African Journal Partnership Project (AJPP)


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 Sciencespartnered with Annals of Internal Medicine*
  • Ghana : Ghana Medical Journalpartnered with The Lancet*
  • Malawi : Malawi Medical Journalpartnered with the Journal of the American Medical Association*
  • Mali : Mali Medical Journalpartnered with  Environmental Health Perspectives*
  • Uganda : African Health Sciencespartnered with the British Medical Journal*
  • Zambia : Medical Journal of Zambiapartnered with the New England Journal of Medicine

* Indicates acceptance into MEDLINE.

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

Editors’ Interviews – African

James Tumwine

Chiwoza Bandawe

Dr. David Ofori-Adjei

Abraham Haileamlak

Christine Kanyengo