Ethics and Malpractices
The Nigerian Journal of Haematology is committed to ensuring the highest ethical and professional standards.
Authors must ensure the originality of their work and provide proper citations and references for all sources used. They must also disclose any conflict of interest, funding sources, or affiliations that may influence the work or its interpretation, avoid plagiarism, duplicate submissions, and data fabrication or falsification. They are also required to accurately report research methods, results, and interpretations without selective reporting or manipulation of data.
The reviewers play a crucial role in upholding ethical standards by conducting objective, unbiased, and confidential peer reviews, disclosing any conflict of interest that could compromise their impartiality, and not using information obtained during the review process for personal or professional gain.
The editorial team is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the publication process by handling all manuscripts impartially, regardless of author identity or affiliation. The team would also ensure safeguarding the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts and avoiding any conflict of interest and disclosing them when necessary.
All parties, including authors, reviewers, and readers, are encouraged to report suspected misconduct or malpractice to the journal's editorial office. These include plagiarism, data falsification and fabrication, duplicate submission and conflict of interest.
All reported cases will be treated confidentially, and investigations will be carried out in a fair and impartial manner.
If a case of misconduct/malpractice is substantiated, the journal may take the following actions:
1. Rejection of the manuscript
2. Retraction of the manuscript
3. Notification of the authors’ institution, funding agencies, or relevant authorities
4. Suspension of author, reviewer, or editor privileges for a specified period.