Official Journal of the Pakistan Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons
Editor / Managing Editor

Anjum Jalal

Associate Editors

Adult Cardiac Surgery:
Haider Zaman
Hasnat Sharif

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery:
Salman Shah

Thoracic Surgery:
Farhan Majeed
Aamir Bilal

Minimal Access:
Sulaiman Hasan

Editorial Board

Syed Saeed Ashraf (UK)
Farah Bhatti (UK)
Ahmed Alsaddiqi (KSA)
Reida El Oakley (Libya)
Ashraf Esmat (Egypt)
Basel S Harahsheh (Jordan)
Tanvir But (UK)
Fayaz Hashmi (US)
Atiq Azam Mirza (US)
Riaz Anwar (Peshawar)
M Afsheen Iqbal (Rawalpindi)
Fazl-e-Rabbi (Karachi)
Ahmad Shahbaz (Lahore)
Zafar Tufail (Lahore)
Mudassar Dar (Karachi)
Shahid M Malik (Lahore)
Mujtaba Ali Siddiqui (Rawalpindi)
M Yasir Khan (Multan)

Current Issue
Jan-Feb 2018
Founded by:
Pof Muhammad Rehman

Past Editors
Prof Jawad Sajid Khan
Nadeem Ahmad Fahmi
Pakistan Journal of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR & THORACIC SURGERY (PJCVTS)  is a peer reviewed journal.  It started in late 2002 as official journal of the Pakistan Society of Cardiovascular & Thoracic surgeons (PSCVTS). It was published on quaterly basis in print version till lately.

From January 2018 it has started  publishing bi-monthly both as print and online version. It has controlled circulation.

PJCVTS  is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author provided the original work is properly cited. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
Manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and those found guilty or involved in publication misconduct are liable  to be black listed. It is our policy to hold all authors equally responsible for acts of plagiarism. In this regard we follow the guidelines and SOPs of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

ISSN Indexing:
The journal has registered ISSN for both  print and online versions which are displayed on this site . It is aiming to be indexed in medline and other databses of scientific journals at the earliest.

The journal follows the policy of Open Access. Its online access is therefore free for all readers. However, there is subscription fee for print version. For details please contact the managing editor. The members of the PSCVTS receive complimentary copies while their membership is in good standing.

Material Disclaimer:
The statements of facts or opinion narrated by the authors in their articles pubished in the Pakistan Journal of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery do not necessarily reflect the endorsement of the Journal Editors, Editorial Board, Publisher, Organizers of PJCVT or the members and office holders of Pakistan Society of Cardioascular & Thoracic Surgeons. The readers should make their own judgement as to the appropriateness or otherwise of the material pubished in the PJCVTS.

Drug Disclaimer:
The editors make their best effort to varify that names, commercial names, dosage and mode of administration of drugs mentioned in the various articles of PJCVTS are correct and according to the standard pharmacological recommendations. However, the editors, authors and their affiliated organizations cannot accept any liability  for damages incurred by the adverse reactions of the drugs or damages arising from any errors or omissions in the articles of PJCVTS. The ultimate responsibility of the adverse effects of the drugs lies with the prescribing medical practitioner.

Postal Information:
For all postal correspondance to the journal please write to Prof. Dr. Anjum Jalal, Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology, Serena Road, Faisalabad.

For information regarding advertising inserts and electronic banners please contact the Managing Editor.

Instructions for Authors:
The PJCVTS follows the "Recommendations for the Conduct,Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly work. To review the detailed Instructions for Authors, please Click here.

Manuscript Processing Charges:
There are charges for Manuscript Processing  (Rs 5000 non refundable) and Publication Charges (Rs  20000) for each articles. The invedited Editorials and solicited articles are exempted from these charges. The Associate Members of the PSCVTS are also exempted from charges. The authors who are unable to afford these charges can apply for waiver.

The authors are provided e-reprints in the form of PDF files without any charges. They can buy the printed copies on payment of charges.

ISSN:  2523-9570 (Online)
ISSN: 2523-9562 (Print)