Focus and Scope

The Bangladesh Journal of Neurosurgeon (BSNS) is the flagship journal of the Bangladesh Society of Neurosurgery. It is also available on the Society website at http://journal.bsnsbd.org. The Journal aims at providing an emerging channel for publication of research so that the neurosurgeons can exchange and share professional, technical and academic knowledge on any aspect of Neurosurgery discipline, e.g. Vascular Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Skull Base Neurosurgery, Neurospinal Surgery and Functional Neurosurgery and water resources. Original works related to operation technique, disease registration are also welcome.

As the oldest forum in Bangladesh for publishing original research work in the field of neurosurgery, the Journal also aims to stand as an archival record of the neurosurgery advances of the Institution and the profession, in general. Furthermore, over the year’s researchers and professional neurosurgeon have enriched the knowledge archive of this Journal with various country specific original information that possess relevance and application, particularly in Bangladesh context. As per the constitution and by-laws of the Institution, the Editorial Board is responsible to set the policies governing the Journal. Papers, companion papers, technical notes, operative nuances, discussion/closure and errata are published in the BJNS. Authors need not be the members of BSNS to submit material to the journals.

The Bangladesh Journal of Neurosurgeon (BJNS) is the flagship journal of the Bangladesh Society of Neurosurgery.  The Journal aims at providing an emerging channel for publication of research so that the neurosurgeons can exchange and share professional, technical and academic knowledge on any aspect of Neurosurgery discipline, e.g. Vascular Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Skull Base Neurosurgery, Neurospinal Surgery and Functional Neurosurgery and water resources.

Original works related to operation technique, disease registration are also welcome as the oldest forum in Bangladesh for publishing original research work in the field of neurosurgery, the Journal also aims to stand as an archival record of the neurosurgery advances of the Institution and the profession, in general. Furthermore, over the year’s researchers and professional neurosurgeon have enriched the knowledge archive of this Journal with various country specific original information that possesses relevance and application, particularly in Bangladesh context.  As per the constitution and by-laws of the Institution, the Editorial Board is responsible to set the policies governing  the Journal.  Papers, companion papers, technical notes, operative nuances, discussion closure and errata are published in the BJNS. Authors need not be the members of BSNS to submit material to the journals.  Neurosurgeons from all branches of Neurosurgery Sub discipline.  Trainee, Resident, Student, other doctor also audience of this journal.

Review Process

All articles of our journal are reviewed by neurosurgeons. After submission, all articles are sent to the reviewers all over the country. The members of the editorial board are usually not the first choice as reviewers. They send their receipt within 3 days. They then send the reviewed articles with their comments back to the editors. The reviewed articles are then prepared for print. It usually takes 1-2 months in the whole process. Detailed process:

  1. Submission of Paper- The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal. This is usually by email or hard copy by post.
  2. Editorial Office Assessment- The journal checks the paper’s composition and arrangement against the journal’s Author Guidelines to make sure it includes the required sections and stylizations. The quality of the paper is not assessed at this point.  
  3. Executive Editor (EE) Assigns an Assistant Editor (AE)- Assistant Editor (AE) Invite reviewer.
  4. Invitation to Reviewers-The AE sends invitations to individuals he or she believes would be appropriate reviewers. As responses are received, further invitations are issued, if necessary, until the required number of acceptances is obtained – commonly two persons.
  5. Response to Invitations- Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest and availability. They then accept or decline.
  6. Review is Conducted- Reviewer reviews the paper as per journal guideline. He/ She fill up reviewer electronic form.  At this stage reviewer send it back to AE with his comments.
  7. Journal Evaluates the Reviews-The handling editor considers all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely, the editor may invite an additional reviewer so as to get an extra opinion before making a decision.
  8. The Decision is communicated-The editor sends a decision email to the author including any relevant reviewer comments, regarding acceptance or declination of article. If accepted paper send to production. If rejected paper send to Authors.

Publication Frequency

BJNS is published twice in a year (January, and July)

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.

Article Processing Fees

Our journal is free to everyone. Full text of all the contents is always available. There is no article processing charges (APCs) or submission charges. Our readers can readers can copy, distribute, and use their attributed research for non-commercial purpose free of charge. Our journal retains copyright of the articles through a Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY-NC 4.0).

Source of Support

Self-funded by Bangladesh Society of Neurosurgeon (BSNS).