Vol. 23 No. 4 (2023)
1. Mission Statement:
The mission of The Nigerian Health Journal is to advance knowledge and understanding in the field of health by publishing high-quality, evidence-based research, reviews, and articles. The journal aims to contribute to the improvement of healthcare outcomes, public health, and medical practice.
2. Peer Review Process:
Selection of Reviewers:
Reviewers will be selected based on their expertise in the relevant health disciplines to ensure rigorous evaluation of submitted manuscripts.
The journal employs a double-blind peer review process to ensure unbiased evaluation of manuscripts.
Clinical Trial Registration:
For clinical trials, authors are required to register their trials in recognized public registries and provide the registration details in the manuscript.
Manuscripts will be processed and reviewed in a timely manner, with a commitment to efficient decision-making.
3. Author Guidelines:
Clinical Trial Reporting:
Authors reporting clinical trials must adhere to the CONSORT guidelines and provide a CONSORT checklist with their submission.
Patient Consent and Privacy:
Authors must confirm compliance with ethical standards, including obtaining informed consent and protecting patient privacy.
4. Ethics and Integrity:
Manuscripts reporting research involving human or animal subjects must adhere to ethical standards and obtain necessary approvals.
Conflicts of Interest:
Authors are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest, and the journal will manage these disclosures transparently.
5. Open Access Policy:
The Nigerian Health Journal is committed to open access publishing, ensuring that research is accessible to a global audience.
Creative Commons License:
Published articles are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution License, allowing for the sharing and adaptation of content.
Authors retain the copyright to their work and grant the journal the right to publish and distribute the accepted manuscript.
7. Health Equity and Diversity:
The Nigerian Health Journal encourages submissions that address health disparities, promote inclusivity, and consider the diverse needs of populations.
8. Clinical Guidelines and Best Practices:
Translation to Practice:
The journal welcomes manuscripts that bridge the gap between research findings and practical implementation, contributing to evidence-based healthcare practices.
9. Editorial Board:
The editorial board consists of experts from various health disciplines, ensuring a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to editorial decision-making.
10. Journal Archiving:
The journal is committed to long-term archiving, ensuring the preservation and accessibility of published content.
11. Journal Metrics:
Metrics are used to assess the impact and quality of published work, recognizing the significance of research in the field of health.
12. Review and Updates:
The editorial policy is subject to periodic review to ensure alignment with evolving standards and practices in the field of health.
Note: This editorial policy is subject to periodic review and updates. Authors, reviewers, and readers are encouraged to check the latest version on the journal's website.