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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2

Change of baton at the Nigerian Journal of Basic and Clinical Sciences

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria

Date of Web Publication7-Apr-2014

Correspondence Address:
Jamilu Tukur
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0331-8540.130144

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Tukur J. Change of baton at the Nigerian Journal of Basic and Clinical Sciences. Niger J Basic Clin Sci 2014;11:1-2

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Tukur J. Change of baton at the Nigerian Journal of Basic and Clinical Sciences. Niger J Basic Clin Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Jun 28];11:1-2. Available from: https://www.njbcs.net/text.asp?2014/11/1/1/130144

At the last meeting of the Kano Medical Research Society, there was a change of the Editor in Chief of this journal from Dr. Musa Muhammad Borodo to myself. I have now been given the responsibility of steering the wheel of this journal. This is indeed a tough task which I am approaching with trepidation, bearing in mind the achievements that were recorded by Dr. Borodo.

Dr. Borodo nurtured this journal from its infancy to its current state. This journal went through its developmental stages under his watch. The journey was not always smooth. Previously, manuscripts were sent to reviewers by post. Reviewers also send the revised manuscript by post thus increasing the review time. Later, the journal progressed to submission and review by e-mail. Currently, the journal has an online manuscript submission and review system hosted by MEDKNOW in India. Submission of manuscripts is now easier and the review process is faster. This leads to a short submission to publication time. The journal also currently hosts a website (www.njbcs.net), where previous and current editions are hosted. The journal still publishes a paper version in addition to the online edition. All our publications are freely available for download from our website. All these efforts led to a greater recognition of this journal in Nigeria and abroad. Our readership and authorship is now international while the journal is increasingly being hosted by several indexing agencies. All these achievements were recorded under the able guidance of Dr. M M Borodo. He has been a promoter of intellectual excellence, his editorship of this journal being one of his efforts in that direction. While serving as his deputy, he guided me on the editorial process. In addition, he remains a clinician per excellence while also being a teacher, researcher, volunteer in community work and mentor to students, doctors and other health workers. The editorial board salutes the efforts made by him to ensure this journal reached its current state.

There are indeed many noble individuals who also contributed to the development of this journal. Their efforts signify what can be achieved by individuals when they persevere in the pursuit of human development. Another indefatigable individual who contributed immensely to the journal is the former Deputy Editor in Chief, Professor Aminu Mohammed Zakari who is the current Chief Medical Director of the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano. These two individuals (Dr. M M Borodo and Professor A Z Mohammed), worked tirelessly for the journal. Their efforts are hereby appreciated. They have left a huge vacuum in the steering wheel of this journal. I will be assisted by the new Deputy Editor in Chief, Dr. Anas Isma'il.

This is another rich edition of NJBCS. Dr. A A Sheshe reported on an elective mass hernia repair campaign in Kano state at which 1155 patients with hernia and/or hydrocele were operated at no cost over a period of three weeks. He noted that whereas it is feasible to conduct such campaigns, it requires adequate planning and supply of materials while also calling for the participation of non- governmental organisations and professional associations in the future. Dr. A S Akuyam and colleagues reported on the liver function test profile among Nigerian children with sickle cell anaemia in steady state. They reported mild abnormalities in the liver function tests of children with sickle cell anaemia even when they are in a steady state but noted that the abnormalities reduce with advancing age. There is an interesting case report by Dr. N C Agwuka on post-ictal psychosis with super refractory epilepticus which he noted as an uncommon neuro-psychiatric phenomenon. There are many other interesting articles. I wish you happy reading.


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