Authors Guidelines

  • About the Journal
  • Submission Process
  • Submission format according to Manuscript type
  • Ethical Approval of the Research
  • Authors Undertaking/Conflict for Interest
  • Color Charges for Print
  • Open Access & Common creative licenses

About the Journal

Journal of Haematology and Stem Cell Research (JHSCR) is an official journal of Pakistan Society of Haematology. It is a double blind double peer-reviewed being published bi-annual journal that delivers the premier quality peer-reviewed open access original research articles, reviews, and scholarly comment on pioneering efforts and innovative studies in the medical treatment of blood disorders. The journal has a strong clinical and pharmacological focus and is aimed at an international audience of clinicians and researchers in hematology and related disciplines, providing an online forum for rapid dissemination of recent research and perspectives in this area.

Submission Process:

The author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The corresponding author must ensure that all co-authors have read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript. For submission of the manuscript author must Register and Login in the OJS.

Manuscripts must be solely the work of the author(s) stated, must not have been previously published elsewhere, and must not be under consideration by another journal. The JPSH are follows the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE Recommendations), available at: and to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) code of conduct for editors.

Author(s) requested to submit their manuscripts, in accordance with the subsequent format which might facilitate in easy review by the Editorial Board (EB) members as well as external review.

Submission format according to Manuscript type:

  • Title
  • Author(s) with affiliations
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • List of abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussions
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments (If any)
  • References
  • Tables and Figures
  • Supplementary information
  • Word limit and no of References



The title should be in upper case, specific and concise.


  1. All original articles must accompany a structured abstract that should not exceed more than 250 words. It should include Objective of the study, Methodology, Results & Conclusions. Emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations. This page should contain structured abstract and key words only. abstract should reflect the content of the article accurately. 
  2. Abstract for case report, short communications, clinical note, letter to the editor and narrative reviews should be non-structured up to 150 words.
  3. Last 5 years old study is recommended for review/publication. Only on exceptional cases the board permit’s if suitable citations are expected.
  4. All review articles should be preceded by a summary. Authors submitting review manuscript should include a section describing the methods used for locating, selecting, extracting and synthesizing data, data bases searched and the time period. These methods should also be summarized in the abstract.
  5. Keywords: Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of index medicus, if suitable MeSH terms are not yet available for recently introduced terms, present terms may be used.

Introduction: This section should be written as deductive approach. This should mention the background and the rationale for the study, with reference to national, regional and international literature. It should also describe briefly the purpose of the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor it should have data or conclusions of the study. Cited references should be mentioned in sequence order. Do not cite more than 10-12 references in the introduction except exceptional cases.

Methodology: This section should include the following without subheadings in an organized manner.

  • Ethical review statement
  • Study design and settings
  • Study duration (mention year)
  • Sampling method and sample size calculations with reference
  • Inclusion and exclusion criteria
  • Details of apparatus (if applicable with manufacture’s name and address) and or drugs/chemicals used. Use generic name/s of drugs/ chemicals along with dose (s) and route(s) of administration. Statistics should clearly include the tests applied along with statistical software package used with version.

For patients, age, sex with mean age ± standard deviation must be given. Statistical method must be mentioned and specify any general computer programme used.

Results: This section should include results explained in a logical manner through text, graphs and tables. Avoid repetitions of data shown through tables and figures in the text. Extra or supplementary materials and technical details can be placed in an appendix where it will be accessible.

Discussion: This section should present findings of the study. significant findings should be discussed comparing with results of other published studies. Repetition of results should be avoided.  Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, false or no conclusions can be derived. Strengths and limitations should be mentioned at the end of this section. References should be cited in sequential order.

Conclusion(s): Briefly summarize the net findings of your study without over emphasizing them.  It should not include any findings / benefits not mentioned in the results. 

Acknowledgements: Names and contributions of people who do not qualify for the authorship but helped in the study may be listed in this section with their permission.

Disclosure/Conflict of Interest: Disclose if the current manuscript has been presented or published in a conference or abstract book or if it is a part of thesis/project. Any conflict of interest should be declared.  It may include honorarium, funding, credits and promotion which are not unethical but should be declared. Authors must disclose all sources of funding received along with their expenditure. If there are no funding sources, the authors should include “none to declare”.

Tables and Figures: These should be included in the text as per manuscript requirement. These should be easy to interpret and not be repetitive of results/data already discussed in the text. Tables should be numbered in Roman numerals. Title should be short and explanatory and written on the top. Foot note should explain abbreviations if used. Statistical results should include standard deviation and standard error of mean. Source should be given of any data/table from published articles. Maximum Number of tables and figures for original articles should be 4, for review article should be 5, for case report should be 4, and for short communication should be 2. Refer to table number in relevant section of your manuscript.

Units of measurement: for reporting in the text they should be Conventional with System International (SI) units given in parenthesis.  The names of drugs should be written in generic terminology.


All references should be cited in Vancouver style and give citations in text as superscript. Approximately 60% references that should not more than 5 years old.  While citing articles use references of published articles and avoid personal communications and unpublished observations.  These references should also be marked in the text. To minimize errors author should verify references against the original documents. The References should be written in Vancouver style as per "Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly work in medical journals. Updated Dec. 2015. Available at:". List all authors when there are six or fewer. If there are seven or more list the first six followed by ”et al” Reference should provide the following information: Author’s name with initials, full title of cited article, name of the journal in which the article appeared (in abbreviated form), Year of Publication, Journal’s Volume, Number and finally first & the last page numbers. Write Page No. like this 120-126. Add DOI number of those references where it is available. 

Word limits and number of references: Word limit for submission of each manuscript is as under excluding Abstract & References

Manuscript Type

Word limit


Original Article



Review Article



Case Report



Short communication/Letter to the editor




Ethical Approval of Research
If any human or animal studies were carried out during the research work a letter of ethical approval from the institutional ethical review board (IRB) should be attached.
Note: All authors will submit copy of research approval from the ethical review board/IRB. (Only for Original articles)