The Pakistan Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PJBMB) is an open-access journal that accepts papers that contribute to knowledge in the field of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and related areas. An article for publication must describe substantial original research undertaken according to the scope of this journal.

A manuscript submitted for publication implies that the work described has not been published before (except as an abstract or a published lecture, review, or thesis). At the time of its submission to PJBMB it should neither be under consideration for publication elsewhere nor will it be reproduced after its publication in any other journal. Any co-authors must have agreed with the contents of the publication including the institution where the work was carried out. All authors should have agreed to the automatic transfer of copyright to the Editor-in-Chief.

Sponsorships/source of funding

PJBMB is the official journal of the Pakistan Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The society provides required funding for all operations of PJBMB.

Publication Fee

Currently, PJBMB is publishing research articles for free. There is no Article Processing/Publishing Fee (APC).

For Submission of Manuscripts

Please submit your manuscripts online via

Pakistan Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PJBMB) Secretariat

Prof. Dr. M. Kamran Azim

Executive Editor, Pakistan Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Department of Biosciences, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi, Pakistan

Tel.: +92-3362154268; +92-3181242554



The speed of the publication depends greatly upon following the guidelines for authors. The manuscript, carefully prepared in the style of this journal, should be submitted electronically containing a full version of the manuscript in double space on A4 size pages. Title page with author name and address, each figure, table, illustration, and legends should be on a separate page.

The manuscript should include an abstract, a brief introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, acknowledgments (if any) references, and 5 keywords. Addresses should include the full postal address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence. Contributions are acceptable under any of the following section headings.

Original Articles describing substantial original research undertaken according to the scope of this Journal.
Short Communications consists of brief technical views; not more than 800 words, one figure and table, and not more than six references.
Review Articles are generally invited articles.
Letters to the Editor normally be less than 400 words and be sent to the Editor-in-Chief on the matters related to published articles in the Journal or specific views within the scope of the Journal.


It should be brief indicating the contents concisely and adequately.


All figures, tables, and photographs with proper titles, drawn in Microsoft word or excel should be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. All Photographic material should be provided in “camera-ready” form, trimmed to the required size and format. Colored diagrams can be incorporated on payment for the additional costs incurred in their printing. The title of the figures should be given at the bottom of the figures. The title of the tables should be given on the top of the tables.


The references should be written in the sequence of author(s) name(s) with the surname appearing first, complete title of the article, the abbreviated name of the journal in italics in proper abbreviated form, year, volume, and the page(s). Reference to books should be in the sequence of name(s) of the author(s), the title of the chapter, the title of the book, edition, editor(s), publisher, city and country of publication, year, and the page(s). The accuracy of the reference is the responsibility of the authors. References in the text should be numbered in the sequence as these appear.

Examples of the references

Journal: Chandra AK, Medda S and Bhadra AK. Changes of activin A secretion in gestational disease. J. Ferment. Technol. 1980; 58: 1–10.

Book: Broze Jr. GJ and Mietich JP. In: Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice, Third Edition, Editors: Colman RW, Hirsh J, Marder VJ and Salzman EW, JB Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 1994; pp 145-326.


Symbols and abbreviations should be those currently used in this journal and conventionally used in the subjects of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Authors should not create new abbreviations and acronyms.

Reproduced Materials

Any previously published data of any author should have written consent from the authors/publishers for publication in PJBMB.

Annual Subscription

Rs. 250 (inland); US$ 50 (foreign)

The Pakistan Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is published by the Pakistan Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore-54590, Pakistan.



Pakistan Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSBMB) Secretariat

Prof. Dr. M. Waheed Akhtar

School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Tel: +92 42 99230970, +92-313-4647486 (Prof. Dr. Saima Sadaf), +92-300-4105823 (Dr. M. Waheed Akhtar)

Email: (Prof. Dr. M. Waheed Akhtar)