Annals of African Surgery: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

The goal of the Annals of African Surgery is to provide a medium for the exchange of current information between surgeons in the African region. The journal embraces surgery in all its aspects; basic science, clinical research, experimental research, surgical education. It will assist surgeons in the region to keep abreast of developing surgical innovations.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Scientific articles and all other manuscripts submitted to Annals of African Surgery are first reviewed by our assistant editors and associate editor. Some manuscripts are rejected after such initial review, however, the majority of articles are sent to two or more reviewers for double-blinded peer review. At no time are the identities of authors or reviewers disclosed to one another. Although very few rejection notices are overturned, authors can appeal an editorial decision by sending an email to the Editor in Chief. The choice to uphold the initial decision, offer a chance at revision, or discuss the paper at an editorial workshop is up to the Editor-in-Chief’s discretion.


Publication Frequency

Bi-annual publication


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Editorial Board


Dr. James Kigera, MBChB, MMed(Ortho), Dip(ACREM), University of Nairobi, Kenya

Assistant Editors

Dr. Phillip M Mwachaka, BSc, MBChB, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Alex Okello, MBChB, MMed, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya.

Dr. Benjamin Njihia, MBChB, MMed, St. Francis Community Hospital, Kasarani, Kenya

Dr. Stanley A. Mwenda, MBChB, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Michael Mwachiro, MBChB, Tenwek Hospital, Bomet, Kenya

Dr. Bahaty Riogi, MBChB, MMed, Kisii Level 5 Hospital, Kisii, Kenya

Guest Copy Editor

Mrs. Dali Mwagore, Nairobi, Kenya

Editorial Board/Advisors

Abraham Haileamlak, EIC EJHS, Jimma University, Ethiopia

Abebe Bekele, Addis Ababa a University, Ethiopia

Christine Laine, MD, FACP, EIC Annals of Internal Medicine, USA

John Tarpley, MD, FACS, Vanderbilt University, USA

Joseph Solomkin, MD, FACS University of Cincinnati, USA

Margaret Tarpley, Vanderbilt University, USA

Moses Galukande, MD, MMed, PhD, Makerere University, Uganda

Mushtaq Ahmed, MD, FACS, Aga Khan University, Tanzania

Peter Nthumba, MBCHB, MMeD, FCS, Kijabe Hospital, Kenya

Steve Ogendo, MBCHB, MMeD, FCS, Maseno University, Kenya

EJ van Lanen, Publisher, Elsevier, Germany

Ronald Wasike , MBCHB, MMeD, FRCS-C, Aga Khan University, Kenya

Russel White, MD, FACS, Teneek Hospital & Brown University, USA

Erisa Mwaka, MBChB, MMed, PhD, Makerere University, Uganda

Paul Odula, BSc (Hons), MBCHB, MMed, FCS, PhD, Nairobi University, Kenya

Prem Yohannan, MBBS, MS(Orthopaedic Surgery), FCS (ECSA) Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique



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