Open access policy

Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists (JPAD) is an OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL and all content featured in the Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists is openly available to the public. The final article version freely accessible on the JPAD website without subscription fees. Authors retain the right to share their published content, with due credit to JPAD. Authors cover "article processing charges" for publication after double-blind peer review. Over 100 copies are distributed to various public and private institutions nationwide.


JPAD offers free readership rights to all articles immediately upon publication.

Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other non-commercial, lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher.



Users are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material



Author holds the copyright with no restrictions including author reuse (e.g., of figures in presentations/teaching, creation of derivatives) and authorization rights (for others to use).

AUTHORS retain the rights of free downloading/unlimited e-print of full text and sharing/ disseminating the article without any restriction, by any means including twitter, scholarly collaboration networks like Google Scholar, LinkedIn,, ResearchGate, Twitter, and any other professional or academic networking sites etc.