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Author Assist, by the African Journal of Emergency Medicine

It is the aim of the African Journal of Emergency Medicine to be representative of all parts of the African continent; we recognise within this that some African researchers in emergency care may be disadvantaged in the available range of journals into which they can publish their work. We are aware that this is due to many reasons, including that topics are concerned with conditions which are largely irrelevant to other audiences.

AfJEM is dedicated to supporting all authors who wish to make an attempt at publication on an African emergency care topic. In order to maintain and produce a high quality, international standard Emergency Medicine journal, AfJEM has devised Author Assist. AfJEM uses a team of experienced volunteers (Author Assistants) to help improve the quality of manuscripts before peer-review submission.

Visit AfJEM's website if you:

  • Would like to apply for assistance with your manuscript
  • Have not started your manuscript and need help on how to go about doing that
  • Have not started a research project but need help on how to develop your ideas
  • Are an inexperienced author who would like to collaborate on a systematic review
  • Would like to become an assistant

* AfJEM does not provide research development per se.  However, we recommend the Science Supercourse ran out of the Library of Alexandria (YouTube clip) if you want to develop a research project from the ground up.  If you have already done the research and want to write it up you can use Authoraid.  AuthorAID helps researchers in developing countries to publish and otherwise communicate their work. It also serves as a wider global forum to discuss and disseminate research.

A bit about the journal: 

The African Journal of Emergency Medicine (AfJEM) is the official journal of AFEM. It is a regional, peer-reviewed journal aimed in particular at supporting emergency care across Africa. AfJEM publishes original research, reviews, brief reports of scientific investigations, case reports as well as commentary and correspondence related to topics of scientific, ethical, social and economic importance to emergency care in Africa. Articles are of direct importance to African emergency care, but may have originated from elsewhere in the world.
The African Journal of Emergency Medicine is an Open Access, online, and print journal (#FOAMed).  Neither authors nor subscribers pay to publish or access published material.  Articles are published in their full citable form as four issues per volume (March, June, September, and December).  


Visit to learn more, read the latest issue, or submit a manuscript.

South Africa

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EMSSA represents a group of enthusiastic healthcare professionals dedicated to the development of quality emergency care throughout South Africa. Emergency Medicine has only recently been recognized as an independent speciality, although this country has always had a large burden of patients presenting to our pre-hospital and hospital emergency services with experienced and passionate personnel rendering much needed care.



The Emergency Medicine Association of Tanzania (EMAT) was formed in May 2010  by doctors and nurses with active involvement in emergency care in Tanzania. The President is Dr Hendry Robert Sawe, of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences(MUHAS)-Dar es salaam. The objective of EMAT is to Pioneer, promote and advocate for dissemination of emergency care in Tanzania, through Teaching, research and education of emergency care.



The Botswana Society for Emergency Care (BSEC) held it's foundational meeting in November 2010, and was officially registered as a society in Botswana in September 2011. BSEC's mission is to promote advocate for emergency care in Botswana through teaching, research, and education. BSEC liases with partners from EMSSA and AFEM, and supports the emergency medicine post-graduate training program at the University of Botswana School of Medicine. Since it's inception, BSEC has hosted seminars on emergency triage, pre-hospital care, and acute care needs in Botswana.



The Ethiopian Society of Emergency Medical Professionals was formed in 2012. The President is Dr Sisay Teklu, of Addis Ababa University. The objective of ESEP is to assist in development of hospital and Pre-Hospital emergency care.



LEMA will encourage and promote professional excellence, advance the science and practice of emergency medicine, and serve as an advocate for patients, their families, the public, the profession and the ER physicians. It will offer to the interdisciplinary team the necessary tools for the interaction with the critically ill patient and their families from a holistic perspective.



SEMPON held their inaugural scientific conference in September 2014, themed: "The State of Emergency Care in Nigeria: the Way Forward". The objective of the organisation is to evaluate the state of emergency care in Nigeria, and engineer cooperation and partnership among key stakeholders.



The president of the Egyptian Society for Emergency Medicine is Dr. Hussein Sabri. It was formed in 2012, and is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of emergency medicine. It is an interdisciplinary organisation whose members are involved in the provision of emergency care.