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What can I do with the search function?
You can search the entire SGHJ Archive available online. Additional filters are available on the search page to help you narrow your results by medical specialty/topic, article category, and date. Initial results are sorted by Most Relevant depending on your specific search term but you can choose to change the sort to view newest first, oldest first, or most cited articles. Advanced Search includes the ability to search within Full Text, Titles, or Abstracts/Extracts, as well as Boolean searches (ALL, ANY, NOT). You can also search by author, article type, and date.

What’s the difference between the search box in the header on each page, and the search box within search results or on a Browse page?
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Can I save my searches on soghinjournal.com?
Yes, you can save searches (and articles) on soghinjournal.com when you create your My Account . Just click on the “save” link at the top of your results. You can then view and edit searches in the Saved section of My Account.


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You can subscribe, renew, and pay your bill online through your My Account . Or, if you prefer, you may contact Customer Service. In addition, you may click on any of the Services links at the bottom of every page.

What is the cost of a subscription and what payment methods are available?
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In addition to checks and bank transfers or cash deposits, we accept payment via MasterCard or Visa debit cards online, for subscription payments. You may also choose to be billed, and we will promptly send you an invoice.

Subscription payments may be mailed to the Editorial Office, Room 109, 1st Floor, Department of Medicine,
 College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria.

What online features do I get with my personal paid subscription?
In addition to full text soghinjournal.com access to articles from the maiden edition of the SGJH, your subscription includes: a direct download link to PDF versions of articles.

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How do I make changes to my subscription account or profile and personal information?
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Can I suspend my subscription?
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Who should I contact about my print issues not being delivered?
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Who should I contact about consistently late issue delivery?
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Can I replace a missing or damaged issue?
Please contact Customer Service to order a replacement copy and to confirm that your subscription is active and that your mailing address is current. We ask that requests for replacement copies be submitted within two months of the issue date to avoid replacement fees.

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How do I order a single issue or back issues? Can I order binders, volumes, and slipcases online?
You cannot order binders, volumes, or slipcases online. To order these items and single issues or back issues, contact Customer Service.


How do I find information pertaining to SGHJ reprints?
SGHJ reprints are offered in paper or electronic formats in any quantity needed. For additional information contact the Bulk Reprints Department.

How can I obtain permission to reuse material from SGHJ?
Material published in the Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology (ISSN 2251-0079) is protected by copyright. All rights are reserved under Nigerian, and international copyright and other laws and conventions. To obtain permission to reuse SGHJ content, please refer to the Permissions page.


Visit our Author Center for detailed information for authors.

Who is on the Journal’s Editorial Board?
View the current list of the Journal’s Editorial Board members on our About us page.

Authors are expected to refrain from discussing their research with reporters prior to the Friday before publication.

The only exception is if an author presents research at a medical meeting. Responding to media inquiries at the meeting, or during the week following the meeting, will not jeopardize publication. We ask that authors follow these guidelines:

  • Please do not discuss the fact that the research has been submitted to or accepted for publication in the Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
  • Please do not distribute any copies of the manuscript, tables, or figures. (It is acceptable to use the materials in a presentation, but they should not be distributed.)


Visit our Institution Resource Center for detailed information for Institutions.

Who can I contact if I have questions about ordering an Academic/Clinical Site License?
The Editor,
Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology,
E-mail: editor@soghinjournal.com

Who can I contact if I have questions about ordering a Corporate Site License?
The Editor,
Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology,
E-mail: editor@soghinjournal.com

Editorial Office
Society for Gastroenterology & Hepatology in Nigeria
Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Medicine
University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ituku/Ozalla
PMB 01129 Enugu, Nigeria
P: (234) 803 3218 181
E: editor@soghinjournal.com

About Us

The Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is a bi-annual publication of the Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN), which publishes original research on the biology and diseases of the Gut, Liver, Pancreas, Peritoneum and Spleen both in humans and experimental animal models.

Our Office

Editorial Office
Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Medicine
University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ituku/Ozalla
PMB 01129 Enugu, Nigeria
P: (234) 803 3218 181


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