PAMJ FAQs


1. What is PAMJ?

PAMJ was launched in early 2008 by Dr Raoul Kamadjeu and Dr Landry Tsague, with inputs and ideas from public health and medical professionals across the continent. A memorandum of understanding later signed with the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) provided the journal with the necessary support needed to expand its operations. The first PAMJ editorial office was created within the premises of AFENET. A second editorial office was created in Cameroon in January 2014.

PAMJ (PAMJ) is an online open access general medical journal created to stimulate and perpetuate a culture of information sharing and publishing amongst researchers and other health actors of the African health scene in ways that will contribute to availability of health information, better understanding of Africa specificities and overall, to improve health outcomes of the people on the continent..

2. What do we publish?

PAMJ publishes original scientific studies, reviews and comments on current health initiatives, project and work reports, personal experiences, educational articles and paper commenting on clinical, social, political, economical and all other factors affecting health. We are particularly interested in receiving articles and comments reflecting the point of view and experience of professionals working in Africa and related to the impact of currents public health initiatives on their daily routine. We receive articles for publication from doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, students, policy makers, government bodies and others. Our target audience is health professionals, academic researchers, students, policy makers and anybody with interest in Africa health issues..

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. We will consider manuscripts in the following categories: Research, Reviews, 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. Our instructions for authors page provides more details on the types and structured of manuscripts considered for publication in the PAMJ.

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. You can access our reviewer page here.

6. Is the contents of PAMJ 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 Article Processing Fees (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?

The contents of PAMJ is indexed in PubMed, Medline, Scopus and various others databases.

9. In what format are articles published in PAMJ

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

10. 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).

eISSN: 1937-8688


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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