The African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) is an authoritative International, Open Access, Bi-annual, Double-blinded Peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal. AJHSE publishes research articles, high quality review articles, short reports and letters to the Editor. AJHSE hereby invites researchers, scholars, scientists and professionals, in all areas of public health, safety science and environmental sustainability to submit their manuscripts for its peer-review, bi-annual, open access publication. All papers are published as soon as they have been accepted, by adding them to the "current" Issue and Volume's Table of Contents.
African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) is an official publication of the Applied Environmental Bioscience and Public Health Research Group (AEBPH RG), University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. The Vision of the AEBPH Research Group is to be envisioned as a world class research group, excellent in research traditions and exceptional in providing cutting edge research in public health, physical and biological sciences. Our mission is to empower our members to act with academic and professional competence in fulfilling its obligations to the academic community and the world at large.
About The Journal
- Journal Title: African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment
- Journal Acronym: AJHSE
- Journal ISSN (Online): 2695-1819
- Journal ISSN (Print): 2695-2386
- Country of Publication: Nigeria
- Publication Coverage: International
- Frequency: Biannual
- Issue Months: June and December
- Review Type: Double blinded peer-review
- Review Duration: 1-2months per article
- Review Rounds: 2-3 per article
- Open Access: Yes
- Licence: Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0
- Language: English
- Scope: All areas of/related to Health, Safety and Environment
African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) is a premier resource for original review and research articles based on data drawn from current topics and issues, encompassing a broad theoretical and methodological scope. Highlighting theoretically, in-depth research and analysis in a variety of areas within the discipline. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance for national and global relevance. Papers will be published approximately one month after acceptance. All articles published in AJHSE will be double-blinded peer-reviewed. Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished and original papers which are not under review in any other journal. The journal is published chiefly in online version, however print version can be made available for requesting individuals or bodies at a cost. The online formats are free access and downloadable and publishes two (2) issues a year (Bi-annual). The basic criteria for the acceptance of a manuscript for publication in the journal, is based on the evaluation of the strength of its quality and relevance through our rigorous peer-review system. All articles published by African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) adhere to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) offers a broad range of options for authors and researchers, enabling them to publish their papers in our highly esteemed open access journal moulded from a high degree of rigorous peer review, integrity and transparency. All papers are published as soon as they have been accepted, by adding them to the "current" Issue and Volume's Table of Contents.
The African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes articles in the following areas:
Health: Epidemiology, Microbiology, Medical Biochemistry, Health sciences, Environmental health and Public health, including hygiene, health education, health policy, hospital management, health economics, law and ethics as well as from the area of new health care fields including social healthcare, health communication science, eHealth and mHealth, health philosophy, health technology assessment, genetics research implications, population health and mental health. Clinical aspects related to health, Community health, Health policy and planning, Health promotion, Industrial health, Nursing and health, Nutrition and health, Paediatrics and child health, Rural health, School health, Sexual and reproductive health, Tropical medicine, Urban health, Gender and Women's health etc.
Safety: Food Safety and Hygiene, Laboratory Safety, Filed Exploration Safety, Occupational Safety, Hazardous Materials and Toxic Substances Management, BioSafety, Bio-terrorism, Safety issues in Disasters management, Ergonomics, Heat stress, Noise, Vibration, Safety and Accident prevention, Stress Management, Risk science, Occupational Toxicology etc.
Environment: Environment and ecosystem protection, restoration and recovery, Emerging Issues in environmental health and environmental epidemiology, Environmental engineering, Natural and Built environment, Pollution, Waste management, Biodegradation, Green Gases, Ozone layer depletion, Global warming, Radiations, Environmental health and Risk assessment and Wildlife policy development, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental management of/for Pest and Vector Control, Environmental Policy and Management, Environmental Pollution detection, management/Control Systems and Technologies, Environmental Toxicology (Mutagen, Carcinogen, Teratogen, Environmental terrorism(eco-terrorism/Effects of terrorism on Health, Safety and Environment), Water pollution and treatment, Wastewater treatment and reuse, Air pollution monitoring and control, radiation pollution and control, Environmental biotechnology and nanotechnology, Environmental and , Solid waste and industrial waste management etc.
Open access (OA) refers to freely available, digital, online information with no financial barriers (walls) before access as in traditionally published works, for both the authors and the end users. This we at AJHSE strongly endorses as the best publishing option for Africa.
All articles published by African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.
Authors of articles published in African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article, according to the Journals copyright and license agreement.
Publication and peer review process
African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) considers the following types of articles:
• Regular articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.
• Reviews: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise. Reviews manuscripts are also peer-reviewed.
• Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers.
Submission of a manuscript to African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content, and that any experimental research that is reported in the manuscript has been performed with the approval of an appropriate ethics committee. Research carried out on humans must be in compliance with the Helsinki Declaration, and any experimental research on animals must follow internationally recognized guidelines. A statement to this effect must appear in the Methods section of the manuscript, including the name of the body which gave approval, with a reference number where appropriate. Informed consent must also be documented. Manuscripts may be rejected if the editorial office considers that the research has not been carried out within an ethical framework, e.g. if the severity of the experimental procedure is not justified by the value of the knowledge gained. For all articles that include information or clinical photographs relating to individual patients, written and signed consent from each patient to publish must also be made available if requested by the editorial staff.
African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) has a legal responsibility to ensure that its journals do not publish material that infringes copyright, or that includes libellous or defamatory content. If, on review, your manuscript is perceived to contain potentially libellous content, the journal Editors, with assistance from the publisher if required, will work with authors to ensure an appropriate outcome is reached. The involvement of scientific writers or anyone else who assisted with the preparation of the manuscript content should be acknowledged.
Data and materials release
Submission of a manuscript to African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) implies that readily reproducible materials described in the manuscript, including all relevant raw data, will be freely available to any scientist wishing to use them for non-commercial purposes. Nucleic acid sequences, protein sequences, and atomic coordinates should be deposited in an appropriate database in time for the accession number to be included in the published article. In computational studies where the sequence information is unacceptable for inclusion in databases because of lack of experimental validation, the sequences must be published as an additional file with the article. Any 'in press' articles cited within the references and necessary for the reviewers' assessment of the manuscript should be made available if requested by the editorial office.
African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) requires authors to declare any competing financial or other interest in relation to their work. All competing interests that are declared will be listed at the end of published articles. Where an author gives no competing interests, the listing will read 'The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests'.
In cases of suspected plagiarism CrossCheck is available to the editors of African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. CrossCheck is a multi-publisher initiative allowing screening of published and submitted content for originality.
Authors of articles published in African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE) retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work.