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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 2023

Al-dhabawi Oday Mitib Hadi, Iraq A P Ravinandan , India
Abbaoui Abdellatif , Japan Abd Ali Abd Aun Jwad, Iraq
Abdulhameed Mohanad Faris , Iraq Abdulkadir Abdurrahman , Nigeria
Abdurrazaq Olanrewaju Taiwo , Nigeria Abebrese John , Namibia
Adane Hawult Taye , Ethiopia Adelekan Babatunde , Nigeria
Adewole Adefisoye , Nigeria Adukpo Selorme , Ghana
Afari Edwin , Ghana Afolaranmi Tolulope , Nigeria
Agyarko- Poku Thomas , Ghana Ahmed Mohamed , Somalia
Ahmed Faisal , Yemen Airede Lydia , Nigeria
Ait Addi Rachid , Morocco Ajirenike Nkiru , Nigeria
Alé Dr Boni Maxime , Kenya Al-aboobi Zainab Abed Mohsen , Iraq
Al-batanony Manal , Saudi Arabia Al-mansoub Majed Ahmed , Malaysia
Al-qazzaz Haider , Iraq Al-talib Hassanain , Malaysia
Alattabi Alaa Saad , Iraq Alfa John , United Kingdom
Ali Hieam Adnan , Iraq Almajali Ashraf , Jordan
Alshami Muhanad , Iraq Alzajaji Qusay Baqer , Iraq
Amankwaa Isaac , New Zealand Amaoui Bouchra , Morocco
Amare Hanna Getachew , Ethiopia Amin Tarek Tawfik , Egypt
Amoako Asiedu Emelia , Ghana Amorha Kosisochi , Nigeria
Amoussa Waliou , Benin Ansori Arif , Germany
Archer Lester , United States Ashor Engy Yousry El Sayed, Egypt
Asogwa Chika , Nigeria Assefa Mulubirhan , Italy
Atayoglu Ali Timucin , TURKIYE Atchibri Louise Anin , Cote D'ivoire
Augusto Angelo , Mozambique Awaisu Mudi , Nigeria
Awunor Nyemike , Nigeria Ayegboyin Matthew , Nigeria
Babadoko Aliyu , Nigeria Babatunde Olamide , Nigeria
Bachwenkizi Dr. Jovine , Tanzania Bagshaw Katharine , United States
Bala Harri , Nigeria Bamidele Janet , Nigeria
Bani Mejda , Tunisia Bani Ibrahim , United Arab Emirates
Bankole Nourou Dine Adeniran , Morocco Baruwa Dr. Ololade Julius , South Africa
Bashir Abdullahi Saleh , Nigeria Bassama Helene , Senegal
Bata Herbert , Nigeria Belkouch Mounir , France
Bello Bashir , Nigeria Bello Isah Mohammed , Zimbabwe
Ben Ghezala Hassen , Tunisia Ben Saad Helmi , Tunisia
Benchikhi Lamya , Morocco Benksim Abedlhafid , Morocco
Benti Ayana , Ethiopia Bepouka Ben , Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Bewket Bekalu , Ethiopia Beyala Bita´a Landry , Cameroon
Bezirtzoglou Eugenia , Greece Bin Ramli Muhammad Danial , Malaysia
Bizuayehu Habtamu Mellie , Australia Bosompim Benjamin , Germany
Boussaa Samia , Morocco Bouzid Jawad , Morocco
Byonanebye Dathan Mirembe , Australia Chandnani Sanjay , India
Cheptoo Norah , Kenya Cheptum Joyce Jebet , Kenya
Cheshi Fatima , Nigeria Chidi Victor Onyancho , Nigeria
Clément Méda , BURKINA FASO Claude Nkfusai Ngwayu , Cameroon
Cordovil Karen , Brazil Cupido Blanche , South Africa
Daud Eid , Ethiopia Demie Takele Gezahegn , Ethiopia
Djiwa Constant , Togo Dongdem Anthony Zunuo ,
Dounebaine Bonheur , United States Dr Prafull K , India
Dr. Effa Emmanuel , Nigeria Dr. Ngo Nyeki Adele-rose , CAMEROON
Drissa Sia , Cameroon Duah Amoako , Ghana
Edward Dr Zawadi , Tanzania Edward Mary , Nigeria
Ejeta Fikadu , Ethiopia El Bote Hicham , Morocco
Elias Anas , Saudi Arabia Eloirdi Aziz , Morocco
Eltyeb Ebtihal , Saudi Arabia Eneh Grace , Nigeria
Enjema Lyonga Emilia , Cameroon Etoa Etoga Martine Claude , Cameroon
Eze Paul , United States Ezeasor Chukwunonso , Nigeria
Fadl Sahar , Saudi Arabia Faleke Olaoye , Nigeria
Farooqi Dr. Zia-ur-rehman , Pakistan Fekadu Gedefaw Abeje , Ethiopia
Feki Ines , Tunisia Francis Joel , South Africa
Fubam Rita , Cameroon Fufore Mohammed Bello , Nigeria
G/mariam Kidanu , Ethiopia Galjour Joshua , Switzerland
Gameli Akakpo Martin , Ghana Gammino Victoria , AFGHANISTAN
Gedif Getnet , Ethiopia Geidam Ado , Nigeria
Getnet Misrak , Ethiopia Gikic Djordje , Rwanda
Goldstein Susan , South Africa Gonzales Analita , Saudi Arabia
Goungounga Juste Aristide , France Graham-brown John , United Kingdom
Guda Muthik Abd Muslim , Iraq Guerrero Jefferson Garcia , Saudi Arabia
Gutman Julie , United States Guzha Bothwell , Zimbabwe
Hada Vivek , India Haddawee Riyadh Hatim , Iraq
Hambisa Solomon , Ethiopia Harchaoui Hakim , Morocco
Haroun Huda , Sudan Haruna Usman Abubakar , Kazakhstan
Hassan Benchelha , Morocco Hassan Hadi Duaa , Iraq
Hermann Yao , Cote D'ivoire Hmimou Soumaia , Morocco
Hussein .hassan Ali , Iraq Ibrahim Olayinka Rasheed , Rwanda
Ibrahim Khalid Khalil , Iraq Ikegbunam Moses , Nigeria
Ikimi Nathan , Nigeria Iloh Kenechukwu , Nigeria
Ilunga Fiston , Democratic Republic Of The Congo Imhonopi Gloria , Nigeria
Jackson Emmanuel , Ghana Jafaru Yahaya , Nigeria
Jalevik Birgitta , Sweden Jalloh Mohamed Bella , Canada
Jamil Safayet , Bangladesh Jasim Balqees Sadoon , Iraq
Jawad Al-qizwini Yarub Mudher , Iraq Jemal Hassen , Ethiopia
Joda Arinola , Nigeria Kabuyanga Richard , Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Kadhiem Naiel Abbass , Iraq Kaliisa Lillian , Uganda
Kamadjeu Raoul , United States Kamble Prathmesh , India
Kamil Ebtisam Khalid , Iraq Kanyemba Ms Saara , Namibia
Kaplan Suleyman , Turkiye Kenfack Bruno , Cameroon
Khabbache Kaoutar , Morocco Kiros Gebre-egziabher , United States
Kokou Agbékogni Réné Segbedji, Togo Kouhen Fadila , Morocco
Kumbowi Patrick , Uganda Kurenzvi Lineage , Botswana
Kyaruzi Victor Meza , Tanzania Lassoued Najoua , Tunisia
Latifah Elmiawati , Indonesia León-figueroa Darwin A. , Colombia
Legba Boris , Benin Ljungar Indre , Sweden
Lo Gora , Senegal Longo Mbenza Benjamin , Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Loukili Abdechahid , Morocco Louragli Ismail , Morocco
Mahdi Wasan Addai , Iraq Majaliwa Dr Edna , Tanzania
Makata Dr Ngozi , Nigeria Maki Hamza Dhamiaa , Iraq
Malaa Saba Fadhil Ali , Iraq Malini Hema , Indonesia
Manyara Anthony Muchai , United Kingdom Masresha Balcha , Zimbabwe
Mazegebu Taye , Ethiopia Mchaile Deborah N , Tanzania
Mensah Emmanuel S. , Ghana Mesrati Mohamed Amin , Tunisia
Mhlanga Laurette , United States Millogo Roch Modeste , Burkina Faso
Misganaw Worku , Ethiopia Modawe Gadalla , Sudan
Mohamud Hussein , Somalia Mohsen Alsadoon Zaid , Iraq
Monjurul Hoque , South Africa Moshi Fabiolas , Kenya
Mostafa Diana , Egypt Moturi Edna , Kenya
Mphasha Mabitsela Hezekiel , South Africa Mua Holgar Fung , Israel
Mugisha Lawrence , Uganda Mukinayi Mbiya , Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Mukuku Olivier , Democratic Republic Of The Congo Mulemena John , Zambia
Mulenga Cilindika Philippe , Democratic Republic Of The Congo Mullu Getachew , Ethiopia
Munyambalu Kambale , Uganda Musa Dr Ezekiel , Nigeria
Musoke David , Uganda Mustapha Mouilly , Morocco
Mutisya Geoffrey , Kenya Mutocheluh Mohamed , Ghana
Mvunta David , Tanzania Mwapagha Lamech , Namibia
Mwita Stanley , Tanzania Naawa Ambrose , Ghana
Naqvi Waqar , United Arab Emirates Ndikom Chizoba , Nigeria
Ndikubwimana Jean Bosco , Rwanda Ndoadoumgue Dr Aude Laetitia , France
Ndu Ikenna , Nigeria Ngangue Patrice Alain Gerard , Cameroon
Ngapmen Tchikangoua Tchienou Nadege , France Nguyen Thi Thu Hien, Viet Nam
Niranjan Ivan , South Africa Njingu Atabong Emmanuel , Cameroon
Nkosi Ledile Francina , South Africa Nugroho Andy , Indonesia
Nwadike Ifeoma , Nigeria Nwani Paul , Nigeria
Nyamu Dr David , Kenya Obikeze Eric , Nigeria
Obohwemu Kennedy , United Kingdom Odhaib Samih Abed , Iraq
Ogunbosi Babatunde , Nigeria Oguntade Ayodipupo , United Kingdom
Ogwezzy Abigail , Nigeria Ojo Temitope , Nigeria
Okalla Cécile , Cameroon Okoro Emeka , Nigeria
Olaitan Sheriff , Nigeria Olawade David Bamidele , Nigeria
Olawumi Hannah Oluwayemisi , Nigeria Olusanya Bolutife , Nigeria
Oluwadiya Kehinde , Nigeria Omalu Innocent , Nigeria
Ongolly Fernandos , Ireland Oriyo Ndekya , Tanzania
Oshodi Yusuf Abisowo , Nigeria Otchere-darko Josephine , South Africa
Ozbek Hilal , Turkiye Pambo Jaguga Collins , Kenya
Parvin Rokshana , Bangladesh Pawadshetty Vishwanath , India
Pearl Lowane Mygirl , South Africa Phatak Mrunal , India
Pires Paulo , MozambiqueSELECTED Popoola Victor , Nigeria
Pradat Pierre , France Prasad Arun , India
Rahim Junaid , Pakistan Rahman Abdul , India
Raji Mansur Olayinka , Nigeria Raphela France , South Africa
Richards Renee , Canada Robertus Dole Guntur , Australia
S. Bourgou , Tunisia Saad Alattabi Alaa , Iraq
Samje Moses , Cameroon Sanjenbam Yaiphaba Meitei , India
Sasy Josiane Takang Arrey , Cameroon Sebopelo Lorraine , Botswana
Sekhotha Michael , South Africa Selowo Temitope Toluse , Nigeria
Semakula Daniel , United States Semmelink David , South Africa
Serragui Samira , MOROCCO Setijanto Eko , Indonesia
Shiluli Clement , Kenya Shittu Akeem Olasunkanmi , Nigeria
Silinda Ms Patricia , South Africa Sodeinde Kolawole , Nigeria
Solomon Chieloka Okoli , Nigeria Sulbi Ehsan Muhammed , Iraq
Sunarti Sunarti , Indonesia Sungura Richard , Rwanda
Suzanna Suzanna , Indonesia Tadesse Girma , Ethiopia
Tawfik Lamis , Egypt Teclessou Julienne , Togo
Tegenaw Abebu , Ethiopia Timinouni Mohammed , Morocco
Tobias Tuwilika , Namibia Tolani Musliu , Nigeria
Tuba Syahrul , Indonesia Tuoyire Derek , Ghana
Ubom Akaninyene Eseme , Nigeria Udoh Ubong , Nigeria
Ugbomah Lucy , Nigeria Umanah Ayamma Udo , Nigeria
Umar Lawal , Nigeria V Sriandaal , India
Walter Ojong Ebot , Cameroon Wang Jiancong , Germany
Williams Margaret , South Africa Workina Abdata , Ethiopia
Wossenseged Lemma , Ethiopia Yumo Habakkuk , Cameroon
Yussif Mahmud Mohammed , Ghana Zolo Yvan , South Africa
åžahin Sevil , Turkiye


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.

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   Drug delivery systems
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Volume 47 (Jan - Apr 2024)
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