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About SSRS

Surgical Science Research Society (SSRS) is a not for profit organization, which was founded in 1998 in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The founders were aiming to change the pervasive low volume and quality of research output obtained in most tertiary health institutions in sub-Saharan Africa at that time. There were also few opportunities for researchers to engage each other, collaborate for effective research or present their work, thus the volume of research and quantity were abysmally low. The goals, therefore of SSRS were to improve research in surgical sciences and related fields, promote collaboration between researches within and outside their centers, sharing and dissemination of knowledge and improving quality publication output. It also provides opportunities for researchers to present their work at workshops and seminars organized by the society.

About NJSR

Nigerian Journal of Surgical Research (NJSR), a publication of Surgical Science Research Society, Zaria, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.njsrjournal.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional/subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission or processing except for publication of accepted manuscripts and color reproduction of photographs may attract a fee.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet, Wanfang Data

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  Scope of the journal

Nigerian journal of Surgical Research (NJSR) covers technical, basic science and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of Surgical Science and related fields, including Surgical Nursing. Articles that focus on clinical subjects with implications in improving surgical management of patients will be given preference. The NJSR specifically invites research articles submission from authors in the following categories: Original Research (Basic and Clinical), Evidence based/Systematic reviews articles, Clinical Science and Techniques/Case reports (with discussion), Short Communications, Letter to the Editor, Commentaries and others as may be deemed suitable by the editors.

All scientific submission to the journal by authors will be accorded the highest professional and ethical standards, with timely peer review process to ensure prompt and consistent completion of the processes on our part. All efforts will be made to eliminate delays and inconsistences except those outside our control. NJSR strictly adheres to international best standards in ethical and responsible conduct of research in human or animal subjects. In order to achieve this, all authors are required to provide information on ethical clearance (human/animals)/informed consent of subject in the manuscript.

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