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Peer Review Policy

Ethics and Guidelines for Peer Reviews

  1. Acceptance to review a manuscript is predicated only on expertise in relevant field
  2. Information, propositions and arguments are based on facts rather than preconceived prejudice
  3. Abstain from extraction, conversion and use in any form, of data or information contained in manuscripts during peer-review process
  4. Avoidance of derogatory and/or inflammatory comments. Style of approach should be objective and criticisms constructive
  5. Race, beliefs and political affiliations play no role during review process except where such is necessitated by study design
  6. Importantly, timely review of manuscripts and decisions presented with clarity to editors and authors
  7. Acknowledge that review process is humanitarian and reciprocal in nature

Reviewers for NJBAS are expected to assess manuscripts on the following:

Original contribution

Suitable title

Clear presentation

Data/statistical concurrence

Adequacy of Figures, Tables, etc in quality and number

Adequate and concise conclusion

Reference to previous work in subject area


Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences subscribes to provisions of Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE). Visit





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The articles in Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.