Niger Delta Journal of Medical Sciences (NDJMS)

PHILOSOPHY

To reach out with scholarly research positively impacting on the clinical services in Nigeria and the rest of Africa

 

SCOPE

Niger Delta Journal of Medical Sciences (NDJMS) is a peer-reviewed, quarterly, international, general medical Journal that accepts scholarly manuscripts from within and outside Nigeria in areas of basic and clinical medical sciences and related fields.

S/N Names Positions University
1 Prof Chika Onyinyechi Duru Editor-in-Chief Niger Delta University
2 Dr Abisoye Oyeyemi Assistant Editor Niger Delta University
3 Dr Rector Opubiri Member, Editorial Board Niger Delta University
4 Dr Chukwuemeka Onyeabo Member, Editorial Board Niger Delta University
5 Dr Daughter Awala-Owonaro Member, Editorial Board Niger Delta University
S/N NAME UNIVERSITY
1 Prof Chika Onyinyechi Duru Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State
2 Prof Beleudanyo Fente Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State
3 Prof Olu Osinowo Bayelsa Medical University, Bayelsa State
4 Prof Isa Ibrahim Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State
5 Prof Dimie Ogoina Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
6 Prof John Okeniyi Obafemi Awolowo University Ife, Osun State
7 Prof Jeremiah Israel Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State
8 Prof Tubonye Harry Bayelsa Medical University, Bayelsa State
9 Prof Daprim Ogaji University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State
10 Prof Uche Onwudiegwu Obafemi Awolowo University Ife, Osun State
11 Prof Best Ordinioha University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State
12 Prof Onyaye Kunle-Olowu Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State
13 Prof Seiyefa Brisibe Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State
14 Prof Usman Sani Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto State
15 Prof Ifeanyi Azonobi Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State
16 Prof Alice Nte University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State
17 Prof Ijeoma Nduka Rivers State University, Rivers State
18 Prof Josephat Chinawa University of Nigeria, Enugu State
19 Prof Peter Ikuabe Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State
20 Prof Olukemi Ige University of Jos, Plateau State
21 Prof Wilson Sadoh University of Benin, Edo State
22 Prof Tamunopriye Jaja University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State

            Editor’s Note from Editor-in-Chief

            Prof Chika Onyinyechi Duru

 

VOL 3 ISSUE 3

Original Articles

  1. An Exploratory Medicine Quality Survey of Furosemide
    Tablets in Selected Pharmacies around Hospitals Providing Specialist Cardiovascular Care in Nigeria.
    Orubu S.F. Ebiowei, Robert O. Faith, Amabebe Emmanuel
     Egbi G. Oghenekaro
  2. Outcomes of Antenatal Booking Laboratory
    Investigations: A Report from Ilorin, Nigeria.
    Abiodun S. Adeniran, Olakunle E. Ogunjide, Kikelomo T. Adesina,Adegboyega A. Fawole

 

VOL 3 ISSUE 2

Original Articles

  1. Before and after: a Review of the Cascade of Events before Arrival and During Admission for Obstetric Emergencies in Ilorin, Nigeria.
    Ezeoke G. Grace, Adeniran S. Abiodun, Adewole A. Adebayo, Ogunlaja O. Olumuyiwa Ibiyemi F. Kehinde, Aboyeji P. Abiodun
  2. Enhancing Exclusive Breast-Feeding Practices through Midwives Support Isabu C. Augustina, Lawrence L. Arunibebi, Amakoromo Tari, Nkamare B. Moureen
  3. Gross Placenta Characteristics in Pre-eclampsia/Eclampsia and Normotensive Pregnancies. A Comparative Study Olarinoye O. Adebunmi, Folaranmi O. Olaleke, Olarinoye K. John, Ezeoke G. Grace, Olagbaye A. Babakayode, Adeniran S. Abiodun
  4. Factors affecting Career Preferences for Nephrology among Medical Interns in South-South Nigeria. Egbi G. Oghenekaro, Madubuko C. Roli, Ndu V. Onyebuchi, Adejumo A. Oluseyi.
  5. Respectful Maternity Care: Compliance among Midwives in Tertiary Hospitals in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Jimmy J. Agada, Nkamare B. Maureen, Berefagha W. Ladi

  VOL 3 ISSUE 1

Original Articles

    1. Prevalence of Prolonged QRS Duration and Associated Factors among Heart Failure Patients in a Tertiary Healthcare Facility in Bayelsa State.
      Tamaraemumoemi E Okoro, Johnbull Jumbo
    2. Dysmenorrhea among Female Medical Students of Bayero University Kano
      Idris U Takai, AliGombeHadiza, Attah A Raphael, Ibrahim Ayakasai
    3. Case reporting for neonatal tetanus surveillance and practices influencing neonatal tetanus incidence in Bayelsa state of Nigeria:a five-year reviewOyeyemi SAbisoye, Afakwu C Hilda, EsievoadjeAkpofure, Luke I Evans
    4. Tuberculosis Register Audit: a Comparison of TB Clinic ,
      Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital and Tuberculosis and Leprosy Hospital, Bayelsa State, South-South, Nigeria.
      Jumbo Johnbull, Okoro T Emmanuella, Edafe E Auchi,Osagiede F Emmanuel.

Case Reports

  1. A Case Report of Isolated Vulvar Neurofibroma Radiologically suggested to be a Lipoma.Emegoakor CJ Fausta, Nzegwu A Martin, Ugwu O Monica
  2. Ajadi A. Taofeek, OseniIsmaila, Ogunmoroti O Abel, Onifade A Adekunle

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Editorial Information

 

Niger Delta Journal of Medical Sciences (NDJMS) is a quarterly peer-reviewed official publication of Faculty of Clinical Sciences (FCS), College of Health Sciences (CHS), Niger Delta University (NDU) ,Amassoma, Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
This general medical Journal accepts manuscripts from within and outside Nigeria in areas of basic and clinical medical sciences and related fields.
All manuscripts submitted to this journal are expected to conform to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals issued by the International Committee for Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Types of Manuscripts and Limit

  • Original Article
    • Papers on original scientific articles with up to 3,000 words, five illustrations/tables/figures and twenty five references.
  • Review Article
    • A comprehensive review of a timely, important clinical subject along with the analysis of the topic leading to conclusions. This should not exceed 4,000 words and 120 references..
  • Letters to Editor
    • Comments on papers recently published in the journal up to 500 words and three references without any figures.

 

Other Types of Publications

 

Review of books and other media abstracts from medical workshops and conferences will be published by special arrangement.

Each submission must be accompanied by a covering letter signed by each author. The covering letter must include information on prior or duplicate publication and a statement on financial and conflicts of interests. Copies of any permission(s) to reproduce published material or to use illustrations or report information about identifiable persons must accompany the manuscript

 

Disclaimer

 

It must be emphasized that the data, opinions and information published in Niger Delta Journal of Medical Sciences are strictly the views and responsibilities of the author(s).The Journal, its Editorial Board or the Publishers hence do not accept any liability for inaccurate information.
Manuscript should be sent as an attachment to the Journal email:ndjms@ndu.edu.ng.
A Manuscript upon submission first undergoes editorial review to ascertain its novelty and suitability for publication on NDJMS. Thereafter it is sent to two /three independent assessors for peer-review.

 

Preparation of Manuscript

 

Manuscripts should be prepared on an A4 paper, double-spaced with margins of 2.5cm from each edge, font size 12 and face Times New Roman, pages numbered consecutively in the bottom right-hand corner. Manuscript should include the following sections: Title page, abstract and keywords, text, acknowledgements, references, tables and figures in that order.

Style:

Niger Delta Journal of Medical Sciences uses both UK and US spelling as long as one is consistently used throughout a manuscript. International System of units (SI) units should be used for all measurements. Use abbreviations to avoid repetition of long technical terms/names: Indicate the abbreviation in parentheses when the term/name is used in full for the first time. Avoid abbreviations and references in abstract section. Use only the approved generic names of chemical substances and drugs.

Original Article should be formatted as follow

  • Title page
    • Title of article, names of contributing authors in this order; Surname (family name) in full , middle name initial and First name in full e.g. Green O. Smith, name of institution the study is carried out and qualifications of each author, name, address and email of the corresponding author.
  • Article file
    • This file contains the abstract and keywords and the main text sections only.
  • Abstract
    • This is arranged into; a brief Introduction highlighting the background, Methods highlighting (setting, design, timeline, subjects, data management etc), Results and conclusions. It should not exceed 250 words.
  • Keywords
    • These should not be more than six or less than four words
  • Text
    • Text of an original manuscript should be separated into the standard IMRAD format as follows: Introduction, Methodology, Results and Discussion. Sections on Acknowledgements and References should be included
  • Introduction
    • Should be concise and state the background and clear objective of the paper.
  • Materials and Methods
    • Should be clear enough for another researcher to be able to repeat the study. Detailed statement on ethical issues should be in this section
  • Results
    • Present results in logical sequence in the text, tables, figures and other illustrations. Do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables or illustrations; emphasize or summarize only the important observations. Use the symbols * ¶ ᵼ ⱡ § sequentially to explain as footnotes unconventional abbreviations used in the tables.
  • Discussion
    • The major findings should be highlighted and related to other studies. Their significance, implications and limitations should be emphasized.
  • Conclusions
    • As much as possible relevant conclusions from the results in relation to the objectives of the study should be stated.
  • Acknowledgement:
    • The following should be acknowledged; Research or other financial grants; Material support, Contributions of Institutions, Colleagues and other relevant participants who contributed significantly but not sufficient for the authorship.
  • References
    • should follow the Vancouver style giving name of the Journal or its standard abbreviation, year, volume, first and last pages. The references should be numbered, using Arabic numerals in superscript in the order in which they are first used in the text, tables, figures, and legends. In the reference section, list the references in the order of appearance in the text, tables, figures and legends. Do not include abstracts, unpublished data, oral communications, and personal communications in the reference list. All references should be against the original documents. In the reference section, the names of first six authors should be listed followed by “et al.” Names of journals should be abbreviated using the approved style as in Index Medicus/PubMed. A manuscript may be rejected for inaccurate citations..
  • References to a chapter in a textbook
    • should include the surname and up to two initials of each author, title of the chapter, followed by In:, surname and up to two initials of each editor of the book, title of the book, edition , publisher ,year of publication, first and last page of the chapter
  • Reference to a book
    • should state the surname and up to two initials of each editor of the book, followed by eds, title of the book, edition of the book, place of publication,year and pages of the chapter.

Copyright:

Manuscripts accepted for publication in Niger Delta Journal of Medical Sciences become the property of the journal. All authors are therefore expected to sign a transfer of copyright form and send a scan copy by email attachment to the editorial office. With copyright, the journal has the exclusive rights to reproduction, translation and distribution of the article.

Subscription Per Annum

Individuals         –N4, 000
Institutions        –N7, 000
Overseas             — USD 100 or equivalent

Financial implications for journal

  1. Proposed cost of publication to author (e-copy) – N50,000 or $50/article
  2. Proposed number of journals per year – 4 (quarterly)

Advertisement rates per Issue

Full page (cover pages)        –N25, 000
Inside Full page                     –N22, 500
½ page                                    –N15, 000
¼ page                                    –N8, 000

Processing and Publication Fees: N50,000 or $50 payable only after the acceptance of submitted manuscript.

SUBMISSION: All manuscripts should be submitted in 2 seperate Microsoft Word files as follows:

  1. Non-blinded article file: This should contain the full contents of the article, inclusive of names and affiliations at which the study was done or acknowledgements.

  2. Blinded Article file: The main text of the article, beginning from Abstract till References (including tables/figures) should be in this file. It must not contain any mention of the authors’ names or initials or the institution at which the study was done, or acknowledgements. Page headers/running titles can include the title. Manuscripts not in compliance with the Journal’s blinding policy will be returned to the corresponding author. Do not zip the files.

Editor in Chief and Editorial Office,
Prof Chika Onyinyechi Duru,
Faculty of Clinical Science,
College of Health Sciences,
Niger Delta University,
PMB 071,
Wilberforce Island,
Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

Telephone: +2348034302428
Email: ndjms@ndu.edu.ng
Website: www.ndu.edu.ng/ndjms