Vol. 23 No. 3 (2023)
The journal strives to provide readers with open-access, peer-reviewed, articles and commentaries on broadly medical and health-related issues by publishing research findings, case reports, reviews, and perspectives. Authors should carefully read this author’s guidelines and section policies for information on manuscript submission.
Scope of the Journal
Manuscripts submitted to TNHJ may be in the form of review articles, original research articles, case series and reports, clinical practice materials, editorial letters, short commentaries, books reviews and medical educational materials. This covers clinical research (Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology etc), basic medicine (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry etc), nursing, pharmacy/pharmacology, laboratory practice, physiotherapy etc. All contributions are not expected to have been previously published in print or online or simultaneously submitted to another journal.
All articles should be submitted through the journal online article submission platform. Manuscripts should be written in English with double line spacing, with margins of at least I inch on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page and continuing through to the last page.
Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format, Times New Romans with font size of 12 and double-spaced. Authors should remove all personal identifying information from the main manuscript before submission in line with the blind review policy of the journal. This is however, checked by the managing editor before transmission of manuscripts to section editors and reviewers.
Authorship implies responsibility and accountability. This should be those who have made substantial contributions to the research and preparation of the manuscript. Journal subscribes to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) which based authorship on four criteria:
- Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work
- Drafting the work or revising it critically
- Final approval of the version to be published
- Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work
The full names of all authors (first, initial, surname) should be provided as well as their affiliations. The phone and email of the corresponding author should also be provided.
Contributors who do not meet all four ICMJE criteria are acknowledged but not given authorship status. Acknowledgements of general support, grants, technical assistance, etc, should be indicated. Authors are responsible for obtaining the consent of all institutions and those being acknowledged. The journals endorsed Conflict of interest disclosure forms and statements shall be provided by the Authors before publication of their articles.
Authors of original research articles are expected to make statements, confirming the Ethical approval of* the work from their respective institutions on submission of their manuscript. TNHJ may, if necessary, request evidence of such approval from the Authors Institutional Review Boards. When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
Plagiarism checks is conducted for all manuscript before acceptance for publication in the journal. Manuscripts with plagiarism scores of more than 20% of similarity are referred to authors alongside the plagiarism transcript for revision. Manuscripts with plagiarism score up to 40% are outrightly rejected. Authors should ensure they carefully cite any sources used in their manuscript. If plagiarism or any other forms of academic misconduct is detected even after publication, the journal reserves the right to issue an erratum, retraction, or other appropriate statements. Authors are advised to conduct a plagiarism check on their completed manuscript before submitted for peer review and possible publication.
Manuscript withdrawal policy
Authors of manuscripts are at liberty to request a withdrawal or retraction of their manuscripts from the journal’s system at any stage of the processing of their manuscript even after final publication. For this to be effective the manuscript withdrawal form should be completed, signed by all authors or the corresponding author, and sent to the journal only by the corresponding author. Article Processing Charges where paid are non-refundable. Authors should be aware that once published online, a manuscript becomes a part of the permanent archive or repository and may pose some difficulties withdrawing from all indexing sites. All efforts will be made to achieve this so long as the retraction process meets the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) retraction guidelines - https://publicationethics.org/retraction-guidelines