Policies on Article Publication

Additional Information for Authors

  1. Use of Third Party Materials: To avoid issues associated with copyrights, authors should obtain written permission whenever third party materials are used in manuscripts. In some cases the editors may request for the written permission for a material.
  2. Declaration of Conflict of Interest: A subhead “Declaration of Conflict of Interest” must be placed immediately after “Acknowledgements”. Authors should declare such conflicts. If there is none, the authors may state “The authors declare no conflict of interest”.
  3. Ethics of Experiments: Authors must ensure that all experiments are in compliance with international codes for the use of humans and animals in experiments. A declarative statement should be inserted in “Materials and Methods” and the appropriate international codes cited. Human experiments will in addition require that a statement of informed consent and privacy be made in the “Methods”. In spite of informed consent, authors must ensure that information pertaining to each patient is completely anonymized. In the absence of formal institutional ethical review committee, the authors should comply with the principles of the Helsinki Declaration and state so.
  4. Caution on Health and Safety: Authors should clearly state potentially hazardous procedures to alert others who may want to use them. In addition, they should state that they have complied with mandatory laboratory procedures.
  5. Submitting Manuscripts: Manuscripts are submitted using the online process. All manuscripts undergo blind peer review process and editorial decisions are taken and conveyed through the same online platform.
  6. Publishing of Manuscripts: Upon acceptance of a manuscript, the authors are notified via their email addresses. The article may not be published until there is evidence of payment of article processing charges. No payment shall be accepted unless the manuscript has gone through the entire editorial process and acceptance has been conveyed to the authors.
  7. Publication Charges: The galley proof of the manuscript will be accompanied by a publication charge which will depend on the number of pages. For authors outside Nigeria, the charge is $50 per page but for authors within Nigeria, N5,000 per page.
  8. Copyright Options: A copyright form will accompany galley proof. Completion and signing of the form implies that the article has been ceded to Phytomedicine Publishers.