Authors should endeavour to address all items recommended by the guidelines (as a minimum). Adherence to recommended reporting guidelines will increase the probability of manuscripts acceptance for publication.
The EQUATOR website provides a central repository of up-to-date reporting guidelines and other resources that assist authors to prepare a good research manuscript.
Preparing Your Manuscript
The title phrase should be brief.
List authors’ full names (first-name, middle-name, and last-name).
Affiliations of authors (department and institution).
Emails and phone numbers.
The abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. The keywords should be less than 10.
Standard abbreviations should be used all through the manuscript. The use of non-standard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be well-defined in the text following their first use.
The statement of the problem should be stated in the introduction in a clear and concise manner.
Materials and methods
Materials and methods should be clearly presented to allow the reproduction of the experiments.
Results and discussion
Results and discussion maybe combined into a single section. Results and discussion may also be presented separately if necessary.
Tables and figures
Tables should be kept to a minimum.
Tables should have a short descriptive title.
The unit of measurement used in a table should be stated.
Tables should be numbered consecutively.
Tables should be organized in Microsoft Word or Excel spreadsheet.
Figures/Graphics should be prepared in GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint.
Tables and Figures should be appropriately cited in the manuscript.
Disclosure of conflict of interest
Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interest that may have influenced the study.
Acknowledgement of people, funds etc should be brief.
References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. DOIs links to referenced articles should be stated wherever available. Names of journals should be presented in full and not abbreviated.
Chukanchitipat K, Na-Bangchang K (2017). A review of clinical pharmacokinetics of chloroquine and primaquine and their application in malaria treatment in Thai population. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 11(38):475-490. https://doi.org/10.5897/AJPP2017.4828
Ehwarieme TA, Ogbogu CJ, Mbadugha C, Obiekwu AL (2018). Compliance to treatment regimen among diabetic patients attending outpatient department of selected hospitals in Benin City, Edo State. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology: 10(4):97-107. https://doi.org/10.5897/JPHE2018.1002
Authors are issued an Acceptance Certificate for manuscripts that have been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.