Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery publishes peer reviewed articles on current nursing and health related issues, and encourages those that exhibit innovative and quantitative research methods and approaches. It promotes debate, both theoretical and practical, on a wide range of topics and cross-disciplinary interests.


Section Policies


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Review Article

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Supplementary Issue

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Concept Analysis

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Report on Conference

The editorial board of the Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery (AJNM) would like to ensure that all national and international conferences, seminars, scientific and technical as well as other important gatherings are reported on on in the AJNM, given that not all readers of the AJNM are in a position to attend conferences. Therefore, it will be beneficial for the AJNM community/readers/subscribers who cannot attend such scholarship gatherings to be informed of matters deliberated upon.

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Peer Review Process

AJNM uses a double blind peer review system to ensure the anonymity of both the author and the reviewer. Usually articles are sent to two reviewers, if there is a disagreement a third reviewer is used. The final decision whether to publish any article remains with the Editor-in-Chief.


Publication Frequency

Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery publishes two issues per annum. In addition, a supplementary open access issue may be published.

Individual articles are published as part of the current issue, as and when they are ready, until the issue is complete. Such articles are in their final form and may be cited by using their article number or DOI.

Issues that have not yet been finalised are indicated as still in progress.



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Self-archiving Policy

Author's Pre-print:

  author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)

Author's Post-print:

  author can archive post-print (ie final accepted version post-refereeing)

Publisher's Version/PDF:

  author cannot archive publisher's version/PDF

General Conditions:

  • On Institutional Repositories, social media repositories (Research Gate) and subject repositories 18 months embargo (from date of acceptance).
  • Must link to publisher version
  • Published source must be acknowledged with DOI