Editing is a Happy Marriage, and Divorce is Not an Option!


  • Hamid Mehmood Ph.D. (Bio Chemistry) Spain, Ph.D. (Medical Education), Head & Professor of Bio Chemistry Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad




Editing, peer review


“A great editor is fundamental to a journal’s health and successâ€. First of all, I would like to present my tribute to leaving editor and the editorial board for providing great contribution to PIMS and SZABMU especially Prof. Dr. Tanwir Khaliq, Prof. Dr. Syeda Batool Mazhar, Prof. Rizwan Aziz Qazi, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Amjad Chaudhry, Dr. Ayesha Isani Majeed and Prof. Dr. Abid Zaheer Farooqi. However, every great editor has to eventually make way for their successor. The transition period between editors can be a complex process, involving contracts, systems, mentoring and above all, careful timing.

It’s never too early to start thinking about transition planning. It can take a year to manage the whole process - recruiting, appointing and handing over to a new editor - and the longer the lead-in time, the more organized the process can be. I am looking for new editors and editorial board from all medical disciplines to continue this great journal.