Research without Borders

The African Journal Partnership Program  is a high profile mentoring program supported by the US National Library of Medicine and NIH’s Fogarty International Center and coordinated by the Council of Science Editors. AJPP pairs 10 African health journals in Ghana, Malawi, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, DRC, Uganda, Mali, Kenya, Rwanda and Zambia with leading US and UK health journals including, The Lancet, The Annals of Internal Medicine, BMJ, and The New England Journal of Medicine.

Elsevier volunteers provide supplementary training to the African journals for up to-4 weeks in country. The journals include: African Health Sciences, Annals of African Surgery, Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, Ghana Medical Journal, Malawi Medical Journal, Rwanda Journal of Health Sciences, Annales Africaines de Medecine, Mali Medical and The Health Press Zambia.

Boosting the impact and discoverability of African health research

One of the great challenges faced by African research is the lack of effective dissemination both within the African research community and internationally. To boost African health research impact and discoverability, the Elsevier Foundation founded “Research without Borders”, a skills-based volunteering partnership with the African Journal Partnership Program (AJPP), a high-profile mentoring program supported by the US National Library of Medicine and NIH’s Fogarty International Center and administered by the Council of Science Editors. Research without Borders collaborates with AJPP by providing Elsevier volunteer expertise in publishing, marketing, operations, technology and strategic guidance. 

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“Things weren’t always as I expected”: Volunteering for Researchers Without Borders

by Adam Fraser When I’m asked about my time in Uganda with the African Journals Partnership Program, I want to mention ...
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Research without Borders from Kampala, Uganda

by Patreece Spence "Never again would I complain about the shortfalls of open-concept," I thought as I squeezed into the ...
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Amplifying the voice of African medical research

Elsevier volunteers connect editors of the Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences to journalists Press conference for a new ...
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Research Without Borders drives capacity building in Africa – Publisher Marc Chahin shares his assignment in Rwanda

by Marc Chahin When I told friends that I’d go to Rwanda for a three week stay, many of them showed ...
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Firsts in African health research: spotlight on Dr. Lucinda Manda Taylor

One of the first female editors of the African Journal Partnership Program reflects on the challenges and milestones Dr. Lucinda ...
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Research without Borders: sharing expertise in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is equivalent to 12 percent of our global population, and the region is evolving rapidly. Between 2003 ...
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