Aims and scope

African Urology (AU) is an open access, peer reviewed and multilingual journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of urological disorders. The journal considers manuscripts in the following broad subject-specific sections of urology:

• Endourology and technology
• Urological oncology
• Paediatric urology
• Reconstructive urology
• Urological imaging
• Sexual function and fertility
• Epidemiology and health outcomes
• Pre-clinical and basic research
• Voiding dysfunction
• Uro-gynaecology
• Renal transplantation
• Case reports
• Points of Technique
• Videos
• Letters to the Editor

Open access

All articles published by African Urology are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.

As authors of articles published in the journal you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted the journal, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article.

Indexing services

All articles published in African Urology are included in:

Google Scholar
Emerging Sources Citation Index

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Members of the editorial board assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to determine whether the manuscript should be published.

Manuscripts submitted to African Urology are assessed by our editors. All published articles are peer-reviewed. Overall editorial responsibility for the journal is with the Editor with Editorial Board Members acting as handling editors.

The Editorial Board Members strive to make editorial decisions based on the interest of a study or its likely impact. Studies must be scientifically valid; for research articles this includes a scientifically sound research question, the use of suitable methods and analysis, and following community-agreed standards relevant to the research field.

Five benefits of publishing in African Urology:

1. High visibility
The Journal’s open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published as they are available to a wide, global audience.

2. Speed of publication
The journal offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review.

3. Flexibility
Online publication gives you the opportunity to publish a large numbers of colour illustrations and videos.

4. Promotion
Articles published are included in article alerts and regular email updates.

5. Copyright
As an author of an article published in the journal you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work.

African Urology
ISSN: 2710-2750

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