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About the Journal

Publisher :

The publisher is the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda

Publisher contact person : Assoc. Prof. Stefan Jansen, Acting Director of Research and Innovation, University of Rwanda.

Email : sjansen.ur@gmail.com 

Phone : +250 784575900 

Mailing address : College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda, P.O. Box 3286 Kigali, Rwanda

Sources of Support :

- University of Rwanda

- African Journals Partnership Program (AJPP)

Focus and Scope

The Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences is a peer reviewed journal published three times a year and is a continuation of the former Rwanda Journal Series F : Medicine and Health Sciences since January 2018. It publishes topics relevant to various health related fields including but not limited to medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, public health, nutrition, health management and policy, and other health sciences. The Journal accepts quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies, each evaluated for their scientific rigor and validity. The following types of manuscripts will be considered for publication in the journal : original research, review articles, short communications, letters to the editor, perspective articles, and lessons from the field, editorials, and case reports. Each of these is further elaborated below. The journal may publish supplements of conference proceedings or special editions. 

Peer Review :

Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences operates a double blind review process. All contributions are sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The period from submission to review response to the author is one month. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles.

Open Access Policy :

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND) license.

Publication frequency and Scheduling :

The journal published three (3) issues per year : March- July -November

Publication Charge

The Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences does not charge article processing fee.


The Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, screens each manuscript for plagiarism using Turnitin software and accepts similarity index below or equal 15% with the following parameters : exclude matches < 5 words, exclude quotes and exclude bibliography.

Advertisement Policy

Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences does not endorse any product or service marked as an advertisement or promoted by a sponsor in publications. Editorial content is not compromised by commercial or financial interests, or by any specific arrangements with advertising clients or sponsors. The editorial board of the journal does not accept for consideration of advertising articles (both on a reimbursable and free basis). Authors of scientific articles cannot link to advertisements using keywords.

Process of Handling Cases Requiring Corrections, Retractions and Editorial Expressions of Concern

All articles submitted, if they are to be corrected after publication, require a written consent of the corresponding author. If the article involves any change in authors list, written consent of all authors is required. Generally, the order of authors is not changed once the manuscript has been submitted at the first instance and the authors remain the same till the article is published. Hence, any change is strongly discouraged by the journal.

In case of retraction of any article, once accepted, requires a written consent and statement of all authors and reason for withdrawal. If, however, the manuscript is withdrawn at the very early stages, for example at the initial submission, written consent and statement of all authors is required.

In case of retraction, a statement is also published in the hardcopy and online copy of the journal. The editor withdraws an article if there is sufficient evidence that the article is plagiarized, data is fabricated or the article has already been published in another journal.

Editorial expression of concern includes any ambiguity regarding the misconduct of authors, an ongoing investigation which may take time or author dispute regarding contributor list. Retracted article is followed at its link in all electronic versions of the journal and the title and name of authors should be present in the retraction heading.