The Pakistan Journal of Chest Medicine (PJCM) adheres to authorship criteria established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). These criteria recommend that authorship should be based on the following four key criteria:

  1. Making significant contributions to the conception or design of the work, as well as to the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work.
  2. Participating in the drafting of the work or revising it critically to enhance its intellectual content.
  3. Providing final approval for the version of the work that will be published.
  4. Agreeing to be responsible and accountable for all aspects of the work, including the investigation and resolution of any questions concerning the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work.