Editorial Policies

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.

 

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Leading Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Abstracts

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Case Reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Obituaries

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Brief Communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter to Editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

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.  

 

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
Principal & Professor of Surgery,
Ibn Sina Medical College
Ex-Dean, Faculty of Medicine,
Dhaka University, Dhaka
Bangladesh
Email: ismcdhaka@yahoo.com

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

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

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

Dr. Ahammad Shafiq Sikder MPH (Epidemiology)
Scientific Officer,
ICDDR,B (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh),
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: adelbd@live.com, adel@icddrb.org

Editorial Board Members:

Prof. MAK Azad Choudhury FRCP
Academic Director, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health (BICH)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: childcare1952@gmail.com

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

Prof. Md. Nazrul Islam MPhil, MSc, DMed
Principal & Professor of Anatomy,
Islami Bank Medical College,
Bangladesh
Email: mnislam54@yahoo.com

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

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

Prof. Choudhury Mahmood Hassan PhD
Chairman, Bangladesh Pharmacy Council,
Ex-Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science,
Dhaka University
Bangladesh
Email: cmhasan@yahoo.com, cmhasan@gmail.com

Prof. AKM Sadrul Islam PhD
Dean, Islamic University of Technology,
Ex-Dean, BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology),
Bangladesh
Email: sadrul05@gmail.com

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

Prof. Khondaker Bulbul Sarwar, MPH, DID, PhD
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

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

Prof. 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

Prof. Hiroshi Kinoshita MD, PhD, Japan
Professor, Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Kagawa University, Japan,
Email: jamal@kms.ac.jp,

Prof. Etienne Quertemont, PhD, Belgium
Dept. of Cognitive Sciences, Quantitative Psychology
University of Liege, Belgium,
Email: equertemont@ulg.ac.be

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

Dr. Mohd. Khorshed Alam, BDS, PhD
Asstt. Professor, College of Dentistry
Al Jouf University, KSA. Kingdom of 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