Professor Saidi Visits Annals of Internal Medicine for Editorial Benchmarking
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Sat, 2016-11-12 05:59

The Editor-in Chief, Annals,  Dr Christine Laine (centre) with her team of editors & Prof Saidi

Prof. Saidi, Editor in Chief of the Annals of African surgery Surgery (AAS) and Associate Editor in Chief of Anatomy Journal of Africa, visited the Annals of Internal Medicine (Annals) in Philadelphia between 20th and 21st October, 2016. The purpose of the visit was to benchmark and learn from the publishing experience of the Annals, in existence since 1927.

This visit was facilitated by the African Journals Partnership Program (AJPP) that has paired select African journals with Northern journals with the objective of enhancing the quality and visibility of the African journals. Prof Saidi He was received by Dr. Christine Laine, the host and Editor in Chief of Annals. 

The first day was busy. He attended three meetings and acquainted with the editorial work flows at Annals. The statistical and manuscript conferences were particularly telling of the rigour with which manuscripts are processed. A meeting between the meetings with Dr. Laine explored policy matters, reviewer and author management, decision making levels, editorial board recruitment and roles and possible levels of collaboration with and support for AAS.

On the second day, meetings with the managing editor, the executive deputy editor, associate editors and the IT staff explored the manuscript handling system at Annals, Web of Science listing, deputy and associate editor roles, assignation of manuscripts, journal metrics and website maintenance.

The managing editor, Annals, with Prof Saidi

The visit provided an excellent opportunity to reposition our journals for World class status. As a start, Annals is ready to support AAS in its bid for PUBMED indexing. AJA would obviously benefit from the experience.

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Fri, 2019-11-29 05:59
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