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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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.

Author Guidelines

IAHS commenced to publish a peer reviewed Medical Journal from June 2018, which is recognized by Bangaldesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) and having International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) 2709-5037. The Medical Journal publishes article of authors from any part of the globe, but has a special interest in publishing research articles of authors from Bangladesh and of relevance to developing countries. It publishes Editorial, Original (Research) articles, Special articles, Review articles, Short communications, Case report and Letters on new findings of Medical Science.

IAHS Medical Journal is published in english, biannually eg. June and December with prior approval of Editorial board of IAHSMJ.

Appropriate measures has been taken to make the Medical Journal indexed / abstracted in major international indexing systems including the PubMed/ MEDLINE, Index Medicus, Google Scholar, DOAJ, Hinari and Scopus etc.

The theme of IAHS Medical Journal is "Research Article Enhances The Medical Knowledge" 

Submission of Manuscript Manuscript (Papers) are submitted to the Editor-In-Chief or authorised persons or by Email at any time. Papers accepted for publication are subjected to peer review and editorial revision. Manuscript should be typed in English (Font size and style: 10, Times New Roman) on one side of white bond paper of A4 size with margins of at least 2.5 cm, using double space throughout. With full title (Title should be concise and informative) accompanied by a cover letter signed by Principal and Co-authors including name, academic degrees, designation, the departmental and institutional affiliation. Complete address, Cell number including Email address of Corresponding author should be mentioned. Not more than 7 (Seven) authors will be accepted for all manuscripts.

Manuscript is to be submitted by email. Email ID : (Ms compatible). Rejected manuscript will not be returned.

Abstract A structured abstract should not be of more than 250 words. It should be a factual description of the study performed organized with the heading of Background (Includes aim or objectives) Methods (Includes patient population, procedures and data analysis) Results and Conclusion. The abstract should contain the data to support the key findings or conclusions of the study and this should be self explanatory without references to the text. The first time an abbreviated term is used it should be spelled out in full form and follow with the abbreviation in parentheses for example:- CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease). Please do not cite any references in the abstract. 3 (Three) to 10 (Ten) key words may be provided below the abstract using terms from the medical subject heading (Index Medicus, NLM, USA). 

Types of Manuscripts

Editorial It is an invited article, based on current affairs of Medical Science with any disciplines. Maxium length of the editorial may be with in 1200-1500 words and number of references maxium 10 (Ten). 

Original / Research Article : An Original / Research, observational and experimental article should be divided into the following sections with heading : Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Limitation, Conclusion, Recommendation, Acknowledgement, Disclosure and References. Maximum length of the text may be within 3500-4500 words (excluding abstract, table, figure and references). Total numbers of references should not be less than 10 for the said article. 

Special Article/ Short Communication: It is a medical based text in any disciplines. Maximum length of text may be within 2500-3000 words (excluding abstract, table, figure, reference). The total numbers of reference will not be more than 10. 

Review Article: It’s a prestigious article, which is divided into following sections with headings (Introduction, Search Strategy, Discussion, Conclusion, and Disclosure. Review article should not generally exceed 8500 words and number of references maximum 30. According to guidelines of BMDC, Review article should be written by senior author, who have written a minimum of two Original research articles and 04 Case reports on the same topic. 

Case Report: Text of the case report is divided into following sections : Introduction, Case Report, Images, Discussion, Conclusion and Disclosure. Maximum length of text may be within 2000- 2500 words (Excluding Abstract, Reference). The total numbers of references will not be less than 10. 

Letter Letter should be in brief and to the point within 500-600 words only. It is noted that standard abbreviations should be used whenever the full form for which the abbreviations stands followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should precede the use of the abbreviation in the text except for standard ones like 45o C, 35mg/L etc in all types of text. 

References: Regarding references please follow the Vancouver style (uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals prepared by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE guideline

Reference citations in the text should be numbered in arabic numerals at the end of the sentence eg 1,2 consecutively in order in which they are mentioned in the text.

Book references should have the name of the authors, chapter title, editors, book name, edition, place of publication, the publisher, year and relevant pages.

Journal references should have the name of the authors, title of the article, editors, name of the journal volume and issue number, place of publication, the publisher, year and relevant pages.

The first six authors of a work should be named, followed by 'et al' if there are more than six. If less than six authors the name of the all authors may be mentioned.


Book reference : Stoll BJ, Shane AL. Infections of the neonatal infants in RM Kliegman, BF Stanton, JWS Geme, NF Schor. Nelson text book of pediatrics. 20th edn. Elsevier. Philadelphia. 2016;1:909-925.

Journal reference : Al-Mohaimeed A. Medical faculty development: Perceptions about teachers characteristics. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences. 2015;10(4): 405-410.

Citation from a website : Wolf B. Clinical issues and frequent questions about biotinidase deficiency. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. 2010; 100(1):6-13.http:// 10.1016/j. ymgme. 2010.01. 003 PMid: 20129807.

Tables l

All tables should be numbered using Roman numerals (I, II).

Table should always be cited in text in consecutively using Roman numericals (eg Table I, II). l      

Mention the caption at the top of table. Tables should be planned as brief as possible. No punctuation after the caption of the table.

Significance values and other statistical data should be included beneath the table.

Figures / Graphs l

All Figures / Graphs are to be numbered using Arabic numerals (1, 2).

Figures / Graphs always to be cited in text consecutively using Arabic numerical (eg Figure 1, 2).

Provide a caption at the bottom for each figures / graphs. No punctuation after the caption of the figure.

Reduce figures / graphs to fit either in one column or within the two column width of the journal page.

According to guidelines of the International committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://, please provide only 4/5 tables with Roman numerical I, II with title at the top of the table and only 4/5 figures / graphs with Arabic numerical 1, 2, with title at the bottom of the figures / graphs.

Images / Photographys / Legends

Unmounted glossy print, B-2 size with good contrast (600 pixels). 3 Images / Photographys / Legends are allowed for whole text. 


The article should accompany a declaration signed by author and co-authors which includes a statement that neither the article nor any part of its essential subtance table or figures is published in any journal nor submitted elsewhere for consideration of publication before sending to publish in this Medical Journal. The declaration form must be collected from the office of the Managing Editor.

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Competing Interests

IAHS Medical Journal requires authors to declare any competing financial or other interest in relation to their work. Where an author gives no competing interests, the listing will read the author (s) declare that they have no competing interests.

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Ubiquity Press Privacy Policy

We take seriously our duty to process your personal data in a fair and transparent way. We collect and manage user data according to the following Privacy Policy. This document is part of our Terms of Service, and by using the press portal, affiliated journals, book, conference and repository websites (the “Websites”), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service. Please read the Terms of Service in their entirety, and refer to those for definitions and contacts.

What type of personal data do we handle?

There are four main categories of personal data stored by our journal platform, our press platform, and our book management system; Website User data, Author data, Reviewer data and Editor data.

The minimum personal data that are stored are:

  • full name
  • email address
  • affiliation (department, and institution)
  • country of residence

Optionally, the user can provide:

  • salutation
  • gender
  • associated URL
  • phone number
  • fax number
  • reviewing interests
  • mailing address
  • ORCiD
  • a short biography
  • interests
  • Twitter profile
  • LinkedIn profile
  • ImpactStory profile
  • profile picture

The data subjects have complete control of this data through their profile, and can request for it to be removed by contacting

What do we do to keep that data secure?

We regularly backup our databases, and we use reliable cloud service providers (Amazon, Google Cloud, Linode) to ensure they are kept securely. Backups are regularly rotated and the old data is permanently deleted. We have a clear internal data handling policy, restricting access to the data and backups to key employees only. In case of a data breach, we will report the breach to the affected users, and to the press/journal contacts within 72 hours.

How do we use the data?

Personal information is only used to deliver the services provided by the publisher. Personal data is not shared externally except for author names, affiliations, emails, and links to ORCiD and social media accounts (if provided) in published articles and books which are displayed as part of the article/book and shared externally to indexes and databases. If a journal operates under open peer review then the reviewer details are published alongside the reviewer details.

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.
  • When you comment on an article or book using Disqus, we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the DISQUS privacy policy can be found on their website.
  • When you annotate an article or book, this is done via a 3rd party plugin to the website called In using this plugin we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the privacy policy can be found on their website.

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.
  • We currently use Google Analytics for publication reports, and to improve the website and services through traffic analysis, but no personal identifying data is shared with Google (for example your computer’s IP is anonymised before transmission).

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

  • Please contact to request a copy of your data, or for your data to be removed/anonymised.

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.
  • Any books published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats on the publisher’s site.
  • Any personal data accompanying an article or a book (that will have been added by the submitting author) is published alongside it. The published data includes the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors.
  • Any articles published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in various formats (e.g. PDF, XML).
  • Ubiquity Press books and articles are typeset by SiliconChips and Diacritech.This process involves them receiving the book and book associated metadata and contacting the authors to finalise the layout. Ubiquity Press work with these suppliers to ensure that personal data is only used for the purposes of typesetting and proofing.
  • For physical purchases of books on the platform Ubiquity Press use print on demand services via Lightning Source who are responsible for printing and distribution via retailers. (For example; Amazon, Book Repository, Waterstones). Lightning Source’s privacy policy and details on data handling can be found on their website.

2.4 why we store the data

  • 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.

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

  • You are able to view, change and remove your data associated with your profile. Should you choose to completely delete your account, please contact us at and we will follow up with your request as soon as possible.
  • 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

3. When registering as a reviewer

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.

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

  • 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.
  • If you have been contacted by an editor to peer review an article this means that you have been registered in the system. If you would not like to be contacted for peer review you can reply to the email requesting that your data be deleted.

4. When being registered as a co-author

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

5. When signing-up to receive newsletters

5.1 what data we collect

  • 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

  • We use mailchimp to provide our mailing list services. Their privacy policy can be found here

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

  • All emails sent via our newsletter client will include a link that will allow you to unsubscribe from the mailing list

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(Updated: 25 February 2020)