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The African Journal of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (AJEPM) is a reputable scholarly publication dedicated to advancing the field of epidemiology and preventive medicine in Africa. Our journal serves as a platform for disseminating cutting-edge research, critical reviews, and expert perspectives, aiming to foster evidence-based strategies for disease control and prevention. AJEPM encourages collaboration among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to address the unique health challenges faced by the African continent.

AJEPM covers a wide range of topics within the field of epidemiology and preventive medicine, including but not limited to disease surveillance, outbreak investigations, epidemiological studies and methodologies, public health interventions, health promotion, risk assessment and management, environmental and occupational health, health disparities and social determinants of health, vaccinology and immunization programs, epidemiological modeling and biostatistics, as well as health policy and health systems research.

We uphold the highest standards of scientific rigor through a stringent peer review process. All submitted manuscripts undergo thorough evaluation by renowned experts in the field, ensuring the originality, quality, and relevance of the research. Our double-blind peer review system allows for unbiased assessments. We strive to provide authors with constructive feedback, and our average turnaround time for the review process is approximately 28 days, enabling timely dissemination of research findings.

AJEPM is a proud member of CrossRef, Google Scholar, and LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe). These memberships enhance the discoverability, indexing, and long-term preservation of our published content, ensuring its availability to a wide range of readers and researchers.

We operate under an open access model, ensuring unrestricted access to our articles. We believe in the free flow of knowledge and the democratization of information. All published articles in AJEPM are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), allowing for the sharing and utilization of the content, provided proper attribution is given to the original source.

  • Editor in Chief: Prof. Jackie Obey
  • ISSN (print): 0000-0000
  • Frequency: Quarterly
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Why us?

Open Access

The African Journal of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine (AJEPM) is a strong advocate and supporter of open access (OA) publishing. We firmly believe in the principles of open access and its potential to foster greater global knowledge sharing and collaboration. As such, all the research articles published in AJEPM are fully open access.

What does this mean for authors and readers? Open access ensures that the valuable research published in AJEPM is freely available to anyone, anywhere, without any financial barriers. Authors who choose to publish with AJEPM benefit from increased visibility and reach, as their work can be accessed and cited by researchers, policymakers, and practitioners across the globe. This open access approach also facilitates the dissemination of knowledge to underserved communities and researchers with limited access to traditional subscription-based journals.

By embracing open access, AJEPM contributes to the advancement of science and public health on the African continent and beyond. We firmly believe that unrestricted access to research findings accelerates scientific progress, enables collaboration, and ultimately leads to better health outcomes.

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The African Journal of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine (AJEPM) is committed to serving the scientific community by maintaining a rigorous and transparent peer-review process. We recognize the critical role that peer review plays in ensuring the quality and integrity of the research we publish.

To uphold the highest standards of scientific rigor, AJEPM employs a double-blind peer-review process. This means that the identities of both the authors and the reviewers are kept confidential during the review process. By maintaining this anonymity, we aim to minimize potential biases and ensure unbiased evaluations of the manuscripts.

Our expert reviewers, who are prominent researchers and practitioners in their respective fields, carefully evaluate the submitted manuscripts for their originality, scientific soundness, methodology, and contribution to the field of epidemiology and preventive medicine. They provide constructive feedback to authors, offering suggestions for improvement and clarification when necessary.

We greatly value the contributions of our peer reviewers, whose expertise and dedication help us maintain the quality and integrity of the research published in AJEPM. Their insights and recommendations play a vital role in shaping the final publication decisions.

Through our commitment to a rigorous double-blind peer-review process, AJEPM aims to ensure that only high-quality, scientifically rigorous research reaches publication. We are grateful to our reviewers for their invaluable contributions in advancing the field of epidemiology and preventive medicine.

Authors can be confident that their work is subjected to a thorough and fair evaluation process, enabling them to receive constructive feedback and enhance the quality of their research. By embracing a robust peer-review system, AJEPM continues to contribute to the growth and advancement of scientific knowledge in the field.

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The journal is indexed and abstracted in CNKI Scholar, crossref, NSD, Google Scholar. Ulrich Periodicals.

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African Journal of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine welcomes original research articles and charges a publication fee of USD$150 for non members and USD$100 for members.

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