Research Misconduct Policy

For Publication of a research article in Annals of Punjab Medical College (APMC), every author is expected to conduct research in accordance with the highest acceptable ethical standards practiced all over the world. Fabrication, falsification, deviation from the existing ethical practices, Any allegation of disclosure problem, Breach of Confidentiality, plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results falls in misconduct. APMC sanctions zero tolerance for research misconduct pre-publication and/or post-publication in any aspect of research, and demands prompt investigation, resolution, and penalization for all such allegations under HEC Policy on Research Ethics in particular and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines in general.  The Chief Editor APMC determines whether or not an inquiry is warranted and to submit its final report when all necessary investigations, reviews, hearings, and appeals are dealt with. In all such cases, APMC encourages and expects that all members of the scientific community liaise in reporting and/or responding to suspected Research Misconduct activity within its purview while adhering to the final decision taken under this Policy.