|Title||PAMJ, The Pan African Medical Journal|
|Owner||The Pan African Medical Journal|
|Copyright policy||PAMJ is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.|
|Complaint policy||There is no specific complaint policy|
|Publication charge link||http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/instruction.php#Apc
|Publication charge policy||To maintain its Open Access business model, the Pan African Medical Journal will charge an Article Processing Fee (APF) of $180 US per manuscripts accepted for publication in the journal. Authors or research sponsors are responsible for the payment of the APF. Authors who are covered through one of our Institutional Members are eligible for a discount or waiver of this fee. We strongly encourage authors to assess their capacity to cover the APF before submitting their manuscript for publication to PAMJ. A discount or waiver may be granted for multiple submissions from the same authors during the same year.
Authors can request partial or complete waiver during the submission process. Waivers are subjected to thorough investigation and are rarely granted, considering that the amount charged is already very low and barely cover the cost of publishing a manuscript.
For articles submitted in the category ‘Images in Medicine and Public Health’, a payment of $180 gives right to a full year of free submission of images to the journal.
|Peer review policy||http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/instruction.php#copyright
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. The journal allows a maximum of two revisions of any manuscripts.
Reviewers are also asked to indicate which articles they consider to be especially interesting or significant. These articles may be given greater prominence and greater external publicity.