Aim/Scope: The Departmental Journal (BAYERO JOURNAL OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE, BJMLS) is the official Journal of the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Bayero University, Kano. Articles from all areas of Biomedical Sciences such as Chemical Pathology, Haematology and Blood Group Serology, Histopathology, Medical Bacteriology, Parasitology, Virology, Immunology, Biochemistry, General Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology and related fields will be accepted for publication. Articles will be published “twice a year”.
Submission of manuscripts: Manuscripts should be submitted as email attachment(s) to the Editor-in-Chief, journal acronym through the journal email: email@example.com or addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, journal acronym, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Bayero University, P.M.B. 3011, Kano
Postal: Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Bayero University, P.M.B. 3011, Kano.
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Charges: A processing fee of NGN 5,000 must be submitted along with manuscripts within Nigeria, articles from other countries are not accompanied by processing charges. Corresponding authors must upon acceptance of their paper for publication, submit the original paper (reviewed), corrected paper, CD version of the paper (CD-R) or through email and a publication fee of NGN 15,000 (within Nigeria) or $50 (outside Nigeria). Author(s) who needs the hard copy apart from the one entitled to corresponding author shall pay an additional NGN 2,000 or $15 to cover the cost of production of the hard copy.
Review process: Articles for publication will be peer reviewed by a minimum of 2 independent reviewers. But the article should have the following:
- The full names and surnames of all authors
Clear statement that by submitting to the journal, the author acknowledges that they should not, have not, and will not submit this article to another journal unless they are informed that article was rejected by the Journal.
Upon submission, acknowledgement of receipt of the manuscript is assured in 24hr unless due to unforeseen circumstances, if accepted for peer-review, it will be reviewed in four weeks, unless due to unforeseen circumstances.
Acceptance or rejection of a submitted manuscript would be based on the recommendation of the two or more reviewer(s) as the case may be. The decision of the editorial board will be communicated to the corresponding author.
Ethically, peer-reviewing is independent and confidential, as performed by reviewers and the reviewers should make corrections observations and adjustments to the manuscript(s) where necessary and report his/their decision/suggestions about the manuscript on reviewers form appropriately. He/she has one to four weeks to make the changes. Also no reviewers report would be made known to another throughout the process of reviewing.
After reviewers’ reports are sent to authors, they are expected to make update and submit the manuscript based on the reviewers recommendations in 24 to 72 hrs.
Reviewers were sourced and still being sourced from different disciplines covered by the scope of the Journal as such each manuscript is forwarded to a set of reviewers in the relevant discipline.
The secretary is responsible for administering manuscripts to reviewers and from them to authors after been reviewed.
As a policy: no article shall be accepted for review provided it is been sent to other Journal(s) for consideration that is what calls for the need of cover letter to accompany each article submission. On the issue of plagiarism, no article shall be accepted for publication in the Journal if it has more than 20% similarity on plagiarism scale.
The author holds the copy right of the article he/she published in the Journal. In terms of accessibility, the Journal has an open access policy with creative common attribution of (CC BY and non commercial).
Copyright: Upon acceptance of a paper by the Journal, the author(s) have automatically transferred copyright of the paper to journal acronym. The transfer will ensure widest possible dissemination of information.
Journal format: Full length research (maximum 2,500 words: abstract and references not included in the word count), case reports (maximum of 1,500 words: abstract and references not included in the word count), reviews (maximum of 3,000 words: abstract and references not included in the word count) and short communications (maximum of 500 words) will be published in the journal, all of which must undergo a process of peer review. Review topics must be of current interest and must be related to Biomedical Sciences. All submitted manuscripts for full length research must be accompanied with a cover letter indicating the willingness of the authors to publish their article in the journal, stating that the article has not been published before and that it is not under consideration for publication in any other journal.
Authors are to submit three copies of the manuscript. These should be readable and computer typed on white A4 paper (MS word format), portrait, double spaced throughout leaving 1 inch wide margins on both sides. Manuscript should be written in English Language and not EXCEED 15 PAGESS (additional pages ATTRACTS EXTRA CHARGES, 200 NAIRA PER WRITE UP PAGE AND 500 NAIRA PER EXTRA PAPER OF COLOURED PLATE). Abstract should be structured and single space.
S.I. units and metric systems of measurement are acceptable and Latin words should be in italics. Use of Arabic numerals before standard units should be avoided, and where used, they should be explained at their first mention.
Text: Authors should please comply strictly to the format of the text of the manuscript, which should appear in the following order: title, author’s name(s) and address(es), abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, tables, figures and plates, discussions, conclusion, recommendation(s), acknowledgement, references.
Title page: The title of the paper should unambiguously reflect the content and the main theme of the paper. The full names and addresses of the authors (including names of institutions, country, Email address and telephone numbers) should be stated. In the case of joint authorship, the name and mailing address of the author to whom further correspondence would be referred should be indicated, otherwise the name of the first author on the list is assumed to be the correspondence author. Authors’ names should start with surnames then initials of other names.
Abstract: This should be structured into aim, methods, results and conclusion, should not exceed 300 words and should be followed by 4-6 key words for indexing purposes.
Introduction: This should contain mainly essential background information and important relevant references. The objectives of the work and its relevance or contribution must be clearly stated. The literature cited must be discussed to show the relationships between the published and the research study.
Materials and methods: New methods and modifications of established ones should be described in detail to enable repetition by other workers. For the established and published methods, references should be made to the relevant publications.
Generally acceptable scientific terms should be used. Discuss the factors, problems encountered and the solutions as they apply to your study. Due attention should be given to experimental design and statistical analysis of data where applicable.
Results: Tables and figures should be kept to minimum. Each table must be typed on a separate sheet of paper. Each table or figure must have a brief title and be numbered sequentially in Arabic numerals in the order of their citation in the text. A short write up explaining the contents of the table or figure must follow each table or figure. Figures and plates must be of scanned reproducible quality.
Discussion: This section may be combined with results, repetition of methodology and results should be avoided. Discussion should indicate clearly the significance and implications of the results obtained. The work should be related to published studies. References should be cited in the text as for example: Rogo (2009), Ahmad and Sani (2006), or Nasir et al. (2004) for more than two authors.
Conclusion: Should be drawn from the aim(s) and objectives of the work. It should not carry too many details of the results.
Recommendations: This should be optional and must be drawn from the study.
A competing interest exists when your interpretation of data or presentation of information may be influenced by your personal or financial relationship with other people or organization.
Authors must disclose any financial interests.
Acknowledgement: Optional, all those who have supported the work financially or materially should be acknowledged.
Only publications that are cited in the text should be listed. References should be listed alphabetically and should be in APA format. Personal communications and unpublished observations should be indicated only in the text and should not appear in the reference list. For online articles, their respective DOI reference number must be included. Authors should ensure the accuracy of the references.
Collins, D. (1993). Selectivity Information on Desogestrel. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 168(23):1010–1016.
D’Arcanques, C. M. and Vogelsong, K. (2002). Recent Advances in Family Planning Methods. Archives of Ibadan Medicine, 3(1): 6–9.
More than two authors:
Ahmed, S., Li, Q., Liu, L. and Tsui, A. O. (2012). Maternal Deaths Averted by Contraceptives Use: An Analysis of 172 Countries. Lancet, 380(6):111-125.
Article within a journal (no page numbers)
Rohrmann, S., Overvad, K., BuenodeMesquita, H.B., Jakobsen, M.U., Egeberg, R., Tjønneland, A. (2013). Meat consumption and mortality - results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. BMC Medicine.11:63.
Reference to a book:
Ahmad, M. B. Hadiza, L. A. and Rogo, L. D. (2016).Textbook of Medical Laboratory Sciences Diagnostic and Clinical Correlation. 4th ed. New York: Longman, Pp. 281–304.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R. and Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age, New York: E-Publishing Inc; 2009, Pp. 281–304.
Article within a journal supplement
Frumin, A.M., Nussbaum, J.andEsposito M.(1979). Functional asplenia: demonstration of splenic activity by bone marrow scan. Blood, 59 Suppl 1:2632.
Upon acceptance of a paper by the Journal, the author(s) have automatically transferred copyright of the paper to the BJMLS. The transfer will ensure widest possible dissemination of information.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
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