Editorial Policies

The editorial office of the BSMMU Journal adheres to a structure similar to that of many other academic journals. Comprising a team of experienced professionals, the editorial office is committed to providing a unified service for both authors and reviewers. Its primary responsibilities encompass the following:

  • Facilitating the peer review process to ensure a smooth progression of manuscripts through the review phase. This involves furnishing reviewers with comprehensive information to ensure authors receive constructive feedback that enhances the quality of their submissions.
  • Compiling journal issues and ensuring their timely delivery while maintaining the highest standards of presentation.
  • Engaging in tasks such as editing, proofreading, and reformatting manuscripts to guarantee a superior quality of content that adheres to the journal's established style.
  • Assisting with submissions and addressing queries and issues that may arise during the publication process.

The editorial office keeps abreast of online trends and frequently conducts data analysis of citation levels, usage patterns, and author submission behavior. This analysis aids in identifying content that can enhance readership, while also balancing commercial goals with editorial integrity, direction, and policies.

In terms of publishing and ethical standards, the BSMMU Journal adheres to the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Additionally, the journal follows the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). These guidelines serve as a benchmark to ensure ethical and professional conduct throughout the publication process.