Presentation on theme: "African Health Sciences: The story of a young journal from Uganda Report submitted to African Journal project meeting, Council for Science Editors, 1-7."— Presentation transcript:
African Health Sciences: The story of a young journal from Uganda Report submitted to African Journal project meeting, Council for Science Editors, 1-7 May 2009 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA James K Tumwine, MD, PhD Editor in Chief, African Health Sciences Makerere University, College of Health Scienes Kampala Uganda: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com@firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks African Journals project For support and sponsorship Colleagues on the project Malawi, Ethiopia, Zambia, Ghana, Mali, Uganda Our “twin” partners Other supporters – ScholarOne, etc
African Health Sciences: structure a.EIC and 1editor b. Three editorial staff a.1 paid b.2 voluntary c.Editorial board (11 members.)
Many are involved in teaching, research, and patient care
Where HIV/AIDS, malaria and other infections With background of poverty Increases burden on –families –communities –health service
Manuscript submission and review 1.From January 2008, manuscript submission and the review process are online – Manuscript Central supported by ScholarOne 2.All manuscripts are reviewed by at least two reviewers; 1.one from Uganda and one from outside Uganda
Frequency of publication, dissemination, and print edition circulation AHS is a quarterly publication –March, June, September and December
Open access 1.Available both in print and electronic forms 2.Print copies by MERA through out Africa. a.12500 copies per issue free of charge 3.Locally printed copies (500)
Online Indexed on Medline/PubMed Archived in PubMed Central African Journal’s Online BIOLINE and HINARI (free)
Some sites where you can access African Health Sciences www.bioline.org/ahs www.mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mums.ahs www.ajol.info HINARI PUBMED PUBMED CENTRAL
Information on usage Print copy circulation 12500+500 = 13000 per issue Online access
African HealthSciences hits per month on Bioline, Jan 2006 – March 2009. 200620072008 Y 09
African Health Sciences requests for abstracts and full articles per month on Bioline, Jan 2006 – March 2009
African HealthSciences hits per month and reason on Bioline, Jan 2006 – March 2009
Young writer’s workshop participants reviewing manuscripts.
African Health Sciences manuscripts: receipt and acceptance 2006-2008
Overall business and financial structure Tenuous ? Charge authors Raising funds (local and abroad)
Writers workshops are extremely popular with our young scientists.
Our aim is not to become The Lancet, NEJM, JAMA EHPS Annals or BMJ
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