Scope of the Journal

The Afro-Egyptian Journal of Infectious and Endemic Diseases (AJIED) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes clinical, parasitological, microbiological, physiological, biochemical, immunological and pathological studies in the field of infectious, endemic and tropical diseases. The scope of the journal includes also articles of endemic gastroenterology and hepatology. The journal is published quarterly by Endemic and Tropical Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, 44519, Egypt.

Submission Process

The Journal accepts online submissions only. Manuscripts can be submitted at http://mis.zu.edu.eg/ajied/home.aspx. Once the manuscript has been uploaded, our system automatically generates an electronic pdf, which is then used for reviewing. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revisions, will be managed through this system. Authors can follow the progress of their paper using this system to final decision. For any problems please contact the Editorial Office at ajied@zu.edu.eg.

Due to editorial policy to accept high quality articles, the journal accept only 50% of received articles.

Authorship

All authors should have made substantial contributions to all of the following:

 (1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data

 (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content

 (3) final approval of the version to be submitted.

 Article types

The following types of manuscripts are routinely accepted:

1-        Original Articles: This should include an abstract, keywords, introduction, patients/material and methods, results, discussion and references. They should be no longer than 5000 words (word count excludes tables, figures and legends).

2-        Reviews: An abstract and keywords are required. The text should be divided into sections by suitable headings. Tables and figures may be used as appropriate for the text. They should be no longer than 6000 words.

3-        Opinions, Commentaries and Letters to the editor: These take the same form as a review.

4-        Short Communications: These should be no more than 2,500 words, with up to 15 references and a maximum of 3 figures or tables.

5-        Case Reports: Case reports should present only cases of exceptional interest including presentation, diagnosis and management of disease. They should contain short summaries, an introduction, the case report, discussion, a reference list, tables and figure legends.

6-        Images in Infectious and Endemic Diseases: These consist of interesting cases with high quality images with a short text and no more than 10 references.

  Preparation of the manuscript

Please ensure that the following are including in your submission: -One author designated as corresponding author: Their E-mail address ,full postal address Telephone and fax numbers -Keywords -Cover letter addressed to the Editor, introducing the manuscript and confirming that it is not being submitted concurrently elsewhere -All figure captions -All tables (including title, description, footnotes) -All necessary files have been uploaded -Manuscript has been spell checked -All text pages have been numbered -References are in the correct format for this journal -All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text and vice versa -Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web) -Color figures are clearly marked as being intended for color reproduction or to be reproduced in black-and-white.- Manuscripts :Please type all pages with double spacing and wide margins on one side of the paper. Title page, abstract, tables, legends to figures and reference list should each be provided on separate pages of the manuscript. Use font such as Times New Roman or Arial. The text should be in single-column format. Number the pages. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. In particular, do not use the options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. Do not embed 'graphically designed' equations or tables, but prepare these using the facility in Word or as a separate file in Excel. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. Do not prepare tables in PowerPoint. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the spellchecker. The title page should include: the title, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), an address for correspondence, and telephone/fax numbers for editorial queries. All articles should include an Abstract of no more than 300 words and 3-6 key words for abstracting and indexing purposes. Please write your text in good English. Use decimal points (not commas); use a space for thousands (10 000 and above).

Provide the following data in your submission (in the order given).

1-      Title page (separate page): Title should be concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with an Arabic number immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Corresponding author: This should be indicated after authors affiliations. Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. . Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.

2-      Abstract: (separate paper). A concise and informative abstract is required (maximum length 300 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. Do not cite references in the abstract. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided in the abstract, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The abstract should be divided into: Background and study aims, patients/material and methods, results and conclusion. Keywords Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords.

3-      Abbreviations: Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field at their first occurrence in the article (even if mentioned in the abstract). Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article

4-       Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

5-       Patients/Materials and methods: Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference. Only relevant modifications should be described. Include in figure legends and table texts, technical details of methods used, while describing the methods themselves in the main text.

6-      Results: This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate in a Short Communication but not in an Original Article. Ensure that the chapter results stands by itself and explain all results of your work. Note that all tables and figures should be presented in separate papers.

7-      Discussion: Discuss your results and avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

8-      Acknowledgement: Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. When the work included in a paper has been supported by a grant from any source, this must be indicated. A connection of any author with companies producing any substances or apparatus used in the work should be declared in this section. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship as defined above should be listed in an acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

9-      References: References should be numbered consecutively (with parentheses) as they appear in the text e.g. [5]. Type the reference list with double spacing on a separate sheet. This includes family name and first name initial, up to 6 authors are required and more authors are marked with et al. Examples: 1- Abdel-Wahab M, Esmat G, El-Boraey Y, Ramzy I , Medhat E, Strickland G. The epidemiology of schistosomiasis in Egypt: methods , training, and quality control of clinical and ultrasound examinations . Am J Trop Med Hyg 2000 ; 62 (suppl) :17-20. 2- Wright W. Geographical distribution of schistosomes and their intermediate hosts. Ansari N, ed. Epidemiology and control of schistosomiasis (bilharziasis) .Baltimor ;University Park Press 1973 ;42-48.. Do not include references to personal communications, unpublished data or manuscripts either 'in preparation' or 'submitted for publication'. If essential, such material may be incorporated into the appropriate place in the text. Recheck references in the text against reference list after your manuscript has been revised. All references listed in the text should be included in the reference list and all references in the reference list should be included in the text.

10-   Illustrations: Photographs should be presented as high quality jpg. Illustrations will not be redrawn by the Publisher: line figures should be suitable for direct reproduction. They should be prepared with black on white background, or be black-and-white images; ; they should be completely and consistently lettered, the size of the lettering being appropriate to that of the illustration, taking into account the necessary reduction in size. Colour figures will be included

11-  Tables: Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

Editorial Review

All manuscripts are subject to peer review. If changes are requested, revisions received later than 2 months after this request will be treated as new submissions. When changes are made, the corresponding author should go into resubmission under title of submission of revised manuscript, and a word document should be uploaded that indicates changes and modifications done.

Off prints

 The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail. Authors can download the PDF from the journal web page and in the same way the journal cover image can be downloaded.

Policy and Ethics Declarations

Upon submission you will be required to complete this form to declare funding, conflict of interest and to indicate whether ethical approval was sought. This information must also be inserted into your manuscript under the acknowledgements section. If you have no declaration to make please insert the following statements into your manuscript: Funding: None, Competing interests: None declared ,Ethical approval: Not required . Work on human beings that is submitted to AJIED should comply with the principles laid down in the Declaration of Helsinki; Recommendations guiding physicians in biomedical research involving human subjects. Adopted by the 18th World Medical Assembly, Helsinki, Finland, June 1964, amended by the 29th World Medical Assembly, Tokyo, Japan, October 1975, the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983, and the 41st World Medical Assembly, Hong Kong, September 1989. The manuscript should contain a statement that the work has been approved by the appropriate ethical committees related to the institution(s) in which it was performed and that subjects gave informed consent to the work. Studies involving experiments with animals must state that their care was in accordance with institution guidelines.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

  The articles published in the Afro-Egyptian Journal of Infectious and Endemic Diseases (AJIED) are freely available to read, download, and distribute, immediately upon publication, given that the original source and authors are cited (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC-BY).

        Publication decisions

  The Editor-in-Chief of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the editorial policies of the journal and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with the members of the Editorial Board or reviewers in making this decision. The Editor-in-Chief and the reviewers evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

        Confidentiality

  The Editor-in-Chief, the members of the Editorial Board, and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the authors of the manuscript, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

        Originality

  The papers accepted for submission and publication in "The Afro-Egyptian Journal of Infectious and Endemic Diseases (AJIED)" are supposed to be original and not previously published elsewhere except for abstracts presented in local and international conferences. The journal editorial board has the right to withdraw the articles if found published in full elsewhere or an issue of plagiarism was raised and the authors will not be allowed to submit any other papers to the journal in the future.

Competing interests

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Role of the funding source all sources of funding should be declared. Authors should declare the role of study sponsors, if any, in the study design, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; and in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. If the study sponsors had no such involvement, the authors should so state.

Publication charges

No publication charges are needed.

Indexing

         1 - Egyptian National Scientific Technical Information Network (ENSTINET): http://derp.sti.sci.eg/details.aspx?Id=Afro-Egyptian%20Journal%20of%20Infectious%20and%20Endemic%20Diseases%20%28Online%29

        2- Google Scholar

        3- InnoSpace - SJIF Scientific Journal Impact Factor (IF 2012: 2.665): http://www.sjifactor.inno-space.org/passport.php?id=2123

        4- Index Copernicus (ICV for 2013: 4.49, ICV for 2014: 51.89 points, Standardized Value: 5.63): http://journals.indexcopernicus.com/masterlist.php?q=Afro-Egyptian+Journal+of+Infectious+and+Endemic+Diseases

        5- Global Impact Factor (Impact Factor for year 2015 is =0.544http://globalimpactfactor.com/afro-egyptian-journal-of-infectious-and-endemic-disease/

        6- Universal Impact Factor (Impact Factor for year 2013 is = 1.0599): http://www.uifactor.org/Search.aspx?q=2090-7184

        7- CiteFactor: http://www.citefactor.org/search/keywords/journals/Afro-Egyptian+Journal+of+Infectious+and+Endemic+Diseases

        8- Pubicon Science Index: http://www.pubicon.org/APUIIR.aspx?cmd=Afro-Egyptian%20Journal%20of%20Infectious%20and%20Endemic%20Diseases

      9- Directory of Research Journals Indexing

       10- Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2/10 in 2013 and 2014 journal official report):http://impactfactor.pl/czasopisma/832-afro_egyptian-journal-of-infectious-and-endemic-diseases

       11-US National Library of Medicine (NLM) Catalog [NLM ID: 101570965]:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/101614559

       12-   African Index Medicus (WHO): http://indexmedicus.afro.who.int/Journals/indexj.html