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Author Guidelines

Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy [ISSN 1817-065X (print), 2219-3049 (online)] is the official organ of the Anatomical Society of Bangladesh and published in the months of January and July. It is recognized by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BM&DC). The journal publishes original articles, review articles, case reports and society news. The articles submitted in this journal should not have been published in any other journal before. All submitted papers are reviewed by the reviewers and the editorial board. The unaccepted articles are not sent back. Proofs correction by the authors will be appreciated.

Submission of Manuscripts: The manuscript should be prepared using MS-Word. Two hard copies and a CD should be provided labeled clearly with the authors’ names, file name, and software program. The manuscript (title page, abstract, text, references) should be submitted as one document. All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, 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.

Abstract: Each paper requires a structured abstract (includes Context/Background, Materials & 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.

References: All references should appear at the end of the article in order of the text. All references in the text should be cited. For a review article, appreciable number of references (around 30) should be cited.

Book: Ross MH, Pawlina W. Histology: a text and atlas with correlated cell and molecular biology. 5th ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006: p.706-15.

Chapter: Collins P. Embryology and development. In: Standring S, Ellis H, Heally JC,  Johnson D, Williams A, Collins P, et al. eds. Gray’s Anatomy: The anatomical basis of clinical practice. 39th ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2005: p.1341-8.

Journal Article: All the authors should be listed, if six or less. If there are more than six authors in the article, the name of first six and et al. should be used.

e.g. Overland GB, Vatten L,  Rhodes T, DeMuro C, Jacobsen G, Vada K, et al. Lower urinary tract symptoms, prostate volume and uroflow in Norwegian community men. Eur Urol 2001; 39(1): 36-41.

Personal Communication: Reference to personal communications should be avoided, but when necessary, should include the person’s name, his or her title, and date. Personal Communications should be cited in the text in parentheses but not included in the References list. Example: (McGuigan MA, Editor-in-Chief, personal communication, October 12, 2004). A letter granting permission to publish the personal communication from the person providing the information must be included at the time of submission of the article for the journal.

Website: Authors’ names (in normal order), document title, date of Internet publication, or other retrieval information (date of access), text division (if applicable). e.g. Gail Mortimer, The William Faulkner Society Home Page, 16 September 1999, (19 November 1997). U.S. positions on selected issues at the third negotiating session of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Washington, D.C., Committee on Government Reform, 2002. (, [accessed on March 4, 2002].

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.

Acknowledgement: Acknowledgement, if any, should be placed at the end of the body of the text and be limited to 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: 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 top edge indicated.

Footnotes: For uniformity of style, authors should use symbols for footnotes such as *, §†,‡.

Authorship Statement: A form must be signed by all listed authors indicating the contribution to the paper made by each. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining signatures from all listed authors and, using a check-off form, should indicate by name what each author contributed to each of the various aspects of the study:

  • concept of research work
  • study design
  • data collection or processing
  • statistical analysis
  • report writing

The manuscript should be sent to:

The Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy,Department of Anatomy, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD),
Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207. Bangladesh.

or, through email (in MS-word format):

Editorial action: The manuscripts received are examined by the editorial board and are sent to the reviewers. 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 and to determine the priority and time of 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.

For advertisement:

To advertise in the Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy, please contact:

The Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy,Department of Anatomy, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases(NICVD),
Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207. Bangladesh.

Phone: +880-2-8115908 (Res.),
+8801724050756 (Cell Phone).


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 Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-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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