Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
It is expected that individuals who have done substantial work on the subject or are considered experts in the field would write these articles. A short summary of the work done by the contributor(s) in the field of review should accompany the manuscript.
The prescribed word count is up to 3000 words excluding tables, references and abstract. The manuscript may have about 90 references. The manuscript should have an unstructured Abstract (250 words) representing an accurate summary of the article. The section titles would depend upon the topic reviewed. Authors submitting review article should include a section describing the methods used for locating, selecting, extracting, and synthesizing data. These methods should also be summarized in the abstract.
The Journal expects the contributors to give post-publication updates on the subject of review. The update should be brief, covering the advances in the field after the publication of the article and should be sent as a letter to editor, as and when major development occurs in the field.
New, interesting and rare cases can be reported. They should be unique, describing a great diagnostic or therapeutic challenge and providing a learning point for the readers. Cases with clinical significance or implications will be given priority. These communications could be of up to 1000 words (excluding Abstract and references) and should have the following headings: Abstract (unstructured), Key-words, Introduction, Case report, Discussion, Reference, tables and legends in that order with up to 10 references. Case reports could be authored by up to four authors.
Letter to the Editor
These should be short and decisive observations. They should preferably be related to articles previously published in the Journal or views expressed in the Journal. They should not be preliminary observations that need a later paper for validation. The letter could have up to 500 words and 5 references and not more than four authors may generally author it.
In consideration of publication of our article I have the permission of my co-authors to state as follows:
1. I assign to Journal of Reproduction and Sexual Health with full title guarantee all rights of copyright and related rights of our article. So that there is no doubt, this assignment includes the assignment of the rights (a) to publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the article worldwide in any forms, format and media now known or as developed in future, including print, electronic and digital forms (b) to translate the article into order languages, create adaptations, summaries or abstracts of the Article or other derivative work based on the article.
2. Journal of Reproduction and Sexual Health shall prepare and publish our article in your journal. You reserve the right to make such editorial changes to make the Article suitable for publication in your Journal.
3. I hereby assert our moral rights to be identified as the authors of the Article according to the Copyright Designs and Patent act. These rights cannot be transferred.
4. I warrant that this article is our original work and it does not infringe on the intellectual property right of any other person or entity and cannot be construed as plagiarizing of any other published work. Therefore JRSH does not bear any legal responsibility for such opinions. I further warrant that the article
(i) has never been published, (ii) that it is not being considered for publication in another journal, and (iii) that it was submitted with the full knowledge and approval of the institutions listed as affiliates of the authors.
5. Without prejudice to 3 above, I warrant that the fully reference-linked version of scholarly record will only be used by the authors with due acknowledgement that it is the copyright of the Journal of Reproduction and Sexual Health (JRSH).
6. I warrant that I have the authority of my co-authors to sign this agreement on their behalf, and they have agreed to the order of the names of the contributors as in the manuscript of the article for publication.
7. This agreement (and any dispute, proceeding, claim or controversy in relation to it) is subject to Nigerian law and Jurisdiction of the Courts of Nigeria. It may only be amended by a document signed by both of us.
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