PAMJ FAQs


1. What is PAMJ?

PAMJ (PAMJ) is a new online open access journal by the Pan African Medical Journal created to highlight the rich output of clinical practice across Africa.

2. What do we publish?

PAMJ publishes clinical case reports, case series, images, reviews, commentary, opinions and research articles from the broad spectrum of clinical medicine and clinical research.

3. In what language do we publish articles in PAMJ?

PAMJ accepts for consideration articles in English and in French only.

4. What articles categories are published in PAMJ ?

PAMJ accept for consideration manuscripts from all over the world focusing on clinical medicine, clinical practice and clinical research. We will consider manuscripts in the following categories: Clinical Research, Case report, Case series, Images in clinical Medicine, Videos in clinical Medicine, Opinion, Correspondence, Editorial, Essay, Reviews, Short communication, Letter to the editors, Sponsored supplements

5. Is the contents of PAMJ peer reviewed?

Yes, articles published in PAMJ are externally peer reviewed. PAMJ uses online peer review to speed up the publication process. Submitted manuscripts will be sent to peer reviewers, unless they are either out of scope or below threshold for the journal, or the presentation or written English/French is of an unacceptably low standard

6. Is the contents of PAMJ - CP freely accessible?

Articles published in PAMJ are Open Access and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

7. Does the journal charge article processing fees?

To maintain its Open Access business model, the PAMJ will charge an Article Processing Fee (APF) of $180 US per manuscripts accepted for publication in the journal; however, APF will be waived for manuscripts submitted for publication by 30 June 2020. AFP are requested only if the manuscript is accepted for publication.

8. Is the PAMJ indexed in Pubmed or MedLine?

Not yet, the PAMJ is a new journal; the indexation process in PubMed and Medline takes time. The journal will work to ensure the largest indexation for the journal, including in PubMed, PubMed Central and MedLine.

9. In what format are articles published in PAMJ

Two formats will be delivered for all abstracts: html and PDF

10. I have a manuscript i submitted to the PAMJ, can I request it to be transfered to the PAMJ?

Yes, if you have a manuscript under consideration and not already accepted for publication in the PAMJ, you can request the editorial office to transfer your submission to the PAMJ. To do that, just send an email to editor@panafrican-med-journal.com or contact the editor in charge of your submission if you have her email.

11. How do you contact the PAMJ

Check the journal contact page.

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Articles published in PAMJ are Open Access and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

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The Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688) is a subsidiary of the Pan African Medical Journal. The contents of this journal is intended exclusively for professionals in the medical, paramedical and public health and other health sectors.

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