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The Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal, a publication of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, is a peer-reviewed online journal with quarterly print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.npmj.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. The journal charge token fees for submission, processing and publication of manuscripts.

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, National Science Library, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Web of Science

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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.


While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "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.
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About the Association
The National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) was established by the National Postgraduate Medical College Decree No. 67 of 24th September 1979, now Cap N59 Laws of the Federation 2004, as is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal. It was set up as the tertiary institution at the apex of Medical Education in Nigeria. It aims to produce medical and dental specialists of the highest standards who will provide world class services in teaching, research and health care.
The mission of the college is to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate postgraduate programmes required to produce medical and dental Specialists of the highest quality, competence and dedication, who will provide teaching and optimal health care for the people. Life-long learning will be maintained by continuing professional development programmes of the College.
The NPMCN has more than 5000 fellows and associate fellows in good standing, practicing in Nigeria, the West African sub-region and world-wide.
  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of Medicine, Dentistry and allied medical sciences. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

The aims of the Journal are, firstly, to provide a medium for recording and dissemination of the results of clinical and scientific medical research, particularly in the College and other allied institutions in Nigeria and the rest of the World. Secondly, to serve as a forum for the dissemination of general information, reports of conferences, College events, and activities of fellows. The editor in chief and two editors are appointed by the Senate of the NPMCN. The fifteen (15) faculty boards nominate one senior academic fellow each to act as associate editor and internal specialty peer reviewer for a short tenure. The Journal was established in 1994. The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in the field of Anaesthesia, Dental Surgery, General Dental Practice, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Psychiatry, Public Health, Radiology, Surgery and Orthopaedics.

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