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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1

Nigerian journal of surgical sciences in transition

Editor, Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences, Nigeria

Date of Acceptance19-Nov-2013
Date of Web Publication14-Feb-2014

Correspondence Address:
Bernard C Jiburum
Prof. Bernard C. Jiburum, 7/8 Francis Egbosionu Street, Republic Layout, Enugu, Enugu State
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1116-5898.127089

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Dear Fellows and Subscribers,

This year marks another phase in the editorship life of our journal, the Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences. The editorial team has undergone some changes with the appointment by Council of Prof. Ben Jiburum as the new Editor and confirmation of Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu as the Deputy Editor. As a consequence of this decision of Council, the Editorial Board will undergo some changes, the details of which will be out in the near future. The Editor and Deputy Editor are indeed very grateful to the council of the International College of Surgeons, Nigerian National Section for the honor of this appointment.

I wish by this medium to express council's deep appreciation of the immense contributions of the immediate past editor, Prof. R. O. Ofoegbu in taking this journal to its present enviable height. In the more than 10 years of Prof. Ofoegbu's stewardship the journal has remained visible, with an improved reach among major scientific journals in Nigeria. The new team will uphold the high standards of the journal, the ideals of its founders and the goals of its proprietors.

The council has also approved a new publisher for the journal, "Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.," a renowned international publishing company. The implication of this for authors is that article submission and processing will only be done online. However, most other guidelines to authors are as previously advertised. This comes with many advantages as we now have open access policy and articles published in this journal will be accessible on several indexing platforms and libraries world-wide.

The editorial team in the nearest future will add guideline reviews on topical issues to reflect consensus on standards of practice in Nigeria and the African continent. This will thus be a regular update guide for surgeons in practice.

In this Vol. 23, we have 8 articles with 6 from Nigeria and 2 from India. This clearly reflects our international repositioning and we expect more articles from Africa, Asia and the rest of the world in our future issues. The list of reviewers for the 2013 issues also attests to the high standard and wide spread of the journal. We sincerely thank our reviewers for their professional touch of excellence in our peer review process.

The new team is committed to working with the new publisher in sustaining the high profile of the journal.

Long live the International College of Surgeons, Nigerian National Section and a big welcome to the new editorial team.


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