East and Central African Journal of Surgery: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

The journal's objects are the advancement of the science and art of surgery and exchange of ideas among surgeons in the constituent countries of The Association of Surgeons of East Africa (ASEA) and The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern  Africa (COSECSA).


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

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.


Publication Frequency

This is a biannual 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

Editor in Chief – Prof. Ignatius Kakande

Editorial Board –  Dr Abebe Bekele (Chairman), Prof. Godfrey Muguti, Prof. Ignatius Kakande, Prof. Nyango Mkandawire, Prof. Eric Borgstien, Mr Eric O’Flynn

Assistant Editor – Dr Andrew Mataya



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.

ISSN: 2073-9990
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