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African Journal of Trauma, a publication of African Foundation for Research in Trauma (AFRIFORT), Centre for Injury Research And Safety Promotion (CIRASP), is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.afrjtrauma.comThe journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Scope of the Journal The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of all aspects of trauma or injury particularly from Africa and from all aspects of medicine: clinical and preclinical. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

Features of Manuscript Management System

  • Online submission
  • Wider visibility though open access
  • Higher impact with wider visibility
  • Prompt review
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The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Exlibris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet

Current Issue

January-June 2016| Vol 5| Issue 1

Original Article

Injury epidemiology at a trauma center in Southwest Nigeria

Background: Trauma is a leading cause of emergency room visits in Nigeria and results in significant morbidity and mortality. Aims: This study aimed to identify the demographics, patte...


Original Article

Epidemiology and management of life-threatening hemorrhage secondary to maxillofacial injuries: Analysis of 14 cases in a Nigerian tertiary care center

Background: Life-threatening hemorrhage from the maxillofacial region is a rare occurrence. In this study, the management of maxillofacial patients with life-threatening acute blood loss in a N...


Original Article

The prevalence and pattern of acute compartment syndrome of the limbs in a private orthopedic and trauma center, Southeast, Nigeria: 8 years retrospective study

Background: Acute compartment syndrome of the limb is an orthopedic emergency. The leg compartments, usually following fracture of the tibia are most commonly implicated. Study Design and ...


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