Submission guilines

Submission guilines

For authors

We encourage readers to sign up for the publishing notification service for this journal. Use the register link at the top of the home page for the journal. This registration will result in the reader receiving the Table of Contents by email for each new issue of the journal. This list also allows the journal to claim a certain level of support or readership. See the journal’s privact statement, which assures readers that their name and email address will not be used for other purposes.

online submissions

Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.

Privacy statement

The UMJ maintains its commitment to protecting the privacy of all our user of this website. The names, personal particulars and e-mail addresses entered on the website will be only used for the stated purposes of the journal and will not be made available to the third parties without the user’s permission or due process. Queries with regard to privacy may be directed to Editor-in Chief

For librarians

We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library’s electronic journal holdings. As well, it may be worth noting that this journal’s open-source publishing system is suitable for libraries to host for their faculty members to use with journals they are involved in editing.

Focus and Scope

The Ubuntu medical Journal is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed, open-access, fully online journal that is published at least two times a year. The journal is produced with due respect for its own objectives of being a scientifically reliable journal that aims at improving all aspects of medicine in Burundi and African continent. To achieve its objectives the journal invites papers on original scientific research, short communications, cases study, case reports and letters to the editor, in any branch of medical science, agroecology, environment, and one health. Original articles should present data from original research, which is relevant to the practice of medicine especially in Burundi and the African continent. Papers from other developing and developed countries across Africa are also invited.

Peer review process

All manuscripts submitted for publication to the Ubuntu Medical Journal shall be subjected to unbiased, independent, and critical assessment by one or two outside peer reviewers, who are not part of the editorial staff. Manuscripts will be treated as private property of the authors and will be reviewed with due respect for authors’ confidentiality. Peer reviewers will be selected from a data base of experts in the relevant fields/specialties, who have contributed significantly in the medical field especially through publications in journals. The names of the reviewers shall be treated confidentially. Details of the review shall not be disclosed to anyone other than the authors and reviewers. Reviewers are not allowed to make copies of the manuscript for their files and are prohibited from sharing it with others, except with the permission of the editor. In the review process the following main points will be considered:  i) that the work is original and presents a significant contribution to the medical science; ii) that the experimental designs and methodologies used are satisfactory; iii) that conclusions have been based upon an adequate number of tests with appropriate statistical evaluation; iv) that only appropriate and pertinent references have been cited. Manuscripts with complex statistical components will in addition be reviewed by a statistician.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.