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Author Guidelines

1.  All communications should be directed to the Editor BJMS at the following address:

Editor
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science
Ibn Sina Trust
1/1-B, Kallyanpur, Mirpur, Dhaka-1216.
Bangladesh.
Email: kholdun@hotmail.com
Tel: 88-02-9010396, Fax: 88-02-9005595.

Submission of manuscript
2. Three copies of the manuscript and a compact disk should be submitted. Each disk must be labeled with the following: Date, Name of primary author, and title of the article.

3. Submission on email instead of disk is allowed. The email address is kholdun@hotmail.com. Email submission should follow submission of three copies by post. Online submission is possible through – http://banglajol.info/index.php/BJMS.

4. Submission of a paper to the journal will imply that it represents an original contribution not previously published (except in the form of an abstract or preliminary report), not being considered for publication elsewhere and if accepted by the journal it will not be published elsewhere in the same form without the consent of the editors. (Authors have to declare originality of their work and transfer of copyright to BJMS authority using prescribed format.)

5. One free reprint will be supplied to the senior/corresponding author. Copies can be obtained at a reasonable cost for a minimum of 20, if ordered at acceptance for publication.

6. Color photograph charges. Author(s) may have to pay extra charges for coloured pages.

7. Ethical approval:

Authors should explicitly mention about the ethical approval of their work by concerned authorities.

Manuscripts based on the study involving human subjects should have been conducted in accordance to the ethical standards laid down in the ‘1964 Declaration of Helsinki’ revised in the year 2000.

Studies involving trial on animals should also get appropriate ethical approval.

Authors should disclose conflict of interest if it is there.

Organization of manuscript

8. Original articles are usually up to 3,000 words and review articles 4,500 words long, with least number of illustrations and/or tables. Short communication/case reports are up to 1,500 words long, with a few tables or illustrations and no more than 10 references. Most editorials are solicited, but we are delighted to consider unsolicited editorials of usual­ly up to 1,000-1,500 words which will be externally peer reviewed.

9. Contributions for the Personal view column are always welcome and should contain up to 2,500 words. Letters to editors should normally be of not more than 1,500 words, with not more than five references. We also receive book review/article review/electronic media review and conference report within 400-800 words and 1000 words respectively. Justified comments on any published article in BJMS are also acceptable.

10. Submissions should be accompanied by a letter listing (i) full name with surname in bold font, (ii) affiliations & address of the authors with identification of the author to receive correspondence and proofs. (A corresponding author's name, address, phone number and email must be specified in the letter.) and (iii) authors undertaking.

11. Manuscripts should be double spaced in between lines and numbered sequentially in the lower middle place on A4 paper..

12. Headlines:Headlines should start with a capital initial and distinguishable according to hierarchy, e.g.

  • big heads in bold font & underlined, followed by
  • secondary heads in bold & italic letters, and
  • subsequent heads underlined.

13. Papers submitted should be concise and written in English in a readily understandable manner and otherwise may be rejected. The typescript, where possible, should follow the convention­al form: introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and conclusion. (When describing any drugs used, give generic names rather than trade names.).

14. A structured abstract as appropriate should be provided with the following:

  • Objective: An introductory sentence indicating the objective and purpose of the study.
  • Materials and methods: A description of experimental procedures including applicable statistical evaluation.
  • Results and Discussion: A summary of the new, previously unpublished data and results.
  • Conclusion: A statement of the study's conclusion.

15. 3-5 key words (in small letters) as well as a short title (not exceeding 50 letters) must be provided. These will be printed at the beginning of the paper.

16. Tables and figures should be so constructed as to be intelligible without reference to the text. The approximate location of tables and figures in the text must be clearly indicated. Every table should be provided with an explanatory caption, and each column should carry an appropriate heading.

17. Illustrations should accompany the manuscript on a separate sheet, and legends should include all relevant details. All photographs, charts and diagrams should be referred to as ‘Figures’ and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first referred to in the text.

18. Owing to the international character of the journal no rigid rules will be observed for nomenclature. Each paper should be consistent within itself as to nomenclature, symbols and units.

19. All manuscripts will be assessed through the normal refereeing process. Most manuscripts accepted for publication require some revision, details of which are sent to authors. The final decision with regard to publication will be made following consultation with our publisher, Ibn Sina Trust.

20. Acknowledgements should appear on a separate sheet at the end before the section on References.

Referencing

References should follow methods written below.

References are numbered in the order in which they appear in the text. At the end of the article the full list of references should give the names and initials of all authors (unless there are more than six, when only the first six should be given followed by et al). The authors' names are followed by the title of the article; the title of the journal abbreviated according to the style of Index Medicus (see "List of Journals Indexed," printed yearly in the January issue of Index Medicus); the year of publication; the volume number; issue number in parenthesis and the first and last page numbers. References to books should give the names of editors, the title of the book, and place of publication, publisher and year. Examples:

1. Journal

Standard Journal Article
Mafauzy M, Mokhtar N, Wan Mohamad WB and Musalmah M. Diabetes Mellitus and associated cardiovascular risk factors in Nort-East Malaysia. Asia Pac J Public Health 1999;11 (1):16-19

Corporate author
International Steering Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. BMJ 1991; 302: 338-41.

2. Books and other monographs

Personal author(s)
O’Connor M, Woodford FP, Writing Scientific Papers in English, an EISE-Ciba Foundation Guide for Authors. London: Pitman Medical, 1978

Chapter in a book
Park JE, Park K. Environment and Health. In Hamilton P, ed. Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine. 12th ed. New Delhi, Banarsidas Bhanot, 1989:357-372.

These instructions are confronting with the guidelines of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE); please visit http://www.icmje.org.

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Authors Undertaking

(Should be signed by all authors)

 

Reference: Manuscript entitled: ____________________

 

Author(s) ______________________________________________

 

Submitted for publication in the journal:

BANGLADESH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE

Conditions of Submission:

Copyright: Authors retain copyright and grant Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science the right of first publication of the work.

Licensing:

  1. Creative Commons Licence
    Articles in Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY-4.0.This license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as greater citation of published work.

Ownership Rights: All proprietary rights other than copyright (such as patient rights) are reserved to the authors, this include the right to reproduce original figures and tables from this item in their future works, provided full credit is given to the original publication.

Originality: The authors assures that this submission is an original work and that neither this work nor one with substantially similar content has been published elsewhere in whole or in part (except in abstract form), that it has only been submitted for this publication, and that it will not be submitted elsewhere pending written notice of acceptance or rejection by this journal (Please express explicitly if you have the plan to publish any more article based on partial data of this work).

Declaration of authorship: The undersigned certify that all authors have participated sufficiently in the conception and design of this work and the analysis of the data (when applicable), as well as the writing of the manuscript to take public responsibility for it. The undersigned believe the manuscript represents valid work and have reviewed the final version of the manuscript and approve it for publication.

Data availability: The undersigned attest that they shall produce the data upon which the manuscript is based for evaluation by the Editors of their assignees should it be requested.

Disclaimer: The undersigned assures that the manuscript contains no libelous or unlawful statements and does not infringe on the rights of others. If excerpts (text or artwork) from copyrighted works are included, written permission will be secured by the authors and proper credit will be shown in the manuscript.

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish in the Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science agree to the following terms that:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science the right of first publication of the work.

  2. Creative Commons Licence
    Articles in Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY-4.0.This license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
  3. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  4. Authors are permitted to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as greater citation of published work.

 

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