About the Journal

The Medical Journal of Zambia is an open access peer-reviewed quarterly journal intended for the publication of papers from all specialities of medicine (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology) and their subspecialties, basic sciences, public health, social medicine and medical politics.  

The journal also welcomes contributions from experienced individuals describing the way they deal with particular problems (i.e. intended to pass on the art of medicine). 

Publication Frequency and Open Access Policy

The Journal is published quarterly in a year by the Zambia Medical Association and 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.

Its editor-in-chief is Dr. John S. Kachimba, a researcher in Urology and General Surgery, and the Senior Medical Superintendent at Livingstone University Teaching Hospital in Livingstone, Zambia. It is part of the African Journal Partnership Project supported by Thomson Reuters. The journal is part of a broader UNESCO-supported initiative to promote Open Access publication in Zambia and improve the visibility of Zambian science.