The Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health (EJRH), and the Green Journal, one the most prestigious medical publication worldwide struck a deal allowing the earlier to publish manuscripts from the later. The deal was struck on a sideline meeting at Getfam Hotel on Monday October 30, 2017.
According to the deal, EJRH is allowed to publish manuscripts from the Green Journal as picked by the editorial board of the earlier and approved by Dr. Nancy Chescheir, editor-in-chief of the later. The deal also involves collaboration to improve the reviewers’ pool of EJRH. To that end the Editor-in-Chief of the green journal has promised to create a platform on the website of the journal where Ethiopian reviewers to participate in reviewing manuscripts submitted to the journal. The collaboration also extends to tapping into the reviewers’ pool of the Green Journal so that manuscripts submitted to EJRH.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) conducted their third jointed leadership meeting at Inter-continental Bristol Hotel in Addis Abeba on October 27 to 28, 2017. Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT) was also part of the meeting.
Training of Trainers (ToT) on Clinical Research, Manuscript Writing and Journal Management at Getfam Hotel was provided in Addis Abeba from October 30- November 3, 2017. The ToT was part of a plan by the Journal Development Thematic Area under the Collaboration Project between the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
The Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health (EJRH), the scientific publication of the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG), has got a boost with restructuring of the editorial board. The new editorial board was introduced on a meeting at the project bureau of ESOG on October 18, 2017. Present on the meeting were members of the executive board and the new editorial board.
According to the new structure the newly elected members are Dr. Ahmed Abdella, Editor -in-Chief, Dr. Delayehu Bekele, Associate Editor-in-Chief (Ob-Gyn), Dr. Mitike Molla, Associate Editor (Public Health), Dr. Muhidin Abdo, Member/ H. Secretary, Dr. Mulu Muleta, member, Dr. Mirgissa Kabba, Member, Dr. Birhanu Kebede, Member, Dr. Mekdes Daba, Member, Dr. Firewoyni Tesfay, Member, Addisu Deresse, Editor Secretary. Dr. Mirgissa and Dr. Mulu were also members of the old editorial board while the rest are brought in with the new restructuring.
The new editorial board was established by bringing together the old editorial board and members of the Journal Development Thematic Area under the ESOG-ACOG Collaborative Project; while Dr. Mitike and Dr. Ahmed are new to both platforms.
The restructuring the editorial board is considered a milestone achievement for the Journal Development Thematic Area led by Dr. Muhidin. Following the introduction of the new editorial board, a short meeting was held with the Executive Board on the way forward.