Editorial | Volume 35, Article 99, 06 Apr 2020 | 10.11604/pamj.2020.35.99.21683

The Pan African Medical Journal in 2019 - a year in review

Raoul Kamadjeu

Corresponding author: Raoul Kamadjeu, The Pan African Medical Journal, 3rd Floor, Park Suite Building, Parkland Road, Nairobi, PO.BOX: 38583-00100, Kenya

Received: 19 Feb 2020 - Accepted: 23 Feb 2020 - Published: 06 Apr 2020

Domain: Health Research,International health,Public health

Keywords: PAMJ, research, publication, open access

©Raoul Kamadjeu et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Raoul Kamadjeu et al. The Pan African Medical Journal in 2019 - a year in review. Pan African Medical Journal. 2020;35:99. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2020.35.99.21683]

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The Pan African Medical Journal in 2019 - a year in review

The Pan African Medical Journal in 2019 - a year in review

Raoul Kamadjeu1,&

 

1The Pan African Medical Journal, 3rd Floor, Park Suite Building, Parkland Road, Nairobi, PO.BOX: 38583-00100, Kenya

 

 

&Corresponding author
Raoul Kamadjeu, the Pan African Medical Journal, 3rd Floor, Park Suite Building, Parkland Road, Nairobi, PO.BOX: 38583-00100, Kenya

 

 

Abstract

Since its inception in 2008, the Pan African Medical Journal (PAMJ) enjoyed an exponential growth, not only in the number and geographical diversity of submissions received, but also in the range of services offered to researchers and professionals across the broad spectrum of biomedical and public health sciences. PAMJ in 2019 is: 2705 manuscripts submitted, a cumulative number of 13874 authors from 85 countries, 994 manuscripts accepted for publication and 774 articles published. The PAMJ in 2019 is also an editorial board of 15 and 46 dedicated reviewers to whom we extend our sincere appreciation.

 

 

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The Pan African Medical Journal (PAMJ) was created in 2008 to expand the publication options of academics, researchers and health professionals in Africa and elsewhere. From a simple debut, with only 2 staff in the early years of its inception, the PAMJ emerges in 2019 as the most important African native biomedical sciences publisher on the continent. Since 2019, the PAMJ portfolio includes two new journals (PAMJ-Clinical Medicine and the PAMJ-One Health) in addition to its existing range of services available to academics and health care professionals. 2019 also saw the launch of the new PAMJ Manuscript Submission System (The PAMJ-Manuscript Hut) and the PAMJ Workflow, the new PAMJ Manuscripts Management Platform.

Submissions summary

Overall, 2705 manuscripts with a cumulative number of 13874 authors from 85 countries were submitted to the PAMJ in 2019; 994 of these submissions were accepted for publication the same year (acceptance rate 36.7%) (Figure 1). Notable is the geographical expansion of the countries of origin (assigned by submitting author) of manuscripts submitted to PAMJ, this expansion clearly demonstrates the stature of the PAMJ as an international journal (Annex 1). Three categories dominated submissions to the PAMJ in 2019: research, case reports, case series represented 46%, 32% and 13% respectively, of the total submissions for 2019. Overall, the change in submissions over the last four years continued to be driven by the yearly increase of submissions in the research category (Figure 2). The PAMJ in 2019 was also an editorial board of 15 and 46 dedicated reviewers (Table 1) to whom we extend our sincere appreciation.

 

 

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The author is from the Pan African Medical Journal editorial office.

 

 

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The PAMJ would like to acknowledge the reviewers below for their support in 2019.

 

 

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Annex 1: country submissions to the PAMJ journals in 2019 by order and by decreasing shares of research submissions (PDF)

 

 

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Table 1: the Pan African Medical Journal 2019 reviewers list

Figure 1: the Pan African Medical Journal-manuscript submissions, publication and acceptance rates (2016-2019)

Figure 2: the Pan African Medical Journal-submissions categories (2016-2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Pan African Medical Journal in 2019 - a year in review

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The Pan African Medical Journal in 2019 - a year in review

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The Pan African Medical Journal in 2019 - a year in review