Focus and Scope

The Philippine Journal of Medicine (PJM), released its first issue in 2014 and has become an annual and general medical journal under the College of Medicine, Our Lady of Fatima University. This 2017, PJM marks an incremental step for the journal as it took re-branding efforts and transcends the borders for wider reach of Philippine health research. The PJM, now as a national journal, approaches medicine in the lens of public health with the focus to stimulate discussion and elicit debate on the current prominent health issues and consequently, aims to influence the Philippine health agendas, priorities, and policies.

As an open-access and peer-reviewed journal, PJM features original research, reviews, commentary and special issues complemented by regular blog posts that entail the journal’s core principle of health research-priority-setting. The journal is now hosted by the Research Development and Innovation Center of the Our Lady of Fatima University.

 

Section Policies

PRELIMINARY PAGES

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EDITORIAL

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ARTICLES

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INSTRUCTION FOR AUTHORS

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Peer Review Process

The PJM employs a double-blind peer review wherein both the authors and invited reviewers remain anonymous throughout the process.  The PJM values the contribution of peer reviewers in ensuring the scientific relevance, ethical soundness, and appropriateness to the Journal’s aims and scope of the manuscript, thus suggest improvements and recommendations. Results may be conditional acceptance on minor revision and revise and resubmit for major revision, which authors need to comply. The editor-in-chief has the authority regarding the final disposition of a manuscript.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.