General Information 


Submission of Manuscripts:
Prepared manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor in Chief, Bayero Journal of Nursing and Health Care BJNHC via the journal email; bjnhc.nur@buk.edu.ng.
Instruction to Authors
This journal only considers manuscripts that have not have been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts for submission to this journal must be prepared in English Language and should be in line with the following guideline;
i.    One  of the following types;
a.    Original paper: Maximum of 3,000 words with not more than 5 figures/tables and maximum of 35 references
b.    Review paper: Maximum of 5,000 words with not more than 60 references
c.    Case reports: Maximum of 1,800 words
ii.    Microsoft word format (Times New Roman, double line spacing, leaving 1 inch wide margins on both sides and font size of 12)
iii.    Abstract should contain no more than 250 words
iv.    Referencing and citation should follow APA format 
v.    Manuscripts should be submitted along with a non-refundable fee of ₦5,000 for manuscript review and a sum of ₦25,000 for publication preparation upon acceptance of manuscript.
All submitted manuscripts must be accompanied with a cover letter indicating that the paper has not been submitted elsewhere and is not under review by any journal. It should also be indicated that the work is conducted by the authors and that there is no conflict of interests amongst the authors. The cover letter should also clearly state the contributions made by each author to the work. Only those who make tangible contributions to the work will be regarded as authors. Authors who only reviewed the manuscripts should be acknowledged instead of being included as authors.
Peer Review Process
All submitted manuscripts will pass through screening by the editorial board. Manuscripts that are judged to be relevant and prepared according to the guideline of the journal will be sent to two or more independent reviewers in the field. Feedback from reviewers will be sent to the authors stating the decision taken.
Text Format
All manuscripts should be prepared using the following format; Title, authors name(s) and affiliation, abstract, introduction, methods and materials, results, tables, figures, plates, discussions, conclusion, recommendation, conflict of interest, acknowledgement and references.
Title page: The title of the paper should reflect the content and the main theme of the paper. The full names and affiliation of the authors (including names of institutions, country, email address and telephone numbers) should be stated. In the case of joint authorship, the name and mailing address of the author on the list is assumed to be the address of the first author on the list is assumed to be the correspondence author unless if clearly stated. Authors’ names should start with surnames then initials of other names.
Abstract

This should be structured into background, aim, methods, results and conclusion and the text should not exceed 250 words followed by 4-6 key words for indexing purposes.
Introduction

This should contain mainly essential background information and important relevant references. The objectives of the work and its relevance or contribution must be clearly stated. The literature cited must be discussed to show the relationships between the current work and already published articles. References should be cited in-text e.g one author: Bello (2019), (Yunusa, 2013), two authors: Umar and Dabai (2018), (Ashiru & Mahfuz, 2010),for more than two authors in subsequent citations Abdulrashid et al. (2000). 
Methods and Materials

The approach used in carrying out the work should be clearly stated for both new and established methods.  Process of standardization and validation of instruments should be stated except where standard instruments are adopted. All standardized methods and instruments used clearly state and acknowledge the source. This is necessary to enable other researchers to replicate the work in other places. 
Ethical Consideration:

For an original paper to be considered for publication in BJNHC, It should clearly state the board/committee that gave ethical clearance and permission to conduct the study along with the reference number. 
Results  

Tables and figures should be kept to minimum (maximum of 5). Each table or figure must have a brief title and be numbered sequentially in Arabic numerals. A short write up explaining the contents of the table and figure must follow each table. Figures and plates must be of scanned and reproducible quality.
Discussion

This section may be combined with results, repetition of methodology and results should be avoided. Discussion should indicate clearly the significance and implications of the results obtained. The work should be related to similar published studies. 
Conclusion

This should be drawn from the aim(s) and objectives of the study.
Recommendation

This is optional but if included should be drawn from the study
Conflict of Interest 

Conflict of interest amongst the authors should be clearly stated if exist or otherwise. 
Acknowledgement

This is optional. All personalities who contributed in ensuring the success of the work should be duly acknowledged. 
References

All sources cited within the text must be referenced. All references must be listed alphabetically using APA format. DOIs should be included for online articles.
Journal article (one author): Umar, J. (2018) ‘Places mostly visited in Nigeria, Journal of Transportation, 3(1) 1-8. 
Journal article (more than one authors): Umar, F.G., Haruna, J.C., &Garba, J. (2018) ‘Public health policy in Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Public Health, 41(2) 131-143. 
E-journal article: Bello, B. & Suberu, K. B. (2012) Effects of a Brief Motivational Intervention with College Student Drinkers. [Electronic version] Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68 (4) 728-733. 
Book with one author: Ahmed, P. (2000). Bayero University: Thinking, researching and writing for success, Kano, NSW: Seyi Ltd
Book with more than one author: Abdulmalik, M.A. & Hamza, G.M. (2008). Social psychology. Ungogo: Tukuntawa press. 
Chapter in an edited book: Nuhu, R.A., (2000). Evidence of Nationalism. In D.A. Tanko (Ed.) The National Companion to the New government (pp. 44- 64). Lagos: Lagos University Press. 
Book with a corporate author: Economic and Social Research Institute. (2008). ESRI research strategy 2008- 2013: research for a changing Ireland. Dublin: ESRI. 
Newspaper article: Abel, A. (2012, September 29). A companion to cry with: Setting a new life pattern. Blue print, pp. 11.

Government agency or other organization publication: National Population Commission (2019).  Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey 2018. Abuja: National Population Commission. 

Editor-in-Chief
Bayero Journal of Nursing and Health Care
Department of Nursing Sciences,
Bayero University, Kano.
Email: bjnhc.nur@buk.edu.ng, sngarba.nur@buk.edu.ng 
Website: www.bjnursing.com

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