The Annals of PIMS is a general medical journal with an international editorial board. The bulk of input to this journal originates mainly from regional authors and a few international contributions in 2014 the journal switched completely into the Medical with approximately half of the editorial team consisting of international experts in different medical subspecialties when Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University took it as an Official Journal of the University.
Every Medical university has several journals published in the Medical sciences. These journals are mainly funded by the universities and they rarely have independent economic flow. The main reason of publishing these journals is for promotional purposes of individuals and universities. These journals are evaluated annually by some governmental organizations according to some arbitrary rules. There are two major governmental bodies responsible for journal supervision, one for medical journals, PAKISTAN Medical AND Dental Council, and the other one for non–medical journals, Higher Education Commission (HEC).