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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

Manuscript submission:

The Journal of Rangpur medical college publishes papers written in English language. Manuscripts can be submitted both electronically and directly to the office of the Journal of Rangpur medical college. The text, tables and figures should be included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Arial/Times new Roman font). Manuscripts can be submitted at e-mail attachment to the editorial office at: Articles are accepted for publication with an understanding that represents an original contribution not previously published (except in the form of an abstract or preliminary report), not being considered for publication elsewhere and if accepted by the journal it will not be published elsewhere in the same form without the consent of the editors. Authors have to declare originality of their work and transfer of copyright to JRMC authority using prescribed format.

Editorial policies:

All submitted papers are subject to review by the Editor or any member of the Editorial Board of the journal. Manuscripts that do not contain sufficient scientific material or not an important issue or not fulfilling the criteria for publication may be disallowed or it may be sent back to the author(s) for resubmission with appropriate changes according to submission guideline. The journal authority will communicate with authors within 02 weeks of submission. Manuscripts fulfilling the criteria for publication is a subject to peer review according to journal’s own publication guideline. Accepted papers will be reviewed by two independent reviewers selected by editorial board. Editorial Board finally decides on quality of the reviewed papers and sent feedback to authors. A copy of accepted article will be sent to the corresponding author for final view which should be informed to the editorial office within 07 days. No change in the authors list or manuscript will be granted at this stage. Accepted manuscripts either a part or whole will not be allowed to be reproduced by any means elsewhere without the written consent of the editorial board. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned. Proofs correction by the authors will be appreciated. No reprint will be provided. The editor reserves the customary right to style and if necessary, shortens the material accepted for publication. The editor assumes that the writings are based on honest observations. It is not the task of the editor to investigate scientific fraud paper

Organization of Manuscripts:

The manuscript should be prepared using MS-Word. Three hard copies and a soft copy should be sent to journal email address( labeled clearly with the authors’ names, file name, and software program. The manuscript (date, title page, abstract, text, references) should be submitted as one document. All parts of the manuscript should be type written, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch (2.5 cm) on all sides. Manuscript pages should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper at the bottom right corner of the page. The title page should include full names of authors, academic and/or other professional affiliations, the complete mailing address and e-mail address of the author to whom proofs and correspondence should be sent. Original articles are usually upto 2700 words with maximum upto 05 tables and figures and 40 references. Review articles should be no more than 2500 words long with upto 05 figures and tables and upto 50 references. Case reports are upto 2000 words long, with maximum of three (3) tables and figures with up to 25 references. Photographs/ photomicrographs/ diagrams should be referred as figures. Generic name of the drug (if any) should be used. Most editorials are solicited, but we are delighted to consider unsolicited editorials of usually upto 750 words which will be externally peer reviewed, with maximum 01 tables and figures and 10 references. Contributions for the personal view column are always welcome and should contain upto 2500 words. Letters to editors should normally be not more than 400 words, with not more than five references. We also receive book review/article review/electronic media review and conference report within 400-800 words and 1000 words respectively. Justified comments on any published article in JRMC are also acceptable.

Title page: The title page should include, i) Complete title of the article ii) Name of each author with highest academic qualification and signature iii) Institutional affiliation of each author iv) Name and address of author responsible for correspondence. Involvement of co-author should be relevant with the study and self-explanatory to the work.

Abstract: Each paper requires a structured abstract (includes Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion and Key words) of not more than 150 words summarizing the significant information and findings. Authors must give from two to four key words that identify the most important subjects covered by the paper. Abbreviations, diagrams and references in the abstract should be avoided.

Text: The body of the text should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. 


1.Books: print/ electronic

Surname Initials of Author/Editor. (if it is an editor/editors always put (ed./eds.) after the name)Title: Subtitle. (if present) Edition. (if not the first edition) Place of publication (if there is more than one place listed, use the first named) :Publisher; Year of publication.URL [Date of access]. or DOI. (if electronic) (Include names of all authors/editors of chapter and book. If you have more than six authors/editors, list only the first six followed by “et al”.)

Mason J. Concepts in dental public health. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005. (single author & 1st edition)

Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, et al., editors. Harrison’s principles of internal medicine. 17th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2008. (more than 6 editors)

Grech ED. ABC of interventional cardiology. 2nd ed. Chichester: Wiley blackwell;2011. https://ebookcentral. docID=822522 [Accessed 6th July 2017]. (electronic book)

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association. Dental hygiene: definition and scope. Ottawa: Canadian Dental Hygienists Association; 1995. (Organization as Author )

Scott’s Canadian dental directory 2008. 9th ed. Toronto: Scott’s Directories; 2007. (No author/editor )

Canada. Environmental Health Directorate. Radiation protection in dentistry: recommended safety procedures for the use of dental x-ray equipment. Safety Code 30. Ottawa: Ministry of Health; 2000. (Government Document) 

2.Chapter in an edited book/ eBook

Surname Initials of Author of the chapter. Title of chapter. followed by In:Editor (always put (ed./eds) after the name).Title of book. Edition. (if not the first edition) Place of publication (if there is more than one place listed, use the first named) :Publisher; Year of publication: Page numbers.  URL [Date of access]. or DOI. ( if electronic book)

Moran MJ. Engineering thermodynamics. In: Kreith F, Goswami DY,eds. The CRC handbook of mechanical engineering. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2005:75 - 81. (Chapter from printed Book)

Pepi M, Tamborini G. Three-dimensional echocardiography. In: Sarti A, Lorini L, eds. Textbook of Echocardiography for Intensivists and Emergency Physicians. Springer; 2019:57-70. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-99891-6. (Chapter from an eBook) 

3. Journal articles

Surname Initials of Author.Title of article. Title of journal. (abbreviated)  Year of Publication month of publication;  (if month is available mention in initial 3 alphabets )  volume(issue):Page Numbers. URL [Date of access]. or DOI. ( if electronic journal)

 Haas AN, de Castro GD, Moreno T, Susin C, Albandar JM, Oppermann RV, et al. Azithromycin as a adjunctive treatment of aggressive periodontitis: 12-months randomized clinical trial. J Clin Periodontol. 2008 Aug; 35(8): 696-704. (printed Journal)

Wheelis M. Investigating disease outbreaks under a protocol to the biological and toxin weapons convention. Emerg Infect Dis. 2000 Nov-Dec;6(6):595-600. doi: 10.3201/eid0606.000607. (electronic Journal)

4. Web page/website

Surname Initials of Author/Editor (use the corporate author if no individual author or editor is named).Title. URL. [Date of access]

European Space Agency. Rosetta: rendezvous with a comet. [Accessed 15th June 2015].

5. Report

Surname Initials of Author/Editor. (if it is an editor always put (ed.) after the name) Title. Organisation. Report number: (this should be followed by the actual number in figures)Year of publication.

Leatherwood S. Whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the western North Atlantic. U.S.Dept. of Commerce. Report number: 63, 2001.

6. Guidelines

Surname Initials  of Author/corporate author. (Use the full name of NICE at the time of publication e.g. National

Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)) Title [No. of guideline if available]. Date of publication.URL. (if available) [Date of access]

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Tuberculosis: NICE Guideline[NG33]. 2016.https:// [Accessed 27th May 2017].

7. Conference proceedings: whole

Surname Initials of Editor/Organisation (if an editor/editors always put (ed./eds.) after the name).Title. Place of publication :Publisher; Year of publication.

Edge BL. Coastal engineering 2000: conference proceedings, July 16-21, 2000, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre,Sydney, Australia. Reston, VA: ASCE; 2001.

8. Conference proceedings: individual paper

Surname Initials of Author. Title of conference paper. followed by In:Editor/Organisation (if an editor/editors always put (ed./eds.) after the name).Title. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of publication Page numbers.

Wittke M. Design, construction, supervision and long-term behaviour of tunnels in swelling rock. In: Van Cotthem A,Charlier R, Thimus JF, Tshibangu JP. (eds.) Eurock2006: multiphysics coupling and long term behaviour in rock

mechanics: proceedings of the International Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics, EUROCK2006,9-12 May 2006, Liège, Belgium. London: Taylor & Francis; 2006:27-29.

9. Theses/ dissertation

Surname Initials of Author.Title.Type of thesis.Academic institution;Year of publication

Leckenby RJ. Dynamic characterisation and fluid flow modelling of fractured reservoirs. PhD thesis. Imperial College London; 2005.

Ethical approval:

The authors should mention the name of the ethical approval authority of their study in Materials and Methods section, if the study has been done on human subjects, laboratory samples or laboratory animals. Manuscript based on the study involving human subjects should have been conducted in accordance to the ethical standards laid down in the ‘1964 Declaration of Helsinki’ revised in the year 2000.  


Acknowledgement, if any, should be placed at the end of the body of the text and be limited to no more than 100 words. This section may be used to acknowledge the help of those who do not qualify for authorship or to acknowledge funding, donated resources, or significant material contributions to the research.


Illustrations submitted (line drawings, photos, photomicrographs etc) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines: - 300 dpi or higher - sized to fit on journal page - JPG and GIF formats are preferred - should be submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files.

Tables and Figures:

Tables should be embedded in the text. All figures should be included as one separate sheet or file. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet. All original figures should be clearly marked in pencil on the reverse side with the number, author’s name and edge indicated.


For uniformity of style, authors should use symbols for footnotes such as *.

Authors who publish in the Journal of Rangpur Medical College agree to the following terms that:

  1. Journal of Rangpur Medical College retain the copyright and grant Journal of Rangpur Medical College the right of first publication of the work.
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  3. Articles in the Journal of Rangpur Medical College are Open Access articles published under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License


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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

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2.1 what data we collect

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  • 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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  • 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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3.1 what data we collect

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  • 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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  • 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

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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

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

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

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(Updated: 25 February 2020)