About the Journal
Peer review explanation:
The Journal operates a robust peer review process to ensure the quality and validity of the published research. All submitted manuscripts undergo a double-blind peer review, conducted by experts in the relevant field. Reviewers are selected based on their expertise and adherence to ethical guidelines, ensuring impartial evaluation and constructive feedback to authors. The peer review process strives to maintain confidentiality, objectivity, and fairness.
There is simple form to guide reviewers in assessing manuscripts. Reviewers are expected to return their report within 10-20 days maximum, with recommendation to accept, revise or reject.
This journal published twice a year (March & September).
Scope and Objectives:
This policy statement outlines the principles and guidelines governing the operations of Nigerian Journal of Parasitology, hereinafter referred to as “the Journal”; The Journal aims to disseminate high-quality scholarly research across various academic disciplines, promoting the advancement of knowledge and contributing to the intellectual discourse within the academic community.
The Journal upholds the principle of editorial independence, ensuring that all editorial decisions are made without any undue influence or interference from external entities. The editorial board maintains full autonomy in the selection, review, and publication of articles, upholding rigorous standards of scholarly excellence and intellectual integrity.
The Journal adheres to the highest ethical standards in scholarly publishing. Authors are expected to submit original work that has not been previously published or under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, and other forms of research misconduct are strictly prohibited. The Journal promotes responsible research practices, transparency, and the inclusion of appropriate citations and acknowledgments.
Open Access and Copyright:
The Journal is not open access. Published articles are available to readers worldwide, via African Journal Online (https://www.ajol.info/index.php/njpar/index) promoting knowledge sharing and fostering global collaboration. Authors retain the copyright of their work while granting the Journal a non-exclusive license to publish and distribute the accepted manuscripts.
Conflict of Interest:
The Journal expects authors, reviewers, and editors to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may influence their objectivity or compromise the integrity of the publication process. Conflicts of interest may include financial relationships, institutional affiliations, or personal connections that may influence research or decision-making. Transparency in disclosing conflicts of interest ensures the credibility and trustworthiness of scholarly work.
Corrections and Retractions:
The Journal recognizes the importance of maintaining the accuracy and integrity of published research. In case errors, inaccuracies, or ethical concerns are identified in published articles, the Journal will promptly investigate the matter. Corrections, clarifications, or retractions will be issued as necessary, following established guidelines and best practices, to rectify any potential harm or misrepresentation caused.
Data and Reproducibility:
The Journal encourages the sharing of research data and materials to promote transparency, reproducibility, and the advancement of knowledge. Authors are encouraged to provide access to their data and methodology whenever possible, facilitating the validation and replication of research findings.
Editorial and Publication Process:
The Journal is committed to ensuring a fair, timely, and transparent editorial and publication process. Authors can expect regular updates on the status of their submissions, and reviewers can anticipate timely communication regarding review requests and feedback. The Journal strives to maintain efficient production schedules, allowing for the timely dissemination of accepted manuscripts.
The Journal is committed to continuous improvement, regularly evaluating, and updating its policies and processes to adapt to evolving scholarly publishing practices, ethical standards, and the needs of the academic community. Feedback from authors, reviewers, readers, and other stakeholders is welcomed and considered for the ongoing enhancement of the Journal’s operations.
This policy statement serves as a guide to all individuals involved in the publication process, ensuring adherence to the highest standards of academic integrity, ethical conduct, and excellence in scholarly publishing.
Manuscript Processing fee: N6,000 (Nigeria), Free (International)
Manuscript Publication fee: N10,000 per page
N3,500 in Nigeria and USD100 elsewhere.
N5,000 for corporate bodies and libraries excluding postages.
Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria: National Executives
Prof. (Mrs) C.N. Ukaga: President
Dr K. Abdullahi: Vice President
Dr (Mrs) A. Ekwunife: Secretary General
Rev (Dr) C. Okoye: Asst. Secretary General
Mrs Taiwo Adubi: Treasurer
Dr A. A. Madara: Financial Secretary
Dr (Mrs) F. N. C. Enwenzor: Internal Auditor
Prof. E. A. Omudu: Public Relations Officer
Dr H. I. Okoh: Business Manager
Prof. S. O. Sam Wobo: Editor-in-Chief
Dr E. Egbeobouwaye: Editorial Assistant
Prof. M. S. O. Aisien: Ex-Officio I
Prof. O. B. Akogun: Ex-Officio II
Journals copyright statement
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission from the publisher.
The Nigerian Journal of Parasitology and its content are protected by copyright laws and international treaties. The copyright of each individual article, including all text, figures, tables, and supplementary materials, is held by the respective authors. The publisher holds the copyright for the overall compilation of the journal issue.
Permission requests for the reproduction, distribution, or adaptation of any material in this journal should be directed to the publisher. Such requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the nature of the request, the intended use, and the potential impact on the rights of the authors.
The publisher reserves the right to pursue legal action against any unauthorized use, reproduction, or distribution of the content in this journal, whether in print or electronic form. Proper attribution must always be given to the authors and the journal when citing or referencing any material from this publication.
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information presented in this journal, the publisher and the authors make no warranties or representations regarding the contents. They shall not be held responsible for any errors, omissions, or damages arising from the use of the information contained herein.
By accessing or using this journal, you acknowledge and agree to abide by the copyright terms and conditions outlined in this statement.
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