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 About Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN)

SOGHIN is a body of health professionals in Nigeria with a common interest in the advancement of research, care, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems. Members of SOGHIN can be found in virtually all tertiary health institutions across Nigeria. For effective realization of the objectives of the society, sub-groups of specialists like physicians, surgeons, pathologists, interventional radiologists, and nurses have emerged. During annual scientific meetings of the society, these sub-groups organize parallel sessions.

SOGHIN is a member of World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO). An endoscopy training center was established by WGO in Lagos, Nigeria. The center is run by SOGHIN in conjunction with Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). SOGHIN also has collaborations and working relationships with African Network for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, South African Gastroenterology Foundation (SAGF), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

National Executive Officers of SOGHIN
PRESIDENT - Prof. Dennis A. Ndububa
VICE-PRESIDENT - Prof. Jesse Otegbayo
SECRETARY GENERAL - Prof. Olusegun Alatishe
TREASURER - Dr. R. N. Bello
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NJGH - Prof. S. C. Nwokediuko
AUDITOR - Dr. A.O. Ajayi
ASSISTANT AUDITOR - Dr. Uchenna Okonkwo
EX-OFFICIO - Prof. Musa M. Borodo

  About the Journal

Nigeria Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (NJGH), a publication of Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN) was founded in 2008 to serve as a medium of disseminating research findings and propagating knowledge. It is intended to be global in outlook and outreach, but with special focus on the African sub-region. Researchers and scientists in basic medical sciences and clinical medicine related to diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and its accessory organs are critical stake holders in this effort. This includes but not limited to medical and surgical specialists, general internists, pathologists, human nutritionists, endocrinologists, nursing scientists, radiologists, radiobiologists and indeed all allied medical specialists. The journal is also an invaluable companion to practitioners in the aforementioned specialties who are desirous of remaining up to date in the practice of gastroenterology and hepatology.

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and 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 Licensing

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  Scope of the journal

The journal publishes biannually and its contents include original research, review articles, clinical trials, conference proceedings, case reports, commentaries, letters to the editor and other items of interest on the biology and diseases of the gut, liver, pancreas, peritoneum and spleen both in humans and experimental animal models

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