Friday 8 December 2023

The Nursing Scope Journal: Operational Updates


UGONSA is committed to making "The Nursing Scope" evolve as a leading African nursing journal that can sustain itself in the long run. In the process of revitalizing the journal, the association funded the journal wholly from its meagre funds. This enabled the publication of 5 Issues over the past two years free of charge, and the 6th issue will come out before the end of 2023. With the unassailable efforts of our committed editorial board members, ably led by our most respected Professor of Nursing, Professor Ijeoma Ehiemere, we have been able to re-index our print ISSN and secure an online ISSN afresh from ISSN international. We have also achieved indexing for digital object identifiers (DOI) through Crossref, the world's leading DOI indexing body for journals. The association is currently pursuing indexing of the journal with SCOPUS. Its goal is to achieve at least one notable indexing every year for the next five years while expanding and streamlining publication time and volumes. The milestone achieved so far would not have been possible without the support of Nurses and Midwives, especially UGONSA members.

Because it takes a lot to achieve and maintain indexing, the association wishes to activate the first phase of the self-sufficiency pathway for the journal. While it will still be paying subsidies to keep publication costs very low, authors will forthwith be required to pay a subsidized token of N20000 (twenty thousand naira) if submitting a manuscript from Nigeria and $50 (fifty dollars) if submitting a manuscript from abroad. Henceforth, we shall be accepting manuscripts continuously throughout the year. An Issue will be periodically released once we have enough manuscripts for an Issue in our article bank. We are poised to go beyond our traditional two issues per volume starting from 2024. UGONSA has done its part by creating this uncommon publication platform for Nurses and Midwives. The ball is now in the court of Nurses and Midwives to utilize and grow the platform. We, therefore, invite the heads of Department (HOD) of Nursing, Principals of Schools of Nursing, our Academics, Clinicians, and the entire nursing community to make publication in the journal a prioritized affair. The Nursing Scope is an open-access journal. To access published articles, visit the journal’s website, , and click on view articles. To download the articles, you have to subscribe “free of charge” and download as many articles as you want, all “free of charge”. UGONSA…Make a Positive Change!!!


The Nursing Scope Editorial Team


Prof.  (Mrs.) Ijeoma O. Ehiemere,

University of Nigeria; The Nursing Scope Main Editorial OfficeEmail:


Prof. Joseph Osuji

Mount Royal University, Canada



 Prof. Mildred Edet John,

Garden City University College, Kumasi, Ghana


Prof. Omolola Oladunni Irinoye

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria



Prof. Elkenah Chubike Ndie

National Open University of Nigeria



Prof. Saleh Ngaski Garba

Bayero University, Kano – Nigeria



Dr. Akon Emmanuel Ndiok

University of Calabar, Nigeria

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Dr. Adenike Adebola Olaitan Olaniyi

University College Hospital, Ibadan



Dr. Emmanuel Ejembi Anyebe

University of Ilorin, Nigeria



Dr. Chijioke O. Nwodoh

University of Nigeria


Dr. Nelson C. Okpua

Universiti Sains Malaysia, Timur Laut, Malaysia

 Nurse Goodluck I. Nshi,

DNP© Aspen University, Denver, CO, U.S.A.


Nurse Baidy Barry Afoi,

Bingham University PMB 0005 Karu, Nasarawa State, Nigeria


Nurse Ogechukwu A. Nwigbo

Firstcare Beneavin House Hospital, Dublin, Ireland


Nurse Opeyemi Idowu Ojo

Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Nigeria

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