Focus and Scope

The aim of the Bangladesh Journal of Infectious Diseases (Bangladesh J Infect Dis) is to publish and disseminate the research works on the area of medical science at any discipline related to infections, its immunology as well as the diagnostic breakthrough. Furthermore, this journal provides accessible rooms for the researchers of all sectors of medical and health science at anywhere in Bangladesh as well as the researchers of whole world who are engaging on the research works related to infectious diseases. This journal publishes the peer-reviewed articles in English language in biannual manner in June and December in every year. Full text articles are freely accessible in PDF format at the online as well.

This journal aims to publish scientifically written, evidence-based articles from all disciplines of medical sciences which are related to infections. Clinical practice, nursing, preventive medicine, epidemiology, healthcare research which are related to infectious agents like prions, virus, bacteria, protozoa, helminthes are also eligible for submission of articles. It also publishes valuable studies in Allied Medicine and Biological Sciences including Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Alternative and Complementary Medicine and other related fields which is related to antibiotics, antibiotic resistant as well as any infectious agents which are public health concern.

Bangladesh J Infect Dis strives to provide a platform for researchers and scholars worldwide to exchange their latest findings regarding the infection. Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original works that are not under review in any other journals. The scopes of the journal include the following fields in addition to others; such as medical practice and clinical practice, and nursing, preventive medicine, epidemiology, healthcare research. It also publishes valuable studies in Allied Medicine and Biological Sciences including Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Alternative and Complementary Medicine and other related fields related to infections. The editors welcome Major Articles and Brief Reports describing research results on microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, and related disciplines, on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases; on the microbes that cause them; and on disorders of host immune responses.

Bangladesh J Infect Dis covers immunity related to human diseases, innante immunity, microbiology, pathology, bacteriology, virology, pathophysiology, bacterial infections, viral infections, infection surveillance and pediatric infections. BJID do not stick to particular area of research, as infectious diseases are a vast field it covers all areas. BJID is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of avoiding, diagnosing and management of infectious and sexually transmitted diseases in humans, similarly associated genetics, pathophysiology, and medical specialty.

Publication Frequency

The journal will publish two issues in each volume in June and December.

Publication Charges

No processing fees or publication charges is needed to publish a paper in this journal.

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.

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

Manuscript Processing: Upon initial submission of the manuscript, the author will be acknowledged of the receipt via email. Initially an article will be reviewed by one member of the Editorial team to judge the quality of the paper. Articles written in poor English language or not conforming to BJID guidelines will either be rejected or returned to the authors to rectify the shortcomings. Manuscripts deemed proper should be forwarded to at least two subject experts to provide their unbiased input. Acceptable manuscripts will be checked for data analysis and verification of references before the author will be notified about the status of the paper with any suggestions for modifications. Finally accepted articles should be forwarded to the printer for typeset and formatting and the proof will send to the authors for proof reading before publication. 

Peer Review Policy: Unbiased, independent, critical assessment is an intrinsic part of all scholarly work, including the scientific process. Peer review is the critical assessment of manuscripts submitted to journals by experts who are not part of the editorial staff, and is, therefore, an important extension of the scientific process. Each article submitted to BJID for publication is reviewed by at least two senior specialists of the concerned specialty. The double blind process is strictly followed and, in certain controversial cases, the opinion of a 3rd reviewer can also be sought.

Conflict of Interest: Conflict of interest exists when as author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influences (bias) his or her actions (such relationship are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). However, conflicts can also occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion. Increasingly, individual studies receive funding from commercial firms, private foundations, and the government. The conditions of this funding have the potential to bias and otherwise discredit the research. When authors submit a manuscript, they are required to disclose all financial and personal relationships that might bias their work. To prevent ambiguity, authors must state explicitly whether potential conflicts do or do not exist. It is the discretion of editorial committee of BJID to resolve any conflict of interest between the author(s) and reviewers. Editors may choose not to consider an article for publication if they feel that the research is biased by the sponsors funding the research project.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and representing them as one's own original work. Within the academia, it is considered dishonesty or fraud and offenders are subject to academic censure. Plagiarism can be unintentional or intentional, reproducing academic material without appropriate credit to the original authors. Similarly self plagiarism is the re-use of significant, identical or near identical portions of one's own work without citing the original work. This is also known as 'Recycling fraud. Worst form of plagiarism is to steal the whole article from some journal and publish it under one's own name in another journal. The Editorial Committee of BJID will blacklist any author found to be guilty of plagiarism. The name of author(s) committing plagiarism will also be disseminated to editors of other medical journals.

Ethical Issues: Human clinical trials and studies conducted on human/animals must have been approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). In the absence of such a formal ethics review committee, the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 and/or the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, as adopted and promulgated by the United States National Institutes of Health, must be followed. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. In case of any study involving clinical trial, taking of informed consent of patients is mandatory. Whenever editorial committee of BJID feels necessary, the research paper will be referred to the Research Ethic Committee of Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC) for its evaluation and approval.

Editorial Committee: The Editorial committee consisting of the Editor- in-Chief, Executive Editor, Assistant Editor(s) and the editorial secretaries meet at least twice a month to expedite the business of the journal. The editorial committee follows the guidelines provided by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication” which can be downloaded from the website: http://www.icmje.org/

Advisory Board: An advisory board comprising of members with significant professional experience in different fields of medical sciences helps the Editorial Committee in policy matters when needed. Senior specialists from Bangladesh, as well as professionals from foreign countries are members of the Board.

 

Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief
Dr. ASM Alamgir Ph.D.
MBBS, Ph.D., Post Doctoral (NIH, USA)
National Professional Officer (NPO)
Pandemic Influenza Surveillance & Response (PISR) and
Laboratory Strengthening CSR/DSE
WHO Country Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: alamgira@searo.who.int

Executive Editor
Dr. M. Abdullah Yusuf
MBBS, M.Phil (Microbiology), MPH (Epidemiology)
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology
National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: ayusuf75@yahoo.com

Assistant Editor
Dr. Ahmed Raihan Sharif
MBBS, MPH (Epidemiology)
Medical Officer, Dept. of Virology
Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control & Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: drraihan@gmail.com

 

Members of Editorial Board

General Surgery
Dr. Abdur Rabban Talukder
MBBS, FCPS
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery
Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College
Bogra, Bangladesh
Email: dr.rabban@gmail.com

Immunology
Dr. Sufi Hannan Zulfikar Rahman
MBBS, MD (Immunology)
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Microbiology
Perdana University, Malaysia
Email: sufihannan@yahoo.com

Neurology
Dr. Mohammad Sayeed Hassan
MBBS, MD (Neurology), FCPS (Medicine)
Junior Consultant, Dept. of Clinical Neurology
National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: dr.sayeed@yahoo.com

Pathology
De. Naila Huq
MBBS, MD (Pathology)
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology
National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Microbiology
Maj. Afroza Begum

MBBS, M.Phil. (Microbiology)
Dept. of Microbiology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology,
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: afroza9697@yahoo.com

ENT
Dr. Ali Imam Ahsan
MBBS, DLO (UK), FCPS (ENT)
Associate Consultant, Dept of ENT
SAHIC Specialized Hospital,
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: emon_35th@yahoo.com

Virology
Dr. Saifullah Munshi PhD
MBBS, M.Phil (Virology), PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Virology
Banghabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: saifmunshi@gmail.com

Biochemistry
Dr. M. Habbibur Rahman
MBBS, M.Phil (Biochemistry), MMEd
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry
Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: mhrahman65@gmail.com

Advisory Board

Gynecology & Obstetrics
Prof. Fatema Ashraf
MBBS, FCPS (Gynecology), MPH (Epidemiology)
Professor, Dept. of Gynecology & Obstetrics
Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College,
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: fatema_ashraf@yahoo.com

Dermatology & Venerology
Dr. M. Shahadat Hossain
MBBS, MD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Skin & VD
Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: dr.shahadat@hotmail.com

Microbiology
Prof. M. Rafiqul Islam
MBBS, M.Phil. (Microbiology)
Professor, Dept. of Microbiology
Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: mrislam_dmc@yahoo.com

Anatomy
Prof. M. Mahbubul Karim
MBBS, M.Phil. (Anatomy)
Professor, Dept. of Anatomy
Pabna Medical College,
Pabna, Bangladesh

Publisher

    Bangladesh Infection Research Association