The African Journal of Urology welcomes original papers, case reports and letters to the editor from any country of the world, particularly from Africa. Review articles are usually commissioned, but the Editorial Board are happy to discuss potential articles with authors who would like to contribute.
Mailing Address: All correspondence should be sent to the following email address: email@example.com
Conditions: The contributions should be originals and should not have been published in whole or in part elsewhere. Meanwhile, the Editorial Committee reserve the right to accept contributions which they believe would be of interest to urologists in general. Submission of an article for publication implies the transfer of the copyright from the author to the publisher upon acceptance. Accepted papers become the permanent property of the African Journal of Urology and may not be reproduced by
any means, in whole or in part, without the written consent of the publisher. It is the author's responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce illustrations, tables etc. from other sources. The Editorial Committee do not hold liable for the contents of the papers submitted. Manuscripts are subject to editorial modifications to bring them into conformity with the style of the journal. Statements in articles or opinions expressed by any contributor are not the responsibility of the Editors or the publishers. The journal will not be responsible for the loss of manuscripts at any time.
Authorship: All authors must give signed consent to publication.
Review Process: All manuscripts received are subject to review by at least 2
internationally renowned experts on the subject. Authors will receive the
reviewers‘comments and their reply will be transferred back to the reviewers.
Format: Articles are accepted in English or French language. They should be carefully reviewed for accuracy of typing, spelling and grammar before they are submitted, since these mistakes might delay the acceptance of the article. They should be written in double spacing. The computer program used should be MS Word, and the articles should be sent as Word documents. Authors should retain a copy of the article for references.
Organization: Original articles on clinical and scientific aspects of urology and its associated specialities should be organized as follows:
The title page should give the following information: (a) title of article (b) names and initials of authors (c) institution to which the work should be attributed. (d) 1 - 5 key words should be typed at the bottom of the page (e) name and full postal address, telephone, fax number and Email address of the author to whom the reviewers‘ comments and requests for reprints should be sent (f) running title. The title should be concise and clear and should not contain abbreviations.
The abstract should consist of a brief summary of the article and should be subdivided into objective, patients/material and methods, results, conclusion. The abstract should be self-explanatory, without reference to the text. Abbreviations may be included, provided they are defined in the abstract as well as in the main text.
The introduction should be short and include both a brief review of the data in the literature which are strictly related to the subject and express the exact aim of the work.
Material/Patients and Methods: The patients' characteristics and the technique(s) applied should be described in detail. The statistical analysis method should be exactly defined and its reference should be mentioned.
Results: The results of the work should be presented in detail. The number of patients should be followed by the percentage. Results that are presented in tables should not be repeated in the Results section.
The Discussion should be limited to the reported findings and their implications. Case reports should be preceded by a short abstract. The case report itself should include a brief description of the case and a comment section discussing the salient features of the case in the context of the world literature.
References: The author is responsible for the accuracy of his references. Every author is kindly requested to check his references via the pubmed website www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez before submitting the articles. References should conform to the Vancouver style and should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear (and not listed alphabetically). They should be indicated by Arabic numerals in parentheses. Only the first six authors should be listed. If there are more
than six then the first six should be listed followed by et al. Note that journal titles are abbreviated in accordance with Index Medicus.
1. References to journals:
Ritchey ML. Primary nephrectomy for Wilms’ tumor: approach of the National Wilms’ Tumor Study Group. Urology.1996 Jun; 47(6):787-91.
2. References to books:
Richie JP, D’Amico A, editors. Urologic Oncology, Philadelphia: ElSevier Saunders; 2005.
3. References to a chapter in a book (or paper in a Proceedings): Tabatabaei S, McDougal WS. Invasive carcinoma of the penis: Management and prognosis. In: Richie JP, D’Amico A, editors. Urologic Oncology, Philadelphia: ELSEVIER Saunders; 2005. p. 710-22.
4. References to a thesis:
El-Mekkawi S. Early diagnosis of cancer prostate. Imaging and immunological study. MD thesis, Al-Azhar University Cairo, 1995
Figures: Figures should be attached to the document and should be sent in JPEG format only. Figure legends must be listed on a separate page, and each figure has to be referred to in the text.
Tables: The tables should be self-explanatory and should supplement, not duplicate, the information in the text. Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Each table should have a concise heading and should be comprehensible without reference to the text. Care should be taken that the numbers and percentages in the tables are exactly the same as those mentioned in the abstract and the text.
Page Charges: There will be no page charges.
Reprints: There are no free copies. The price for reprints will be US$ 50 + postage for 50 copies and US$ 100 + postage for 100 reprints. Orders submitted after the issue is printed are subject to considerably higher prices.
Publication dates: The African Journal of Urology is published four times a year appearing in March, June, September and December.