Tanzania Journal of Health Research

Aims and Scope
Tanzania Journal of Health Research (TJHR) is an open access journal that aims to facilitate the advance of health sciences by publishing high quality research and review articles that communicate new ideas and developments in biomedical and health research. TJHR is published in print and online in January, April, July and October as an organ of the Tanzania Health Research User’s Trust Fund. The Journal is available at: http://huyunani.org/nimr, http://www.ajol.info/index.php/thrb; www.bioline@org.br/journals and abstracted on African Index Medicus at http://indexmedicus.afro.who.int/ and PubMed at http://www.ncbi.nih.gov/entrez
Editor-in-Chief
Leonard E.G. Mboera, PhD, DIC, National Institute for Medical Research, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
(Tel: +255 22 2121400, Fax: +255 22 212121360; E-mail: lmboera@nimr.or.tz)
Associate Editors
Virdiana P. Mvungi, BSc, MPhil (Journal Management)
Susan F. Rumisha, BSc, MSc, PhD (Statistics)
Kijakazi O. Mashoto, DDS, MPhil., PhD (General)
Editorial Board
Dr. Mwelecele Malecela, National Institute for Medical Research, Dar es Salaam
Prof. Godwin D. Ndossi, Tanzania National Health Research Forum, Dar es Salaam
Dr. Joyceline Kaganda, Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre, Dar es Salaam
Dr. Christopher Comoro, Mkwawa University College, Iringa
Prof. Sylvia F. Kaaya, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam
Prof. Daudi Simba, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam
Dr. Elias Kwesi, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Dar es Salaam
Prof. Gibson Kabiki, Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute, Moshi
Dr. Gabriel Shirima, Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency, Dar es Salaam
Prof. Dominic Kambarage, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro
Dr. Said Kapiga, Mwanza Intervention Trial Unit, Mwanza
Prof. Mainen J. Moshi, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam
Prof. Paul Gwakisa, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro
Dr. George Mtove, National Institute for Medical Research, Amani Research Centre, Muheza
International Editorial Advisors
Dr. Andrew Y. Kitua, Morogoro, Tanzania
Prof. James K. Tumwine, Kampala, Uganda
Prof. Mark Rowland, London, United Kingdom
Prof. Peter de Vries, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Prof. Eligius F. Lyamuya, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dr. Adamson S. Muula, Blantyre, Malawi
Prof. Edwin Michael, Notre Darme, USA
Dr. Paul E. Simonsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Prof. Janusz Paweska, South Africa
Prof. Wolfgang R. Mukabana, Nairobi, Kenya
Categories of Articles
1. Original research articles: Research articles that make a substantial, original contribution to research, practice or policy in any of the biomedical or health research areas. Research articles are contributions that have the purpose of publication of original unpublished research which may be reproduced and generalised. They should be between 3000 and 6000 words, excluding tables, figures and references. The original research article should follow the conventional structure: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion.
2. Short communications: Short communications are intended to provide preliminary research results or unpublished hypotheses of public health relevance. Short communications may contain an abstract, and can be organized either along the lines of a regular manuscript, or without subdivisions. The accompanying abstract should not exceed 200 words. Authors may also consider combining the results and discussion sections. They should be up to 2500 words and include a table or figure and preferably not more than five references.
3. Letters to the Editor: These include letters which seek to discuss recent articles published in TJHR or report on original research or significant findings. They should not exceed 600 words and 5 references.
4. Reviews: TJHR welcomes review papers relating to biomedical and health research themes. Review should emphasize the implication of reviewed literature for future practical application and policy implications. A review paper should not exceed 6000-words.
5. Clinical studies: TJHR supports the registration of trials as an important initiative to improve the reporting of clinical studies. Trial registers that currently meet all of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and World Health Organization requirements can be found at http://www.icmje.org/faq.pdf
Submitting a manuscript
Manuscript must be submitted online using the following URL: http://www.ajol.info/index.php/thrb