EDITORIAL ON THE SPECIAL EDITION OF ANNALS OF IBADAN POSTGRADUATE JOURNAL OF MEDICINE ON MANAGEMENT OF CLEFT LIP
This special edition contains nine articles covering various aspects of cleft lip and palate. It’s a rich contribution from several specialties that highlights the collaborative nature of the management of the disease. From this, one can conclude that research in cleft lip and palate is rapidly evolving in our sub-region. There is an unusual insertion of crossword and diagrammatic puzzles designed to ease the tension of learning.
The Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine (Journal of the Association of Resident Doctors, U.C.H. Chapter) is published bi-annually. The Editorial Board welcomes contributions in all fields of medicine including medical technology, as well as economic, social and ethical issues related to the practice of medicine especially in a developing country. It is meant to meet the continuing educational needs of post-graduate doctors as well as stimulate research and academic pursuit.
We operate the peer review system. All submitted articles are first read by at least a member of the Editorial Board. Those potentially acceptable are then passed on to referees who are experts in the various fields concerned. We ask referees to comment on originality, scientific reliability and clinical relevance or usefulness. Those adjudged suitable are then submitted to statistician for statistical review. Those that fall short may be rejected outright or sent back to authors for corrections. For rejected articles, only one copy will be given to the author(s). Those that successfully pass through all the stages will be considered for publication. Two copies of revised manuscripts should be sent back to the Editor-in-Chief.