The Sub-Saharan African Journal of Medicine (SSAJM) is a publication of the Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria – the largest University in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a
multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the renowned medical publishers Medknow- Wolters Kluwer Limited. SSAJM is dedicated to increasing the depth of knowledge of subjects across all disciplines of Medicine and allied Sciences. The Journal is committed to a rapid turn-around time and manuscripts are rapidly reviewed by experienced and competent reviewers. We aim to reach a fair decision and communicate to authors at the shortest possible time.
SSAJM welcomes manuscripts that meet the general criteria of scientific excellence that advances knowledge and research in all areas of basic and clinical medicine. The journal particularly welcomes manuscripts that advance and/or reinforce evidence that matters to patient care.
Original articles, review articles, case reports and letters are welcome in the format described in the “Information for Authors”
Journal Website: www.journalonweb.com/ssajm
Journal Address: Dean’s Office, Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru, Zaria, Nigeria
Journal E-mail Address: [email protected]
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, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data
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.
Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.
Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.
CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.
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.
While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:
- "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
- The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
- Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.