientific manuscript writing   

  • Define and describe policies of Journal related to authors, reviewers and publishers

  • Develop Editorial Board Policies for their Journal

  • Describe different peer review models with their advantages and limitations

  • Develop a robust and effective peer review policy as well as peer review checklist for their own Journal

  • Describe different publication ethics issues and able to find solution from international resources

  • Demonstrate trends, issues, and challenges in publication ethics at the global, national, and local levels.

  • Develop effective Journal site using online journal management software

  • Define quality standards and apply Journal for different indexing bodies

  • Develop long-term sustainability policy for their own Journal

  • Identify his/her professional development needs to professionalize his/her practice as an editor, reviewer and lifelong learner. 

The course comprises of six modules:

This course is of 12 credit hours, with monthly two zoom synchronous session (alternate Saturday/month from 3-4.30pm PST). A multimedia-rich online) component on Learning Management System is an integral part of the course which comprises of interactive learning contents, animated videos, important links, resources as well as collaborative discussion forums. Assessment included 2 assignments, 3 Quiz and an e-Portfolio comprising of reflective writings. 
Average weekly minimum 6-8 hours time commitment required from the course participants.

Course Faculty:

  • Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid (Course Director)
    Chief Editor, Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences

  • Dr. Akther Sherin
    MBBS, FCPS, FRCP (GLASG); Master in Health Research

  • Dr. Jamshed Akhtar
    MBBS, FCPS, FRCS, FACS, MHPE, Masters in Bioethics
    Editor Journal of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (JCPSP)

  • Dr. Muhammad Irfan
    Director Research & Professor/Head, Deptt. of Mental Health, Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences, Peshawar Medical College
    President, Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME)
    Editor, Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute (JPMI)

  • Dr. Ahmed Badar
    MBBS, MPhil, FCPS (Physiology)
    International Advisor, Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
    Saudi Arabia

  • Prof. Dr. Nazish Imran
    Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
    MBBS, FRCPsych (London), MRCPsych (London), MHPE;PhD
    Dept of Child & Family Psychiatry
    Programme Coordinator, Certificate of Medical Editing and Publishing, KEMU
    King Edward Medical University / Mayo Hospital Lahore

  • Prof. Saira Afzal
    Dean of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
    Editor Annals of King Edward Medical University
    Editorial Board Member
    1. International Journal of Public Health
    2. Computer methods and programs in Biomedicine (Elsevier)

  • Dr. Mohammad Bagher Rokni
    Chief Editor, Iranian Journal of Public Health
    Tehran, Iran

  • Dr. Musarrat Riaz
    MBBS, FCPS (Int Med), FCPS (Endo)
    Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences

  • Prof. Mahwish Uzair
    M.Phil., MME, Ph.D.(Physiology), CME
    Professor/ Principal UCM/ Director Medical Education
    University of Lahore
    Editor, Health Professions Educator Journal

  • Dr. Masood Jawaid
    MBBS, MCPS (Surg), MRCS (Glasg), FCPS (Surg), MHPE
    Associate Editor, Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences

Accreditation and Certificate:
Only successful participants will receive Certificate from King Edward Medical University

Course Fee:
Pakistani Student:
PKR 65,000 / participant
(Special discount for King Edward Medical University Faculty): kindly contact at info@corteach.com

International Student:
Fee: $450 / participant

Online Bank Transfer:
Bank: Soneri Bank
Branch: PWD - Islamabad 0276
Account Title : CORTEACH
IBAN #: PK53SONE0027620009249231
Account #: 0009249231
Branch code: 0276

Last Day for Registration in Course: June 25, 2024
Commencement of Session: July, 2024

Registration Form

Limited Seats

For any query: info@corteach.com