Authors can withdraw the manuscripts submitted to NJSSH without being charged with any withdrawal penalty. It is to note here that the withdrawal request should be placed within seven working days of submission.

However, the article cannot be withdrawn — unless inevitable — once it enters the peer-review phase; the editorial board will decide on the withdrawal request. The author may be charged with the withdrawal penalty in these cases.

All withdrawal requests will be accommodated only if received from the corresponding author who is expected to have taken on board the co-authors before submitting. The submission should be considered and treated as ‘withdrawn’ only after receiving an official notification of withdrawal from NJSSH. All correspondence in this regard will be made from the principal email ID (njssh@s3h.nust.edu.pk).