Note to authors





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 accuracy. No
changes to the manuscript will be accepted after the proof stage.



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