Connecting the Global Research Community
ScienceOpen was founded to facilitate scientific exchange and accelerate scholarly communication, and a main pillar of how we do this is by fostering open and public communication among academics. We think it is especially important for collaborations to reach across continental and cultural boundaries to increase inclusivity in the scientific community. Thus, we continually reach out to publishers and organizations outside of the Western research community of Europe and North America to increase the diversity of content on ScienceOpen, both in topics and perspectives. In doing so, we strive to broaden the global context of research indexed on the platform and to expand the network of researchers using ScienceOpen to encourage collaboration among research communities. These efforts have led to the start of many new projects across the world, and today, we are proud to introduce our newest partnership with the Pan African Medical Journal (PAMJ).
Introducing the Pan African Medical Journal
PAMJ is one of the largest open access publishers in Africa working to help disseminate research. Through its journals (PAMJ, PAMJ Clinical Medicine, PAMJ One-Health), PAMJ aims to increase availability of African research for a better understanding of Africa’s specificities, and generally improve the health outcomes of people living in Africa. ScienceOpen has worked with PAMJ to index its content in the Pan African Medical Journal Collection, making PAMJ content stand out among the 65 million records on the platform. This will help attract more readership to PAMJ, improving awareness of current health topics in Africa.
Topics of PAMJ and selected articles
PAMJ publishes original scientific research on clinical, public health, social, political, economic and all other factors affecting the health of populations in Africa. Begin exploring its content by going to the open access articles we have highlighted for you below:
- Malnutrition in Sub – Saharan Africa: burden, causes and prospects
- Is it a policy crisis or it is a health crisis? The Egyptian context – Analysis of the Egyptian health policy for the H1N1 flu pandemic control
- Field notes from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control 2019 pilot internship program for resident doctors
- Mobile phone ownership and willingness to receive mHealth services among patients with diabetes mellitus in South-West, Nigeria
Special Issue on COVID-19 in Africa
Additionally, we have worked with PAMJ to create a specific collection for PAMJ’s Special Issue on COVID-19 in Africa. This issue, like the rest of the journal, is freely downloadable. Here are some highlights from this issue:
- How prepared is Africa to face COVID-19?
- The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and unintended pregnancy during the quarantine period
- COVID-19: a perspective for lifting lockdown in Zimbabwe
We welcome the collaboration with ScienceOpen to help expand the reach of African research in line with the PAMJ agenda to contribute to global health efforts.Raoul Kamadjeu, Managing Editor and Founder of PAMJ
Raising Awareness of Important Health Topics
ScienceOpen looks forward to further promoting the new PAMJ Collections to bring the world’s attention to the admirable agenda of PAMJ to disseminate open access health research in Africa. We encourage researchers to engage with PAMJ content by sharing their expertise through post-publication peer review, promoting topical articles, and connecting to other researchers through ScienceOpen’s network. In addition, users should follow both these collections to receive alerts when new content is added. Through these ways, we can accelerate scientific exchange and scholarly communication around important health topics in Africa and beyond.