African Journal of Paediatric Surgery (ISSN - 0189-6725)
AJPS aims to be the foremost African periodical on Paediatric Surgery, dedicated to the promotion of research, post-graduate training and further education in the surgery of newborns, infants and children.
To serve as a medium for continued surgical education and qualitative scientific publications on paediatric surgery, enhancing exchange of evidenced-based information on the best surgical practice that will ultimately improve the health of children.
AJPS welcomes and accepts clinical and laboratory-based research manuscripts relating to all aspects of paediatric surgery. It is also a medium for publicizing meetings and news relating to advances in Paediatric Surgery and child health within Africa and the rest of the world.
Aims and Objectives
To publish cut edge peer-review original articles, case reports, letters to the editor, editorials, review articles, commentaries, and innovations that will impact on paediatric surgical practice.
To enhance exchange of ideas/information relating to paediatric surgery and interaction among stakeholders.
To encourage networking and partnership between individuals, government and non-governmental organizations for the provision of quality health care in children.
To advocate for training, workshops, seminars, scientific manuscript writing conferences that will advance publishing culture.
The Journal is published by Medknow Publications. AJPS is an Open Access Journal, the open access policy has resulted in more than a half a million article downloads in a month all the journals. Article submission is strictly online. Frequency of publication is three issues per year: January-April, May-August, and September-December.
AJPS URL is http://www.afrjpaedsurg.org
The Journal can also be accessed at
Abstracting and Indexing Information
The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Exlibris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Journal Guide, National Science Library, OpenJGate, ProQuest, TdNet, African Index Medicus
The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, Index Copernicus, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS
Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp
Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing
This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
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Ahead of Print policy
Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.
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