AJTS - African Journal of Traumatic Stress

A publication of African Psycare Research Organisation In Collaboration with Makerere University College of Health Science.

Published: 2020-04-27

About The African Journal Of Traumatic Stress

The African Journal of Traumatic Stress (AJTS) was established after the long realization of the need for all workers caring for traumatized people in Africa, to communicate to each other, to share experiences, knowledge, skills and to support each other. It was realized that there was a need to document and communicate all this knowledge to a wider audience beyond the African continent for the world to know, appreciate and help the traumatized peoples of Africa in the context of the now globalized increase of torture and organized violence as well as other man-made and natural disasters.

The primary objective of the AJTS is to provide a forum for discussion and presentation of papers to enhance the care and rehabilitation of the traumatized people’s of Africa and beyond and ultimately to contribute to prevention efforts to eradicate this evil of torture and organized violence from Africa and the world at large.

The AJTS will publish original papers from wide and far-reaching multi-disciplinary backgrounds, including research papers, field experiences, new innovations in care, reports, commentaries, book reviews and even personal stories. Evidence-based papers will be of paramount importance. Short communications, newsworthy reports, review papers, cross cutting issues as well as picture-stories will all be welcome. The AJTS does not espouse any particularly ideology/philosophical view but believes in the universal respect to human rights for all, in good participatory democratic governance and in the empowerment and protection of vulnerable groups and all peoples from exploitation and oppression and advocates for an end to warfare and all its industry; and for peace, freedom and justice for all the peoples for the world irrespective of race, colour, creed, ethnicity, religion, gender, age or political persuasion.

All opinions and articles published in the AJTS will reflect views of the authors and not necessarily views of the Journal. Prejudicial and hate literature will not be allowed. The authors will have to accept the terms and conditions as outlined in the “Guide to Authors” page of the Journal. Papers submitted to the AJTS will not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. After acceptance for publication, the author(s) will transfer copyrights of the accepted articles to the AJTS unless if accepted by the copyright holders.

The AJTS is copyrighted. All those wishing to use illustrations from the AJTS in other publications will first obtain permission from the publisher and will acknowledge the particular issue of the AJTS as the source of the material. Advertisements are allowed in the Journal at a fee set by the publisher and must conform to the terms and conditions so set in this Journal. The AJTS is published by Makerere University College of Health Sciences in collaboration with the Peter C. Alderman Foundation (PCAF). There will be two issues per year. For more information please contact the AJTS website www.ajts.or.ug.