Editorial Team


The editorial structure comprises the editorial consultants (advisers), editorial board, editor-in-chief, deputy (managing) editor, section editor, reviewers, editorial assistants

Editorial Consultants (Adviser)

  • Serve in advisory roles
  • Meeting annually with the editorial board

Editorial Board

  • Comprises editor in chief, deputy editors and section editors
  • Meet quarterly before/after release of new series
  • Meeting in early March, June, September, and December


  • Leads periodical reviews of the editorial corporate strategies and scope of the journal
  • Member of the Editorial Board
  • Chairs the quarterly editorial board meetings
  • Prepares annual reports
  • Receives all manuscripts
  • Makes initial judgement on suitability and reporting style
  • Ensures personal identifiers are removed from articles
  • Assigns manuscripts to Deputy (Managing Editor)
  • Approves final version
  • Refer reviewed articles to the copy editor
  • Communicates with the journal publisher
  • Plan capacity building for the editorial team

Deputy Editor (Managing Editor) - Deputy Editor for clinical, non-clinical  

  • Member of the Editorial Board
  • Evaluates submissions from authors to decide what to publish
  • Conducts plagiarism checks on manuscripts recommended for publication by section editors
  • Ensuring timeliness of reviews and publication of articles
  • Verify facts and references cited in materials for publication
  • Supervises activities of section editors
  • Communicates with authors
  • Supports marketing and quality improvement of the journal
  • Refer complete reviews to the Editor-in-Chief

Deputy Editor (Advancement/Marketing)

  • Member of the Editorial Board
  • Plan and implement strategies for improving journal subscription
  • Plan and implement strategies for improving article submission
  • Set up and manage the social media handles (WhatsApp’s, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, YouTube) of the journal
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief in efforts at enhancing the indexing and ranking of the journal

Section Editor - a Section Editor (or Associate Editor) 

  • Member of the Editorial Board
  • Manages the progression of articles from submission to publication
  • Assigns manuscripts to reviewers with appropriate competencies to evaluate them
  • Communicating with peer reviewers regarding article reviews and revisions
  • Monitor quality of reviews by reviewers and recommend replacement of reviewers whose reviews are inadequate or not timely
  • Identify subject experts that would serve as reviewers
  • Verify facts and references cited in materials for publication
  • Makes recommendation on article after weighing comments of the reviewers
  • Supports marketing and quality improvement of the journal

Copy editor

  • Proofread content and correct spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors
  • Assess and make recommendations on readability, style, and congruence with editorial policy
  • Format submissions to journal requirements
  • Allocate space for text, tables, figures, photos and illustrations that make the article
  • Arrange page layouts of articles


  • Engages with the section editors and section editors and authors particularly in assisting with peer review
  • Provide regular peer review upon invitation to specific manuscripts
  • Follow the NHJ Peer Review Guidelines
  • Submit peer-reviews by the assigned deadline
  • Recommend other peer reviewers, especially when you must decline the invitation to review a specific manuscript
  • Offer recommendations on improving the journal’s activities


Editorial Consultants

Prof Aniekan Ekere

Prof Alice Nte (University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria)

Prof Chima Ohuambuwa (Morehouse University, Atlanta, USA)

Prof Ibi Erekosima (University of Salford, UK)

Dr Datonye Dennis Alasia (University  of Port Harcourt Port Harcourt, Nigeria)

Dr Pedro Chimezie Emem-Chioma (University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria)


Daprim Samuel Ogaji, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt. PMB 6173, Rivers State, Nigeria, 500102, Nigeria

Deputy Editors

Dr Kelechi E Okonta, Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Dr Hannah Omunakwe, Rivers State University, Rivers state, Nigeria

Section Editors

Dr Charles Okpani


Dr Emmanuel Edafe


Dr Emmanuel Oranu

Obs and Gynae

Dr Iroro Yarhere


Prof Kennedy Wariso

Pathology & Laboratory Practice 

Dr Omosivie Maduka

Public Health

Dr I. Chijioke-Nwauche


Prof Best Ordinioha

Environment Health

Dr Faith Diorgu


Dr Ebbi Robinson


Prof Ken Ordu

Basic Medicine

Editorial Assistant

Joan Okuchaba (+2349159602776)