World Journal of Biomedical Research is an official publication of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria. Her vision is to pool together the rich resource of knowledge that emanates from our Research Scientist from the various fields of Medicine and Biomedical Science in a systematic and reproducible form. It is published biannually. It publishes original laboratory and clinical research articles, case reports, short communication, letter to Editor and technical reports in all fields of Medicine, Basic Medical Sciences, and Allied Medical Specialties such as Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences and other related areas. The journal also reviews important new developments or controversial issues in any of the mentioned fields through invited contributions from recognized authorities.
Instruction to Authors
The World Journal of Biomedical Research (WJBMR) is a publication of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Uyo, Nigeria. It publishes original research and review articles, case reports, short communication, letter to Editor and technical reports in all fields of medical, basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, and allied medical specialties such as nursing, medical laboratory sciences and other related areas.
Manuscript Format and Preparation
Manuscript should be prepared in English using Microsoft word Times New Roman, typed on one side of A4 paper in double spacing using font size 12 with top and bottom of at least 25mm and numbered consecutively beginning with the title page and submitted on-line by attachment to the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appearance of materials in manuscripts should follow the following order on separate pages:
- Title Page: This should include the title of the article; author(s) name (surname, first and middle initials) with institution affiliations and addresses and e-mail of all authors and corresponding author. Authors should describe what each contributed in the article; this information may be published. Persons designated as authors should have participated sufficiently in the work to qualify for authorship and be ready to take public responsibility for the content.
- Abstract: This should not exceed 250 words and should indicate a brief background, objective, methodology of research, the results and the conclusion. This should be followed by 3-6 keywords usually taken from the medical subject headings (MeSH) list of Index Medicus.
- Introduction: State purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study or observation.
- Materials and Methods: Methods and procedures used should be stated in detail to allow for reproducibility by other workers. When reporting experiments/studies on animal or human subjects, indicate whether the procedures were carried out according to the ethical standards of the responsible committee (institutional, national or regional ethical review boards).
- Results: Important observations/findings should be presented in the text, tables and graphs.
- Discussion: State the important aspects of the study including the implications of the findings, limitations and implications for future research, and relate findings to other relevant studies. Conclusions should be linked to the goal of the research.
- Acknowledgements (if any):Person(s) who do not meet the criteria for authorship but has made some intellectual contribution to the article should be listed (with their permission) in the acknowledgments
- References: This should be listed in Vancouver style (See examples below).
Cited references in the text should be indicated with Arabic numerals in superscript and consecutively in the order of citation within the text. All manuscript should conform to Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals (published in: BMJ 1997;314:1-10; Biotechnologia Aplicada 1998 15:117-27.
Listed references should include author’s name(s), title of article, full name of Journal or abbreviated in standard format, year of publication, Volume, first and last page numbers.
- Bassey BE, Moses AE, Bassey EA, Udo SM. Incidence of rubella IgM antibodies in individuals with febrile rash illness attending clinics in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, 2006 � 2009. Health 2011;3:362-5.
Note: Where there are more than six authors, list the first six author names and add et al.
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