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To the Editor – On behalf of the African Journal Partnership Program (AJPP), I write to welcome The Health Press into AJPP. The mission of AJPP is to promote wider dissemination of African health and medical research published in African health and medical journals. AJPP meets its mission by facilitating collaboration and mutual learning between African journal editors and international journal and publishing partners, improving the visibility of African research by working to get African journals accepted into MEDLINE and other scholarly indexes, improving editorial practices and the technical production capability of African journals, and supporting the training of medical and health editors, researchers, authors, reviewers, and journalists in Africa. AJPP is sponsored by the US National Library of Medicine and the Fogarty International Center with support from the Council of Science Editors, the Elsevier Foundation, African Journals Online (AJOL), Clarivate Analytics, Kaufman Wills Fusting & Company (KWF), SPi Global, 5 leading international journals (noted below), and many others.
AJPP, a small but mighty organization, operates with formal partnerships among the journal members. The Health Press will be partnered with JAMA and the Malawi Medical Journal (one of the founding African journal members of AJPP). Other partnerships include
• African Health Sciences, the Rwandan Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, and The BMJ
• Ghana Medical Journal, Sierra Leone Journal of Biomedical Research, and The Lancet
• Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, Annals of African Surgery, and Annals of Internal Medicine
• Le Mali Medical, Annales Africaines de Medicine, Environmental Health Perspectives, and the New England Journal of Medicine. We hope AJPP will support The Health Press’ vision “to address the challenges in making informed decisions of public health within Zambia and the global world in general.”
Annette Flanagin, RN, MA, FAAN
Co-Director, African Journal Partnership Program
Executive Managing Editor
Vice President, Editorial Operations
JAMA and The JAMA Network
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