The African Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (AJOPRED) is the official scientific journal of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. AJOPRED is dedicated to publishing high quality and innovative research papers, review articles, case reports and short communications in all areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Research and allied sciences.  

The journal is a quality controlled, peer reviewed, and open access international journal. AJOPRED encourages and publishes translational research of scientists involved in the promotion of research and development in the Pharmaceutical and related Biomedical Sciences in Africa and beyond.  

Journal History

Publication History

The journal publication started in the year 2004 (Volume 1) as print edition with the first Editor-in-Chief as Prof PA Akah. The second edition (Volume 2) was published in 2006 as print edition too. Both Volumes 1 and 2 had one issue per year. Volumes 3 (2011) to 6 (2014) were also published as print edition, but on a yearly basis, from 2011 to until 2014 (with each having two issues per year).

All the print editions (Volumes 1 to 6) were digitized and published online in 2014. Production of online edition (Open Access) commenced in 2015 (Volume 7) and continued on a regular basis till date.

Copies of the print versions (Volumes 1 to 6) are available at the institutional library (Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka) and at the library of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Key Editors of the Journal (Past and Present)

The following personnel have played key roles either as Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor/Editorial Secretary or Production Editor (for print edition)


Professor Anthony A. Attama, FAS, Editor-in-Chief (2022-date)

Professor Peter A. Akah, FAS, Editor-in-Chief (2016-2022; 2004-2010); Editorial Advisory Board member (2022-date)

Professor Patience O. Osadebe, FAS, Editor-in-Chief (2010-2016), Co-Editor-in-Chief (2016-2022), Editorial Advisory Board member (2022-date)

Managing Editors/Editorial Secretaries

Professor Philip F. Uzor, Managing Editor/Editorial Secretary (2022-date), Technical Editor (2020-2022)

Dr. Frankline C. Kenechukwu, Managing Editor/Editorial Secretary (2019-2022)

Professor Chukwuemeka S. Nworu, Managing Editor/Editorial Secretary (2014-2019), Editorial Advisory Board member (2022-date)

Professor Kenneth C. Ofokansi, Managing Editor/Editorial Secretary (2010-2014), Associate Editor (2022-date)

Professor Sabinus I. Ofoefule, Managing Editor/Editorial Secretary (2004-2010), Editorial Advisory Board member (2022-date)

Pioneer Editors (for Volume 1)

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. PA Akah

Editor (Technical): Dr. MU Adikwu

Editor (Production): Dr. (Mrs.) PO Osadebe

Editorial Assistant: Dr. EC Ibezim

Editorial Secretary: Dr. SI Ofoefule


Bibliographic information 

ISSN: 0794-800X (Print)

ISSN: 1596-2431 (Online)

DOI: 10.59493/ajopred


Editor-in-Chief                                                          Managing-Editor/ Editorial Secretary

Prof. Anthony A. Attama, FAS                                         Prof. Philip F. Uzor