Afrimedic Journal: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

The Afrimedic Journal (AJ) is a semi-annual, multidisciplinary medical journal published by the Association of Resident Doctors, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria. The purpose of this journal is to promote clinical and academic excellence in basic and clinical medical sciences as well as dentistry.

We consider any original work that advances or illuminates medical science or practice. Contributions may be in the form of review articles, original articles, case reports, short communications and letters to the editor. The AJ will also publish articles on socio-economic, political and legal matters related to medical practice; conference and workshop reports and medical news.

The journal allows free access to its contents. Therefore, authors are required to pay a token charge for processing and publication of manuscripts including color reproduction of photographs. All submissions are subject to peer review by the Editorial Board and by expert reviewers in appropriate specialties. 


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Authors submitting articles to Afrimedic Journal do so with the understanding that these articles have not been previously published, or are not under consideration for publication anywhere else in the same or similar form. Submitted articles are formally acknowledged and are read by two members of the editorial board.

The article, if selected for possible publication, is sent to two or more peer reviewers who are renowned specialists and scientists in the area of medicine under focus. The names and affiliations of the authors are usually removed from the articles before they are sent to the reviewers. Reviewers return the articles with their comments normally within 15 calendar days; and the combined assessment of the reviewers are considered and recorded. If rejected by the reviewers, the article is not accepted for publication in the journal.

Articles considered worthy of publication but requiring changes or condensation will be returned to the corresponding author for revision. After the corrections have been made, the article may then be sent back to the reviewers to confirm compliance with stated corrections before the article is returned to the Editor. A formal letter of acceptance is then sent to the corresponding author and the article publication fee is paid.

At this stage, the article is proofed by the editorial team and sent to the corresponding author to make final comments and give assent for the publication. The returned article is formatted for publication along with other articles. These are then uploaded on the journal website, emailed to the publisher for printing as well as to the corresponding author as the final published version.


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

Editorial Consultant

Prof. OO Mbonu

Editor Emeritus

Dr BU Eze


Dr Uzoamaka Epundu

Deputy Editor

Dr Richard Egeonu

Associate Editors

Dr C. Nri-Ezedi

Dr L. Nwajiaku

Dr C. Ajator

Dr C. Egbunike

Dr I. Nze

Dr J. Nwalozie


Editorial Advisers

Prof SNC Anyanwu

Prof JIB Adinma

Prof. SN Nwosu

Prof AME Nwofor

Prof R Uwakwe

Prof CN Onwasigwe

Prof EF Ugochukwu

Prof BU Umeh

Prof GI Ahaneku

Dr TO Ulasi

Dr II Mbachu

Dr JO Ugboaja

Dr ES Edokwe

Dr E Umeh

Dr GU Eleje

Dr CC Nnebue

Dr A Ushie

Dr OH Ekwunife

Dr C Ifeadike

Dr NO Eke


Editorial Office

Department of Community Medicine,
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital
PMB 5025, Nnewi
Anambra state, Nigeria.
Telephone: +234806 396 4222, +234806 890 7209


ISSN: 2141-162X
AJOL African Journals Online