Peer Review Policy

The Pakistan Journal of Urology is a peer-reviewed journal. All submitted articles shall go through an extensive review process from originality, relevance, statistical methods, significance, documentation adequacy, reader interest, and composition. Manuscripts not following submission guidelines are returned to authors for revision before being sent for the peer review process.

Each manuscript is subjected to critical review by at least two members of the editorial board and is then submitted to two or more outside reviewers for evaluation, a process that may require weeks.

Reviewers' comments are communicated to the authors with requests for the necessary revisions and modifications. Manuscripts, on their return, are considered by the Editorial Board for a final decision to be made whether the publication should be accepted. The Editor decides whether the paper is to be finally accepted or rejected.

Manuscripts revised will be accepted subject to the adequacy of the response to reviewers' and editors' suggestions and criticisms. Accepted manuscripts are copyedited by the Editor's office in order to ensure scientific accuracy and clarity.

Each contribution is considered by an editor. One may reject the contribution, while another may reject one based on its relevance or quality. No contribution is accepted unless two reviewers make similar comments. Upon acceptance for publication, a letter is sent to the author. No rejected contribution is returned.