Open Access



Permissions to use copyrighted materials

Any published material which is not open access and is copyrighted or require original creates special permission are not to be included in the manuscript without adopting a formal procedure to obtain the permission. Permission is also required for authors own work for which copyright is held by the publisher (a norm in subscription-based journals), a substantial extract quoted from someone else’s work, and slightly altered or unaltered published material including but not limited to figures, tables, images, extracts, schemes, maps, graphs, photographs etc. However, if the author(s) is reconstructing a table of own data published somewhere else (must cite), using short quotes or re-drawing graphics, charts, schemes and artwork such that they are changed beyond recognition, permission is not required. The responsibility of obtaining permission (and timely) is the author(s) responsibility. Pakistan Biomedical Journal does not bear any responsibility to obtain permissions on the author(s) neither publishes any material which is without formal permission. The copyright holder must also be acknowledged in the manuscript.

Pakistan Biomedical Journal allows authors to reprint the content and have no objection if authors preserve data in personal achieve or institutional repository before or after the publication of the manuscript.

License Information

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

 You are free to:

  • Share— copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt— remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution— you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions— you may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Archiving Policy

Long term preservation and archiving (LPTA) of data ensures that the journal’s data is backed up in a network of libraries created by a dedicated digital archiving and preservation service. The Pakistan Biomedical Journal employs PKP Private’s LOCKSS network to create a file distributed among the participated libraries, allowing these libraries to create permanent files of the journal with goals to preserve and restore the digital data. Other than that, a separate DOI has been assigned to each article.