Coronavirus (314) Call for papers - Special series on COVID-19 in Africa by the PAMJ

2 April, 2020

Dear all

The Pan African Medical Journal launches a special issue to scan the early COVID-19 response landscape in Africa. We seek to invite work and reflections regarding:

- Overall preparedness and response in African countries

- COVID-19 Epidemiology in Africa

- Local experiences in case management including challenges, ongoing clinical trials and innovations and coping strategies

- Health system, health economics and socio-anthropological drivers of the disease

- Overall impact of the pandemic on all aspects of life in Africa

Authors are invited to submit original articles for consideration in the following categories: research, commentaries, letters to the editor, essays, and case reports. The articles will be peer review for relevance, originality and quality of science.

The special issue will run for a period of one year and articles will be published continuously. The PAMJ will expedite the publication and PubMed Central indexation of accepted articles. Article Processing Charges will be waived for accepted submissions.

For more, visit:

R Kamadjeu, Managing Editors, The PAMJ

PAMJ-CEPHRI/ Kenya: 3rd Floor, Park Suite Building, Parkland Road, Nairobi. PoBox 38583-00100, tel: +254 (0)20-520-4356

HIFA profile: Raoul Kamadjeu is a physician, co-founder and managing editor of the Pan African Medical Journal. He is driven in all his projects by a simple motto: Start small, but think big..! He got his doctorate in Medicine in Cameroon and completed his MPH in Belgium (ULB). He experienced the broad spectrum of public health practice, from the district in Cameroon to international arenas with the the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He worked with CDC from 2004 to 2006 as Public Health Informatics Fellow and from 2007 to 2014 as medical epidemiologist. His expertise spans across fields as varied as epidemiology, biostatistics, informatics, communication, computer programming and project management. Raoul is a research junky and a keen supporter of the Open Access movement in science. He thinks Africa as a major beneficiary of OA should also become a major contributor. raoul.kamadjeu AT