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Medical editors pledge support for African journals

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 26 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:922
  1. Tessa Richards
  1. BMJ

    A group of African medical editors has set up a forum to support and strengthen medical journals in Africa.

    The forum, known as FAME, will be chaired by Dr James Tumwine of Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, who is editor of the journal African Health Sciences. FAME was set up last week at a meeting in Geneva convened by the World Health Organization to discuss how information published in African journals can be disseminated more widely.

    Currently, most of the medical literature published in Africa is not widely “visible.” Difficulties in journal production, coupled with huge distribution problems, mean that dissemination within individual countries is poor and across the continent as …

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