The Pakistan Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PJBMB) accept papers that contribute to knowledge in the field of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and related areas. An article for publication must describe substantial original research undertaken according to the scope of this journal.

A manuscript submitted for publication implies that the work described has not been published before (except as an abstract or a published lecture, review or thesis). At the time of its submission to PJBMB it should neither be under consideration for publication elsewhere nor will it be reproduced after its publication in any other journal. Any co-authors must have agreed with the contents of the publication including the institution where the work was carried out. All authors should have agreed to automatic transfer of copyright to the Editor-in-Chief.


The speed of the publication depends greatly upon following the guidelines for authors. The manuscript, carefully prepared in the style of this journal, should be submitted electronically containing a full version of the manuscript in double space on A4 size pages. Title page with author name and address, each figure, table, illustration and legends should be on separate page.

The manuscript should include an abstract, a brief introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, acknowledgements (if any) references and 5 keywords. Addresses should include full postal address, telephone, fax number and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence. Contributions are acceptable under any of the following section headings.

Original Articles describing substantial original research undertaken according to the scope of this Journal.
Short Communications consisting of brief technical views; not more than 800 words, one figure and table, and not more than six references.
Review Articles are generally invited articles.
Letters to the Editor normally be less than 400 words and be sent to the Editor-in-Chief on the matters related to published articles in the Journal or specific views within the scope of the Journal.


It should be brief indicating the contents concisely and adequately.


All figures, tables and photographs with proper titles, drawn in Microsoft word or excel should be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. All Photographic material should be provided in “camera ready” form, trimmed to required size and format. Colored diagrams can be incorporated on payment for additional cost incurred in their printing.The title of figures should be given at the bottom of the figures. The title of tables should be given on the top of the tables.


The references should be written in the sequence of author(s) name(s) with the surname appearing first, complete title of the article, abbreviated name of the journal in italics in proper abbreviated form, year, volume and page(s). Reference to books should be in the sequence of name(s) of author(s), title of the chapter, title of the book, edition, editor(s), publisher, city and country of publication, year and page(s). The accuracy of the reference is the responsibility of the authors. References in the text should be numbered in the sequence as these appear.

Examples of the references

Journal: Chandra AK, Medda S and Bhadra AK. Changes of activin A secretion in gestational disease. J. Ferment. Technol. 1980; 58: 1–10.

Book: Broze Jr. GJ and Mietich JP. In: Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice, Third Edition, Editors: Colman RW, Hirsh J, Marder VJ and Salzman EW, JB Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 1994; pp 145-326.


Symbols and abbreviations should be those currently used in this journal and conventionally used in the subjects of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Authors should not create new abbreviations and acronyms.

Rreproduced Materials

Any previously published data of any author should have written consent from the authors/publishers for publication in PJBMB.

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The Pakistan Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is published by the Pakistan Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore-54590, Pakistan.

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