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Author Guidelines

Note to Authors
Journal of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy

The Journal of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (JNSP) constitutes a central forum for the publication of quality full length manuscripts and shorter monographs with new information on experimental, theoretical and clinical aspects of physiotherapy. The journal will serve as a store for physiotherapeutic research papers and a forum for current development.

The JNSP welcomes manuscripts which report the application of physical therapy research methodologies problems. Rigorous peer review is provided by an international board of associate editors to maintain the highest level of scientific and clinical merit.¬

The submission of original manuscripts for editorial consideration is welcome. All articles should be sent to:

DR RA Adedoyin
Editor-in-Chief/Chairman, JNSP Editorial Board
Department of Medical Rehabilitation
College of Health Sciences
Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Papers for the Journal should deal with physiotherapy and rehabilitation problems in general. The papers are accepted subject to the understanding that no substantial part has been or will be published elsewhere, except with the express permission of the editorial board.

Authors should send¬ submit online on this website ( the text, table and photographs of their manuscript. If required, the editor may request hard copies of materials submitted online. The Editor¬ will not accept responsibility for damages or loss of paper submitted. Manuscripts should be submitted double-spaced and typewritten with ample margins. On a single separate sheet there must be the following:

i.¬ title
ii. author’s name and initials
iii.¬ department in which the work was done
iv.¬ the name and address of the author to whom correspondence should be addressed.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬

Authors should accompany manuscripts with an¬ abstract not exceeding 200 words. Three to five key words should be provided. Accompanying photographs should be glossy black and white prints, untrimmed and unmounted. Number each with pencil lightly on the back and indicate the top. The number of photographs and illustrations should be kept to a minimum. Publication of coloured transparencies must be paid for by the author at the time of acceptance. All details on charts and graphs must be clearly legible when reduced to the size used in this journal.

Materials taken from other sources must be accompanied by written permission for production obtained from the original publisher. Authors are required to have observed standard ethical codes in the execution of the work to be published.

References should be typed separately, double spaced, and numbered consequently in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. References first cited in tables or figures should be numbered so that they will be in proper sequence with references cited in the text. ‚ÄėUnpublished observation‚Äô or ‚Äėpersonal communications‚Äô for which the author has secured permission of the person cited should be treated as footnotes and not include in the numbering of the references. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their references. Please follow these sample formats:

Balogun JA. Pain complaints and muscle soreness associated with high frequency electrical stimulation. Percept Mot Skills¬ 1986; 62: 799-810.

Chapter in a book
Wagner KA. Outcome analysis in comprehensive rehabilitation. In: Fuhrer MJ, ed. Rehabilitation Outcomes. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing Co. ; pp 233-9; 1987.

Paper in published proceedings
Kauzlarich JJ, Thacker JG. Antiskid wheelchair brake design. Proceedings of the 14th annual RESNA conference, Kansas City, MO Washington DC: RESNA Press; 143-5; 1991.

Tables¬ should not duplicate materials in text or illustration. They should be numbered consequently with Arabic numeral cited in the text. Each table should be typed double spaced on a separate sheet and should have a brief title. Short of abbreviated column head should be used and explained, if necessary, in footnotes.¬ ¬

Mathematical formulae: Traditional mathematical treatments should be extended by adding narrative notes of explanation and definitions or terms, as appropriate to ensure that readers of other disciplines gain the fullest understanding of the material presented. The metric system should be used for all quantities in text, tables and figures.

Originality: A certificate signed by all authors must confirm that the contribution has not been published by or submitted to another journal.

Acceptance of manuscripts will, in addition, be based on the recommendation of referees and reviewers and the approval of the Editorial Board.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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ISSN: 0331-3735