The African Journal Partnership Program (AJPP) partners African health and medical journals with mentor journals published in the United States and the United Kingdom.

A founding premise of the program is that valuable research being carried out in African countries is often not available to a wider international audience. A central goal therefore is to strengthen participating African journals enough to be accepted into MEDLINE and other scholarly indexes, resulting in wider availability of African health and medical research to the world.

Mission and Objectives

Our mission is to promote wider dissemination of African health and medical research published in African health and medical journals.

Our objectives are to

  • Facilitate collaboration and mutual learning between African editors and their United
  • States and United Kingdom counterparts
  • Improve the visibility of African research by working to get African journals accepted into MEDLINE and other scholarly indexes
  • Improve the technical production capability of African journals
  • Support the training of authors, reviewers, and journalists in Africa
  • Encourage succession planning among African editors, an issue central to sustainability

The AJPP achieves these objectives by

  • Identifying equipment and facility needs
  • Identifying editorial needs
  • Providing computer hardware and software and initial training
  • Organizing workshops on how to manage a journal
  • Providing training on improving business plans and developing strategic plans for effective and sustainable publishing operations
  • Establishing internships in the African journals' editorial offices to mentor and train a next generation of editors
  • Identifying and supporting Internet providers to host the journals' websites
  • Providing training on managing, improving, and maintaining journals' websites
  • Providing training for editors, clinicians, and scientists about how to communicate science and the importance of making research visible
  • Providing support for managing editors/business managers
  • Providing training for authors in statistics, data presentation, and data interpretation including how to use the NLM databases
  • Improving the journals' visibility and recognition


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African Journals

African Health Sciences
Annales Africaines de M├ędecine
Annals of African Surgery
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
Ghana Medical Journal
The Health Press Zambia
Malawi Medical Journal
Mali Medical
Rwanda Journal of Health Sciences
Sierra Leone Journal of Biomedical Research

Mentor Journals

Annals of Internal Medicine
Environmental Health Perspectives
The Lancet
New England Journal of Medicine

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