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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Bangladesh  Journal of Nuclear Medicine (BJNM) is owned and published by the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Bangladesh.


Papers, written in English, are considered for publication, and should be submitted in electronic format to:  A  print  copy  of the  manuscript  should  also  be  submitted  to  the  Editor, Bangladesh Journal  of  Nuclear  Medicine  (BJNM):  Institute  of  Nuclear  Medicine  and Ultrasound, BSMMU Campus, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh. While submitting the manuscript, written approval of all authors must be submitted.


Bangladesh Journal of Nuclear Medicine has adopted the following editorial policies: The Journal is published in half-yearly issues (January & July) a year.

To facilitate rapid publication of high-quality articles, the Journal has a panel of reviewers who review manuscripts  in their areas of expertise.  The manuscripts  that are poorly written  are refused  without further examination.  However,  technical  editing  for  grammatical  flaws and inconsistency  in  style elements is done on the accepted papers.

Type of papers published

It publishes  original  research  articles,  review  articles,  short reports, case reports and letters  on new findings  (see  Mission  and  Editorial  policies above).    In  principle,  a  review  article  should  not generally exceed 6,500 words, and an original research article should also not generally exceed 4,500 words,   including   the   abstract,   tables,   figures,  photographs,   illustrations,   references,   and   other appendices. A short report should not exceed 2,200 words, including abstract, tables, figures, and references.  Letters should be brief and to the point; tables can be included, but graphs and illustrations will not normally be used.  References must be kept to a minimum.

Acceptance of paper

All decisions to accept, revise, or refuse a paper will be made by the editorial board.

Papers are accepted for publication provided these are submitted solely to the Bangladesh  Journal of Nuclear Medicine, and are subject to peer review and editorial revision.

Statements and opinions expressed in review articles, original papers, short reports, letters, editorials, and supplements published in the Bangladesh Journal of Nuclear Medicine are of the author(s) and not necessarily of the editors or the publisher; the editors and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such material. Neither the editors nor the publisher guarantee, or endorse any products or services  advertised  in this publication,  nor guarantee  any claims  made by the manufacturer  of such product or service.


Manuscripts  should  be prepared  using  double-spacing  throughout, including  the title page, abstract, text, acknowledgements,  references, tables, and legends for illustrations. Number pages consecutively, beginning with the title page.

Manuscripts must be accompanied with a covering letter. This must include: (a) information on prior or duplicate  publication  or  submission  of  any part  of  the  work  elsewhere;  (b)  a  statement  that  the manuscript  has been  read  and approved  by all authors  (written  approval  must accompany);  (c) the name,  address,  telephone,  fax  number,  and  email address  of  the  corresponding   author,  who  is responsible for communicating with other authors about revisions and final approval of the proofs.

Title page

The title page should carry: (a) the title of the article, which should be concise but informative; (b) a short running head or foot line of no more than 40 characters placed at the foot of the title page; (c) first name, middle initial, and last name of each author, with highest academic degree(s), and institutional affiliation;  (d) name of department(s)  and institution(s)  to which  the work should  be attributed;  (e) disclaimers, if any; (f) sources of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of these; (g) name and address of the author responsible for correspondence; (h) name and address of the author to whom requests for reprints should be addressed or statement that reprints are not available  from the author(s).


All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content of the article.

Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions  to: (a) conception and design, or analysis  and  interpretation  of  data;  (b) drafting  the  article  or  revising  it  critically  for  important intellectual content; and (c) final approval of the version to be published.   Conditions (a), (b), and (c) must all be met.  Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or collection of data does not justify authorship. General supervision of the research group is also not sufficient for authorship.

Abstract and key words

The abstract of no more than 250 words should state the purposes of the study or investigation; basic procedures  (selection  of study  subjects; observational  and  analytical  methods);  main  findings  (give specific  data and their statistical  significance,  if possible);  and the principal conclusions.  Emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations. Use only approved abbreviations.

Below the abstract, provide and identify as such 3 to 5 key words or short phrases which should be sufficient to describe the content of the text. Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings list of the Index Medicus, NLM, USA.


The  text  should  be  divided  into  sections  with  the  following  headings: Introduction,  Materials  and Methods, Results, and Discussion.

Introduction: The purpose(s) of the article should be clearly stated. Summarize the rationale for the study or observation. Give strictly pertinent references only, and do not review the subject extensively. Do not include data or conclusions from the work being reported.

Materials  and methods: Describe  your selection  of the observational subjects  clearly.  Identify  the methods, apparatus  (names and addresses of manufacturers in parenthesis), and procedures in sufficient detail to allow other workers to reproduce the results.

Ethics: When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the committee on human experimentation of the institution in which the experiments were done or in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration. Do not use names of  patients,  initials,  or  hospital  numbers,  especially  in any  illustrative  material.  When  reporting experiments  on  animal subjects,  indicate  whether  the  institution’s  or  the  society’s  (SNMB) or  the national research council’s guide for, or any national law was followed.

Statistics: Describe statistical methods with enough detail to enable a knowledgeable reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results. When possible, quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement  error or uncertainty  (such as confidence interval). Avoid sole reliance on statistical hypothesis testing, such as the use of p value, which fails to convey important quantitative  information. References  for  study  design  and  statistical  methods  should  be  made to standard works (with pages stated) when possible rather than to papers where designs or methods were originally reported. Specify any general computer programmes used.

Include  general  descriptions  of  methods  in  the  Materials  and  Methods section.  When  data  are summarized  in the Results  section,  specify the statistical  methods  used for analyzing  them. Restrict tables and figures to those needed to explain the argument and to assess its support. Use graphs as an alternative to tables with many entries; do not duplicate data in graphs and tables. Avoid non-technical uses of technical terms in statistics, such as ‘random’ (which implies a randomizing device), ‘normal,’ ‘significant,’  ‘correlations,’  and  ‘sample.’  Define  statistical  terms, abbreviations,  and  most  symbols used.

Results: Present results of your study in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations. Do not repeat in the text all data in the tables or illustrations, or both: emphasize or summarize only important observations.

Discussion: Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and conclusions that follow from them. Do not repeat in detail data or other material  given in the Introduction  section or the Results section.  Include in the  Discussion  section  the  implications  of  the  findings  and  their limitations, including implications  for future research. Relate the observations  to other relevant studies. Link the conclusions  with  the goals of  the  study,  but  avoid  unqualified  statements  and  conclusions  not completely  supported  by your data. Avoid claiming priority and alluding  to work that has not been completed. State new hypotheses when warranted, but clearly label them as such. Recommendations, when appropriate, may be included.

Conclusion: Should be short and concise.

Acknowledgements: Persons who have contributed intellectually to the paper, but whose contributions do not justify authorship,  may be named and their function  or contribution described. Such persons must have given their permission to be named.


Number references  consecutively  in the order in which they are first mentioned  in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in parentheses. References cited only in text, tables, or legends to figures should be numbered in accordance with a sequence established by the first identification  in the text of the particular  table or illustration.  Use the style of the examples  below, which are based on the formats used by the U.S. National Library of Medicine in the Index Medicus. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in the Index Medicus.   Try to avoid using abstracts  as references; ‘unpublished  observations’  and ‘personal  communications’ must not be used as references, although references to written, not oral, communications may be inserted (in parenthesis) in the text. Include among the references papers accepted but not yet published, designate the journal, and add ‘in press’ (in parenthesis).

The references must be verified by the author(s) against the original documents. Examples of correct forms of some references are given here.

Examples of correct forms of references


(1)  Standard journal article (list all authors when six or less; when seven or more, list only first six and add et al.)

Rahman MM, Alvarez JO, Mahalanabis D, Wahed MA, Islam MA, Unicomb L et al. Effect of vitamin

A administration on response to oral polio vaccination. Nutr Res 1998;18:1125-33

(2)  Corporate author

World  Health  Organization.  Scientific  Working  Group.    Rotavirus  and  other  viral  diarrhoeas.  Bull World Health Organ 1980;58:183-98.

(3)  No author given

Defining the limits of public health (editorial). Lancet 2000;355:587.

Books and other monographs

(1)  Personal author(s)

Walker-Smith J. Diseases of the small intestine in child-hood. 2d ed. Kent: Pitman Medical, 1979:171-249.

(2)  Chapter in a book

Heird WC, Cooper  A. Nutrition  in infants  and children.  In: Shils ME, Young VR, editors.  Modern nutrition in health and disease. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lea & Febiger, 1988:944-68.

(3)  Published proceedings paper

Sack DA. Bacteriological and clinical variation of acute diarrheal disease. In: Mazumder DNG, Chakraborty AK,  De  S,  Kumar  AK,  editors. Proceedings  of  the  8th  National   Conference   on Communicable Diseases.  Calcutta: All-India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, 1980:89-93.

(4)  Dissertation or thesis

Rahman  ASMM.  Village  practitioners   of  Bangladesh: their characteristics  and  role  in  an  oral rehydration programme. London: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 1980. 84 p. (Dissertation).


Type each table double spaced on a separate sheet. Do not submit tables as photographs. Number tables consecutively,  and use a brief title for each. Mention in each column a short or abbreviated heading. Place  explanatory matter  in  footnotes,  not  in  the  heading.  Explain  in  footnotes  all non-standard

abbreviations that are used in each table. For footnotes, use these symbols in this sequence: *, †, ‡, ¶, §, **, ††, ‡‡, etc. Identify statistical measures of variations, such as standard deviation (SD) and standard error  of  mean (SEM).  Internal  vertical  rules  should  not  be  used.  Cite  each  table  in  the  text  in consecutive  order. If you use data from another published or unpublished  source, obtain permission, and acknowledge fully. 

Illustrations and legends for illustrations

Figures should be of high-quality. Letters, numbers, and symbols should be clear and even throughout. Titles should belong in the legends for illustrations.  Symbols, arrows, or letters used should contrast with the background. If photographs of persons are used, either the subjects must not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photographs.

Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text. If a figure has been published, acknowledge the original source, and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the materials. Colour photographs are not encouraged. But, if necessary, colour photographs can be reproduced if paid by the author.

Legends for illustrations

Type legends for illustrations  double-spaced,  with arabic numerals corresponding  to the illustrations. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used for identifying parts of the illustrations, identify and explain each one clearly in the legend.

Units of measurements

Measurements  of  length,  height,  weight,  and  volume  should  be  reported  in  metric  units  (metre, kilogram, litre) or their decimal multiple.

Abbreviations and symbols

Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid abbreviations in the title and abstract. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, AUTHORS ARE REFERRED TO: “Uniform requirements for manuscripts  submitted  to biomedical  journals”  prepared  by the International  Committee  of Medical Journal Editors. (

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  • affiliation (department, and institution)
  • country of residence

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  • salutation
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How we collect and use your data:

1. When using the website

1.1 what data we collect

  • When you browse our website, we collect anonymised data about your use of the website; for example, we collect information about which pages you view, which files you download, what browser you are using, and when you were using the site.
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1.2 why we collect the data

  • We use anonymised website usage data to monitor traffic, help fix bugs, and see overall patterns that inform future redesigns of the website, and provide reports on how frequently the publications on our site have been accessed from within their IP ranges.

1.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not collect personal information that can be used to identify you when you browse the website.
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2. When registering as an author, and submitting an article or book

2.1 what data we collect

  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • As part of submitting an article for publication, you will need to provide personally identifying information which will be used for the peer review process, and will be published. This can include ‘Affiliation’, ‘Competing interests’, ‘Acknowledgements’.

2.2 why we collect the data

  • Registering an account allows you to log in, manage your profile, and participate as an author/reviewer/editor. We use cookies and session information to streamline your use of the website (for example in order for you to remain logged-in when you return to a journal). You can block or delete cookies and still be able to use the websites, although if you do you will then need to enter your username and password to login. In order to take advantage of certain features of the websites, you may also choose to provide us with other personal information, such as your ORCiD, but your decision to utilize these features and provide such data will always be voluntary.
  • Personal data submitted with the article or book is collected to allow follow good publication ethics during the review process, and will form part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not share your personal information with third parties, other than as part of providing the publishing service.
  • As a registered author in the system you may be contacted by the journal editor to submit another article.
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  • We store the account data so that you may choose to become a reviewer and be able to perform those tasks, or to become an author and submit an article and then track progress of that article.
  • Published personal data that accompanies an article or a book forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

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  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact

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3.1 what data we collect

  • To become a reviewer you must first register as a user on the website, and set your preference that you would like to be considered as a reviewer. No new personal data is collected when a registered user elects to become a reviewer.
  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • Reviewers can also be registered by editors who invite them to review a specific article. This requires the editor to provide the reviewer’s First Name, Last Name, and Email address. Normally this will be done as part of the process of inviting you to review the article or book.
  • On submitting a review, the reviewer includes a competing interest statement, they may answer questions about the quality of the article, and they will submit their recommendation.

3.2 why we collect the data

  • The data entered is used to invite the reviewer to peer review the article or book, and to contact the reviewer during and the review process.
  • If you submit a review then the details of your review, including your recommendation, your responses to any review form, your free-form responses, your competing interests statement, and any cover letter are recorded.

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  • This data is not shared publicly and is only accessible by the Editor and system administrators of that journal or press.
  • The data will only be used in connection with that journal or press.
  • Data that is retained post final decision is kept to conform to publication ethics and best practice, to provide evidence of peer review, and to resolve any disputes relating to the peer review of the article or book.
  • For journals or presses that publish the peer reviews, you will be asked to give consent to your review being published, and a subset of the data you have submitted will become part of the published record.

3.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • If you would no longer like to be registered as a reviewer you can edit your profile and tick the box ‘stop being a reviewer’. This will remove you from the reviewer database, however any existing reviews you may have carried out will remain.
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4.1 what data we collect

  • Co-author data is entered by the submitting author. The submitting author will already have a user account. According to standard publishing practice, the submitting author is responsible for obtaining the consent of their co-authors to be included (including having their personal data included) in the article/book being submitted to the journal/press.
  • The requested personal data for co-authors are at the bare minimum; first name, last name, institution, country, email address. This can also include; ORCID ID, Title, Middle Name, Biographical Statement, Department, Twitter Handle, Linkedin Profile Name or ImpactStory ID.

4.2 why we collect the data

  • Assuming that it is accepted for publication, this data forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.
  • Author names, affiliations and emails are required for publication and will become part of the permanent cited record.

4.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • The co-author’s personal data is stored in the author database. This personal data is only used in relation to the publication of the associated article.
  • Any co-author data collected is added to the author database and is only used in association with the article the user is co-author on.

4.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • To receive a copy of your data, please contact
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact

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  • We require you to include your name and email address

5.2 why we collect and store the data, and for how long

  • This data would be collected to keep you updated with any news about the platform or specific journal

5.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

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5.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data or want your data to be removed

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(Updated: 18 May 2018)