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an MS Word copy of the manuscript on compact disc should be
The Editor-in-Chief, AJPARS
c/o Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medicine
University of Ibadan
PMB 5017, GPO Dubge
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts must be in English language, typed with doublespacing in 12-point Times New Roman, on one side of the paper only, and with at least 2.5 cm margins on either side. All pages must be numbered sequentially. Manuscripts should be subdivided into the following sections as appropriate: Title page,
Summary, Text (Introduction, Methodology, Results, and Discussion), Acknowledgement(s), References, Tables and
Legends for illustrations.
The title page, which is the first page of the manuscript, must
contain the full title of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and not
more than two academic and/professional qualifications, and the
address(es) of the author(s). This page should also contain a
running title of not more than 70 characters and spaces, and the name, address, e-mail and telephone/fax number of the author for correspondence.
All manuscripts must be accompanied by a summary not
exceeding 250 words. This should include objective, methodology, results and conclusions/recommendations. Three to five key words should also be included for indexing purposes.
Symbols, Abbreviation and Conventions
Symbols, abbreviations and conventions in the manuscript should
follow the SystPme International d’UnitJs (SI units). In every
instance, the abbreviated word(s) should have been written in full on the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
This journal accepts manuscripts prepared in accordance with the Harvard style of referencing and the Editorial Board will consider only papers conforming to this style. References in the text should be quoted in the following manner:
Oshin (1998) or Sanya and Adegoke (1943), or if there are more than two authors, Akinpelu et al (1990). References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order according to the first author’s surname. If references to the same author(s) have the same year, they should be differentiated by using letters, e.g. 1999a and 1999b etc. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to verify all cited references against the original article prior to submission to AJPARS. This journal will not accept responsibilities for any improperly cited authors of published materials.
The style of referencing should be as follows:
Sanya, O.A., Akinpelu, A.O., Jaiyesimi, A.O. and Odole, A.C.
(1980) The comparative effect of open and closed kinetic chain
exercise on osteoarthritis of the hip. Nigeria Rehabilitation Journal 4, 129-138.
Adegoke, B.O.A. (1992) The Osteoarthritic Knee. London,
Hamzat, T.K., Odunaiya, N.A. and Ogwumike, O.O. (1987)
Assessment of sensitivity of a knee osteoarthritis physiotherapy
outcome measure in two selected racial populations. 44th NSP
Conference, Ibadan, Nigeria 28th-30th December 1987
Fabunmi, A.A. and Adeniyi, A.F. (1976) A framework for
industrial physiotherapy services. In: Ayanniyi, O. and
Olanrewaju, R.K.(eds.) Total Physiotherapy: a compendium.
Ibadan: African Book Builders, pp70-78..
These should not be a repetition of materials in the text or
illustrations. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic
numerals when cited in text. Each table should be typed doublespace on a separate page with a short but informative title.
Edited proofs will be sent to the corresponding author (unless
otherwise indicated) for corrections. No alterations to the
original substance will be entertained. To ensure rapidity in
publication, authors are requested to provide good manuscripts
following the above instructions and return proofs within two
weeks of receipt.
Articles submitted to the African Journal of Physiotherapy and
Rehabilitation Sciences are taken to represent the original,
unpublished work of the author(s) and as not being considered
for publication elsewhere. This does not include abstracts of oral
presentations that are printed in the proceedings of societies,
conferences or symposia.
In reports of experiments or clinical studies on human subjects,
the authors should indicate by a statement in the manuscript that they complied with the requirements of the ethics committee of the institution where the study was conducted. The letter of approval from the ethics committee may also accompany the manuscript. In an establishment where an ethics committee is non-existent, the Helsinki declaration principles, as revised, should be strictly adhered to and so indicated by statement in the text of the manuscript.
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