Frequently asked questions

1. What is PAMJ - Conference Proceedings?

PAMJ - Conference Proceedings (PAMJ-CP) is a new online open access journal solely dedicated to the publication of abstracts from scientific conferences and meetings in the domains of medicine, public health, biomedical sciences or social sciences.

2. What do we publish?

PAMJ-CP publishes only abstracts of scientific conferences or meeting submitted as either posters, oral presentations, symposiums etc.... The journal do not publish single abstracts or abstracts submitted by individual authors outside of the framework of a scientific conference. If you wish to submit a full lenght manuscript for publication, consider the Pan African Medical Journal

3. In what language do we publish conference proceedings?

We publish conference proceedings in English and French only.

4. How do we get our conference contents published ?

PAMJ-CP was designed to complete the PAMJ Conference Management System (PAMJ-CMS). Ideally, conference abstracts will be submitted to the journal through the PAMJ Conference Management System. However, we can publish conference abstracts that have not been managed through the PAMJ Conference Management System. Contact for more on how to get your conference archived.

5. What kind of conference material do you publish?

Essentially abstracts of posters, short presentation, symposium or any other scientific outputs from a conference.

6. Can you publish the proceedings of a conference that took place several years ago?

Yes, we can indexed the proceedings of conferences not older than 3 years from the time the request to have the conference archived is made as long as the conference has not been published elsewhere. Contact for more on how to get your conference archgived in Proceedings.

7. Is there a limit in the number of abstracts that can be published for a single conference?

No, there is no limit on the number of abstracts that can be published. All the abstracts accepted by the scientific committee and presented at the conference will be published.

8. Is the contents of PAMJ-CP peer reviewed?

We do conduct internal review of conference material submitted for consideration in PAMJ - CP. We will also request the conference organizers to provide proofs that the conference abstracts were reviewed by the conference scientific committee or equivalent. The final decision to archive the conference rests on the editorial office and the editorial board who will based their decision on the scientif quality and relevance of the conference. A detailed written explanation will be provided to the conference organizers by the editorial team if a decision not to archive the conference is reached.

9. Is the contents of PAMJ - CP freely accessible?

Yes, all abstracts published in PAMJ-CP are open access and freely accessible. Articles published in PAMJ are Open Access and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

10. Is the contents of PAMJ - CP freely indexed or archived?

Not yet, but we are working to make the contents of PAMJ - Conference Proceedings archived in various platform including CLOCKSS and Pubmed Central.

11. Can I as an individual submit my abstract for publication in PAMJ - CP?

No, PAMJ-CP publishes only entire conference contents, not single abstracts from individuals.

12. In what format are articles published in PAMJ-CP

Two formats will be delivered for all abstracts: html and PDF

13. Is a conference abstract book also provided?

Yes, the conference book (compilation of all abstracts and conference program) will be published alongside the conference

14. Is PAMJ-CP contents Open Access?

Yes, the contents of PAMJ-CP is open access and freely accessible online. Check our copyright policy here.

15. How much does it cost to publish in PAMJ-CP

Publishing a conference in PAMJ-CP is currently free for all conferences that have taken place in Africa, irrespective of the number of abstracts. This offer will be extended until Dec 2018. After Dec 2018, the PAMJ will charge a minimum of 500$ per 100 abstracts. For conferences outside Africa, a processing charge of $US 2000 per conference will apply, up to a maximum of 300 abstracts. Additional charges applies beyong 300 abstracts.

16. What is the PAMJ Conference Management System?

The PAMJ Conference Management System (PAMJ CMS) is an online system specifically designed to manage scientific conferences/meetings workflow from call for abstracts, conference registration management, submission of abstracts, peer review, communication with authors, planning and organization of sessions and tracks, one-click conference program design and print, real-time communication with participants and more. To set-up your conference or request a demo, contact