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 one zoom synchronous session of 3 hours (Second Wednesday of every month from 2-5 pm PST). A multimedia-rich online) component on Learning Management System is an integral part of the course which comprises of animated videos, important links, resources as well as collaborative discussion forums. Assessment included 2 assignments, 3 Quiz and an e-Portfolio.
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 HealthResearch

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

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

  • 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

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

Only successful participants received 6 month Course Certificate

Course Fee:
Pakistani Student:
Early bird Fee (till August 5, 2021): PKR 60,000 / participant
Normal Fee (From August 6, 2021): PKR 70,000 / participant

International Student:
Early bird Fee (till August 5, 2021): $450 / participant
Normal Fee (From August 6, 2021): $500 / participant

Online Bank Transfer:
Bank:JS Bank Limited
Branch:Bahria Town Branch Rawalpindi-9547
Account Title:CORTEACH
IBAN Number: PK29JSBL9547000001449500
Account Number: 0001449500
Branch Code: 9547

Last Day for Registration in Course: August 25, 2021
Commencement of Session: September 1, 2021
End of Session: February 28, 2022

Registration Form

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