About the Journal

Focus and Scope

African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery publishes peer reviewed articles on current nursing and health related issues, and encourages those that exhibit innovative and quantitative research methods and approaches. It promotes debate, both theoretical and practical, on a wide range of topics and cross-disciplinary interests.


Accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training, RSA

Indexed on Scopus - CiteScore

Peer Review Process

AJNM uses a double blind peer review system to ensure the anonymity of both the author and the reviewer. Usually articles are sent to two reviewers, if there is a disagreement a third reviewer is used. The final decision whether to publish any article remains with the Editor-in-Chief.

Publication Frequency

Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery publishes two issues per annum. In addition, a supplementary open access issue may be published.

Individual articles are published online under "Latest articles", as and when they are ready. The latest articles will move to a scheduled issue when that issue is published. Such articles are in their final form and may be cited by using their article number or DOI.

Subscription Access

Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery is accessible via subscription access. Please see the "Subscribe" tab for subscription options and information on how to subscribe or follow the link provided. https://unisapressjournals.co.za/index.php/AJNM/about/subscriptions

Individual articles may be purchased for USD 3 per article.

Open Access

Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery allows authors to opt for individual articles to be made open access by paying an Article Publication Charge (APC). Please enquire about this option from the editors only after the article has been through the peer review process and was accepted for publication. Article Publication Charges are R7865 but discounts and special offers are sometimes available. Open access articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery also offers Green Open Access as contained in the self-archiving policy below.

Self-archiving Policy

Author's Pre-print:

  author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)

Author's Post-print:

  author can archive post-print (ie final accepted version post-refereeing)

Publisher's Version/PDF:

  author cannot archive publisher's version/PDF

General Conditions:

  • On Institutional Repositories, social media repositories (Research Gate) and subject repositories 18 months embargo (from date of acceptance).
  • Must link to publisher version
  • Published source must be acknowledged with DOI