Nigerian Journal of General Practice: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

The Nigerian Journal of General Practice is the official publication of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria. It is a multi-disciplinary, biannual, peer-reviewed biomedical journal that has been published since 1985. It invites scholarly manuscripts relevant to the broad discipline of Family/General Medicine education. It aims to publish evidence-based scientific research articles from a diversity of disciplines in the basic medical and clinical sciences. The Journal contents include original articles, review articles, case reports, perspective on topical health care issues, articles on the business and practice of medicine, book review and letters to the editor. The Journal is a source of continuing professional development to health care providers  in the private health sector


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts received by the Editor are read and sent by post to preselected Reviewers according to the specialty of the study theme. Every article to a Reviewer is accompanied by a copy of The Nigerian Journal of General Practice Instructions for Manuscript Reviewers. Articles sent to reviewers are expected back within six weeks. The Reviewer’s impression may range from publish the paper as it is, or publish it after minor revisions, or publish it after major revisions as suggested [the Reviewer may be asked if he/she would want to review the revised paper], the Reviewer may advice that the paper is more suitable for publication in another journal or advice that the paper be rejected. The Reviewer is free to offer specific suggestions to improve the manuscript. The authors of articles that were accepted are written letters of acceptance of their manuscripts and are told when their articles would be published. Those with articles requiring corrections have their articles mailed back to them with the Reviewer’s comments. Such articles are accepted after the required corrections have been effected .The Editor-in Chief determines the number of articles published in each edition of the Journal.


Publication Frequency

Biannual publication


The Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria [AGPMPN]

National Executive Officers
Dr. Anthony Omolola

1st Vice President
Dr. Frank O. Odafen

2nd Vice President
Dr Chris Ezeanyim

Secretary General
Dr. Ernest O,Eze-Okoye

Dr. Steve Ekwelibe

Publicity Secretary
Dr. Tope Oyelade

Assistant General Secretary
Dr. Bolaji Ogunlari

Editor NJGP
Dr. Francis Edo Olotu

WONCA Council Member
Dr. Segun Bammeke

Immediate Past President
Dr. Ade Tade

Immediate Past Secretary-General
Dr. Marcus Eruaga

Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria [AGPMPN], Member of the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA)
9 Sam Shonibare Street, Lawanson Suru-Lere,
Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: + 234-803-241-4323
E-Mail:,; Website:


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NJGP Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

Dr Jasper Jideofor Onyekwelu (MB, BCH; MPH; PGD(Statistics), (MSc9Statistics), PGDFM, FAGP)

Obinwanne Hospital and Maternity,

19 Uba Street, Nkpor

Anambra State, Nigeria

Tel: 2348033430651


Past Editors
Prof. E. A. Dosumu FAGP, DMP, FCCP, FWACP
[ 2002-2010]

Dr. Francis Edo Olotu, FAGP, DMP [20010-2014]

Associate Editors
Dr. O. O. Ayankogbe, FMCGP(Nig), FWCP(FM)
Dr. P. Adegun, FAGP
Dr. P. Njemanze, FAGP
Dr. E. Akpanobong, FAGP
Dr. I. Olanrewaju, FAGP

Consulting Editors
Prof. E. A. Dosumu
Prof. Kareem Airede
Prof. D. A. Nzeh
Prof. A. O. Ilesanmi
Prof. B. J Bojuwoye
Prof. H. O. Adeyemi Doro
Prof. C. O.Bewaji
Prof. L. D. Edungbola
Prof. M. Adenikan
Dr. M. O. Obadofin

ISSN: 1118-4647
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