About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science (BJMS) is a professional medical journal intended to provide a multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas and information among professionals concerned with medicine ad allied disciplines in Bangladesh and world. We acknowledge that many other disciplines have important contributions to add new knowledge and innovations in improving our physical and mental health. BJMS authority welcomes relevant contributions from them.

BJMS invites articles based on original works, short communications containing significant findings, case reports with information of scientific interest, letters to editor, editorials (usually invited), reviews, conference news and invitation, book reviews.

Complimentary copies of the journal are sent to libraries of all medical and other relevant academic institutions in the country and some important institutions in the abroad.

This journal is printed on papers produced from pulp collected from farmed trees.

This is a non-profit journal sponsored by Ibn Sina Trust, Bangladesh.

List of BJMS reviewers 2015-2018: Click here to see the reviewers list

List of BJMS reviewers 2019-2020: Click here to see the reviewers list

Peer Review Process

Initial Internal Editorial Review

  • Any article received is first examined by executive editor or his staffs. It helps to prevent unnecessary delay in review process. Early rejection helps the author to refine their article and resubmit in BJMS or to choose other journal. This initial review usually takes about one week. If the Submitted manuscript fits with journal’s scope and standard then we send the article for External review.

External Review

  • If any manuscript passes the ‘Initial Internal Editorial Review‘ then we send it to the peer reviewers.

Editorial Decision after external review

  • If the reviewers reject it we reject it.
  • If the reviewers give any correction/modification plan we communicate the author to redo and resubmit his manuscript. After re-submission we check whether their re-submission fulfills reviewer’s satisfaction.
  • If all these steps are successfully completed then we send it for publication.
  • We have additional statistical reviewers. We use their expertise if the manuscript deserves their review.
  • At least two reviewers per article is assigned by the journal authority.
  • Duration of review process: Review process takes around two weeks to three months time.
  • All the process is double blind author never knows the reviewers and vice versa.  

BJMS Policies

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science (BJMS) adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards on publications ethics. Submission of an article implies that:

  • The work described has not been published previously except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis.
  • That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • That its submission and publication in the journal is known and approved by all Authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the BJMS authority.
  • The work is the Author’s own and there are no falsifications or fabrication of data, plagiarism including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work without proper citation and misappropriation of.

Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with using the guidelines issued by the COPE. For further details please visit:

Publication Frequency

BJMS is published quarterly in a year (January, March, June and October)

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. We do not impose any publication fees to the authors.

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief:
Prof. ANM Zia-Ur-Rahman, FCPS, FICS
Former Principal & Professor of Surgery
Ibn Sina Medical College
Ex-Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Dhaka University, Dhaka
Bangladesh
Email: ismcdhaka@yahoo.com

Editor:
Professor Mahfuzur Rahman Khan Choudhury, PhD
Professor of Physiology
Ibn Sina Medical College
Dhaka University, Dhaka
Bangladesh
Email: ashfaq.1967@yahoo.com, mahfuzchowdhury1961@gmail.com

Executive Editor:
Professor Abu Kholdun Al-Mahmood, M Phil, PhD
Professor & Head, Department of Biochemistry
Ibn Sina Medical College
Bangladesh
Email: kholdun@hotmail.com

Assistant editor:
Dr. Syeda Fahmida Afrin, MPhil (Medical Biochemistry)
Associate. Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Ibn Sina Medical College
Bangladesh
Email: drfahmida77@gmail.com

Dr. Ahammad Shafiq Sikder, MPH (Epidemiology)
Senior Research Investigator, Emerging Infections
Infectious Diseases Division
ICDDR,B (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: adelbd@live.com, adel@icddrb.org

Editorial Board Members:
Professor MAK Azad Choudhury, FRCP
Former Academic Director
Bangladesh Institute of Child Health (BICH)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: childcare1952@gmail.com

Professor Naima Muazzam, M Phil, M Med
Former Professor of Microbiology
National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM)
Bangladesh
Email:

Professor Md. Nazrul Islam, MPhil, MSc, DMed
Former Principal and Professor of Anatomy
Dinajpur Medical College
Bangladesh
Email: mnislam54@yahoo.com

Professor KMHS Sirajul Haque, FCPS, FRCP, FACC
Ex-Director, National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (NICVD)
Bangladesh
Email:

Dr. Md. Idris Ali, MCPS, MS
Former Professor of Spinal Surgery
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)
Bangladesh
Email: draalmahmood@gmail.com

Professor Choudhury Mahmood Hassan, PhD
Former Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science
Dhaka University
Bangladesh
Email: cmhasan@yahoo.com, cmhasan@gmail.com

Professor AKM Sadrul Islam, PhD
Former Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology)
Bangladesh
Email: sadrul05@gmail.com

Professor M Mohibul Aziz, FCPS, FRCS
Professor & Head, Dept. of Surgery
Ibn Sina Medical College
Dhaka University, Dhaka
Bangladesh
Email: mohibul.aziz@hotmail.com

Professor Khondaker Bulbul Sarwar, MPH, DID, PhD
Former Professor & Head, Dept of Community Medical College
Gonoshastho Shomajvittik Medical College
Bangladesh
Email: kbsarwar@gmail.com, kbsarwar@yahoo.com

Saiful Alam Khan
Ex- Executive Director
Ibn Sina Trust
Dhaka University, Dhaka
Bangladesh
Email: saifulalamkhan@yahoo.com, sakhanait@gmail.com

International Advisors
Dr. Musa Mohd. Nordin FRCP, Malaysia
Consultant, Damansara Specialist Hospital
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Email: musamn@gmail.com

Professor Iqbal Khan FCPS, FICS, MHPE, Pakistan
Vice-Chancellor
Shif-Tameer-E-Millat University
Pakistan
Email: mikhandr@gmail.com, vc@stmu.edu.pk,mikhandr@gmail.com

Professor Omar Hasan Kasule MPH, PhD
Professor, King Feisal University, KSA
Ex-Deputy Dean, International Islamic University, Malaysia
Visiting Professor, University of Malaya
Malaysia
Email: omarkasule@yahoo.com

Professor Hiroshi Kinoshita MD, PhD, Japan
Professor, Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Kagawa University
Japan
Email: jamal@med.kagawa-u.ac.jp

Professor Etienne Quertemont, PhD, Belgium
Dept. of Cognitive Sciences, Quantitative Psychology
University of Liege
Belgium
Email: equertemont@ulg.ac.be, jamal@med.kagawa-u.ac.jp

Professor Hassam E. Fadel FICS, USA
Editor, Journal of Islamic Medical Association
North America
Email: hefadel@gmail.com

Dr. Mohd. Khorshed Alam, BDS, PhD
Associate Professor, Orthodontic Division
Preventive Dentistry Department
Supervisor, Academic Affair [Vice Dean]
College of Dentistry, Jouf University. Saudi Arabia
Email: dralam@gmail.com

Prof. Syed Ziaur Rahman, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
Alighar Muslim University
India
Email: rahmansz@yahoo.com, ibnsinaacademy@gmail.com

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