Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal is a quarterly, open access, single-blinded peer-reviewed journal. It publishes original articles based on laboratory work, field work, clinical trials and various other studies by scientific means related to the disciplines of biomedical science and health science. It also accepts review articles, meta-analysis, case reports, short communications and letters to the editor.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Presentation

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Each manuscript is initially screened by the editor. If it is considered for review process, then it is sent to the subject editor who selects the two reviewers to whom manuscript is sent for review.

Selection of Reviewers

Reviewer selection is the critical and important part to the publication process. The choice of selection is based on several factors, including a) expertise, b) reputation, c) capability of giving recommendations, d) giving enough time to review and e) our own previous experience of a reviewer's characteristics. For example, the reviewer who is slow, careless, or do not provide definite comment is avoided.

Timing

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal is committed to give rapid editorial decision and publication. To achieve the goal, an efficient editorial process is a valuable service both to our authors and to the scientific community as a whole. Therefore, we request the reviewers to respond promptly within three days to agree to do the review process. If a reviewer does not agree/respond to review a manuscript, then we request another reviewer. Once a reviewer agrees to review, the maximum allocated time period of review is 3 weeks. A soft reminder email is sent to the reviewer when the allocated time is over. This process performs well.

Editorial Decision

The editor takes the final decision based on the reviewers' comment. The decision may be any one of the followings:

a) Accept for Publication, with or without any minor editorial revision

b) Inform the corresponding author to Revise the Manuscript to address the specific concerns before a final decision is reached. Submission of revised manuscript does not ensure the accpetance

c) Reject, but inform the corresponding author that further write-up might justify a Resubmission

d) Decline Submission, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems

Confidential

Editor, editorial board members, authors and reviewers keep confidential of all details of the editorial and peer review process on submitted manuscripts. Even identities of the reviewer are not disclosed to the corresponding author. In addition, reviewers maintain the confidentiality of the manuscript. 

 

Publication Frequency

The journal is publishing 4 issues (January, April, July and October) in a year from January 2016.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Advisory Board

Prof. Kamrul Hasan Khan [Vice-Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Professor, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Basic Science and Paraclinical Science, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Prof. Md. Shahidullah Sikder [Pro Vice-Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Prof. Md. Sharfuddin Ahmed [Pro Vice-Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Professor, Department of Community Ophthalmology, Faculty of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Prof. A. S. M. Zakaria [Pro Vice-Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Prof. Md. Ali Asgor Moral [Treasurer, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Prof. Iqbal Arslan [Dean, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Basic Science and Paraclinical Science, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Prof. Kanak Kanti Barua [Dean, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Prof. A. B. M. Abdullah [Dean, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]


Prof. Md. Shamsul Alam [Dean, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]

 

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Mir Misbahuddin [Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Basic Science and Paraclinical Science, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]

 

Executive Editor
Prof. Mohammed Atiqur Rahman [Department of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]


Editorial Board Member:
Prof. Mohammod Shahidullah [Department of Neonatology, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; shahidullahdr@gmail.com

 

Prof. Mohammed Kamal [Department of Pathology, Faculty of Basic Science and Paraclinical Science, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; kamalzsr @yahoo.com

 

Prof. Md. Shafiqul Islam [Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; profshafiqul@yahoo.com  

 

Prof. Syed Atiqul Haq [Department of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; haqsyedatiqul@gmail.com

 

Prof. Md. Habibur Rahman [Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; 

mhrahman.bsmmu@gmail.com



Prof. Muhammad Rafiqul Alam [Department of Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; alammrdr@gmail.com

 

Prof. Masuda Begum [Department of Hematology, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; masudabegumk34@gmail.com

 

Prof. A. K. M. Salek [Department of Physical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; akmsalek@yahoo.com

 

Prof. Moniruzzaman Khan [Department of Physical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]

 

Prof. Md. Habibur Rahman Dulal [Department of Urology, Faculty of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; dulaluro@yahoo.com 

 

Prof. Quazi Billur Rahman [Department of Maxilofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; billu2002bd@yahoo.com

 

Prof. Harisul Hoque [Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; harishoque@yahoo.com

 

Dr. Golam H. Rabbani [Director of Public Health and Informatics, Faculty of Public Health, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; rabbani@icddrb.org   

 

Dr. A. K. M. Zahid Hossain [Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; drzahid@gmail.com

 

Dr. Md. Anowarul Islam [Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; maislam.spine@gmail.com

 

Dr. Mamun Al Mahtab Swapnil [Department of Hepatology, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; shwapnil@agni.com 

Dr. Chanchal Kumar Ghosh [Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; dr.chanchalghosh@gmail.com

 

Dr. Shamim Ahmed [Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; shamim.chestphysician@gmail.com

 

Dr. Mohammed Saiful Islam Bhuiyan [Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; drsaifulib@yahoo.com

 

Dr. Rajashish Chakrabortty [Department of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; drrajashish@yahoo.com

 

Dr. Md. Showkat Kabir [Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; showkatkabir@gmial.com

 

Dr. Bijoy Kumer Paul [Department of Public Health and Informatics, Faculty of Public Health, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; dr_bijoypaul@yahoo.com

 

Dr. Md. Khalequzzamma [Department of Public Health and Informatics, Faculty of Public Health, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh]; romenraihan@yahoo.com

 

Publication Fee

The author will not be charged in the form of submission fee, article processing fee or publication fee. It is completely free.