Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Medical and Biomedical Science publishes original, novel, peer-reviewed reports that pertain to medical and allied health sciences; confirmatory reports of previously described phenomena that either contain a novel finding or are of such magnitude to enhance the field; as well as laboratory or basic science investigational studies that are meritorious.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All contributions that are selected for peer-review are sent to at least one, but usually two or more, independent reviewers. To save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly without external review. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities:

  • Accept, with or without editorial revisions. Invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached.
  • Reject, but indicate to the authors that further work might justify a resubmission.
  • Reject outright, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems.


We do not release reviewers' identities to authors, except when reviewers specifically ask to be identified. Unless they feel strongly, however, we prefer that reviewers should remain anonymous throughout the review process and beyond. We ask reviewers not to identify themselves to authors without the editor's knowledge. If they wish to reveal their identities while the manuscript is under consideration, this should be done via the editor, or if this is not practicable, we ask authors to inform the editor as soon as possible after the reviewer has revealed his or her identity to the author. We deplore any attempt by authors to confront reviewers or determine their identities. Our own policy is to neither confirm nor deny any speculation about reviewers' identities, and we encourage reviewers to adopt a similar policy.

Selecting peer reviewers

Reviewer selection is critical to the publication process, and we base our choice on many factors, including expertise, reputation, and specific recommendations.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Editorial Committee

Dr. N. Amidu, School of Medicine and Health Science, UDS, Ghana
Dr. J. B. Ziem, School of Medicine and Health Science, UDS, GhanaSir. Dr. E. Gyader, School of Medicine and Health Science, UDS, Ghana
Dr. A. M. Polderman, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherland
Dr. D. van Bodegom, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherland
Dr. J. K. Awoonor-Williams, Ghana Health Service, Bolgatanga, Ghana
Dr. W. K. B. A. Owiredu, School of Medical Sciences, KNUST, Ghana
Dr. E. F. Laing, School of Medical Sciences, KNUST, Ghana


Advisory Board

Prof. Haruna Yakubu (Chairman)
Vice-Chancellor, UDS, Tamale, Ghana
Prof. David Millar
Pro Vice-Chancellor, UDS, Tamale, Ghana
Prof. Kwabena Kyei Aboagye
Vice-Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, UDS, Tamale, Ghana
Prof. Stephen Bugu Kendie
University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
Prof. Eric Woode
College of Health Sciences, KNUST Kumasi, Ghana
Prof. Andrew Anthony Adjei, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Prof. Mahama Duwiejua
College of Health Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
Prof. Agyeman Badu Akosa
University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Professor Jehu Iputo
Walter Sisulu University,, Republic of South Africa
Prof. Michael A. Beard
Utah State University, Utah, USA
Prof. Kaku Sagary Nokoe
Wisconsin University College of Ghana, Accra, Ghana