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African Journal of Rheumatology: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

The African Journal of Rheumatology is published biannually by the African League of Associations for Rheumatology (AFLAR). The journal aims to publish papers on basic and clinical research in rheumatism and arthritis and be a vessel of sharing knowledge a close the globe. Original research work, reviews, case reports and other relevant scientific work will be published in the journal. The readers of the journal are mainly practicing rheumatologists, researchers, physicians, surgeons and other practitioners (nurses, clinical officers etc) involved in rheumatology and arthritis management.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Papers are reviewed by two reviewers who are given two weeks to submit their comments. The comments are then forwarded to the authors in case the two reviewers agree the paper has some scientific importance but can be improved along some specific areas and in case they agree the paper is not worth publishing the editor rejects it. Upon resubmission it is again sent back to the reviewers for further re-evaluation. If they agree the paper is worth publishing it is then discussed by members of the editorial board to give a final approval if it merits publication. Papers are normally blinded when being sent to reviewers to minimise any form of bias.

 

Publication Frequency

This journal publishes two issues per year.

 

Editorial Board and Team

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Prof Asgar Ali Kalla, MBChB, FCP (SA), MD (UCT)
Professor of Rheumatology
University of Cape Town
South Africa

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Dr G Omondi Oyoo, FACR, FRCP (Edin)
Consultant Rheumatologist/Physician
Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics
College of Health Sciences
University of Nairobi
Nairobi
Kenya

Prof Femi O Adelowo, MBBS, FWACP, FRCP, FACR
Rheumatology Unit
Lagos State University Teaching Hospital
Ikeja, Lagos
Nigeria

EDITORIAL MANAGER

Mr David Ng’ethe
Nairobi
Kenya

EDITORIAL BOARD

Dr Doualla Bija Marie, MD
Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
Head of Rheumatology Unit/General Hospital Douala
Senior Lecturer, faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Yaoundé
BP 4856 Douala
Cameroon

Dr Panganani D Njobvu
Physician
Medical Department
University Teaching Hospital and Maina Soko Hospital
Lusaka
Zambia

Prof Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni
Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Department
El Ayachi Hospital, Salé,
Morocco

Prof Ladjouza Rezig Aicha
Professeur chef de service Rhumatologie
Présidente de la Ligue Algérienne Anti Rhumatismale
President Elect of AFLAR
Hôpital Ben Aknoun
EHS appareil locomoteur
Route des 2 Bassins Alger Algérie

Prof Tamer A Gheita, MD
Professor, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Department of Rheumatology
Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University
Al-Saray Street, El Manial District
Cairo, 11956
Egypt

Prof J M Mbuyi-Muamba, MD, PhD
Professor and Head of Rheumatology Unit
University of Kinshasa
P.O. Box 123
Kinshasa
DR Congo

EDITORIAL ADVISORS

Prof Robert J Moots, MD, PhD
Professor of Rheumatology
University of Liverpool
Clinical Sciences Centre
University Hospital Aintree
Longmoor Lane
Liverpool L9 7AL

Prof Anthony D Woolf, BSc, MBBS, FRCP
Consultant Rheumatologist
Royal Cornwall Hospital,
Truro, Cornwall
UK

Prof Rohini Handa, MD, DNB, FAMS, FICP, FACR, FRCP (Glasgow)
Senior Consultant Rheumatologist
Apollo Indraprastha Hospitals
New Delhi
India

Prof Paul Davis, FRCP(UK), FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
562 HMRC,
University of Alberta
Edmonton
Canada
T6G 2S2

Prof Paul E McGill, MD, FRCP (Ed), FRCPS (GLAS)
Department of Rheumatology
Stobhill Hospital
Balornock Rd
Glasgow G22 3UW
Scotland

Prof Carol Hitchon, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Manitoba
Arthritis Centre
RR149 800 Sherbrook Street Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3A 1M4 Canada

Prof Helen Foster, MD, MBBS (Hons), Cert Med Ed (Cert Medical
Education), DCH (Diploma Child Health), FRCP, FRCPCH
Professor Paediatric Rheumatology
Newcastle University
UK

Prof Luis R Espinoza
Professor and Chief
Section of Rheumatology
LSU Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, La 701122922
Luis R. Espinoza, M.D., 1212 Conery Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Prof Anwar Samhari b Mat Arshad
Clinical Professor of Medicine (Aucms)
Consultant Rheumatologist/Pain Physician
Bone Joint and Pain Specialist Center
57@59 Jalan Todak 6, Sunway Perdana
Seberang Jaya
Penang

Prof Zhan-Guo Li
Professor and Chief, Department of Rheumatology and Immunology
Director, Clinical Immunology Center
Director,Institute of Rheumatology & Immunology
Beijing University Medical School People’s Hospital
11 Xizhimen South St. 100044
Beijing
China

Prof Adewale Adebajo, MBBS, FMCP, FACP, FRCP
Professor of Rheumatology
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
University of Sheffi eld
Beech Hill Road
Sheffi eld
S10 2RX
United Kingdom



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