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Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences Abraham Haileamlak, MD Editor-In-Chief Jimma University, Ethiopia AJPP Annual Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences Abraham Haileamlak, MD Editor-In-Chief Jimma University, Ethiopia AJPP Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA, USA May 18 -19, 2010 19 March 2018 AJPP

A NATIONAL PIONEER IN COMMUNITY BASED EDUCATION OF HIGHER LEARNING 19 March 2018 AJPP A NATIONAL PIONEER IN COMMUNITY BASED EDUCATION OF HIGHER LEARNING 19 March 2018 AJPP

Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences (EJHS) Ø Founded in 1990 Ø Published by JU Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences (EJHS) Ø Founded in 1990 Ø Published by JU 19 March 2018 AJPP

Overview A peer reviewed journal of JU appearing since 1990 Ø Used to appear Overview A peer reviewed journal of JU appearing since 1990 Ø Used to appear twice a year until July 2006 Ø Since 2007 it is appearing trice a year Ø Publishes Ø • • Ø Ø editorial, original articles, brief communications and case reports, Has website, http: //www. ejhs. ju. edu. et Not indexed 19 March 2018 AJPP

Journal description Organization Ø Editors/ Editorial Board • • • Abraham Haileamlak -----Editor-in-Chief Challi Journal description Organization Ø Editors/ Editorial Board • • • Abraham Haileamlak -----Editor-in-Chief Challi Jira ----- Associate Editor-in-Chief Tefera Belachew Mesele Bezabih Tinuel Girma Abebe G/Mariam 19 March 2018 AJPP

Journal description Ø Editorial Staff l Ø Girum Tigu - Secretary Editorial Consultants l Journal description Ø Editorial Staff l Ø Girum Tigu - Secretary Editorial Consultants l l l l 19 March 2018 Prof. EHO Parry (UK) Dr. Teklasion Wolde-Mariam (Ethiopia) Prof. John Britton (UK) Dr. Ruth Shinebaum (UK) Prof Makonnen Asefa (Ethiopia) Prof William Lore (Kenya) Dr. Richard Horton (UK) AJPP

Journal description Secretary Author (thru EIC) 19 March 2018 Pre-Review by The EIC (blinded) Journal description Secretary Author (thru EIC) 19 March 2018 Pre-Review by The EIC (blinded) Peer-Reviewer AJPP

Journal description Content of EJHS l l l Editorials – not regular Original articles Journal description Content of EJHS l l l Editorials – not regular Original articles (minimum 8 per issue) Reviews Brief communication (Maximum 1 per issue) Case report (Maximum 2 per issue) 19 March 2018 AJPP

Journal description Production process l l l Preparation by the journal secretary Printing in Journal description Production process l l l Preparation by the journal secretary Printing in private company Appears trice a year Available online on the journal website Print edition is 300 per issue l 19 March 2018 Distributed to universities and health units for free AJPP

Journal description Ø Website l l http: //www. ejhs. ju. edu. et Developed in Journal description Ø Website l l http: //www. ejhs. ju. edu. et Developed in 2009 • Thanks to AJPP Ø Financial Structure l l EJHS didn’t start to generate money Financial management is under the university system 19 March 2018 AJPP

Journal description… Ø Journal Participation l l l AJOL- on process Pub. Med Central- Journal description… Ø Journal Participation l l l AJOL- on process Pub. Med Central- not yet Medline – not yet COPE - member ICMJE- trial unsuccessful 19 March 2018 AJPP

Journal description… Ø Distribution l l l Over 200 institutions and individuals locally for Journal description… Ø Distribution l l l Over 200 institutions and individuals locally for free Distributed to all libraries in JU and all public medical schools in Ethiopia Few international customers 19 March 2018 AJPP

Journal description… Sustainability plan Ø As there is strong University support, the journal will Journal description… Sustainability plan Ø As there is strong University support, the journal will not face financial problem Ø The main challenge will be manuscript flow and peer review l l l Strengthening administrative staff Continuous Staff training Increased postgraduate training Increase visibility- Indexing Manuscript management software 19 March 2018 AJPP

Journal description… Ø 2009 Accomplishment • All the three issues appeared timely • Policy Journal description… Ø 2009 Accomplishment • All the three issues appeared timely • Policy revision made • Organization • staffing • • • Secured three rooms office Introduction of intern editors Experience share visit is made to EMJ and EJHD Two members got training in Accra, Ghana One staff trained in Kampala, Uganda Conducted two in-house trainings 19 March 2018 AJPP

2006 -2009 manuscript flow 19 March 2018 AJPP 2006 -2009 manuscript flow 19 March 2018 AJPP

Acceptance rate over years 19 March 2018 AJPP Acceptance rate over years 19 March 2018 AJPP

Duration for action Ø Difficult to analyze by years Ø The estimated duration is Duration for action Ø Difficult to analyze by years Ø The estimated duration is as follows Ø From Submission to; l l l First action (pre-review)- 7 days Acceptance (Peer review and board decision)- 60 -90 days Publication – 90 -120 days 19 March 2018 AJPP

Peer Reviewers in 2009 Ø Number of reviewers used – 43 (all internal) l Peer Reviewers in 2009 Ø Number of reviewers used – 43 (all internal) l Some of them used more than once Ø Approximate time – 6 -8 weeks 19 March 2018 AJPP

Major Improvements Ø The content has increased to a minimum of 8 original articles Major Improvements Ø The content has increased to a minimum of 8 original articles Ø The cover design of the journal is updated Ø Availability to readers online Ø Improvement of peer review quality • Most regular reviewers knew what to do Ø Number of Submissions increased 19 March 2018 AJPP

Medical Library Ø Gave university wide training on how to search databases Ø Involved Medical Library Ø Gave university wide training on how to search databases Ø Involved in supporting researchers 19 March 2018 AJPP

Outreach activities Ø Authors • no survey done • We got positive email messages Outreach activities Ø Authors • no survey done • We got positive email messages from some of our authors Ø Readers • no survey done • We got email messages from some of our readers. Ø Local news media • We used local radio to disseminate findings of researches published on our journal when it is necessary 19 March 2018 AJPP

Interaction with international partner Ø AJPP Ø COPE – thanks to Sarah Ø ICMJE- Interaction with international partner Ø AJPP Ø COPE – thanks to Sarah Ø ICMJE- unsuccessful 19 March 2018 AJPP

Future interaction plan Ø Secure and apply manuscript management software Ø Work hard for Future interaction plan Ø Secure and apply manuscript management software Ø Work hard for indexing Ø Another trial for ICMJE membership 19 March 2018 AJPP

THANK YOU! 19 March 2018 AJPP THANK YOU! 19 March 2018 AJPP