Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
- In submitting manuscripts to The Nigerian Health Journal (TNHJ), the authors accept that the submitted articles are not plagiarized.
Editorial's are articles which pressent the scientific opinion and views of an author on any subject or events. The Editorial may be writen by the Editor, any other member of the Editorial board or an interested author. Editorial's do not require abstract or keywords necessary. The word limits for Editorial's is 1500 words
Review articles provide upto date and evidenced based information which summarizes the current understanding of a particular subject. The word limits incluisive of tables, figures and references is 12000 words. Authors should assume that each figure counts for 250 words of the total word count. Review articles should have an abstract not exceeding 250 words which should be structured into background stating the objectives, methods, results and conclusion.
Original research manuscript Should be categorized into the Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion and References section. The Abstracts which should be structured into background stating the objective of the paper, methods, results and conclusion, should not exceed 250 words. The key words should not exceed 10 words while references should not be cited in the abstract. The word limits inclusive of illustration and references is 10,000 words. Authors should assume each figure counts for 250 words of the total word count.
Case Report and Series
Case Report and series should be categorized into the Introduction, Case Summary, Discussion and Conclusion. It should contain an Abstract which should be structured into background, methods, results and conclusion not exceeding 250 words. The key words should not exceed 10 words while references should not be cited in the abstract. The word limits inclusive of illustration and references is 8000 words. Authors should assume each figure counts for 250 words of the total word count. All Clinical Photographs should conceal the subject's identity. It is the full responsibility of the authors to obtain the written consent of the subjects which covers the use of clinical photographs.
Short communications are concise articles which aim to report new ideas and advances; present unique perspectives and provide key pointers to the readers on any topic or issue which may have a major impact in current practice. The word limits inclusive of illustration and references is 6500 words. An Abstract which should be structured into background, methods, results and conclusion not exceeding 250 words should also be presented. The key words should not exceed 10 words while references should not be cited in the abstract.
Book ReviewBook reviews are key summaries of any recent book publication of interest. The word limit is 5000 words. No astract is required
Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor are feedback and comments on previously published articles. Authors should include references justiying their position in the letters. Letters should not exceed 1500 words. Abstract and keywords are not necessary.
Medical Education and Clincal PracticeThe section aims to promote the CPD & medical education role of the journal and includes clinical photographic quiz, clinical practice/case quiz, mulitple choice question test and the proceeding's of clinical grand rounds. The word limit for this section is 4000 words and no abstract is required. All clinical photographs should maintain the confidentiality of the subjects and the authors accept full responsibility to obtain consent for their use and publication
AbstractsScientific and reviewed abstracts which are presented at the Scientific meeting and conferences of the Nigerian Medical Association, Rivers state and her affiliate associations
Notices and ErrataContain special announcements which may be related to previous or future publications such as errata. Other notices which are of importance to authors, reviewers and readers will also be published.
The Journal is owned, published, and copyrighted by the Nigerian Medical Association, River state Branch. The copyright of papers published are vested in the journal and the publisher. Open access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, with the work three months after publication simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives” 4.0) - (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, and so forth in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.
While the advice and information in this journal are believed to be true and accurate on the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.
TNHJ also supports open access archiving of articles published in the journal after three months of publication. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) within the stated period, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work. All requests for permission for open access archiving outside this period should be sent to the editor via email to email@example.com