About the Journal
Sources of SupportCollege of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (incorporating the Association of Surgeons of East Africa)
The journal has a list of reviewers but where necessary, the Editor in Chief may request any senior specialist in the field of interest to review an article. On receiving the article, the paper is sent to two or three reviewers who have to confirm acceptance to act as referees. A time limit is indicated. A referee’s form to be filled by the reviewer accompanies the article.
On receiving the reviewers’ comments, these are communicated to the authors. In case two referees have conflicting comments or decisions, the editor in Chief sends the article for a third opinion
If corrections are demanded or certain queries are raised, these are communicated to the authors. After making corrections, the articles are sent back to reviwers if they are major. If rejected, the authors are informed.
Open Access PolicyThis 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.
Publication SchedulingThis is a biannual publication.
Association of Surgeons of East Africa (ASEA) was founded in 1949 and College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) established in 1999. ASEA and COSECSA merged in 2007 to form COSECSA_ASEA.