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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 9, Issue.: 10

Original-research-article

Doctor-Nurse Conflict in Nigerian Hospitals: Causes and Modes of Expression

 

Ademola T. Olajide1, Michael C. Asuzu1 and Taiwo A. Obembe2*

1Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

2Department of Health Policy and  Management, Faculty of Public Health College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

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3. Additionally ‘Advanced OPEN peer review’ greatly helps in ‘continuity and advancement of science’. We firmly believe that all the files related to peer review of a manuscript are valuable and hold an important place in the continuity and advancement of science. If publishers publish the peer review reports along with published papers, this process can result in savings of thousands of hours of future authors during experiments, manuscript preparation, etc. by minimising the common errors after reading these previously published peer review reports. Therefore, as per our new official policy update, if the manuscript is published, all peer review reports will be available to the readers. All files (like the original manuscript, comments of the reviewers, revised manuscript, and editorial comment (if any)) related to the peer review, will be available in “Review history” link along with the published paper (Example Link).

 

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Specific Comment

Average Peer review marks at initial stage: 6.2/10

Average Peer review marks at publication stage: 8.25/10

Peer review history

Stage Description File 1 File 2
Stage 1 Original Manuscript File 1 NA
Stage 2 Peer review report_1(Robert Cooper, USA) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Peer review report_2(Eliane Da Silva Grazziano, Brazil) File 1 File 2
Stage 2 Peer review report_3(Anonymous, Brazil) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Peer review report_4(Anonymous, Nigeria) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Peer review report_5(Anonymous, Brazil) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Peer review report_6(Anonymous, Ghana) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Revised MS v1 and Feedback v1 File 1 File 2
Stage 2 Re-Review report_1_v1(Robert Cooper, USA) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_2_v1(Eliane Da Silva Grazziano, Brazil) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_3_v1(Anonymous, Brazil) (No Response) NA NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_4_v1 (Anonymous, Nigeria) (Declined) NA NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_5_v1(Anonymous, Brazil) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_6_v1(Anonymous, Ghana) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Revised MS v2 and Feedback v2 File 1 File 2
Stage 2 Re-Review report_1_v2(Robert Cooper, USA) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_2_v2 (Eliane Da Silva Grazziano, Brazil) (NA) NA NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_3_v2 (Anonymous, Brazil) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_4_v2 (Anonymous, Nigeria) (Declined) NA NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_5_v2(Anonymous, Brazil) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_6_v2(Anonymous, Ghana) (NA) NA NA
Stage 2 Revised MS v3 and Feedback v3 File 1 File 2
Stage 2 Re-Review report_1_v3 (Robert Cooper, USA) (NA) NA NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_2_v3 (Eliane Da Silva Grazziano, Brazil) (NA) NA NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_3_v3(Anonymous, Brazil) (NA) NA NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_4_v3 (Anonymous, Nigeria) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_5_v3 (Anonymous, Brazil) (NA) NA NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_6_v3(Anonymous, Ghana) (NA) NA NA
Stage 2 Revised MS v4 and Feedback v4 File 1 File 2
Stage 3 Comment_Editor_1_v1 File 1 NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_1_v4(Robert Cooper, USA) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_2_v4 (Eliane Da Silva Grazziano, Brazil) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_3_v4(Anonymous, Brazil) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_4_v4(Anonymous, Nigeria) File 1 NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_5_v4(Anonymous, Brazil) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_6_v4(Anonymous, Ghana) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Revised MS v5 and Feedback v5 File 1 File 2
Stage 3 Re-Review report_1_v5(Robert Cooper, USA) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_2_v5 (Eliane Da Silva Grazziano, Brazil) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_3_v5(Anonymous, Brazil) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_4_v5(Anonymous, Nigeria) File 1 File 2
Stage 3 Re-Review report_5_v5(Anonymous, Brazil) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_6_v5(Anonymous, Ghana) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Revised MS v6 and Feedback v6 File 1 File 2
Stage 3 Comment_Editor_1_v2 File 1 NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_1_v6 (Robert Cooper, USA) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_2_v6 (Eliane Da Silva Grazziano, Brazil) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_3_v6 (Anonymous, Brazil) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_4_v6(Anonymous, Nigeria) File 1 NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_5_v6 (Anonymous, Brazil) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Re-Review report_6_v6(Anonymous, Ghana) (NA) NA NA
Stage 3 Revised MS v7 and Feedback v7 File 1 File 2
Stage 3 Comment_Editor_1_v3 File 1 File 2
Stage 3 Revised MS v8 and Feedback v8 File 1 File 2

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