Editorial Policy

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.

Double-Blind Review:

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.

Review Timelines:

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:

Research Ethics:

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:

Open Access:

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.

6. Copyright:

Author Rights:
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:

Archiving Policy:
The journal is committed to long-term archiving, ensuring the preservation and accessibility of published content.

11. Journal Metrics:

Impact Assessment:
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:

Policy Review:
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.