Author Guidelines

Information for Authors
The Annals of Nigerian Medicine subscribes to the ‘Uniform Requirements for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals’ as published in the New England Journal of Medicine 1997:336:309-316. Papers will be published under the following sections:
* Original research reports
* Critical and analytical reviews
* Short research reports
* Editorials and commentaries commissioned by the editorial board
* Letters and commentaries commissioned by the editorial board
* Letters to the editor relating to materials previously published in the journal.
* Book reviews
* Reports of professional conference and meetings of continuing education.
Submissions will be considered on the understanding that they comprise original unpublished material and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere and the studies have been subject to appropriate ethical review. The authors accept to transfer copyright of accepted and published articles to Annals of Nigerian medicine. A letter stating this fact signed by all authors should accompany each submitted article. Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder permission to produce any material for which copyright already exists.
The author(s) should submit their manuscript in Microsoft word formatted (version 97 or later) document in three attached to an email. Alternatively, authors can send copies of the manuscript plus a copy on diskette to:
DR J. G. Makama
Editor-in-chief
Annals of Nigerian Medicine
Department of Surgery
Ahmadu Bello Unviersity, Teaching Hospital
Zaria, Nigeria.
Email: editorannnigmed@yahoo.com
Or
Dr M. Ahmed
Deputy Editor
Annals of Nigerian Medicine
Department of Surgery
Ahmadu Bello Unviersity, Teaching Hospital
Zaria, Nigeria.
Email: anmjournal@yahoo.com
The editors cannot enter into correspondence about papers considered unsuitable for publication and their decision is final. Neither the editors nor the publishers would accept responsibility for the views of authors expressed in their contributions.

The Annals of Nigerian Medicine subscribes to the ‘Uniform Requirements for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals’ as published in the New England Journal of Medicine 1997:336:309-316. Papers will be published under the following sections:
* Original research reports
* Critical and analytical reviews
* Short research reports
* Editorials and commentaries commissioned by the editorial board
* Letters and commentaries commissioned by the editorial board
* Letters to the editor relating to materials previously published in the journal.
* Book reviews
* Reports of professional conference and meetings of continuing education.
Submissions will be considered on the understanding that they comprise original unpublished material and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere and the studies have been subject to appropriate ethical review. The authors accept to transfer copyright of accepted and published articles to Annals of Nigerian medicine. A letter stating this fact signed by all authors should accompany each submitted article. Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder permission to produce any material for which copyright already exists.
The author(s) should submit their manuscript in Microsoft word formatted (version 97 or later) document in three attached to an email. Alternatively, authors can send copies of the manuscript plus a copy on diskette to:
DR J. G. Makama
Editor-in-chief
Annals of Nigerian Medicine
Department of Surgery
Ahmadu Bello Unviersity, Teaching Hospital
Zaria, Nigeria.
Email: editorannnigmed@yahoo.com
Or
Dr M. Ahmed
Deputy Editor
Annals of Nigerian Medicine
Department of Surgery
Ahmadu Bello Unviersity, Teaching Hospital
Zaria, Nigeria.
Email: anmjournal@yahoo.com
The editors cannot enter into correspondence about papers considered unsuitable for publication and their decision is final. Neither the editors nor the publishers would accept responsibility for the views of authors expressed in their contributions.

References
References should be cited using the Vancouver convention, with superscript figures in the main body of the text relating to a list of referenced sources at the end of the text in order of citation (e.g… Confimed by other studies113). For further guidance, authors are referred to: Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. JAMA 1997 Mar 19; 277(11); 927-34.
Authors should personally verify the accuracy of every reference before submitting the paper for publication and should ensure that the listed references correspond exactly to those in the text.
Units of measurements
All measures should be reported in SI Units followed in the text, by traditional units in parentheses, for general guidance on the international System of Units and some useful conversion factors, see The SI for the health Professions* (WHO, 1997). There are two exceptions; blood pressure should be expressed in mm Hg and haemoglobin as g/dl.
Peer review process
All manuscripts submitted to the journal are sent to two independent experts in that field for review. Manuscripts with significant statistical component will be reviewed by a statistician in addition to the above peer review. The comments of the reviewers may be communicated to the authors, even if the paper is rejected. All efforts will be made to ensure that the review process is as short as possible.

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