Editorial Policy


The articles published in MedERA-JCMHLMC are licensed by CC-By-4.0. Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to MedERA-JCMHLMC. Authors have the rights to reuse, republish, archive, and distribute their own articles after publication. We will not be responsible for subsequent use of their work.


MedERA-JCMHLMC is an open-access journal. Our journal provides open access for readers to all articles on our website. The readers, therefore, are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, link to the full texts or use them for any other lawful purpose.


Submission of an article implies that it has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its publication is approved by all authors and authorities responsible where the work was carried out.


MedERA-JCMHLMC has a zero-tolerance plagiarism policy. We observe/follow the ICMJE, PMDC and HEC guidelines/criteria for all types of plagiarism. The same can be accessed at www.icmje.orgwww.pmdc.org.pk and www.hec.gov.pk. The authors are responsible to apprise themselves of plagiarism in any form including paraphrasing and self-plagiarism. All manuscripts are checked for plagiarism by Turnitin Software. If the similarity index exceeds the acceptable limit of 19%, it is sent back to the author for rectification. It is processed further only after it is rectified.


We do not charge any publication fee from the authors and the journal is distributed free in both online and print form. All expenses are paid by the parent institution.