Emergency Medicine in resource constrained settings
The African Journal of Emergency Medicine (AfJEM) is the official journal of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine. It is an international, peer-reviewed journal aimed in particular at supporting acute care across Africa, particularly in resource constrained settings. AfJEM publishes original research, reviews, brief reports of scientific investigations, case reports as well as commentary and correspondence related to topics of scientific, ethical, social and economic importance to acute care in Africa. Articles are of direct importance to African emergency care, but may have originated from elsewhere in the world.
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The African Journal of Emergency Medicine is an Open Access, online, and print journal. Articles are published in their full citable form as four issues per volume (March, June, September, and December). AfJEM is currently listed by Sciverse Scopus (subscription required), the African Index Medicus (World Health Organisation) and Google Scholar. ISSN: 2211-419X. AfJEM is signed up to the ICMJE's uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. Ethical conduct is governed by the principles set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Manuscripts submitted to AfJEM are checked for plagiarism with iThenticate software. Similarity reports are interpreted on a case by case basis but in general a similarity score of more than 10% is not acceptable.
AfJEM is the official journal of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine, the Botswana Society for Emergency Care (BSEC), the Emergency Medicine Association of Tanzania (EMAT), the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa (EMSSA), the Ethiopian Society of Emergency Medicine Professionals (ESEP) and the Libyan Emergency Medicine Association (LEMA). It is an affiliate journal of the Trauma Society of South Africa (TSSA).
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