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Author Guidelines

General Information
The Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology is published twice in a year, in the month of April and October. The Journal is the official organ of the Society of Otolaryngologists and Head Neck Surgeons of Bangladesh. It publishes original papers, research topics, case reports and review articles of different fields related to Otolaryngology. Papers submitted solely to this Journal will be published.

The Vancouver system should be followed to prepare the manuscripts. Two copies of each paper along with figures, tables, photomicrographs, photographs and the relevant materials should be submitted to the editor with a covering letter stating that the article neither published nor submitted for publication to other journal. Manuscripts should be typed in English on one side of white paper with wide margins & double space throughout. Each of the following section should begin on separate pages : Title, Abstract and Key words, Text, Acknowledgements, References, Tables and legends. Paper should be numbered consecutively beginning with the Title page.

Title page
The title page should include (i) the complete title of the article. (ii) name and address of each author with signature and (iii) name and address of author responsible for correspondence.

It should begin with the full title of the article. The abstract should not be more than 200 words. The abstract should state the purpose of the study or investigation, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusion.

Key words
Three to ten key words may be provided below the abstract using terms from the Medical Subject Headings (Index Medicus). Where no appropriate words are listed those dictated by common sense / usage should be supplied.

The text of the study should be divided into sections with headings introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and whenever possible conclusion.

Reference to literatures should be numbered in Arabic numerals in superscript consecutively in the order in which they are appeared in the text. At the end of the article the full list of references should give the names of all authors followed by the title of the article, the full title of the journal or abbreviated according to Index Medicus, the year of publication, the volume number and the first and last pages of the article. It is most important that authors should verify the accuracy of every reference before submitting a paper for publication. Examples of correct forms of references are given below.

a) Bennet R.G. The significance and management of the drumhead retraction pocket. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 1970; 84 : 167-189.

b) Groves J., Gray R.F. (editors). A Synopsis of Otolaryngology, fourth edition. Bristol : John Wright & Sons, 1986; 446-448.

Chapter in a book, edited / compiled by an author/authors.
c) Ludman H. complications of suppurative otitis media. In : Booth J.B. (editor). Scott - Brown's Otolaryngology, fifth edition, vol. 3, London; Butterworth & Co. Ltd., 1987; 264-291.

Tables should be typed written on separate numbered pages and should follow the reference list. All tables should be numbered consecutively using Roman numerals. Each must carry a brief description heading.

Photographs and photomicrographs should be printed in black and white glossy paper and must be unmounted. Figures should be drawn in black ink on thick white paper or card and be submitted in original. Figure number, an indication of the top edge and name of the first author and title should be marked lightly on the back of each figure. Do not staple or paste illustrations on paper. Legends should be given in a separate page.

Standard abbreviations should be used whenever possible. The full term for the abbreviation should precede the first use of the abbreviation in the paper.

Ethical aspects
For ethical aspects the World Medical Association's code of ethics in BMJ, 1964; 2 : 177 will be considered. Authors should indicate in methods whether permission of relevent ethical committee have been taken if necessary.

Ethical and malpractice statement:

When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the committee on human experimentation of the institution in which the experiments were done or in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration. Do not use names of patients, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in any illustrative material. When reporting experiments on animal subjects, indicate whether the institution's or the national research council's guide for, or any national law on, the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

The author/authors are entirely responsible for accuracy of all statements and data contained in the manuscript, accuracy of all references. The editorial board is not responsible for any information, data, comment or statement cited in any of the article.

Statistical analysis
Statistical analysis should be described in full detail to enable a knowledgeable reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results. Study design should be stated with details about randomization.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Manuscripts submitted for publication in the Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology must not have been previously submitted or published. Accepted papers become the permanent property of the Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. By submitting a manuscript, the authors(s) agree that copyrights for their articles are automatically transferred to Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, if and when the articles are accepted for publication.

The use, in this journal, of registered trade names, trade marks, etc. without special acknowledgement does not imply that such names, as defined by the relevant protection laws, be regarded as unprotected, and, thus, free for general use.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:


Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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