About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The African Journal of Current Medical Research (AfriJCMR) accepts and publishes manuscripts from diverse fields in Medicine and Public Health with special focus on African issues. In the interim, the journal accepts and publishes Original Research Articles, Reviews, Commentaries, Case reports/Case Series and Short reports.

Peer Review Process

All original research articles and case reports/series should be accompanied by an IRB approval/waiver before they shall be assigned to potential reviewers. In cases where the IRB approval is not available, the authors have to indicate in a letter the reasons for this.

All manuscripts undergo plagiarism check prior to double-blinded review for comments before a final decision is taken on the manuscript which is typically within 3 months.

Reviewers are chosen based on their experience and knowledge in the field of the manuscript to be reviewed. 

Publication Frequency

This journal publishes articles half-yearly.

Article Submission and Processing Fees

The journal currently does not charge any article processing and processing fees.

License and copyright

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY-NC-ND that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Journal History

We are an international peer-reviewed online medical journal started in Ghana to emanate and lead research in Africa and across the world. This started with a team of medical professionals and experts collaborating to enhance the development of research, especially in Africa. All our articles are published online on our website at www.afrijcmr.org.  Our published articles will be available in the form of a combination of open access and subscription-based. Our website is frequently updated and only original articles are published.

We are primarily set up in Kumasi, Ghana but have collaborators in other African countries, Europe and the United States.

Our vision is to serve as global leaders in advancing medical research. We are committed to providing current and relevant medical knowledge to our readers. Our mission is to promote research, training and capacity building for health professionals across Africa and beyond. We seek to provide information that will enhance decision-making in the field of practice. We provide service for doctors, clinical scientists, medical laboratory professionals, pharmacists, nurses and health professionals in all aspects of medicine.

Our core values include; we are open and transparent to all the people we serve, we are objective and balanced in our decision-making, we uphold ethical and moral principles in research, we are dedicated and committed to all clients, we are show fairness and relevance in our judgments, do all things to the best of our ability.

Journal Ownership and Management

In January 2015, a team of medical professionals met and the decision set up a leading medical journal in Africa to evidence-based medicine in all aspects of the health discipline. We seek to reach out to all African countries and other continents.

We provide a platform where health practitioners in different disciplines of medicine can interact and share knowledge. We want to advance medical research in areas such as infectious disease, psychiatry, public health, obstetrics, oncology, haematology, neurology, cardiology and many others. We believe that there is a lot of gaps in the area of research in Africa and we seek to improve upon the existing research systems on the continent.

The journal is managed by a team of professionals making up the AFRIJCMR publishing team. This consists of leading clinicians, clinical researchers, biostatisticians, information technology experts, anthropologists and medical photographers.