The Journal (MSJM) publishes original research papers, review articles, case
reports and short communications on any aspect of health and tropical diseases.
All papers are referred by independent assessors.
Submission of Manuscripts
Papers for publication should be submitted in triplicate, including all
illustrations and should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Chuks Ejezie,
Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of
Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. Manuscripts should be accompanied by a letter signed
by ALL the authors stating their involvement in the work being reported and that
they agree to its publication. Submitted papers will not be returned so a copy
must be retained by the authors.
Format for Original Articles
Papers should be organized as follows Title, Authors (and their
affiliations) Abstracts, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results,
Discussion, Acknowledgements, Reference. Manuscripts should be typed, on one
side of A4 paper (210 x 297)mm only, with double line spacing and wide margins.
It should contain the purpose of the investigation, materials and methods,
principal findings and the major conclusion. Tables and legends to figures
should be typed on separate sheets.
References to literature (Vancouver System) should be numbered in the text
in order of appearance, and should be listed in numerical order on a separate
sheet. List of references must include name(s) and initials of the author(s),
years of publication, full title of paper, full title of journal (as in Index
Medicus), volume and first and last page numbers e.g. Greenwood B.M.
Asymptomatic malaria infections -Do they matter? Parasitology Today 1987; 3 (7)
206-214. Ejezie, G.C. and Ezedinachi, E.N.U. Malaria parasite density and body
temperature in children under 10 years of age in Calabar, Nigeria. Trop. Geogr.
Med. 1992; 44 (2): 97-101.
One set of page proofs will be supplied for authors to check for typesetting
changes to the manuscript will be accepted after the proof stage.