AJOL Recommended Peer-Reviewer Guidelines

Online Peer Review Training Course

Finding, Organizing, and Using Health Information
A training manual for students, researchers, and health workers in Africa.

Committee on Publishing Ethics
COPE is a forum for editors and publishers of peer reviewed journals to discuss all aspects of publication ethics. It also advises editors on how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct.

African Index Medicus
In order to give access to information published in or related to Africa and to encourage local publishing, the World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA), has produced an international index to African health literature and information sources.

AMA Manual of Style
Everything you need to produce well-organized and clear manuscripts. The AMA Manual of Style is a must-have guide for anyone involved in medical and scientific publishing.

World Association of Medical Editors
A global association of editors of peer-reviewed medical journals who seek to foster cooperation and communication among editors, improve editorial standards, promote professionalism in medical editing through education, self-criticism, and self-regulation, and encourage research on the principles and practice of medical editing.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
The ICMJE is a small working group of general medical journal editors whose participants meet annually and fund their own work on the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals. The ICMJE invites comments on this document and suggestions for agenda items.

Researcher Academy
Researcher Academy provides free access to countless e-learning resources designed to support researchers on every step of their research journey. Browse our extensive module catalogue to uncover a world of knowledge, and earn certificates and rewards as you progress.
Courses cover preparation, research writing, the publication process, how to navigate the peer review process, and how to get your research noticed.

Eight top tips to help you turn your PhD thesis into an article
Insights from a Researcher Academy webinar on converting your thesis into an article for publication.

The Equator Network has great resources on some agreed guidelines for reporting on various studies.

The Author Aid network also has many resources to assist authors in preparing manuscripts prior to submission

Authors are encouraged to register with the ORCID which provides unique identifiers for each author.


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