At the NJM, we welcome any contributions that advances or illuminates medical science or practice extending to all aspects of medicine. Contributions may be in the form of review articles ,original articles, case reports, clinical practice materials, letters to the editor, short communication, commentaries, viewpoints, review of books and medical educational materials.
The NJM also publishes article on socioeconomic, political and legal matters related to medical practice; conference and workshop reports and medical news.
These should not exceed 1500 words with no more than 10 references and 2 illustrations and tables. This should also have a summary of the case.
Letters should contain a maximum of 1,000 words, 2 illustrations/ tables and 10 references. The contents may be clinical observations or other relevant matters to medicine or comments on materials published in the NJM.
-- Manuscripts (three copies) should be typewritten in English, font 12 Arial Narrow, with double line spacing on one side only of 21.0 x 29.7cm (A4) white bond paper with 4cm margin.
-- They are reviewed for publication on the understanding that none of the materials has been published previously and none is currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
-- Each of the following sections should begin on a new page: title page, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, ethics, statics, results, discussion, references, tables, legends to figure(s) and illustration(s).
-- Manuscripts should be sent to the Editor by email or uploaded on the journal website.
This should include the title of the article, names, initials and qualifications of each author; the department and institution where the work was done; name and address of author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Journal of Medicine (NJM) present addressees) of the authors(s) if different from that at which the work was done; key words( not more than six words); and running title. Use of abbreviations should be avoided in the title and abstract. The role of each co-author in the publication should be written in a structured format. It should include background, methods, results and conclusion.
The objective of the study or review should be stated under this.
The patients and materials used should be described. The nature of the study whether retrospective, prospective etc and any other methods used should be stated. For reviews, this should state the date sources and mode of data extraction.
This should state the main findings of the study.
The main conclusions of the study should be stated.
Tables should be typed and double-spaced on separate sheet of paper, submitted in triplicate and numbered consecutively with Roman numerals. Their approximate positions in the text should be indicated. All illustrations are to be considered as figure, submitted in triplicate and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Figures and photographs should be lightly numbered on the back and top indicated ad name(s) of author(s) written. Legend to each figure should be typed on a separate sheet of paper. Photographs should conceal the subject's identify or sent with written consent of the subject. Figures should be submitted as unmounted and untrimmed prints in a protective envelope. If an illustration has been published previously, full credit to the original source must be given the legend. Author(s) will be requested to pay for coloured illustration.
Non-standard abbreviations contained the manuscripts (excluding references) should be listed in an alphabetic order with definitions after key words. Generic drug nomenclature is preferred to proprietary (trade) names.