Instructions for authors

PAMJ-Conference Proceedings (PAMJ-CP) publishes only abstracts, no full-length manuscripts will be published in the journal.

Irrespective of the conference material considered (poster, oral presentation, symposium etc...) an abstract will be required for publication in PAMJ-Conference Proceedings.

Length of abstracts: All abstracts will be limited to one page (A4 or Letter format) including the title, author names and affiliations and contacts of the corresponding author.

Structure of abstracts

The structure of the abstract will follow the format of the conference. We however recommend the minimum standards below:

  • A title: all abstracts should have a title. The title should preferably follow PAMJ standards
  • Contributing authors names: Should follow PAMJ standards in the order first name, middle name (if any), last name: the order of the author names should reflect their contribution to the contents of the abstract. Each author name should be followed by the number(s) (in superscript) referencing their affiliation in the affiliation list
  • Author affiliations list: should follow PAMJ standards. Starting with a number. Each affiliation number should exist in the author list. The affiliation should be as detailed as possible and can include: The name of the institution, the department inside the institution, the city, the province or state, the country
  • The names and contacts (affiliation and email) of the corresponding author: The corresponding author name should be identified in the author list by the ampersand sign (&)
  • The body of the abstract: will follow the format of the conference. Two types of abstract body are recommended
    • Single paragraph block: in which the abstract is a single paragraph
    • Multiple paragraphs: organized around thematic areas such as introduction, methods, results and conclusion
  • References number and style: Are allowed and will follow the conference instructions. PAMJ reference style will apply
  • Figures or tables: ar enot allowed.

These PDFs provides examples of well formatted abstracts: Abstract 1 | Abstract 2

Conference posters

Only the poster abstract will be published. The posters themselves will not be published.

Processing charges

  • Conferences held in Africa: Free until December 2018
  • Conferences outside Africa: $US 5000 (irrespective of the number of abstracts)

Submission of conferences to PAMJ-CP

The PAMJ Conference Management System allows for easy conference management including participants registration, submission and management of abstracts, including management of conference sessions and track. Conferences managed through PAMJ CMS can seamlessly be published on PAMJ-CP. We can still published conferences that were not managed through PAMJ-CMS. Contact conferences@panafrican-med-journal.com for more.


This volume

Volume 1 (Jan - Dec 2017)

Conferences archives

  • The 3rd African Diabetes Conference (12 Jun 2017)
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