African Journal of Reproductive Health

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The African Journal of Reproductive Health is a multidisciplinary and international journal that publishes original research, comprehensive review articles, short reports and commentaries on reproductive health in Africa. The journal strives to provide a forum for African authors, as well as others working in Africa, to share findings on all aspects of reproductive health and to disseminate innovative, relevant and useful information on reproductive health throughout the continent.

Type of Articles

The journal will publish original research, review articles, short reports and commentaries. A cover page should accompany each manuscript and should include:
1. the Title and sub-title (running title -- no more than 5 words);
2. the name(s) of the author(s);
3. the affiliation(s) of the author(s);
4. Abstract;
5. three to six Keywords for indexing and retrieval purposes; and
6. Corresponding author's email address and telephone number.

Original Research — The journal welcomes articles reporting on original research, including both quantitative and qualitative studies. The subject matter should be organized under appropriate headings and sub-headings such as: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Acknowledgements.
Maximum length should be 5,000 words together. Figures and/or Tables should not exceed five (5) e.g., 2 figures and 3 tables. Where any Table occupies a full page, no more than 4 tables and/or figures should be included. Additional tables/figures will be charged.

Review Articles — Comprehensive review articles on all aspects of reproductive health in Africa will also be considered for publication in the journal. Reviews should provide a thorough overview of the topic and should incorporate the most current research. The length of review articles and the organizational headings and sub-headings used are at the author’s discretion.

Short Reports — Brief descriptions of preliminary research findings or interesting case studies will be considered for publication as short reports. The length and organization of short reports are left to the author’s discretion.

Commentaries — Commentaries or editorials on any aspect of reproductive health in Africa will be considered for publication in the journal. Opinion pieces need not reference previous research, but rather reflect the opinions of the author(s).

Submission of Manuscripts

All manuscripts should be in their final form when submitted. Authors may mail manuscripts to the journal’s editorial office at the following address:

The Editor
African Journal of Reproductive Health
Women’s Health and Action Research Centre
Igue-Iheya Village, Benin-Lagos Express Road
P. O. Box 10231, Ugbowo, Benin City
E-mail: wharc@hyperia.com; africanjournalofreproductiveH@gmail.com.
Website: www.ajrh.info; www.wharc-online.org

No faxed submissions will be accepted. A covering letter accompanying the manuscript should certify that the article has not been previously published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. All authors are advised to submit an electronic copy of their manuscript, as this will spare remarkable time in the reviewing and typesetting processes. The journal will publish manuscripts written in English. AJRH will ensure that abstracts of all published papers are translated into English or French, and that both versions accompany the manuscript.

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