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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 submissions, as well as attracting and retaining a pool of experienced reviewers.

The Pan African Medical Journal (PAMJ) benefits from the support of a wide range of professionals, from the biomedical and public health fields, who performed critical review of manuscripts. The map below shows the global footprint of these professionals.

Reviewers play an undeniable role in maintaining the quality of scientific publications by freely sharing their time, expertise, resourceful minds, and knowledge. We consistently seek to partner with enthusiastic and experienced professionals to review manuscripts submitted to our journals and help authors turn them into winning publications. To serve as reviewer for the PAMJ, complete the form below and you will be added to the PAMJ Reviewers Database.

PAMJ reviewers for 2021

Taylor Tanielle , Jamaica Abdallah Mohamed , Egypt
Abebe Melese Shenkut , Ethiopia Adetunji Prof. Victoria , Nigeria
Agbaedeng Dr Thomas , Australia Alfano Vincenzo , Italy
Ali Rehab , Egypt Ameme Donne Kofi , Ghana
Amorha Kosisochi , Nigeria Ampong Adjei Charles , Ghana
Anjorin Seun , United Kingdom Anuradha S , India
Appiah Dr Lambert , Ghana Aregbeshola Bolaji Samson , Nigeria
Aslanturk Okan , TURKEY Atemkeng Tsatedem Faustin , Cameroon
Atulomah Prof. Nnodimele , Nigeria Audain Keiron , Zambia
Auf Tamis , Egypt Aye Sandar , Myanmar
Bahattab Awsan , Italy Bankole Nourou Dine Adeniran , Morocco
Bigna Jean Joel , Cameroon Bilong Yannick , CAMEROON
Bout Amine , Morocco Chitungo Itai , Zimbabwe
Claude Nkfusai Ngwayu , Cameroon Cumber Samuel Nambile , Sweden
Cyrille Dr. Kouam , Cameroon Dahui Wang , China
Danwang Celestin , Belgium Dear Nicole , United States
Depina Adilson , Cape Verde Djiguimde Windinmanegde Pierre , Afghanistan
Dossou Mehome Wilfried , France Dr Awowole Ibraheem , Nigeria
Dr Oriji Peter Chibuzor , Nigeria Eaton Julian , United Kingdom
Essouma Dr Mickael , Cameroon Eyoum Dr Christian , Cameroon
Fang Qi , United States Feyisa Wondu , Ethiopia
Fichet-calvet Elisabeth , Germany Fokom-domgue Joel , Cameroon
Fokouo Valentin , Cameroon Gillespie Conor , United Kingdom
Gurunathan Nishanth , India Hamooya Benson , Zambia
Hashim Hashim Talib , Iraq Ikwuegbuenyi Chibuikem , Nigeria
Ismail Ismail Ibrahim , Kuwait Ismail Amina , Kenya
Isoni Auad Lígia , Brazil Johnson Ermel , Burkina Faso
Jung Camille , France Kabiru Caroline , Kenya
Kaka Tshinzobe Jean Claude , Democratic Republic Of The Congo Kamadjeu Raoul , United States
Kamgang Basile , Cameroon Kamtchum Tatuene Joseph , Canada
Kamto Fotso Dr Christian , Belgium Kanmiki Edmund Wedam , Ghana
Karemere Hermes , Democratic Republic Of The Congo Katoto Patrick , South Africa
Kawuki Joseph , China Kayem Nzelle Delphine , United Kingdom
Kenteu Bernold , Cameroon Khajotia Rumi , MALAYSIA
Kitara Lagoro David , Uganda Lawal Yakubu , Nigeria
Leru Polliana Mihaela , Romania Longo Mbenza Benjamin , Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Mangupli Ruth , Venezuela Manyanga Daudi , Zimbabwe
Masresha Balcha , Zimbabwe Massi Daniel Gams , Cameroon
Massongo Dr Massongo , Cameroon Mbiya-mukinayi Benoit , Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Mbiya-mukinayi Benoit , DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO Mengnjo Dr Michel , Cameroon
Milambo Jean Paul , South Africa Mills Richael Odarkor , Ghana
Mina Sadeq , Morocco Mkhonta Siphiwesihle Sibonisiwe , Swaziland
Mofo Mato Edith Pascale , Canada Mohamed Masmoudi , Tunisia
Mugisha Lawrence , Muino Mosquera Laura , BELGIUM
Mukosha Moses , Zambia Mulugeta Hailemichael , Ethiopia
Muoneke Uzoamaka , Nigeria Murewanhema Grant , Zimbabwe
Musa Dr Yusuf , Nigeria Mvalo Clarence , Cameroon
Mwita Matiko , Tanzania Ndip Agbor Dr Valirie , Cameroon
Ndoadoumgue Dr Aude Laetitia , France Ngah Vera , South Africa
Nguku Patrick M , Nigeria Niang Ibrahima , Senegal
Nkeck Jan Rene , Cameroon Nkoke Dr Clovis , Cameroon
Nouma Youssef , Tunisia Nsubuga Peter , United States
Ntsama Essomba Dr. Marie Josiane, Cameroon Nyambe Namakau , Zambia
Nzana Dr Victorine , Cameroon Oduwole Elizabeth O , South Africa
Oe Misari , JAPAN Oiye Shadrack , KENYA
Okeke Lilian , Nigeria Okitundu Luwa E-andjafono Daniel , Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Olusanya Olufunto A , United States Prof Abasiattai Aniekan , Nigeria
Ramacciati Nicola , Italy Rao Harish , United States
Rumisha Susan , United Kingdom Sackey Samuel , Ghana
Sadeu Wafeu Guy , Cameroon Salvatori Pietro , Italy
Scolding Neil , UGANDA Sebopelo Lorraine , Botswana
Semboung Dr Steve , France Shehata Mohamed H , Bahrain
Shey Muki , South Africa Sichimba Dawin , Zambia
Solomon Chieloka Okoli , Nigeria Soyemi Kenneth , United States
Sundet Mads , Norway Tangena Julie-anne A , United Kingdom
Tankeu Dr Aurel , Switzerland Tatah Fopa Dr Sandra , United Kingdom
Tolefac Paul , Cameroon Tsague Landry , Senegal
Wafeu Guy Sadeu , Cameroon Wah Praise Senyuy , Cameroon
Wilkins Karen , UNITED STATES Wogayehu Biruk , Ethiopia
Yunusa Ismaeel , United States

PAMJ 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 motivated recommendation to the managing editors.

The peer-review process in PAMJ

At PAMJ, we review all the material we receive. The editors of PAMJ perform 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 also focus on 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 send 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.

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.

1. Internal peer review
This review is conducted by a managing editor, a science editor or an associate editor to assess the relevance of the manuscript, its importance to our readership, its scientific quality, and eventually identify obvious or flagrant issues with the submission including in the ethical aspects. The managing editor, science editor, or associate editor (see the journal staff page) can decide at this stage to either reject the manuscript or request revisions. The internal peer review will also focus on the submission adherence to existing scientific writing guidances such as CARE, STROBE, PRISMA, etc.. Submission in the categories Case reports, Images in Clinical Medicine are usually not externally peer-reviewed, but internally reviewed the a managing editor, a science editor, an associate editor or a member of the editorial board.

2. External peer review
The PAMJ 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 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.

A declaration of competing interests is requested from all reviewers through the online peer-review platform.

The ultimate responsibility for any decision lies with the managing editor or science editor in charge of the manuscript to whom any appeals against rejection should be addressed.

Authors can be asked to provide the contact details (including e-mail addresses) of at least 2 potential peer reviewers for their manuscript in case the journal is not able to identify appropriate reviewers because of the complexity or rarity of the topic under study. 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. Suggested reviewers will be considered, as much as possible, alongside potential reviewers identified by their publication record.

To guide the peer-review process, the PAMJ 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.

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

Material for reviewers

To facilitate the assessment of manuscript by peer-reviewers, PAMJ 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.

Other material exists that could be of help to peer-reviewers, we encourage potential peer-reviewers to look at them:

How do we reward our reviewers

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

The PAMJ 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 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 Reviewers database. The PAMJ will not share your private information with third parties.

First name

Last name


Affiliation (University, Department)

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

   Cell biology
   Molecular Biology


   Health communication

   Dental Public Health
   Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
   Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
   Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
   Oral health
   Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
   Pediatric Dentistry

   Nuclear medicine

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

   Diabetes epidemiology
   HIV epidemiology
   Infectious diseases epidemiology
   Non-Communicable diseases epidemiology
   Population Health

   Health emergencies
   Public health emergencies

   Health economy
   Health information system management
   Health system development


   Vaccine cold chain
   Vaccine logistic

   Health informatics
   Medical informatics
   Public Health informatics

   Metabolic bone diseases

   Laboratory medicine
   Laboratory medicine

   Diabetes care
   Emergency medicine
   Family Medicine
   Forensic Medicine
   Hospice and Palliative Medicine
   Infectious disease
   Intensive care medicine
   Internal medicine
   Palliative care
   Physical medicine and rehabilitation or Physiatry
   Sport medicine
   Tropical medicine
   Urgent Care Medicine
   Veterinary medicine

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

   Nursing education
   Public Health Nursing

   Child nutrition
   Food safety

   Obstetrics and gynecology

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

   Drug delivery systems
   Drug design and development
   Medicinal chemistry

   Cosmetic surgery
   Craniofacial surgery
   Hand surgery

   Chronic disease prevention
   Community health
   Global health
   Health education
   Health metrics
   Health policy
   Health promotion
   Health Research
   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

   History of medicine

   HIV prevention and care (PMTCT)
   Malaria control program
   Neglected diseases
   Onchocerciasis control program
   Polio eradication
   Tetanus elimination
   Trachoma control program

   Cardiovascular surgery
   Endoscopic surgery
   General surgery
   Head, Neck and Reconstructive Surgery
   Maxillofacial surgery
   Orthopedic surgery
   Otolaryngology (ENT)
   Pediatric surgery
   Surgical oncology
   Surgical Sciences
   Thoracic surgery
   Transplant surgery
   Vascular surgery

   Vector biology
   Vector control

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Volume 47 (Jan - Apr 2024)
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