Reviewers Guidelines

Yenagoa Medical Journal

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Guidelines for Peer Review

Any manuscript submitted to the Yenagoa Medical Journal should not have been published or under consideration for publication in any other Journal. If any unethical practice is suspected in this manuscript, kindly write a report with proof/citations/web links.

The Yenagoa Medical Journal seldomly rejects manuscripts as it works with authors to build skills in writing for publication. However, the manuscript should be rejected if it is not technically sound, article type is not easily discernible or not representative of the methodology used, the objective set out was not met, and it lacks Novelty. Any table/figure/illustration lifted from a published article must be cited.

Kindly make comments on the suitability of the materials and methods. There should be sufficient and comprehensible details of the methods outlined by the author(s).

Comments on the Results and Discussion should include:
1. If the data analysis is satisfactory.
2. If there is at least 70% of current references.
3. If the Discussion is based on actual facts and figures.

The Conclusion must be based on actual facts and figures, and supported by the data discussed in the manuscript. There should be no bias.

The references must be relevant and adequately cited using the American Medical Association (AMA) style of Vancouver referencing system. References may be suggested if need be.

Authors should not use offensive words in their manuscripts. Peer-reviewers are expected to suggest to the authors how best their manuscripts can be strengthened to make them acceptable. Reviewer’s comments should be sufficiently informative to aid Editorial decision.

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