African Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

The African Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AJPT) publishes original articles on all topics related to basic and applied pharmacology.

AJPT is an Open-Access, peer-reviewed journal committed to the unbiased, independent, critical assessment of all scholarly work - including the scientific process – submitted to it for publication. AJPT submits all submitted manuscripts for outside, independent review.

AJPT is published quarterly by the Kenya Society for Basic and Applied Pharmacology (KeSoBAP) and is available as an open access journal.

Description and Scope

AJPT welcomes original papers in experimental and clinical pharmacology, therapeutics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacometrics.

AJPT accepts manuscripts dealing with pharmacogenomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, in silico pharmacology, molecular biology, pharmacoepidemiology, clinical trials, drug discovery and development, evaluation of novel and existing drugs using novel methodologies, and alternative therapies such as phytotherapeutics and ayurveda.

Publishing and Editorial Issues

AJPT publishes original research articles as well as expert reviews and opinions that give an informed perspective in pharmacology and therapeutics, including topics that have a bearing on research and practice in the socio-economic, policy and medico-legal context.

To guard against possible publication bias, the Editorial Board shall consider for publication any carefully done study of an important question relevant to readers, whether or not the results for the primary or any additional outcome are (statistically) significant.

AJPT accepts comments, questions, or criticisms about published articles, as well as brief reports and commentary unrelated to previously published articles, and reserves the right to publish such correspondence.



Upcoming conferences: 3rd UON/KNH International Scientific Conference - June 2015

The University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences and Kenyatta National Hospital will host a conference whose theme is Research as a Driver for Science in June, 2015 at the Kenyatta National Hospital Campus.
The Conference will bring together seasoned and upcoming scientists and health care practitioners from both public and private sectors to share knowledge and experiences that influence and shape health care delivery to achieve evidence based quality health care. This is what the citizenry expects of leaders and policy shapers in health research and service delivery.
The conference targets scientists from all over the world who will participate in activities such as oral and poster presentations of their original research work, plenary talks, and symposia. All are welcome, particularly those from Africa and other developing countries, to come and actively participate in this forum, get updated and enjoy the favorable climate and social activities.
Venue: College of Health Sciences, Kenyatta National Hospital Campus, Nairobi, Kenya
For further details please see the conference website -
Posted: 2015-04-03

Call for Papers: Call for Papers - Vol 4 Issue 3 (September 2015)



The AJPT Editorial Board warmly invites scholars and practitioners to submit articles for publication in Volume 4 Issue 3 of the journal to be published in September 2015. Manuscripts should be submitted on or before 25th August 2015.

Kindly note that each submission will be peer-reviewed by at least two experts in the subject covered. Articles should be written in English and be submitted as e-mail attachments to or as a single, editable Microsoft Word file.  Further guidelines on the preparation and submission of manuscripts can be found here.

We look forward to receiving your articles for publication, and kindly request that you disseminate this information as widely as possible to fellow colleagues and researchers.

For further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact the journal at or, or visit us at

Posted: 2013-04-04
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Vol 4, No 2 (2015): African Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Table of Contents


Evaluation of Steroid Utilization in Management of Asthma in a Tertiary Hospital in Northern Nigeria PDF
Comfort O Olurishe, Mustapha Mohammed
Determinants of Adherence to Anticonvulsants Therapy among Outpatient Epileptic Children in a Kenyan Referral Hospital PDF
Deogratias M Katabalo, David G Nyamu, Beatrice Amugune, Peter N Karimi, Faith A Okalebo, Kefa O Bosire, Gichuru Muriuki
Incidence and Risk Factors of Renal Dysfunction in Patients on Nevirapine-Based Regimens at a Referral Hospital in Kenya PDF
Margaret O Ambetsa, Jones O Makori, George O Osanjo, Margaret Oluka, Charles K Maitai, Anastasia N Guantai, Scott McClelland, Faith A Okalebo
Patterns and Risk Factors for Alanine Aminotransferase Elevation among HIV Patients on Nevirapine Regimens PDF
Jones Makori, Margaret Ambetsa, Kipruto A Sinei, George O Osanjo, Anastasia N Guantai, Scott McClelland, Margaret N Oluka, Faith A Okalebo
Patterns and Risk Factors for Alanine Aminotransferase Elevation among HIV Patients on Nevirapine Regimens - Supplementary Information PDF
Jones Makori, Margaret Ambetsa, Kipruto A Sinei, George O Osanjo, Anastasia N Guantai, Scott McClelland, Margaret N Oluka, Faith A Okalebo
Assessment of the analgesic activity of methanolic leaves extract of Spondias mombin Linn (Anarcadiaceae) PDF
Serge D Attemene, Gisèle S Kouakou, Ismael L Dally

ISSN: 2303‐9841

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