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Standing Committee

Life and Science ethics committee convene as per requirement but not less than three meetings per year. Editors can consult members by email and can consult experts who have broad expertise including clinical medicine, research, bioethics, and medical editing. Responses are coordinated by the and a decision is made by majority. The committee is advisory. The editor can ignore its advice but must justify his/her action to the chairman in writing. The advice and the editor's response would both be published. In the event of a dispute, the committee's chairman can appeal to the journal committee of Life and Science.
Roles of the committee
The committee has following roles:
  1. Clarifying, reviewing and developing on issues such as:
  • Material arising from the doctor patient relationship
  • Competing interests for authors, reviewers, editors, and ethics committee members
  • Prior disclosure of results to research participants
  • Editors' duty of confidentiality to authors
  1. Formulating new editorial policies
  2. Advising editors on ethics questions that arise during routine editorial work including scrutinizing papers referred by editors or peer reviewers worried about some aspect of the conception, design, conduct, presentation, authorship, or peer review of the work described in those papers.
  3. Advising editors on duties and responsibilities to patients, research participants, authors, reviewers, publishers, other editors and readers.
  4. Keeping editors informed of developments in research and publication ethics.
Life and Science-Ethics Committee Members  
  1. Chairman: Prof Dr. Saleem Ahmed Khan
    Pro Vice Chancellor, Academics
    National University of Medical Sciences
    Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  1. Member: Prof. Aisha Mohyuddin
    Dean Multi-Disciplinary Studies and Director Research
    National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  1. Member: Dr. Rehma Ahsan Gilani
    Managing Editor, Life and Science
    Senior Lecturer, Public Health
    National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
All appeals and complaints regarding (but not limited to) misconduct, authorship conflicts or plagiarism in publications at Life and Science will be directed to the Life and Science Complain and Appeal Scrutiny Committee. Authors whose articles have been rejected have the right to send a letter of appeal giving detailed explanations. This will be reviewed in-house and a decision will be taken accordingly. Revised articles will not be considered at this stage.

Life and Science- Complain and Appeal Scrutiny Committee Members
1. Dr. Rehma Ahsan Gilani
Managing Editor, Life and Science
Senior Lecturer, Public Health
National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

2. Mr. Rehan Ahsan Malik
Manager, Life and Science
National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

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