Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Health Sciences and Diseases is a peer reviewed medical journal that covers all aspects of medicine, pharmacy, biomedical and health sciences, including public health and societal issues. It is an “online first” publication, which means that all the publications articles appear on the website before being included in the print journal. The papers are published in full on the website, with open access.

Our vision is to be the leader medical journal in our region.

Our mission is to inform and educate all the health professionals and to promote constructive debate on health issues that matter in the management not only of diseases but of health as a whole.

The HSD team is based in Yaounde (Cameroon). L

Acceptance of manuscripts is based on the originality, the quality of the work and validity of the evidence, the clarity of presentation, and the relevance to our readership. Publications are expected to be concise, well organized and clearly written. Authors submit a manuscript with the understanding that the manuscript (or its essential substance) has not been published other than as an abstract in any language or format and is not currently submitted elsewhere for print or electronic publication. 

 

Section Policies

In this issue

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  • Samuel Nko'o Amvene
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About Health Sciences and Disease

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News from the 23rd Congress of the CSO

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News from the 24th Congress of the CSO

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Editorial

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Research Articles

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Review / Continuing Medical Education

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Medicine and Surgery in the Tropics

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Point of view

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Traditional Medicine - Alternative Medicine

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Public Health

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  • Georges Bediang
  • Joseph Kamgno
  • Jean Roger Moulion Tapouh
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Case reports

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Pictorial Review

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Medicine and Society

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Brief reports

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Book review

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Abstracts of the 23rd Congress of the CSO

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News from the Faculty

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Letters to the Editor

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In Memoriam

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  • Alfred Njamnshi
  • Samuel Nko'o Amvene
  • koki paul
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Instructions to authors

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Abstracts of the 24th Congress of the CSO

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Peer Review Process

HSD is a peer-reviewed journal. All publications in the journal undergo a  peer review process where reviewers and authors do not know the identity of each other.

HSD adheres to the prevailing standards and procedures for investigating publication ethics.
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Specifically, HSD does not tolerate  plagiarism, data or figure manipulation, knowingly providing incorrect information, copyright infringement, attempts to manipulate the peer review process, failures to declare conflicts of interest, and fraud. This list is not exhaustive - if there is uncertainty of what constitutes such actions, then more resources may be found at the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) or the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors  (ICMJE).

 

Publication Frequency

Health Sciences and Diseases publishes six issues a year. Journals items  appear collectively as part of an issue with its own table of contents.

 

Open Access Policy

Health Sciences and Diseases, the Journal of the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Yaounde 1, is a peer reviewed medical journal that covers all aspects of medicine, pharmacy, biomedical and health sciences, including public health and societal issues. It is an “online first” publication, which means that all the publications articles appear on the website before being included in the print journal. The papers are published in full on the website, with open access

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Why publish in HSD

HSD offers an author-friendly approach from manuscript submission through publication. It provides the following advantages: rapid publication time lines, recognition by the leading institutions of evaluation in higher education such as the Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l’Enseignement Supérieur (CAMES), review and consideration from national and international experienced editors, Multilanguage publication (English and French), assessment of impact and dissemination in the country.



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