Nigerian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology

Editorial Notices

Mission Statement

The Nigerian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology was established by the Otorhinolaryngological Society of Nigeria, as an international medium for the rapid dissemination of original research and scientific works related to all aspects of academic and clinical practice of Otorhinolaryngology. It aims to promote academic and clinical excellence of the highest standards that will be second to none in the world.

Editorial Policies

The Editorial Board and the Otorhinolaryngological Society of Nigeria do not necessarily agree nor endorse statements expressed by contributors and advertisers in the Journal. They accept no legal responsibility or liability for such statements. Authors and advertisers bear responsibility for the accuracy and integrity of their contributions. Therefore all authors listed must approve and be ready to take responsibility for the final manuscript submitted to the Journal. The Journal is published twice a year- March and September. Each year's publications constitute a volume.

instruction to Authors

The Journal welcomes original scientific contributions, review papers, clinical trials, case reports, letters to the Editor, medico-legal and ethical articles, on the basic medical and clinical sciences in relation to the fields of Otorhinolaryngology, Head- and-Neck surgery, Audiology, Speech and Language disorders and allied specialties.

An article is peer reviewed for publication on the understanding that it is submitted solely to the Journal at the time of submission and had not been accepted for publication elsewhere.

Authors are required to prepare their manuscripts to conform to the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals “issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Ethical considerations should be adequately catered for.

Original research articles should consist of the following sections that must start or a new page in this sequence, title page, summary, introduction, materials and method, result, discussion, acknowledgement, references, tables, legends to figures and illustration. All text should be in Standard English. The following details should apply to each of these sections.

The title page should have the following information: title of article, names and initials of each author institution where work was done, names and address of corresponding author and running title. If the paper was presented at a meeting, the details must be given.

The summary should be structured into aim(s) or objective(s), methodology, results and conclusions drawn. It should have not more than five keywords. The summary should be able to stand alone and not exceed 250 words.


The Vancouver style is the only one accepted by the Journal. They should be numbered consecutively in the order they are first cited in the text.

Acknowledge any assistance received.

Tables and Figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals. They should be adjuncts to the text and not repeat materials already presented. Only recognized standard abbreviation and S. I. units should be used EDITORIAL NOTICES throughout the manuscript.

Articles should be sent to The Editor.



Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.