African Journal of Emergency Medicine
Produced on behalf of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine
Peer review under the responsibility of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine
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 emergency care across Africa. 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 emergency care in Africa. Articles will be of direct importance to African emergency care, but may have originated from elsewhere in the world.
AfJEM publishes manuscripts of international quality. This is ensured through a process of rigorous peer-review where manuscripts are evaluated for accuracy, novelty and importance. It is however recognised that African researchers in emergency care are disadvantaged in the available range of journals into which they can publish their work. The editorial team is aware that this is due to many reasons, including that developing world topics are often considered too basic for western Emergency Medicine journals, or that topics are concerned with conditions which are largely irrelevant to those audiences. Furthermore, the quality of submitted manuscripts is often lower than acceptable international journal standards due to inadequate research training. AfJEM is dedicated to support all authors who wish to make an attempt at publication on an African Emergency care topic. In order to maintain and produce a high quality, international standard Emergency Medicine journal, AfJEM has devised Author Assist. AfJEM uses a team of experienced volunteers to help improve the quality of manuscripts before peer-review submission. In this capacity AfJEM may, in suitable cases, be able to direct authors towards publication of suitably significant findings of an international interest in other international journals. AfJEM's Author Assist functions independently from peer-review and assistance rendered does not constitute an automatic indication of publication, but rather a process to improve an author's chances in succeeding at peer review.
AfJEM is uniquely tailored to the needs and requirements of emergency care workers dedicated to improving emergency medicine in Africa. It will be ideal reading material for physicians, nurses and pre-hospital care workers wishing to improve their knowledge on general emergency medicine, trauma care, paediatrics, injury and disease prevention, service improvement, policy and ethics, disaster preparedness and response, and all other aspects of emergency care. In keeping with the African Federation for Emergency Medicine, it is our aim to be recognised as the international voice of quality emergency medical care in Africa.
Editor in Chief Lee A. Wallis , Stevan R. Bruijns
Top 10 Cited (articles published in the last five years)
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Smith, W.A. | Hardcastle, T.C. A crushing experience: The spectrum and outcome of soft tissue injury and myonephropathic syndrome at an Urban South African University Hospital African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2011-03-01, Pages 17-24 Twomey, M. | Wallis, L.A. | Thompson, M.L. | Myers, J.E. The South African triage scale (adult version) provides valid acuity ratings when used by doctors and enrolled nursing assistants African Journal for Emergency Medicine, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2012-03-01, Pages 3-12 Hobgood, C. | Anantharaman, V. | Bandiera, G. | Cameron, P. | Halpern, P. | Holliman, C.J. | Jouriles, N. | Kilroy, D. | Mulligan, T. | Singer, A. International Federation for Emergency Medicine model curriculum for emergency medicine specialists African Journal for Emergency Medicine, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2011-06-01, Pages 85-95 Jabar, A. | Wallis, L.A. | Ruter, A. | Smith, W.P. Modified Delphi study to determine optimal data elements for inclusion in an emergency management database system African Journal for Emergency Medicine, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2012-03-01, Pages 13-19 Brysiewicz, P. Emergency nurses: An essential component of emergency care in Africa African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2011-03-01, Pages 3-4 Wolf, L. | Brysiewicz, P. | Lobue, N. | Heyns, T. | Bell, S.A. | Coetzee, I. | Papa, A. | Augustyn, J. | Eeden, I.V. | Sepeku, A. | Pho, A. | Qampi, M. | Hangula, R. Developing a framework for emergency nursing practice in Africa African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2012-12-01, Pages 174-181 Mulligan, T. The development of emergency medicine systems in Africa African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2011-03-01, Pages 5-7 Bruijns, S.R. | Wallis, L.A. Emergency medicine, an opportunity to re-imagine a speciality in Africa African Journal for Emergency Medicine, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2011-06-01, Pages 49-50 Naidoo, N. From conception to coherence: The determination of correct research 'posture' African Journal for Emergency Medicine, Volume 1, Issue 4, 2011-12-01, Pages 186-190 Wen, L.S. | Char, D.M. Existing infrastructure for the delivery of emergency care in post-conflict Rwanda: An initial descriptive study African Journal for Emergency Medicine, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2011-06-01, Pages 57-61
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1 Rachel M. Little | Michael D. Kelso | Frances S. Shofer | Meredith H. Arasaratnam | Sean Wentworth | Ian B.K. Martin Acute care in Tanzania: Epidemiology of acute care in a small community medical centre Les soins aigus en Tanzanie: Épidémiologie des soins aigus dans un petit centre médical communautaire African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Available online 11 May 2013 2 Timothy Greene | Maryam Amour | Alex Koyfman | Mark Foran Asthma essentials Les points essentiels de l𢀙asthme African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Available online 1 March 2013 3 S. Gokhan | M.A. Cetiner | A. Ozhasenekler A rare cause of acute renal failure: Coturnism Une cause rare de l𢀙insuffisance rénale aiguë: le Coturnisme African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Available online 1 March 2013 4 Allana M. Krolikowski | Alex Koyfman Methamphetamine and MDMA: 𢀘Safe𢀙 drugs of abuse Méthamphétamine et MDMA: Abus de drogues 𢀜récréatives𢀝 African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Available online 1 March 2013 5 Nichole Bosson | Michael A. Redlener | George L. Foltin | Maria C. Raven | Mark P Foran | Stephen P. Wall Barriers to utilization of pre-hospital emergency medical services among residents in Libreville, Gabon: A qualitative study Obstacles à l𢀙utilisation des services d𢀙urgence médicale préhospitaliers parmi les habitants de Libreville, Gabon : une étude qualitative African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Available online 1 March 2013 6 Baker Hamilton | Edward Kwakyi | Alex Koyfman | Mark Foran Diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndrome Diagnostic et prise en charge du syndrome coronarien aigu African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Available online 1 March 2013 7 Antoine Bahati Kabeza | Naomi George | Martin Nyundo | Adam C. Levine Development of emergency medicine in Rwanda African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Available online 16 January 2013 8 Maaike Flinkenflögel Emergency medicine in Rwanda African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Available online 22 May 2012 9 Leana S. Wen | Douglas M. Char Existing infrastructure for the delivery of emergency care in post-conflict Rwanda: An initial descriptive study African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Available online 18 May 2012 10 Alex Koyfman Ajabu: A rose for a rose African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Available online 23 January 2012
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