EDITORIAL POLICIES

In clinical cases and original research in medical or life science related discipline Life Science Journal of Pakistan (LSJP) follows the rules of publishing manuscripts in accordance with the instructions of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Details of ICMJE and COPE are available at www.icmje.org and http://publicationethics.org/.

ICMJE defines the roles of authors and contributors at this page. Please read this carefully. The authorship should be based on the following four criteria according to the ICMJE recommendations.

 Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
 Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
 Final approval of the version to be published; AND
 Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.<

 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Contributors who do not meet all the four criteria for authorship, but helped in the study, may be listed in the acknowledgement section. Examples of those who may be listed can include, but is not limited by, the following:

 Persons who provided laboratory assistance
 Statisticians for statistical tests and analysis
 Parents who responded to the questionnaire
 who helped in acquisition of funding
 who generally supervised the research group
 who provided general administrative support
 who helped in designing the study
 Individuals who helped in writing assistance, technical and language editing, and proofreading
 Physicians who referred cases
 Pharmaceutical companies
 Organizations which may have helped

CORRESPONDING AUTHORS
The corresponding author is the individual who takes primary responsibility for communication with the journal. The corresponding author should be available throughout the submission and peer review process to respond to editorial queries in a timely way, and should be available after publication to respond to critiques of the work.