Policy Statement

Scope and Objectives:

This policy statement outlines the principles and guidelines governing the operations of Nigerian Journal of Parasitology, hereinafter referred to as "the Journal." The Journal aims to disseminate high-quality scholarly research across various academic disciplines, promoting the advancement of knowledge and contributing to the intellectual discourse within the academic community.

Editorial Independence:

The Journal upholds the principle of editorial independence, ensuring that all editorial decisions are made without any undue influence or interference from external entities. The editorial board maintains full autonomy in the selection, review, and publication of articles, upholding rigorous standards of scholarly excellence and intellectual integrity.

Publication Ethics:

The Journal adheres to the highest ethical standards in scholarly publishing. Authors are expected to submit original work that has not been previously published or under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, and other forms of research misconduct are strictly prohibited. The Journal promotes responsible research practices, transparency, and the inclusion of appropriate citations and acknowledgments.

Open Access and Copyright:

The Journal is not open access. Published articles are available to readers worldwide, via African Journal Online (https://www.ajol.info/index.php/njpar/index) promoting knowledge sharing and fostering global collaboration. Authors retain the copyright of their work while granting the Journal a non-exclusive license to publish and distribute the accepted manuscripts.

Conflict of Interest:

The Journal expects authors, reviewers, and editors to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may influence their objectivity or compromise the integrity of the publication process. Conflicts of interest may include financial relationships, institutional affiliations, or personal connections that may influence research or decision-making. Transparency in disclosing conflicts of interest ensures the credibility and trustworthiness of scholarly work.

Corrections and Retractions:

The Journal recognizes the importance of maintaining the accuracy and integrity of published research. In case errors, inaccuracies, or ethical concerns are identified in published articles, the Journal will promptly investigate the matter. Corrections, clarifications, or retractions will be issued as necessary, following established guidelines and best practices, to rectify any potential harm or misrepresentation caused.

Data and Reproducibility:

The Journal encourages the sharing of research data and materials to promote transparency, reproducibility, and the advancement of knowledge. Authors are encouraged to provide access to their data and methodology whenever possible, facilitating the validation and replication of research findings.

Editorial and Publication Process:

The Journal is committed to ensuring a fair, timely, and transparent editorial and publication process. Authors can expect regular updates on the status of their submissions, and reviewers can anticipate timely communication regarding review requests and feedback. The Journal strives to maintain efficient production schedules, allowing for the timely dissemination of accepted manuscripts.

Continuous Improvement:

The Journal is committed to continuous improvement, regularly evaluating, and updating its policies and processes to adapt to evolving scholarly publishing practices, ethical standards, and the needs of the academic community. Feedback from authors, reviewers, readers, and other stakeholders is welcomed and considered for the ongoing enhancement of the Journal's operations.

This policy statement serves as a guide to all individuals involved in the publication process, ensuring adherence to the highest standards of academic integrity, ethical conduct, and excellence in scholarly publishing.