Principles of Transparency and Best Practices

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) are scholarly organizations that have collaborated to identify principles of transparency and best practice for scholarly publications. Bangladesh Journal of Infectious Diseases follows the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing and this principles should apply to all published content, including special issues and conference proceedings. These principles also acknowledge that publishers and editors are responsible for promoting accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusivity in all aspects of the publication. Editorial decisions should be based on scholarly merit. They should not be affected by the origins of the manuscript, including the nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, or religion of the authors.

Publication Ethics/Policy

Bangladesh Journal of Infectious Diseases has policies on publication ethics and this journal follows the COPE's Core Practice guidance. COPE guidelines state the journal’s policies on authorship and contributorship, complaints and appeals, handling allegations of research misconduct, policies on conflicts of interest, data sharing and reproducibility, ethical oversight, policy on intellectual propertypost-publication discussions and policies on corrections and retractions.

Publication Ethics Statement

Bangladesh Journal of Infectious Diseases is going to be a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We fully adhere to its Code of Conduct and to its Best Practice Guidelines. The editors of this journal enforce a rigorous peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. The editors of Bangladesh Journal of Infectious Diseases take such publishing ethics issues very seriously and are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. Authors wishing to publish their papers in Bangladesh Journal of Infectious Diseases must abide to the following:

  • Any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission.
  • Authors should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings.
  • Data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper, so that other researchers can replicate the work.
  • Raw data should preferably be publicly deposited by the authors before submission of their manuscript. Authors need to at least have the raw data readily available for presentation to the referees and the editors of the journal, if requested. Authors need to ensure appropriate measures are taken so that raw data is retained in full for a reasonable time after publication.
  • Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to more than one journal is not tolerated.
  • The journal accepts exact translations of previously published work. All submissions of translations must conform with policies on translations.
  • If errors and inaccuracies are found by the authors after publication of their paper, they need to be promptly communicated to the editors of this journal so that appropriate actions can be taken. Please refer to our policy regarding Updating Published Papers.
  • Your manuscript should not contain any information that has already been published. If you include already published figures or images, please obtain the necessary permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CC-BY-NC license.
  • Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated.

Originality and Preprint Policy

By submitting your manuscript to the journal it is understood that this it is an original manuscript and is unpublished work that is not under consideration elsewhere. The journal will consider articles that are included in a PhD thesis or that are part of a poster or short presentation. If accepted, you will need to update the status of any preprint, including your paper’s DOI. The journal will not consider papers that are part of a book chapter, numbered volume or blog, or where the author has previously signed an Exclusive Licence to Publish or copyright agreement. Re-use of text, data, figures, or images without appropriate acknowledgment or permission is considered plagiarism, as is the paraphrasing of text, concepts, and ideas. All allegations of plagiarism are investigated thoroughly and in accordance with COPE guidelines. This journal systematically run submitted papers through plagiarism-detection software to identify possible cases.


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