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Author Guidelines

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Physics considers research papers, scientific notes, conference papers and tutorial papers in the applications of physics, technology and engineering in medicine, written in English. Materials must be original, unpublished work and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The Editorial Board is responsible for the final acceptance of any paper and reviewed article. Board’s decision is final in case of any controversy.

Preparation of manuscripts:
Manuscripts should be typed in “MS Word” format with the following specifications.

Formatted to A4 paper size

Margin: 1.1 inch (2.80cm) at the top and 1 inch (2.54cm) on all other sides

Font: Times New Roman

Title: ONLY TOP OF THE FIRST PAGE (all capitals, bold, size 14)

Authors Name: Title Case (bold, size 12)

Affiliation with full address for correspondence (normal, size 11)

Email: At least one email (normal, size 10).

Abstract: An abstract of not more than 250 words (normal, size 10).

Keywords: A set of Keywords, up to 6 (normal, size 11)

Short title: with not more than 40 characters including spaces (Italics, size 10).

Main Text:
The text (normal, size 12) should continue on the same page, single column, and arranged in the following sequence (numbered as shown).

1. INTRODUCTION

2. MATERIALS AND METHODS

3. RESULTS AND OBSERVATIONS

4. DISCUSSIONS / CONCLUSIONS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (if necessary) and

REFERENCES

The manuscript of a full paper should be limited within 15 typewritten pages including tables, figures, graphs, references, etc while that of scientific notes should not exceed 4 (four) pages. Review article on fairly wide topics of current interest, either invited or agreed upon by the Editor, should have an abstract and should not exceed 20 pages of type-scripts.

Graphs and figures:

  • Preferably embedded within the body of the manuscript with reproducible quality.
  • The figure (graphs are also figures) size should not be made larger than required to convey the information.
  • Texts within the figures should be of a size that can be read with ease.
  • The figure captions should be put in a text box, placed below the respective figure, and grouped together. The caption should be preceded with a figure number with a colon, as ‘Fig.1:’.
  • The grouped figure and caption should be embedded within the text at suitable locations with text wrapped around it (text wrapping style: “square”), if the width is half the width of the page or smaller. If the width is larger, text should be wrapped above and below the figure (text wrapping style: “top and bottom”).
  • However, if the authors do not have adequate expertise, they can submit the figures separately.

Tables:
These should be embedded within the manuscript at suitable positions. To place the caption at the top of the table, insert a row, merge all the cells in the row, and write the caption inside this. Remove the borders of this caption-row on the top and the two sides. The caption should be preceded by the table no. as ‘Table 1:’ etc.

References:
Harvard style of referencing is to be followed. (Please note: earlier volumes of Bangladesh J Med Phys followed Vancouver style of referencing which will be replaced by Harvard style from 2013 onwards)

Units and symbols:
Use the metric system and give all laboratory numerical data in SI (Systeme International) units. When other units are unavoidable, use their SI equivalents in brackets.

Submission:

All submissions should be made electronically in MSWORD (.doc or .docx format). Coloured graphs and figures are preferred since they enhance the presentation. The authors are also encouraged to send a pdf copy of the paper which will act as a guide to layout arrangements in case the WORD file changes them.

Submission address:
Editor, Bangladesh J Med Phys
Department of Biomedical Physics & Technology
University of Dhaka
Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.
Email: editor.bjmp@bmpaweb.org.
Tel: +880-2-9661900 Ext 7011, 7060.

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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