KMU hosts 4th Medical Journal Editors Conference
Prof. Nasir ud din said that in Pakistan public health remains neglected. It is the quality of research which matters most and not the quantity. Research should help solve healthcare issues faced in our country. At present almost every medical college and institution has its own medical journal but their quality leaves much to be desired. He emphasized the importance of organizing regular workshops, training courses for capacity building of editors, editorial teams, researchers which will also help improve the quality and standard of medical journals and they will get more citations.
While talking to the conference former VC KMU Prof. Dr. Mohammad Daud Khan said, Pakistan with a huge population has a lot of useful data. It is a moral obligation of doctors to document all the data and have all the relevant details of the patients they treat and examine. They should know their patients fully well but unfortunately a large number of healthcare professionals do not maintain any record of their patients which is highly unethical. If we have proper data, it will help the doctors to make presentations and also write scientific papers. We need to promote research and encourage our healthcare professionals to document data and write research articles, he added.
Newly elected President PAME, Prof. Dr. Jamshed Akhtar said that the aim of PAME is to improve editorial standards and to promote professionalism in medical editing through education, self-criticism and self-guidance. He hoped that the conference will help in promoting collaboration and exchange among editors, authors, researchers and publishers of medical journals and improving the quality of research work done at various levels. KMUJ chief editor Prof. Dr. Akhtar Shireen, Director ORIC Dr. Zohaib Khan and Deputy Director Dr. Zeeshan Kibriya also spoke to the conference.