Get your research published open access with PSM

Our core drive is aimed at providing a rapid turn-around possible time for review, publishing and to disseminate the articles freely for teaching and reference purposes.

Promote Science Culture

Science and technology is the vital source of national competitiveness leading to economic development. Our vision is advancing science and technology by providing a platform for collaboration of young researchers to promote science culture through publications and work to establish a peaceful and unified society.

Excellent editorial standards

PSM Publishers is committed to offer researchers and research institutions all over the world excellent services delivered in a friendly digital environment by distinguished editors, sub-editors, reviewers and editorial assistants based on world-class technology. Distinguished scientific editors from famous universities in the world are leading the editorial board of PSM Publishers. We continue to work hard to support our authors who trust us with their work. Here are just some of the benefits we provide:

No Article processing charges (APCs)

PSM Journals publish for free to serve young researchers from developing countries. The cost for article processing and online maintenance is managed by PSM voluntarily.

International quality with rapid publication

Our core drive is aimed at providing a rapid turn-around possible time for review, publishing and to disseminate the articles freely for teaching and reference purposes. Publishing with us will help to make high quality biological science knowledge available to everyone who needs it. Our online first option allows your article to be online within 24 hours of acceptance.

Open access

Open Access journals are an ideal platform for the publication of your research enabling you to reach the widest available audience in your field of expertise. All journals are fully open access.

Article tracking

Authors can track the progress of their articles throughout the whole process (submitted, with handling editor, with reviewers, initial decision, authors revising, re-submitted, editorial decision, in press and published) using our secure online system.

Compulsory charges

There are no submission or manuscript withdrawal charges.

Copyright

PSM authors retain the copyright to their work. When authors retain the copyrights to their work, they are allowed unlimited use and/or distribution of their work without any form of restriction.

Editor’s choice

Latest hot articles are highlighted and shown on the journals’ and publisher’s homepages. This usually adds valuable exposure to the articles.

Expert and rapid peer-review

The average time to initial decision is 21 days.

Feedback to the editor-in-chief

Authors of accepted or rejected articles may choose to provide a confidential feedback to the editor-in-chief of the journal about the peer-review process.

High quality and fast production

When the article is accepted for publication, it is examined by our senior editors to ensure appropriate structuring; then it is copy-edited and the proof is delivered to the corresponding author with queries or suggestions to improve the quality of the article (when needed).  Most accepted articles are published online in their final form at four weeks from acceptance.

Access and reach

We continue to submit our journals to all known abstracting and indexing services.

Promote your work to a wider audience

PSM articles are being accessed worldwide.

Submission system

Simple and effective online system.

Supplementary data

We publish supplementary data free of charge and link them to the main article.

Receive ToC

You will receive Table of Contents for article published in PSM Journals which will keep you updated with latest scientific information in your specialty.

Submit your research

Scientific Contribution of PSM during the Year 2016

Pakistan Science Mission (PSM) is celebrating its 2nd year of success. It was hard time to organize all the things and bring this dream into existence. PSM is highly thankful to all advisers, leadership members and editors for their moral support and volunteer contribution for this noble task. PSM is working to promote science and technology with the following objectives.

  • To promote student interest and strengthen interdisciplinary research.
  • Enhance communication among scientists, researchers, teachers, students and public.
  • To provide an avenue to young researchers for high quality publications.
  • To provide resources for young researchers to pursue opportunities.
  • To conserve the environment and nature on which all life depends.
  • To create lasting solutions to poverty, illness, and social injustice.

Achievements 2016

Journals:

During the year PSM has published the following journals providing free publications to researchers across the globe.

PSM Biological Research covers all areas of Life Sciences and allied sciences but not limited to: Biological Sciences, Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, Developmental Biology, Biodiversity and Conservation, Entomology, Microbiology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Marine Biology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Science, Veterinary Science, Infectious diseases, Public health, Biomedical research and Biomedical engineering.

PSM Veterinary Research covers all areas of Veterinary Sciences but not limited to: Animal Science, Poultry Science, Animal Nutrition, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Science, Veterinary Science, Veterinary Medicine.

PSM Microbiology covers all areas of life sciences but not limited to: Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Virology, Bacteriology, Applied Microbiology, Mycology, Pathogenic Biology, Microbial Ecology, Microbial Evolution, Physiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genomics, Proteomics, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Plant Pathology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Sciences, Food Science and Zoology.

International Journal of Alternative Fuels and Energy covers all all areas of alternative energy sources and allied engineering sciences not limited to: Biofuels, Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Marine Energy, Geothermal Energy, Hydrogen Energy, Fuel cells, Chemistry, Allied Engineering Sciences, Physics, Agricultural Engineering , Biological & Bio system Engineering, Forestry Engineering, Materials Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Mineral & Metallurgical Engineering, Engineering Management, Bio mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology and Nanotechnology.

Conferences Partners:

During the year PSM has served voluntarily as conference partner in the following conferences with the aim of providing access to researchers.

4th International Conference: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Spectroscopy

http://www.ises-nakaa-conf.webs.com/

1st International Conference on Alternative Fuels: Future and Challenges

http://icaf2016.com/

The First International Conference on Fungal Conservation in the Middle East and North of Africa

http://fungiofegypt.com/Conference/index.html

14th World Cancer Convetion

http://cancer.global-summit.com/middleeast/

 

Workshops and Events:

PSM has served as partner to organize some events,

Workshop for Scientific Research held in Egypt

https://www.facebook.com/events/1795461557334668/?__mref=message_bubble

The First Scientific Day of Faculty of Pharmacy (Girls) Al-Azhar University, Egypt

http://www.psm.org.pk/news_details/Certificate-of-Appreciation-Al-Azhar-University-Egypt

Science Lab awareness events at School level

Public health awareness events

 

PSM is serving voluntarily as a platform to uplift science and technology linking researchers across the globe. We would also like to congratulate all the team members of PSM who worked very hard towards fulfilment of the objectives of this association. We hope to expand our services to better serve humanity.

Best regards

Chairman PSM

Aquaculture Techniques in Use Worldwide

The concept of aquaponics, including a brief history of its development and its place within the larger category of soil-less culture and modern agriculture. It discusses the main theoretical concepts of aquaponics. It then moves on to cover important considerations of water quality parameters, water testing, and water sourcing for aquaponics, as well as methods and theories of unit design, including the three main methods of aquaponic systems: media beds, nutrient film technique, and deep water culture.

Traditional agriculture is having trouble, water supplies are running out and food demand is only increasing, and there is also a growing demand for crops grown without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Just because we’ve always done things one way, doesn’t mean that’s the best way. This is true of many things in life, and as technology advances many things change. Technological advancements have been very beneficial to the world in terms of food production. Recently though,there has been a radical new approach to growing produce, aquaponics. With aquaponics the need for soil is completely eliminated, and the need for chemical fertilizers is also eliminated.
Aquaponics is a method of growing plants, particularly vegetables, in a soilless medium where all the nutrients that the plants require to grow are provided via water that is circulated around the plants root systems. This process differs from hydroponics due to its use of fish to provide the essential nutrients instead of manufactured hydroponic fertilizers. The use of fish to grow plants in aquaponics also has the added benefit of providing fish to harvest as well as plants. Aquaponics is essentially the combination of aquaculture (farming fish), and hydroponics (growing plants in a water based medium).
The secret to aquaponics is bacteria. An aquaponic system is an almost entirely closed loop system where the only inputs to the system are fish food and sunlight. When the fish feed they produce waste which is primarily ammonia which is water soluble and begins to cycle through the aquaponics system. This ammonia is toxic to the fish and useless to the plants.

This is where bacteria come into play, naturally occurring nitrosomona bacteria use oxygen to convert ammonia into nitrite and then nitrobacteria convert the nitrite into the nitrate that the plants need in order to thrive. This nitrate is harmless to the fish and required by the plants and the key to the success of aquaponics. This nitrate is what functions as the plants source of nitrogen and thus what eliminates the need for fertilizers to be added.
There are several types of aquaponic systems, each has its own advantages and Disadvantages but media filled beds tend to be the most popular for home gardeners, Nutrient film technique and deep water culture tend to be used more in commercial Operations. These beds can either be set up to flood to a set level, drain, and then repeat, or as a constant flow which holds the water at a steady level and fills at the same rate it drains. The final option is deep water culture. This method uses large volumes of water pumped from fish aquariums into long troughs that are kept at a constant level and plant are suspended above the water.