PAMJ - One Health FAQs


1. What is PAMJ - One Health?

PAMJ - One Health (PAMJ-OH) is a new online open access journal by the Pan African Medical Journal created to advance one health practice and research across Africa and beyond. According to the World Health Organization, One Health is an approach to designing and implementing programmes, policies, legislation and research in which multiple sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes. The areas of work covered by the PAMJ OH include but are not limited to food safety, the control of zoonoses (diseases that can spread between animals and humans, such as flu, rabies and Rift Valley Fever), combatting antibiotic resistance, capacity building and national policies and legislations.

2. What do we publish?

PAMJ-OH will consider for publication original articles. The submission under consideration should not have been published in another journal. For more, check the journal instructions for authors

3. In what language do we publish articles in PAMJ-OH?

PAMJ-OH accepts for consideration articles in English and in French only.

4. What articles categories are considered for publication in PAMJ-OH ?

PAMJ-OH accept for consideration manuscripts from all over the world focusing on one health practice and research. We will consider manuscripts in the following categories: Original research, case studies, reviews, correspondence, editorials, essays, short communication, Letter to the editors, sponsored supplements. For more, check the journal instructions for authors

5. Is the contents of PAMJ-OH peer reviewed?

Yes, articles published in PAMJ-OH are externally peer reviewed. PAMJ-OH 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

6. Is the contents of PAMJ-OH freely accessible?

Articles published in PAMJ-OH are Open Access and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

7. Does the journal charge article processing fees?

To maintain its Open Access business model, the PAMJ - One Health will charge an Article Processing Fee (APF) of $200 US per manuscripts accepted for publication in the journal; however, APF will be waived for manuscripts submitted for publication by 30 June 2020. We do not charge submission fees, APF are requested only if the manuscript is accepted for publication.

8. Is the PAMJ-OH indexed in Pubmed or MedLine?

Not yet, the PAMJ-OH is a new journal; the indexation process in PubMed and Medline takes time. The journal will work to ensure the largest indexation for the journal.

9. In what format are articles published in PAMJ-OH

Articles published in PAMJ-OH will be delivered in HTML, PDF and XML

10. I have a manuscript I submitted to the Pan African Medical Journal, can I request it to be transfered to the PAMJ-OH?

Yes, if you have a manuscript under consideration and not already accepted for publication in the PAMJ, you can request the editorial office to transfer your submission to the PAMJ-OH. To do that, just send an email to editor@panafrican-med-journal.com or contact the editor in charge of your submission.

11. How do you contact the PAMJ-OH

Check the journal contact page.

Volume 2 (May - Aug 2020)
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Articles published in PAMJ-OH are Open Access and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).


PAMJ - One Health (ISSN: 2707-2800) 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 - One Health is intended for professionals in the field of health.

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