About the Journal


The Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Research (JMBR) is peer- review journal of the College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Nigeria.

Aim and Scope

The Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Research (JMBR) is a multi-disciplinary biannual (June & December) publication of the College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City. The Journal will publish original research articles, reviews, case reports and short communications - editorials, commentaries, and letters to the Editor. The journal welcomes articles from all branches/subspecialties of Medicine and Dentistry, including Basic Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Psychology, etc.) and Clinical Sciences (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dental Surgery, Child Health, Laboratory Sciences, Radiology, Community medicine, etc.) Articles are also welcome from Social Science researchers that document the social factors influencing health in developing countries.

Peer Review

All manuscripts are initially screened by the Editor in-chief or any member of the Editorial Board to assess the suitability of the paper with respect to conformity to journal scope and guidelines; before being subjected to peer-review by at least two reviewers who are experts in the relevant field. Reviewers are expected to declare any conflict of interest.

The review process is double-blinded and confidentiality is usually maintained throughout the process. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible and the JMBR strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within 4 weeks. Acceptance or rejection is based on the comments of at least two reviewers and the Editorial Board, and communicated to the authors.

Publication Scheduling

Published biannually - June and December.

Access Policy

Full text of the Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Research is available free online at: http://www.ajol.info/index.php/jmbr and https:///


JMBR is indexed in African Journals Online (AJOL); Scopus; Asian Science Citation Index (ASCI); Index Medicus; Bioline International; EBSCO


Annual Subscription Rates (hardcopy)

African-based institutions: $100
Non-African-based institutions: $150
African individuals: $100
Non-African individuals: $150
Nigeria Library: ₦5000
Single copy: $200 (International)
Single copy: ₦2500 (Local)