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Author Guidelines

The Bangladesh Journal of Plastic Surgery agrees to accept manuscript prepared in accordance with the 'Uniform Requirements Submitted to the Biomedical Journal' published in the New England Journal of Medicine 1991; 324: 424-8.

Aim and scope:
The Bangladesh Journal of Plastic Surgery is one of the premier clinical and laboratory based research journals in Bangladesh. It features the best clinical and laboratory based research on plastic surgery to provide a place for all plastic surgeons to relate experiences which will help others to render better patient care.

Condition for submission of manuscript:

  • All manuscripts are subject to peer-review.
  • Manuscripts are received with the explicit understanding that they are not under simultaneous consideration by any other publication.
  • Submission of a manuscript for publication implies the transfer of the copyright from the author to the publisher upon acceptance. Accepted manuscripts become the permanent property of the Bangladesh Journal of Plastic Surgery and may not be reproduced by any means in whole or in part without the written consent of the publisher.
  • It is the authors responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce illustrations, tables etc. from other publications.
Ethical aspects:
  • Ethical aspect of the study will be very carefully considered at the time of assessment of the manuscript.
  • Any manuscript that includes table, illustration or photographs that have been published earlier should accompany a letter of permission for republication from the author(s) of the publication and editor/publisher of the journal where it was published earlier.
  • Permission of the patients and/or their families to reproduce photographs of the patients where identity is not disguised should be sent with the manuscript. Otherwise the identity will be blackened out.
Preparation of manuscript:
Information provided in the manuscript is important and likely to be of interest to an international readership.

  • Manuscript should be written in English and typed on one side of A4 (290 mm x 210 mm) size white paper.
  • Double spacing should be used throughout.
  • Margin should be 5 cm for the header and 2.5 cm for the remainder.
  • Style should be that of modified Vancouver.
  • Each of the following section should begin on separate page:
    • Title page
    • Summary/Abstract
    • Text
    • Acknowledgement
    • References
    • Table and Legends.
  • Pages should be numbered consecutively at the upper right hand corner of each page beginning with the title page.
Title Page:
The title page should contain:
  • Title of the article (should be concise, informative and self-explanatory)
  • Name of each author with highest academic degree
  • Name of the department and institute where the work was carried out
  • Name and address of the author to whom correspondence regarding manuscript to be made
  • Name and address of the author to whom request for reprint should be addressed
The summary/abstract of the manuscript:
  • Should be informative
  • Should be limited to less than 200 words
  • Should be suitable for use by abstracting journals and include data on the problem, materials and methods, results and conclusion.
  • Should emphasize mainly on new and important aspects of the study
  • Should contain only approved abbreviations
The introduction will acquaint the readers with the problem and it should include:
  • Nature and purpose of the study
  • Rationale of the study/observation
  • Strictly pertinent references
  • Brief review of the subject excepting data and conclusion
Materials and Methods:
This section of the study should be very clear and describe:
  • The selection criteria of the study population including Controls (if any).
  • The methods and the apparatus used in the research.
  • The procedure of the study in such a detail so that other workers can reproduce the results.
  • Previously published methods (if applicable) with Appropriate citations.
The findings of the research should be described here and it should be:
  • Presented in logical sequence in the text, tables, And illustrations.
  • Described without comment.
  • Supplemented by concise textual description of the data presented in tables and figures where it is necessary.
During preparation of tables following principles should be followed:
  • Tables should be simple, self-explanatory and supplement, not duplicate the text.
  • Each table should have a title and typed in double space in separate sheet.
  • They should be numbered consecutively with roman numerical in order of text. Page number should be in the upper right corner.
  • If abbreviations are to be used, they should be explained in footnotes.
Only those illustrations that clarify and increase the understanding of the text should be used and:
  • All illustrations must be numbered and cited in the text.
  • Print photograph of each illustration should be submitted.
  • Figure number, title of manuscript, name of corresponding author and arrow indicating the top should be typed on a sticky label and affixed on the back of each illustration.
  • Original drawings, graphs, charts and lettering should be prepared on an illustration board or high-grade white drawing paper by an experienced medical practitioner.
Figures and photographs:
The figures and photographs:
  • Should be used only where data can not be expressed in any other form.
  • Should be unmounted glossy print in sharp focus, 12.7 x 17.3 cm in size.
  • Should bear number, title of manuscript, name of corresponding author and arrow indicating the top on a sticky label and affixed on the back of each illustration.
The legend:
  • Must be typed in a separate sheet of paper.
  • Photomicrographs should indicate the magnification, interal scale and the method of staining.
  • All scientific units should be expressed in System International (SI) Units.
  • All drugs should be mentioned in their generic form. The commercial name may however be used within brackets.
The discussion section should reflect:
  • The authors’ comment on the results and to relate them to those of other authors.
  • The relevance to experimental research or clinical practice.
  • Well founded arguments.
This section of the manuscript:
  • Should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are mentioned in the text.
  • Should be identified in the text by superscript in Arabic numerical.
  • Should use the form of references adopted by US National Library of Medicine and used in Index Medicus.
Individuals, organizations or bodies may be acknowledged in the article and may include:
  • Name (or a list) of funding bodies.
  • Name of the organization(s) and individual(s) with their consent.
Manuscript submission:
Manuscript should be submitted to the Editor in chief and must be accompanied by a covering letter and following inclusions:
  • A statement regarding the type of article being submitted.
  • A statement that the work has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • A statement of financial or other relationship that might lead to a conflict of interest.
  • A statement that the manuscript has been read, approved and signed by all authors.
  • A letter from the head of the institution where the work has been carried out stating that the work has been carried out in that institute and there is no objection to its publication in this journal.
  • If the article is a whole or part of the dissertation or thesis submitted for degree or diploma, it should be mentioned in detail and in this case the name of the investigator and guide must be specifically mentioned.

Submissions must be in triplicates with three sets of illustrations. Text must be additionally submitted in a removable media or e-mail.

Editing and peer review:
All submitted manuscripts are subject to scrutiny by the editor in-chief or any member of the editorial board. Manuscripts containing materials without sufficient scientific value and of a priority issue, or not fulfilling the requirement for publication may be rejected or it may be sent back to the author(s) for resubmission with necessary modifications to suit one of the submission categories. Manuscripts fulfilling the requirements and found suitable for consideration are sent for peer review. Submissions, found suitable for publication by the reviewer, may need revision\modified submission. Proof of accepted manuscript may be sent to the authors, and should be corrected and returned to the editorial office within one week. No addition to the manuscript at this stage will be accepted. All accepted manuscripts are edited according to the Journal’s style.

Reprints for the authors:
Ten copies of each published article will be provided to the corresponding author free of cost. Additional reprints may be obtained by prior request and only on necessary payment.

Subscription information:
Bangladesh Journal of Plastic Surgery
Published by Editor-in-Chief two times a year in January and July.

Annual subscription
Local BDT = 300.00
Overseas $ = 30.00

Subscription request should be sent to:
Bangladesh Journal of Plastic Surgery
Department of Plastic Surgery
Room no. 98, Dhaka Medical College Hospital,
Ramna, Dhaka 1000.

Any change in address of subscriber should be notified at least 6-8 weeks before the subsequent issue is published mentioning both old and new addresses.

Communication for manuscript submission:
Communication information for all correspondence is always printed in the title page of the journal. Any additional information or any other inquiry relating to submission of the article the Editor-in-Chief or the journal office may be contacted.

Reprints of any article in the journal will be available from the publisher.


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.

Copyright Notice

No part of the materials published in this journal may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the publisher.


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