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The African Journal of Respiratory Medicine is currently Indexed in ISI, Web of Science, Google Scholar with H-Index 1.
Impact Factor: The African Journal of Respiratory Medicine is having an Impact factor (IF) of 0.50.
In time we intend to develop this as a core portal for information on respiratory medicine in Africa, but for the moment it simply acts as the base for free online access to the journal.
And the burden is huge. According to the 2004 assessment of the International Energy Agency, the number of people relying on biomass fuels such as wood, dung and agricultural residues, for cooking and heating will continue to rise. In sub-Saharan Africa, the reliance on biomass fuels appears to be growing as a result of population growth and the unavailability of, or increases in the price of, alternatives such as kerosene and liquid petroleum gas. Despite the magnitude of this growing problem, the health impacts (such as COPD) of exposure to indoor air pollution have yet to become a central focus of research, development aid and policy-making. We wish to encourage such research and be an open platform for publishing such work.
Meanwhile pneumonia and other acute lower respiratory infections also demand much increased attention.
About 20% of all deaths in children under 5 years are due to Acute Lower Respiratory Infections (ALRIs - pneumonia, bronchiolitis and bronchitis); tuberculosis continues to be a leading cause of deaths and with the emergence of new drug resistant strains will most probably not be containable by drugs alone. Viral infections such as measles, respiratory syncytial virus, and the much publicised parainfluenza viruses are also highly significant causes of morbidity and mortality in Africa, especially amongst the young.
The disease burden needs to be addressed. Research in Africa needs to be encouraged, especially by Africans. AJRM can hopefully act as a platform for publication of this.
This scholarly publishing journal is using double blind peer review process for quality review process. Editorial system is an online manuscript submission, review that tracks the progress of the article. Review processing is performed by the editorial board members or outside experts; at least two independent reviewer's approvals followed by the editor is required for the acceptance of any citable manuscript.
Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process):
African Journal of Respiratory Medicine is participating in the Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process) with an additional prepayment of $99 apart from the regular article processing fee. Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process is a special service for the article that enables it to get a faster response in the pre-review stage from the handling editor as well as a review from the reviewer. An author can get a faster response of pre-review maximum in 3 days since submission, and a review process by the reviewer maximum in 5 days, followed by revision/publication in 2 days. If the article gets notified for revision by the handling editor, then it will take another 5 days for external review by the previous reviewer or alternative reviewer.
Acceptance of manuscripts is driven entirely by handling editorial team considerations and independent peer-review, ensuring the highest standards are maintained no matter the route to regular peer-reviewed publication or a fast editorial review process. The handling editor and the article contributor are responsible for adhering to scientific standards. The article FEE-Review process of $99 will not be refunded even if the article is rejected or withdrawn for publication.
The corresponding author or institution/organization is responsible for making the manuscript FEE-Review Process payment. The additional FEE-Review Process payment covers the fast review processing and quick editorial decisions, and regular article publication covers the preparation in various formats for online publication, securing full-text inclusion in a number of permanent archives like HTML, XML, and PDF, and feeding to different indexing agencies.
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