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Scientific and medical literature shared through open access channels is growing exponentially. New journals are published each passing day, consequently competing for quality and relevance by attracting manuscript submissions, as well as attracting and sustaining a pool of experienced and valuable reviewers.

The Pan African Medical Journal(PAMJ) has a variety of resources for professionals from different health and medical-related arenas from all over the world, who provide critical peer review of manuscripts. The map below shows PAMJ´s global footprint in terms of the number of professionals support PAMJ by reviewing manuscripts submitted for publication.

We know what it takes to review a manuscript; journals target high profile professionals; they are usually very busy and have competing priorities.

Reviewers play an undeniable role in maintaining the quality of scientific publications by freely sharing their time, expertise, resourceful minds, and knowledge. The PAMJ therefore consistently seeks to partner with enthusiastic and experienced professionals to review manuscripts submitted to our journal and help authors turn them into winning publications. To become a reviewer, complete the form below and you will be added to the PAMJ Reviewers Database

PAMJ reviewers for 2021

Taylor Tanielle , Jamaica Abdallah Mohamed , Egypt
Abebe Melese Shenkut , Ethiopia Agbaedeng Dr Thomas , Australia
Alfano Vincenzo , Italy Amorha Kosisochi , Nigeria
Anjorin Seun , United Kingdom Anuradha S , India
Appiah Dr Lambert , Ghana Aregbeshola Bolaji Samson , Nigeria
Aslanturk Okan , TURKEY Atemkeng Tsatedem Faustin , Cameroon
Audain Keiron , Zambia Auf Tamis , Egypt
Aye Sandar , Myanmar Bahattab Awsan , Italy
Bigna Jean Joel , Cameroon Bilong Yannick , CAMEROON
Bout Amine , Morocco Chitungo Itai , Zimbabwe
Claude Nkfusai Ngwayu , Cameroon Cumber Samuel Nambile , Sweden
Cyrille Dr. Kouam , Cameroon Dahui Wang , China
Danwang Celestin , Belgium Dear Nicole , United States
Depina Adilson , Cape Verde Djiguimde Windinmanegde Pierre , Afghanistan
Eaton Julian , United Kingdom Essouma Dr Mickael , Cameroon
Eyoum Dr Christian , Cameroon Fang Qi , United States
Feyisa Wondu , Ethiopia Fichet-calvet Elisabeth , Germany
Fokom-domgue Joel , Cameroon Fokouo Valentin , Cameroon
Gurunathan Nishanth , India Hamooya Benson , Zambia
Hashim Hashim Talib , Iraq Ikwuegbuenyi Chibuikem , Nigeria
Ismail Ismail Ibrahim , Kuwait Ismail Amina , Kenya
Isoni Auad Lígia , Brazil Johnson Ermel , Burkina Faso
Jung Camille , France Kabiru Caroline , Kenya
Kaka Tshinzobe Jean Claude , Democratic Republic Of The Congo Kamadjeu Raoul , United States
Kamgang Basile , Cameroon Kamtchum Tatuene Joseph , Canada
Kamto Fotso Dr Christian , Belgium Kanmiki Edmund Wedam , Ghana
Karemere Hermes , Democratic Republic Of The Congo Katoto Patrick , South Africa
Kawuki Joseph , China Kayem Nzelle Delphine , United Kingdom
Kenteu Bernold , Cameroon Khajotia Rumi , MALAYSIA
Kitara Lagoro David , Uganda Lawal Yakubu , Nigeria
Leru Polliana Mihaela , Romania Longo Mbenza Benjamin , Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Mangupli Ruth , Venezuela Manyanga Daudi , Zimbabwe
Masresha Balcha , Zimbabwe Massi Daniel Gams , Cameroon
Massongo Dr Massongo , Cameroon Mbiya-mukinayi Benoit , Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Mengnjo Dr Michel , Cameroon Milambo Jean Paul , South Africa
Mina Sadeq , Morocco Mkhonta Siphiwesihle Sibonisiwe , Swaziland
Mofo Mato Edith Pascale , Canada Mohamed Masmoudi , Tunisia
Mugisha Lawrence , Muino Mosquera Laura , BELGIUM
Mukosha Moses , Zambia Mulugeta Hailemichael , Ethiopia
Murewanhema Grant , Zimbabwe Musa Dr Yusuf , Nigeria
Mvalo Clarence , Cameroon Mwita Matiko , Tanzania
Ndip Agbor Dr Valirie , Cameroon Ndoadoumgue Dr Aude Laetitia , France
Ngah Vera , South Africa Nguku Patrick M , Nigeria
Niang Ibrahima , Senegal Nkeck Jan Rene , Cameroon
Nkoke Dr Clovis , Cameroon Nouma Youssef , Tunisia
Nsubuga Peter , United States Ntsama Essomba Dr. Marie Josiane, Cameroon
Nzana Dr Victorine , Cameroon Oduwole Elizabeth O , South Africa
Oe Misari , JAPAN Oiye Shadrack , KENYA
Okeke Lilian , Nigeria Okitundu Luwa E-andjafono Daniel , Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Olusanya Olufunto A , United States Ramacciati Nicola , Italy
Rao Harish , United States Rumisha Susan , United Kingdom
Sackey Samuel , Ghana Sadeu Wafeu Guy , Cameroon
Salvatori Pietro , Italy Scolding Neil , UGANDA
Semboung Dr Steve , France Shehata Mohamed H , Bahrain
Sichimba Dawin , Zambia Solomon Okoli , Nigeria
Soyemi Kenneth , United States Sundet Mads , Norway
Tangena Julie-anne A , United Kingdom Tankeu Dr Aurel , Switzerland
Tatah Fopa Dr Sandra , United Kingdom Tolefac Paul , Cameroon
Tsague Landry , Senegal Wafeu Guy Sadeu , Cameroon
Wilkins Karen , UNITED STATES Wogayehu Biruk , Ethiopia
Yunusa Ismaeel , United States

PAMJ peer review process (peer review policy)

1. Key points

What is peer-review

The peer review process is a key element of the scientific process. During the peer review process, the submitted manuscript go through a thorough examination of manuscripts by other scientists (peer) who will read the article to adherence its adherence to the highest level of scientific method and make a motivate recommendation to the managing editors.

The peer-review process in PAMJ

At PAMJ, we review all the material we receive. The editors of PAMJ performs an internal peer-review at the end of which, a manuscript can be rejected, accepted or submitted for external peer-review.

During the initial internal review, the editors focus on the overall look of the manuscript, adherence to journal standards, the quality of the written language. At this stage, we also focus on the topic addressed in the manuscript, its relevance to the journal audience, its originality, adherence to publication and research ethics. The overall methodology of the work is also reviewed at this stage to try to identify gross methodological shortfalls. Most of the manuscripts will not be send for external peer review at this stage to avoid spending valuable reviewers time. We may eventually request the authors to submit a revised version of their manuscript at this stage.

Initial internal review
The editor in charge of the manuscript conduct and initial assessment of the manuscript. This assessment aims to ensure that the submission adheres to the journal instructions for authors. The editors may decide at this stage to reject the manuscript.

1. Internal peer review
This review is conducted by a managing editor or a scientific editor of the journal to assess the relevance of the manuscript, its importance to our readership, and eventually identify obvious or flagrant issues with the submission including in the methodology or the ethical aspects. The managing editor or scientific editor can decide at this stage to either reject the manuscript or request revisions. The internal peer review will also focus on the submission adherence to existing scientific writing guidances such as CARE, STROBE, PRISMA, etc.. Submission in the categories Case reports, Images in Clinical Medicine are usually not externally peer-reviewed.

2. External peer review
The PAMJ employs a single-blind peer review process where the author do not know who is the reviewer of his/her submission while the reviewer has all details of the authors of the manuscript and their affiliation.

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.

Competing interests from are seek from authors and reviewers. Reviewers declare any competing interests and have to agree to open peer review. This implies that authors and reviewers agreed that if the manuscript is published, the peer review will be made available to the readers. The pre-publication history (initial submission, reviews and revisions) is then posted on the web with the published article.

The article will be available online through PAMJ as browser able (html) and PDF format. The ultimate responsibility for any decision lies with the scientific editor in charge of the manuscript to whom any appeals against rejection should be addressed.

Authors can be asked to provide the contact details (including e-mail addresses) of at least 2 potential peer reviewers for their manuscript. These should be experts in their field of study, who will be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Suggested peer reviewers should not have published with any of the authors of the manuscript within the past five years and should not be members of the same research institution. Members of the Editorial Board of the journal can be nominated. Suggested reviewers will be considered alongside potential reviewers identified by their publication record or recommended by Editorial Board members.

To guide the peer-review process, the PAMJ provides a checklist adapted from the Review Criteria for Research Manuscripts 2nd Edition (AAMC). the Reviewers are asked whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, how interesting it is and whether the quality of the writing is acceptable. Where possible, the final decision is made on the basis that the peer reviewers are in accordance with one another, or that at least there is no strong dissenting view. In cases where there is strong disagreement either among peer reviewers or between the authors and peer reviewers, advice is sought from a member of the journal's Editorial Board.

Download an overview of PAMJ review template (PDF 105 KB).

Material for reviewers

To facilitate the assessment of manuscript by peer-reviewers, PAMJ provides a peer-review form. The peer reviewers will provide their expert judgment on the quality (general aspects, objectives, methods, majors revisions, minor revisions, opinion on whether or not the manuscript should be published). A copy of the reviewer´s template is available here.

Other material exists that could be of help to peer-reviewers, we encourage them to look at them:

How do we reward our reviewers

Reviewers for the PAMJ can elect to receive a reviewer certificate through the PAMJ Manuscript Hut; the manuscript management and peer review system for all PAMJ Journals. We also allow reviewers to opt to have their review report posted on Publons, a reviewer recognition platform. Lastly, reviewers for the PAMJ can claim for a waiver for article processing charges at their rnext submission to any ofthe PAMJ journals.

The PAMJ is always looking for enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated professionals to review the multiple manuscripts we received every year. By filling this form, you will be automatically added to the PAMJ Reviewer Database. Provide complete information, including a short bio sketch including your past and current experience, your work interest and your current affiliation; this information will help us identify the appropriate manuscript for you to review.

Complete this form to be included in the PAMJ Reviewers database. The PAMJ will not share your private information with third parties.

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   Cell biology
   Molecular Biology


   Health communication

   Dental Public Health
   Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
   Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
   Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
   Oral health
   Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
   Pediatric Dentistry

   Nuclear medicine

   Environmental chemistry/biology
   Environmental health
   Environmental management
   Food protection
   Hygiene and sanitation
   Water resources
   Work environment

   Diabetes epidemiology
   HIV epidemiology
   Infectious diseases epidemiology
   Non-Communicable diseases epidemiology
   Population Health

   Health emergencies
   Public health emergencies

   Health economy
   Health information system management
   Health system development

   Vaccine cold chain
   Vaccine logistic

   Health informatics
   Medical informatics
   Public Health informatics

   Laboratory medicine
   Laboratory medicine

   Diabetes care
   Emergency medicine
   Family Medicine
   Forensic Medicine
   Hospice and Palliative Medicine
   Infectious disease
   Intensive care medicine
   Internal medicine
   Palliative care
   Physical medicine and rehabilitationor Physiatry
   Sport medicine
   Tropical medicine
   Urgent Care Medicine
   Veterinary medicine

   Clinical Neurophysiology
   Geriatric Neurology
   Headache Medicine
   Hospice and Palliative Medicine
   Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
   Neurology (general)
   Neuromuscular Medicine
   Pain Medicine
   Sleep Medicine
   Vascular Neurology

   Nursing education
   Public Health Nursing

   Child nutrition
   Food safety

   Obstetrics and gynecology

   Pediatric cardiology
   Pediatric endocrinology
   Pediatric gastroenterology
   Pediatric hematology
   Pediatric neurology
   Pediatric oncology
   Pediatric ophthalmology
   Pediatrics (general)

   Drug delivery systems
   Drug design and development
   Medicinal chemistry

   Cosmetic surgery
   Craniofacial surgery
   Hand surgery

   Chronic disease prevention
   Community health
   Global health
   Health education
   Health metrics
   Health policy
   Health promotion
   Health Research
   International health
   Maternal and child health
   Maternal and child health
   Measles elimination
   Minority and multicultural health
   Occupational health and safety
   Polio eradication
   Public health
   Reproductive Health
   Respiratory diseases
   School health

   History of medicine

   HIV prevention and care (PMTCT)
   Malaria control program
   Neglected diseases
   Onchocerciasis control program
   Polio eradication
   Tetanus elimination
   Trachoma control program

   Cardiovascular surgery
   General surgery
   Head, Neck and Reconstructive Surgery
   Maxillofacial surgery
   Orthopedic surgery
   Otolaryngology (ENT)
   Pediatric surgery
   Surgical oncology
   Thoracic surgery
   Transplant surgery
   Vascular surgery

   Vector biology
   Vector control

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Volume 40 (Sep - Dec 2021)
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