About the Journal
Annals of Clinical Sciences is the official journal of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, Lagos State University, and it is a peer-reviewed online journal with a semiannual print-on-demand compilation of issues published. The journal allows free access (open access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted versions of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional or subject-based repository. The Journal charges USD 150 (40,000.00 naira) for all accepted manuscripts and does not charge for submission or processing of manuscripts or even for colour reproduction of photographs. The journal's full text is available online at http://acs-journal.org.
Abstracting and indexing information
The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners: Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris, Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, the National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, and Wanfang Data.
The Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, Lagos State University, and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We closely follow the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp.
Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licencing
This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 Licence, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licenced under the identical terms.
While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:
- "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
- The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
- Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.
Scope of the journal
The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical, and social issues in the fields of surgery and medicine. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.