The Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences invites proposals for a special issue titled ‘Competing with COVID-19 in Sudan’. This issue will focus on the specific issues and challenges faced by the Sudanese health sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This special issue will be published in June 2020.

Proposals and articles must be written in English, and we will only consider high-quality original research. Articles should be between 4000 and 6000 words (including abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion and references).

Given the time sensitivity of this topic, we will be processing proposals extremely rapidly.

Proposals of 300 words (excluding references) should be submitted by the 15th of April 2020. We will review and respond by the 22nd of April. Should your proposal be accepted, the completed article must be submitted by the end of May.

Submissions can be made through our online manuscript submission system. Please mention that this submission is for the Special Issue on COVID-19 in your cover letter.

Research and Publication Ethics, as well as the Journal Author Guidelines should be strictly followed (kindly check the website).

All publication fees for this journal are covered by Omdurman Islamic University.

The Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences is a highly regarded, peer-reviewed scientific journal. Our core focus is on research relating to the unique challenges facing Sudan’s health sector, though we also accept articles dealing with healthcare challenges across the wider Sub-Saharan region.

If you have any questions prior to or during the submission process, please get in touch with the Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Nazik Elmalaika Husain,