African Journal Partnership Project

Strengthening African medical journals

Peer-reviewed journals are a vital source of information exchange. However, journals in developing regions often lack the necessary resources to publish in a timely manner.

To address these needs, the African Journal Partnership Project (AJPP) was created in 2003 as a collaborative effort among NLM, the Fogarty International Center, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and 9 journals from the US, UK, and Africa.

The AJPP partners African health and medical journals with leading journals published in the United States and the United Kingdom. The goal of the program is to strengthen the African health and medical journals so that they can be accepted into MEDLINE, resulting in African health and medical research being available to the world. The premise behind the project is that valuable research is being carried out in endemic countries but is not often available to a wider international audience.


  • Ethiopia : Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences partnered with Annals of Internal Medicine*
  • Ghana : Ghana Medical Journal partnered with The Lancet*
  • Malawi : Malawi Medical Journal partnered with the Journal of the American Medical Association*
  • Mali : Mali Medical Journal partnered with  Environmental Health Perspectives*
  • Uganda : African Health Sciences partnered with the British Medical Journal*
  • Zambia : Medical Journal of Zambia partnered with the New England Journal of Medicine

* Indicates acceptance into MEDLINE.

The Council of Science Editors (CSE) provides a secretariat for AJPP.

Other Pages About the AJPP

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Editors’ Interviews – African Journal Partnership Project at Ten: 2003-2013

James Tumwine


Chiwoza Bandawe

Dr. David Ofori-Adjei

Abraham Haileamlak

Christine Kanyengo