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 About the Society

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), an affiliate of Nigerian Medical Association is the umbrella body of the largest resident medical association in the west African sub-region with over 16,000 members. Official members of the association include all doctors ( resident doctors, medical officers and  house officers) below the rank of consultants or its equivalent ( principal medical officers) in all health institutions where there is any form residency training in Nigeria and has been registered under the Medical and Dental Practitioner's Act CAP 221 Laws of the Federation Nigeria ( 1990)

Although residency training started in Nigeria in 1966, but the association was formed in 1978. The association aims to promote the interest of and foster closer ties and relationship among members. It also considers and expresses her views on all proposed regulations, policies and legislations affecting the training of medical and dental doctors in Nigeria and other aspects of medical practice. More so, it  promotes the improvement of healthcare in Nigeria. It interacts with national and international organizations, agencies and individuals to promote the objectives of the association. The medical residency training in Nigeria is regulated by the Medical Residency Training Act 2017, an act enacted by the National Assembly and signed into law by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The population of Nigeria is over 200 million. Policy decisions are made by the association's National Executive Council (NEC), which is the governing body. The Constitution of NARD is supreme, and its provisions shall have binding force on all authorities, organs, branches and members of the association and, where applicable, on any other persons. The NEC has full powers to take decisions on behalf of the association in accordance with the provisions of the constitution. The website of the association is www.nardnigeria.com.ng

  About the Journal

Nigerian Journal of Medicine, a publication of Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors ( NARD), is a peer-reviewed online Bi-monthly journal. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.njmonline.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

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Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  Scope of the journal

The Nigerian Journal of Medicine is a medical journal published Bi-monthly by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors. We publish scientific reports on human subjects in the form of original articles, review articles, case reports, and letters. The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to medical and dental practice. Articles with clinical interest and implications will only be given consideration.

The editorial board carries out peer review by referees in appropriate specialties on all manuscripts submitted. 

Manuscripts from any part of the world will be considered for publication but preference would be given to manuscripts of interest to readers in the third world and Africa in particular.

The journal was first published in 1990 as the journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria. With effect from January 2021, the frequency of publication of the journal would be bi-monthly because of the rapid inflow of manuscripts from different parts of the world.

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