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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.
  • 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 Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g., http://pkp.sfu.ca).
  • The text is 1.5 or double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables should be provided on a separate page at the end of the text.
  • 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 Scientific and Industrial Research (BJSIR), a globally recognized Journal, publishes original article, short communications and reviews on all aspects of scientific, agricultural and industrial research. BJSIR is published by the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR). Four issues in a year (March, June, September and December) both in printed and online version are published. Online version is available at www.banglajol.info.

Manuscript Submission, Processing and Publication Charges:
The journal does not charge for submission, processing and publication of the manuscripts/

Submission of papers
Manuscripts (2 hard copies) accompanied by a covering letter should be sent to: Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, Dr. Qudrat-I-Khuda Road, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh. After the acceptance, author must submit the softcopy in CD.

During the submission of the manuscript, a clear indication about the corresponding author is obligatory. Corresponding author will be responsible for the correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, including post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address of the corresponding author. Full postal addresses must be given for all co-authors.

While submitting the manuscript the authors are encouraged to provide the names of three potential reviewers in the respective fields. The authors should also provide a running title of their manuscript.

A declaration certificate signed by all authors must be submitted while submitting the manuscript. Download the form here.

Original material
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language. Editor reserves the right to reject a paper even before reviewing if he/she does not find any scientific value/ reliability in the paper.

Peer Review Process

  • A manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to BJSIR alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • The journal expects that authors would authorize one of them to correspond with the Journal for all matters related to the manuscript.
  • All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged and given a Manuscript Number.
  • On submission, editors review all the submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for a formal review. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message may be rejected before proceeding for a formal peer-review. Manuscripts that are unlikely to be of interest to the BJSIR readers are also liable to be rejected at this stage itself.
  • Manuscript that is found suitable for publication in BJSIR is sent to one expert reviewer for Peer Review.
  • The Journal follows a double blind review process, wherein the reviewer and author are unaware of each other’s identity.
  • Every manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript.
  • The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the author is requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript.
  • Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format.
  • Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within three days. It may not be possible to incorporate corrections received after that period. 
  • To achieve faster and greater dissemination of knowledge and information, the journal accepts articles within one month.

Manuscript Preparation
Manuscripts usually consist of the following sections: Title, Author’s information, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References. Unnecessary subheadings should be avoided in the text of the manuscript. However unavoidable subheadings should be in Italics. All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, 1.5 or double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Number of manuscript pages will be consecutive throughout the paper.

Title: The title should be chosen for its information content and should not exceed 15 running words. The first letter of the consecutive words of the title should be typed in lower case and no comma should be in the title.

Author’s information: The name(s) of the author(s) and address of the institutions where research work were done should be indicated on the manuscript. Authors name will be according to the following sequence: First and middle name in abbreviated form while the last name should be fully spelled out. e.g. M. Z. Amin, M. H. Rahman and M. A. Sattar. Superscript used to identify the authors’ affiliation should be numerical.

Abstract: Each paper should be provided with an abstract of about 100-150 words, describing concisely the purpose and results of the research work.

Keywords: Each paper should be provided with 5-6 keywords that will reflect whole work.

Introduction: A brief and specific literature review with objectives of the research work and necessary background should be represented in the introduction.

Materials and methods: New or less known method should be illustrated clearly; with citation of references for established std. no. should be mentioned. The information should be clear and complete so that anyone interested in repeating the experiment should be able to do so. The section should clearly indicate the experimental design followed and the statistical methods used to summarize information for interpretation.

Results and discussion: Results should be presented comprehensibly and appropriately linked to tables, figures and other illustrations. The findings should be compared with those of others, as considered necessary by the authors with citation of reference and its relevance to be discussed. New findings, new interpretations, etc should be clearly indicated. S.I. unit must be provided throughout the manuscript.

Tables / Figures: Tables (numbered in Roman) and Figures (numbered in numerical) should be provided in separate pages at the end of text. No vertical line will appear in the Table. All provided pictures must be clearly printed in black & white, good quality with laser printer.

Conclusion: Main findings of the investigations should be written in the conclusion.

Acknowledgement: It should be included in brief if necessary.

References: The cited references must be listed in alphabetical order of the author’s name, year of publication, title and other details at the end of the text. References inside the text should be written by the last name of the author name and year of publication (Wallis, 1996). In case of two authors references should be (Wallis and Wearne, 1996) and if more than two, reference should be written as (Wallis et al. 1996). Reference style should be as follows:

Journal article: Seckin B, Turkan I, Sekmen AH and Ozfidan C (2010), The role of antioxidant defense system at differential salt tolerance of Hordeum marinum Huds. (sea barleygrass) and Hordeum vulgareL. (cultivated burley), Environ Exp Bot. 69: 76-85.

No abbreviation should be used for the journals having single name; e.g. Nature.

Book: Sjostrom E (1996), Wood Chemistry- Fundamentals and Applications. 2nd Ed. (Academic Press, New York) 1996, pp 293.

Conference proceedings: Crawford RMA (1993), Changing perspective of flood-induced injury in higher plants. In: Plants for the Environment, Khan MS, Aziz Khan MA, Hadiuzzaman S and Aziz A (eds) pp. 85-93, Proc. 7th Bot. Conf., 13-14 Dec., 1992, Bangladesh Bot Soc., Dhaka.

Thesis: Masum S. M. (2004) Effects of de novo designed peptides interacting with the membrane- Interface of Electrically Neutral Lipids on the Structure of Vesicles and Stability of Cubic Phases of Biomembranes. Ph. D. Thesis, pp 1-59, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan

Patent: Asaduzzaman et. al. (1998) A process for the production of cassava starch. Bangladesh patent no. 1002907, 5th November, 1998.

“Personal communication”; “In preparation”; “Unpublished results” etc. should not be cited in the reference list but in the text.

Copyright
Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) holds the copyright to all contents published in Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research (BJSIR). A copyright transfer form should be signed by the author(s) and be returned to BJSIR.

The entire contents of the BJSIR are protected under Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) copyrights.

Creative Commons Licence
BJSIR is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (CC BY-NC) Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License which allows others remix, tweak, and build upon the articles non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

Manuscript should be addressed to
Editor
Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research
(BCSIR Campus)
Dr. Qudrat-I-khuda Road,
Dhanmondi,
Dhaka-1205
Bangladesh
Phone: 880-2-9615742
Fax: 880-2-8613022
E-mail: bjsir07@gmail.com

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1.1 what data we collect

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1.2 why we collect the data

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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.

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  • 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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  • 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 info@ubiquitypress.com

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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.
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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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  • 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

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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 info@ubiquitypress.com

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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)