Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Bangladesh Journal of Endosurgery (BJE) is a peer-reviewed journal for surgeons and physicians practicing and interested in laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures in children as well as in adults including general surgery, urology, gynecologic surgery, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, gastroenterology etc. This is the official journal of Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Bangladesh (PEGBD).

The journal is recognized by Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council (BMDC) and has a vast reader base across the country. The journal publishes articles of authors from any part of the globe, but has a special interest in publishing research articles of authors from Bangladesh and developing countries and of relevance to developing countries. It publishes original research articles, review articles, short communications, case reports and letters on new findings. 

BJE is published in English 3 times (January, May and September) a year. No separate supplements are published as of now.


BJE is indexed/listed with Google Scholar, Open Archives Initiative (OAI), Gneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER), Index Copernicus, South Asian Database for Controlled Clinical Trials (SADCCT), JournalTOCs, CrossRef, CLOCKSS, OCLC-WorldCat, Ulrichsweb, Medical Journal Links (Surgery) and SHERPA/RoMEO, DRJI. Appropriate measures were taken to make the journal indexed/abstracted in major international indexing systems including the DOAJ, EBSCOHost, Hinari, Scopus, PubMed/MEDLINE etc.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

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Review Articles

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Case Reports

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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Publication of research articles by BJE is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.

BJE will follow 'closed' peer-review policy.


Publication Frequency

BJE will be published 3 times a year in January, May & September.


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.


Editorial Board

Md. Jafrul Hannan, MS

Editorial Advisers:
Humayun Kabir Chowdhury
Mohd. Shahid Karim
Md. Kabirul Islam
Thamina Banu
Sarder A. Nayeem
Towhidul Alam

Editors (Bangladesh):
M. A. Salam, Dhaka
Laila Arjumand Banu, Dhaka
Sadik Saifur Rahman, Chittagong
M. A. Wahab Khan, Dhaka
Shahanara Chowdhury, Chittagong
Ashraf ul Huq Kazal, Dhaka
Aminur Rashid Minu, Dhaka
Kazi Rafiqul Abedin, Dhaka
Abdul Hanif Tablu, Dhaka
Muhammad Yusuf, Chittagong
Alak Kumar Nandy, Chittagong
Arifur Rahman, Dhaka
Samsad Jahan, Dhaka
Md. Mozammel Hoque, Chittagong
Muna Shalima Jahan, Dhaka
Shaibal Barua, Chittagong

International Editorial Board:
Anirudh V. Shah, Gujarat, India
Ramesh Santhanakrishnan, Bengaluru, India
Pascal De Lagausie , Marseilles, France
Atger Jerome, Gap, France
Dean Rex, London, UK
Antonio Dessanti, Sassari, Italy
Diego Falchetti, Milan, Italy
Antonio Cutrupi, Milan, Italy
Philipp Szavay, Tuebingen, Germany
Corina Zamfir, Brussels, Belgium
Rien Nijman, Griningen, Netherlands
Spyros Spyrakos, Athens, Greece
Alexey Gusev, Moscow, Russia
Aurel Mironescu, Brasov, Romania.
Kujtim Ukeperaj, Pristina, Kosovo
Go Wakabayashi, Morioka, Japan
Satoshi IEIRI, Fukuoka, Japan
Masahiro Tsubaki, Japan
Paddy Dewan, Melbourne, Australia
Ashwin Pimpalwar, Houston, Texas, USA
Murali N Naidu, California, USA
Gabriela Ambriz Gonzales, Zapopan, Mexico
Luis de la Torre Mondragón, Puebla, Mexico
Cook Long Huang Li, Costa Rica
Mariano Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Javier Alvizures, Guatemala
Otto R. Morales Prillwitz, Escuintla, Guatemala
Sameh Shehata, Alexandria, Egypt
Milind Chitnis, South Africa
Hanan Said, Saudi Arabia
Ibrahim Aydogdu, Istanbul, Turkey
Ramnandan Prasad Chaudhary, Kathmandu, Nepal


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement of BJE

The publication of an article in a peer reviewed journal is an essential model for our journal "Bangladesh Journal of Endosurgery".

It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.

Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Publication decisions
The editor of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.

The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.