ISSN (Online): 2694-4561
About the Journal
Aims & Scope | Audience | Review Process | Editorial Team | About the Editors | Facts about the Journal | Benefits | Abstracting and Indexing Information | Journal Ethics | Plagiarism Policy | Archival Policy | Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing | Ahead of Print Policy | Advertisements | Subscription Information | Publisher
Aims & Scope
JPATS aims to promote lung health in Africa, the continent most afflicted by morbidity and death from respiratory diseases, by promoting education, research, advocacy, optimal care and the development of African capacity to address respiratory challenges in the continent.
Aim: Aims to be the leading voice in respiratory-related research in Africa through the publication of high quality globally relevant research.
Scope: Pulmonology, Critical care, Sleep, Public health, Occupational Health, Environmental health.
Our audience includes Pulmonologist, General Physicians, Surgeons, Oncologists, Public health Practitioners, Occupational Health Practitioners and Environmental Health Experts, Policymakers, Nurses, Students.
The Journal of the Pan African Thoracic Society (JPATS) has a highly rigorous double-blinded peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts of interest, affiliations and financial disclosures such that the published content is not biased.
In-house submissions that contain the work of any editorial board member, are not allowed to be reviewed by that editorial board member and all decisions regarding this manuscript are made by an independent editor. In addition, these manuscripts are reviewed by two external reviewers. This is also disclosed in the published manuscript under the section of Conflict of Interest.
The editorial board comprises a panel of experts in Pulmonology (adult and pediatric), Critical Care, Sleep, Thoracic Surgery from various countries to provide their expertise and guidance to the Editor-In-Chief in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the journal’s purpose.
Facts about the Journal
The Journal of the Pan African Thoracic Society (JPATS) is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is triannual. The Journal of the Pan African Thoracic Society (JPATS) is published in E-Journal format and the journal is also available in print on demand.
A manuscript published in the Journal of the Pan African Thoracic Society (JPATS) can be read and downloaded by readers all over the world without any charges or fees. The author retains the copyright of the manuscript and the figures. This allows authors to extend their exposure in the world of medical research and get worldwide recognition for their work.
Abstracting and Indexing Information
The journal is indexed with or included in the following:African Journals OnLine (AJOL), Google Scholar, ProQuest, ReadCube, CrossRef, Portico
The Journal of the Pan African Thoracic Society (JPATS) is committed to meeting and upholding ethical guidelines at all stages of the publication process. We follow the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit our Ethical Guidelines Section.
Plagiarism PolicyThe journal uses plagiarism check software (iThenticate) on the Editor’s and Reviewer’s panel in the manuscript management system which is used to check and control Plagiarism for each article under a double-blinded peer review process. Any manuscript, that is found to have plagiarism is rejected.
Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing
Journal of the Pan African Thoracic Society is an open-access journal, and manuscripts published are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0), which allows others to remix, transform, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
Ahead of Print Policy
Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. The Journal of the Pan African Thoracic Society (JPATS) has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.
While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place (https://scientificscholar.com/adv-policies/) to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content are not biased or influenced by the advertisement.
“Pop-up” and “Banner” advertisement appears at a fixed location on the page and does not interfere with the reading/display of the manuscript in any form (https://patsjournal.org/advertise/).
All advertisements are approved in consultation with Editor-In-Chief/the Editorial Board.
Advertisers submit their advertisements without prior information of the journal content to be published.
The Journal of the Pan African Thoracic Society (JPATS) is a triannual publication and published manuscripts in the journal can be read and downloaded by readers all over the world without any charges or fees.
The journal is published in E-Journal format and the journal is also available in print on demand. Journal also offers a Print-on-Demand subscription – https://scientificscholar.com/buy-subscriptions/.
Scientific Scholar LLC (scientificscholar.com) is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports open access publishing models, Subscription and Society based journal models through its own in-house peer-review management system – EditorialAssist (journalmanagement.org). The head office of Scientific Scholar is in Rochester, NY, USA and has a subsidiary arm in India.
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