Summary of the African Journal Partnership Program (AJPP) Annual Review and Planning Meeting, 2018

The 2018 annual meeting of the African Journal Partnership Program (AJPP) was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, East Africa. The theme of the meeting was Sustainable Publishing: How Journals Are Adapting to the New Publishing Environment. David Ofori-Adjei chaired the meeting and acknowledged the important support of the US National Library of Medicine, Fogarty International Center, the Elsevier Foundation, and the Council of Science Editors. He welcomed The Health Press of Zambia as the newest member of AJPP, which has joined nine other African medical and health journals (African Health Sciences, Annales Africaines de Médecine, Annals of African Surgery, Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, Ghana Medical Journal, Malawi Medical Jornal, Mali Medical, Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Sierra Leone Journal of Biomedical Research) along with northern partner journals (Annals of Internal Medicine, The BMJ, Environmental Health Perspectives, JAMA, The Lancet, and New England Journal of Medicine). He also thanked African Journals Online (AJOL), Clarivate Analytics, KWF Consulting, and SPi Global Services for their continued support. Two keynote addresses were given. On day one, the keynote address was delivered by Dr Elizabeth Marincola, Senior Advisor, Communications and Advocacy for the African Academy of Sciences. Dr Marinicola’s address, “Advancing Science Communication in Africa,” covered the history of scientific publishing and publication models from 1665 to the present day. She gave an overview of problems with traditional science publishing and methods used to advance open publishing. The African Academy of Sciences Open Research platform was presented as one of the […]

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