Reviewers´ page


Scientific and medical literature shared through open access channels is growing exponentially. New journals are published each passing day, consequently competing for quality and relevance by attracting manuscript submissions, as well as attracting and sustaining a pool of experienced and valuable reviewers.

The Pan African Medical Journal(PAMJ-CM) has a variety of resources for professionals from different health and medical-related arenas from all over the world, who provide critical peer review of manuscripts. The map below shows PAMJ-CM´s global footprint in terms of the number of professionals support PAMJ-CM by reviewing manuscripts submitted for publication.

We know what it takes to review a manuscript; journals target high profile professionals; they are usually very busy and have competing priorities.

Reviewers play an undeniable role in maintaining the quality of scientific publications by freely sharing their time, expertise, resourceful minds, and knowledge. The PAMJ-CM therefore consistently seeks to partner with enthusiastic and experienced professionals to review manuscripts submitted to our journal and help authors turn them into winning publications. To become a reviewer, complete the form below and you will be added to the PAMJ-CM Reviewers Database

PAMJ-CM review process

At PAMJ-CM, we review all the material we receive. The editors of PAMJ-CM performs an internal peer-review at the end of which, a manuscript can be rejected, accepted or submitted for external peer-review.

During the initial internal review, the editors focus on the overall look of the manuscript, adherence to journal standards, the quality of the written language. At this stage, we editors also focus on the manuscriptis falls within the scope of the journal, the topic addressed in the manuscript, its relevance to the journal audience, its originality, adherence to publication and research ethics. The overall methodology of the work is also reviewed at this stage to try to identify gross methodological shortfalls. Most of the manuscripts will not be sent for external peer review at this stage to avoid spending valuable reviewers time. We may eventually request the authors to submit a revised version of their manuscript at this stage.

Download an overview of PAMJ-CM review template (PDF 105 KB).

Read our peer review policy

Material for reviewers

To facilitate the assessment of manuscript by peer-reviewers, PAMJ-CM provides a peer-review form. The peer reviewers will provide their expert judgment on the quality (general aspects, objectives, methods, majors revisions, minor revisions, opinion on whether or not the manuscript should be published). A copy of the reviewer´s template is available here.

Below is a list of other material that could be of help to peer-reviewers:

How do we reward our reviewers

Reviewers for the PAMJ-CM can elect to receive a reviewer certificate through the PAMJ-CM Manuscript Hut; the manuscript management and peer review system for all PAMJ-CM Journals. We also allow reviewers to opt to have their review report posted on Publons, a reviewer recognition platform. Lastly, reviewers for the PAMJ-CM can claim for a waiver for article processing charges at their rnext submission to any ofthe PAMJ-CM journals.

The PAMJ-CM is always looking for enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated professionals to review the multiple manuscripts we received every year. By filling this form, you will be automatically added to the PAMJ-CM Reviewer Database. Provide complete information, including a short bio sketch including your past and current experience, your work interest and your current affiliation; this information will help us identify the appropriate manuscript for you to review.

Complete this form to be included in the PAMJ-CM Reviewers database. The PAMJ-CM will not share your private information with third parties.

First name

Last name

Email

Affiliation (University, Department)

Select your speciality (click on the box to expand it - You can select up to five speciality)

   Bacteriology
   Biochemistry
   Biology
   Biophysics
   Cell biology
   Dietetics
   Embryology
   Epidemiology
   Genetics
   Haematology
   Histopathology
   Immunology
   Microbiology
   Molecular Biology
   Neuroscience
   Parasitology
   Pathology
   Pharmacology
   Physiology
   Virology

   Health communication

   Stomatology

   Nuclear medicine
   Radiology

   Environmental chemistry/biology
   Environmental management
   Food protection
   Hygiene and sanitation
   Water resources
   Work environment

   Diabetes epidemiology
   Epidemiology
   HIV epidemiology
   Infectious diseases epidemiology
   Non-Communicable diseases epidemiology

   Health economy
   Health information system management
   Health system development

   Vaccine cold chain
   Vaccine logistic

   Medical informatics
   Public Health informatics

   Cardiology
   Dermatology
   Diabetes care
   Emergency medicine
   Endocrinology
   Family Medicine
   Forensic Medicine
   Gastroenterology
   Geriatrics
   Hepatology
   Hospice and Palliative Medicine
   Infectious disease
   Intensive care medicine
   Internal medicine
   Nephrology
   Oncology
   Palliative care
   Physical medicine and rehabilitation˙or Physiatry
   Proctology
   Psychiatry
   Pulmonology
   Rheumatologist
   Rheumatology
   Sport medicine
   Tropical medicine
   Urgent Care Medicine
   Veterinary medicine

   Clinical Neurophysiology
   Geriatric Neurology
   Headache Medicine
   Hospice and Palliative Medicine
   Neuro-oncology
   Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
   Neurology (general)
   Neuromuscular Medicine
   Neuroradiology
   Pain Medicine
   Sleep Medicine
   Vascular Neurology

   Nursing education
   Public Health Nursing

   Child nutrition
   Food safety
   Malnutrition
   micronutrients
   Nutrition
   Oligoelements
   Vitamines

   Gynecology
   Obstetrics and gynecology

   Pediatric cardiology
   Pediatric endocrinology
   Pediatric gastroenterology
   Pediatric hematology
   Pediatric neurology
   Pediatric oncology
   Pediatric ophthalmology
   Pediatrics (general)

   Cosmetic surgery
   Craniofacial surgery
   Hand surgery
   Microsurgery

   Chronic disease prevention
   Community health
   Global health
   Health education
   Health metrics
   Health policy
   Health promotion
   Health Research
   Immunization
   International health
   Maternal and child health
   Maternal and child health
   Measles elimination
   Minority and multicultural health
   Occupational health and safety
   Polio eradication
   Public health
   Reproductive Health
   Respiratory diseases
   School health

   Bioethics
   Counseling
   Education
   Geography
   History of medicine
   Psychology
   Sociology

   HIV prevention and care (PMTCT)
   Malaria control program
   Neglected diseases
   Onchocerciasis control program
   Trachoma control program
   Tuberculosis

   Cardiovascular surgery
   General surgery
   Maxillofacial surgery
   Neurosurgery
   Ophthalmology
   Orthopedic surgery
   Otolaryngology (ENT)
   Pediatric surgery
   Surgical oncology
   Thoracic surgery
   Transplant surgery
   Urology
   Vascular surgery

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PAMJ-CM peer review process (peer review policy)

1. Key points

What is peer-review

The peer review process is a key element of the scientific process. During the peer review process, the submitted manuscript go through a thorough examination of manuscripts by other scientists (peer) who will read the article to adherence its adherence to the highest level of scientific method and make a motivate recommendation to the managing editors.

The peer-review process in PAMJ-CM

Articles submitted for consideration in the PAMJ-CM go through several process on quality assessment before submission to the peer reviewers.

Initial internal review
The editor in charge of the manuscript conduct and initial assessment of the manuscript. This assessment aims to ensure that the submission adheres to the journal instructions for authors. The editors may decide at this stage to reject the manuscript.

Internal peer review
This review is conducted by a managing editor or a scientific editor of the journal to assess the relevance of the manuscript, its importance to our readership, and eventually identify obvious or flagrant issues with the submission including in the methodology or the ethical aspects. The managing editor or scientific editor can decide at this stage to either reject the manuscript or request revisions.

External peer review
The PAMJ-CM employs a single-blind peer review process where the author do not know who is the reviewer of his/her submission while the reviewer has all details of the authors of the manuscript and their affiliation.

PAMJ-CM uses online peer review to speed up the publication process. Submitted manuscripts will be sent to peer reviewers, unless they are either out of scope or below threshold for the journal, or the presentation or written English/French is of an unacceptably low standard.

Competing interests from are seek from authors and reviewers. Reviewers declare any competing interests and have to agree to open peer review. This implies that authors and reviewers agreed that if the manuscript is published, the peer review will be made available to the readers. The pre-publication history (initial submission, reviews and revisions) is then posted on the web with the published article.

The article will be available online through PAMJ-CM as browser able (html) and PDF format. The ultimate responsibility for any decision lies with the Editor-in-Chief, to whom any appeals against rejection should be addressed.

Each author will be asked to provide the contact details (including e-mail addresses) of at least 2 potential peer reviewers for their manuscript. These should be experts in their field of study, who will be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Suggested peer reviewers should not have published with any of the authors of the manuscript within the past five years and should not be members of the same research institution. Members of the Editorial Board of the journal can be nominated. Suggested reviewers will be considered alongside potential reviewers identified by their publication record or recommended by Editorial Board members.

To guide the peer-review process, the PAMJ-CM provides a checklist adapted from the Review Criteria for Research Manuscripts 2nd Edition (AAMC). the Reviewers are asked whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, how interesting it is and whether the quality of the writing is acceptable. Where possible, the final decision is made on the basis that the peer reviewers are in accordance with one another, or that at least there is no strong dissenting view. In cases where there is strong disagreement either among peer reviewers or between the authors and peer reviewers, advice is sought from a member of the journal's Editorial Board.

Volume 3 (May - Aug 2020)
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Articles published in PAMJ-CM are Open Access and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).


PAMJ Clinical Medicine is a subsidiary of the Pan African Medical Journal (ThePAMJ.org), an International NGO created and registered with the Kenya NGOs Coordination Board.

The contents of PAMJ Clinical Medicine is intended for professionals in the field of clinical medicine.

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