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The Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice is a Monthly peer-reviewed international journal published by the Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria. The journal’s full text is available online at www.njcponline.com. 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. The journal makes a token charge for submission, processing and publication of manuscripts including color reproduction of photographs.

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, Exlibris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet, African Index Medicus

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, Index Copernicus, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science

Impact Factor® as reported in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2017): 0.615

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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  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

  About  Association

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria [MDCAN], an affiliate of Nigerian Medical Association is the largest specialist medical association in the west African sub-region with over 2,000 members from teaching hospitals, specialist hospitals and private medical centers from all parts of Nigeria. The population of Nigeria is about 130 million. Policy decisions are made by the Association's National Executive Council (NEC) which is the governing body. The constitution of MDCAN 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. Any medical or dental practitioner registered under the Medical and Dental Practitioners' Act CAP 221 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria(1990) and as subsequently amended who has completed recognized Residency training and has been appointed a Consultant in any chapter shall have a right of membership of the Association. The National Executive Council is the governing body of the Association and has full powers to act on its behalf in the period between the Annual Delegates' Meetings in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Association unless otherwise stated in the constitution.

Scope of the journal

The Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice is a quarterly multidisciplinary medical journal published by the Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria. We publish scientific reports on human subjects in the form of original articles, reviews brief reports, case reports, and letters. We also accept review articles, special communications and editorials. Association The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to medical and pediatric oncology in human well being including ethical and social issues. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

All submissions are subject to peer review by the Editorial Board and by referees in appropriate specialties. We will consider for publication manuscripts from any part of the world, but most particularly manuscripts that would be of interest to readers in the third world and Africa in particular. . The journal was established in 1997 as the Journal of the Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria

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