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West African Journal of Radiology: Submissions

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Author Guidelines

The West African Journal of Radiology (WAJR) is a publication and the official organ of the Association of Radiologists of West Africa. It is enlisted on AJOL (African Journals on-line).

The Journal accepts for publication, original work in the science and technology of radiology, radiotherapy  allied subjects, clinical case reports, discoveries and engineering design/fabrication reports related to any branch of imaging modalities.

Editorial Notices

The  Journal is published biannually, two issues form one volume. The journal is bi-lingual (English and French).

Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be sent to: Dr. I. J. Okoye, Assoc. Editor, West African Journal of Radiology, URF Secretariate,  c/o Department of Radiology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu, Nigeria. Manuscripts can also be sent by electronic mail to editor_wajr@yahoo.com.

Articles are submitted on the understanding that they are not under consideration for publication by another journal and all the authors whose names appear on the manuscript have given a written consent for it to the published.

The manuscript should be typed in English on one side of an A4 (297 x 210mm) paper, double spaced and with a least 25mm margins. Three copies of the manuscript should be submitted together with three sets of illustrations. The pages should be numbered in a consecutive manner. A CD containing the text and illustrations in Microsoft Word should also be submitted.

Format for Original Papers

The manuscripts should consist of title page, abstract, text acknowledgment, references, tables, figures and legends.

They should be numbered consecutively. Each component should begin on a new page in the sequence given above.

Title page

It should include the title of the manuscript, surname and initials of the authors, names of the departments and institutions in which the work was carried out, name and address of the corresponding author. E-mail address, mobile phone numbers if available should be included.

Structured Abstract

Abstract should be structured in the following way: background/aims, methods, results and conclusions. It should not contain more than 250 words. Abstract should also be translated into French and put below the English version.

Text

It should be divided into introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion.

Case Reports

They should consist of a title page, introduction, case report and discussion. Case reports and technical reports do not require a structured abstract.

Units of Measurements

Scientific measurements should be in System  International (S.I) units

Abbreviations

Standard abbreviations should be used. The first time an uncommon abbreviation appears, it should be preceded by the full name for which it stands.

Tables and Illustrations

Three copies of tables and illustrations should be submitted. Each table should be printed on a separate sheet. The tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. All tables must be cited in the text. Figures and Radiographic prints should be un-mounted. Radiographic prints should be submitted in the form of glossy black and white prints. Authors should be requested to pay for coloured illustrations. Paste stick-on label on the back of each figure indicating the figure number and the name(s) of the authors(s). The top of the illustration should also be indicated. Legends to each illustration should be typed on a separate sheet of paper.

The top of the illustration should also be indicated. Legends to each illustration should be typed on a separate sheet of paper.

Diagrams

Photographs of diagrams, graphs, histograms (drawn in black ink) should also conform to 5 x 7cm.

References

References should be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text. They should be identified in the text by superscript Arabic numerals. In the list of references, all references in the text are numbered consecutively in the order they appear in the text. Journal titles should be abbreviated using the format in Index Medicus and should conform to the Vancouver Convention style.

1.            Journal Articles

The reference should include surname and initials of all authors, article title, name of journal, year of publication, volume number, and the first and last pages.    

Example

  1. Umerah BC. Unfolding of the aorta (aortitis) associated with pulmonary tuberculosis. Br J Radiol. 1982; 55: 201-203.
  2. Daramola JM, Ajagbe HA, Obisesan AA, Lagundoye SB, Oluwasanmi JO. Fibrous dysplasia of the jaws in Nigerians. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1976; 42: 290-300

2.            Author(s) of a Book

The reference should include surname and initials of all authors, title book, edition, city, publisher, year and pages

Example:

Chapman S, Nakielny R. Aids to Radiological Differential Diagnosis. 3rd ed. London, W.B. Saunders Company Ltd, 1995; 339-346.

3.            Author(s) of a Chapter in a Book

The reference should include surname and initials of all authors of the chapter of the book, title of chapter, editors(s) of the book, title of the book, edition, city, publisher, year and pages.

Examples:

Rickards D, Jones S. Imaging Investigation of the Urogenital Tract. In: Sutton D, editor. Textbook of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Vol 2, 6th ed. London: Church Livingstone, 1998: 1119-.

 

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