The Journal of Public Health in Africa will become the official publication of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2019

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to announce that, as of January 1, 2019, it will become effective an agreement with PAGEPress Publications − current publisher and owner of the Journal of Public Health in Africa – according to which the journal will become the Africa CDC official publication.

The signing of this contract means for Africa CDC the realization of its main goal of creating a continental platform for the immediate sharing of research data and of facilitating rapid access to critical information.

That is the reason why Africa CDC considers this effort as a milestone for its vision towards the creation of a new public health order in the African continent.

PAGEPress is an international Open Access scientific publisher, with a long history of online-only publication of scholarly journals. The Journal of Public Health in Africa is one of its peer-reviewed and open access publications, which focuses on public health issues in the African continent, with a special emphasis on responsible research and innovation. The journal is indexed by the most relevant indexes/databases − including PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, DOAJ, CABI Abstracts and Google Scholar − with a strong reputation and credibility, thanks to its high-quality contents.

By this agreement, Africa CDC will take over the management of the journal main assets, including peer-review processes and journal promotion. PAGEPress will continue to provide editing and pagination services, as well as online publication and indexing.

Africa CDC, through the publication of the Journal of Public Health in Africa, aims to promote the timely dissemination of scientific knowledge to African Union Member States and other stakeholders, to enhance public health dialogue, and to create a network between Africa and the global health community.  

«Africa CDC is committed to making the Journal of Public Health in Africa a leading public health peer-reviewed journal and reiterates its strong commitment to promoting scientific knowledge and collaboration throughout the African continent and beyond» says Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa CDC. «There is so much exciting public health practice on the continent, based on responsible research and innovation, which outcomes must be disseminated on a large scale in a prompt way. The Journal of Public Health in Africa will surely meet this critical need» says Prof. Vittorio Colizzi, MD, PhD, Director of the UNESCO Chair in Biotechnology & Bioethics, Professor at Tor Vergata University of Rome, current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal.

Addis Ababa, 26 October 2018.

Exciting new African journal launched

Pyramid Journal of Medicine (PJM), is a new online Open Access, peer-reviewed academic journal in the broad field of clinical and bio-medical sciences and it is the official journal of the Nigerian Medical Association Kano State Branch (formerly a publication of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital). The Pyramid Journal of Medicine intends to be a leading medical journal in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the goal of pushing research agenda for the region and creating a link between research and policy. 

The aims of these publications are to advance the theory and practice of medicine through dissemination of scientific knowledge for the benefit of humanity and to encourage clinicians and non-clinicians to develop interests and skills in academic medicine. The journal intends to accept manuscript from all over the globe and disseminate scientific findings and reports in the same manner by means of the faster and higher visibility, and the wider impact model of Open Access publication.
In line with the ambition of the editorial board of making PJM accessible through major international indexing platforms, only scholarly manuscripts that meet the standards set by the board will be published. The PJM online platform allows prompt and easy submission and peer-review of the submitted manuscripts in line with the principles of Open Access publishing.
We are confident that our publications would provide ample opportunities for new and experienced researchers to share their findings.  

The journal aims to publish in all areas of clinical practice including, but not limited to, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery and their sub-specialties. Also included are issues related to public health, health economics, medical geography, medical sociology, health policy, global health, bio-medical engineering, translational medicine and topics of general interest to biomedical sciences. The journal will accept manuscripts in form of Original ArticlesCase ReportsCase SeriesMini ReviewsReviewsShort CommunicationsPerspectives Systematic ReviewsMeta-AnalysisBook Reviews and Letter to the Editor in all aspects of clinical sciences and bio-medical sciences. [22 July 2018]

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