Focus and Scope

Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, a globally recognized Journal, publishes original articles, short communications and reviews on all aspects of scientific, agricultural and industrial research. The scope of the journal covers a vast range of scientific, agricultural and industrial disciplines.

Peer Review Process

  • A manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to BJSIR alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • The journal expects that authors would authorize one of them to correspond with the Journal for all matters related to the manuscript.
  • All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged and given a Manuscript Number.
  • On submission, editors review all the submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for a formal review. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message may be rejected before proceeding for a formal peer-review. Manuscripts that are unlikely to be of interest to the BJSIR readers are also liable to be rejected at this stage itself.
  • Manuscript that is found suitable for publication in BJSIR is sent to one expert reviewer for Peer Review.
  • The Journal follows a double blind review process, wherein the reviewer and author are unaware of each other’s identity.
  • Every manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript.
  • The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the author is requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript.
  • Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format.
  • Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within three days. It may not be possible to incorporate corrections received after that period. 
  • To achieve faster and greater dissemination of knowledge and information, the journal accepts articles within one month.

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes 4 issues a year

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research (BJSIR) publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is based on the guidelines and standards set by the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).

Editors’ Responsibilities

Publication decisions
BJSIR Editor is mainly responsible for deciding which of the manuscript submitted to the BJSIR will be reviewed and published. The Editor will check the manuscript without considering to the author gender, ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, citizenship, or political philosophy. The Editor will consult with the Associate Editor of the Editorial team, as well as with the Reviewer for making publication decisions and the decision will be based on the novelty, clarity, validity of the study, and manuscript relevance to the scope of the journal. Legal requirements such as libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism should also be considered.

Confidentiality

The Editor and any staff of the Editorial team should not expose any information pertaining to the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclose and Conflicts of Interest

The Editor and any member of the Editorial Board of BJSIR shall not use any unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the express written consent of the author.

Reviewers' Responsibilities
 
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the Editor and the Editorial Board in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the Author may also support the Author in improving the paper.

Promptness

In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him to complete a review of the manuscript within the specified time, the Reviewer should notify the Editor promptly and withdraw from the review process.

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be considered as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be managed objectively. Personal criticism of the author is undesirable. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the relevant citation. Reviewers should call to the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under reviewing and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

The Reviewer must not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without the written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas acquired through peer review must be preserved confidential and not to be used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not assess manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Authors' Responsibilities
 
Publication Guidelines
Authors must follow the Author guidelines of BJSIR.

Open Access Policy

BJSIR is an open-access journal. Authors are required to agree with this open access policy which enables unrestricted access and reuse of all published articles. The articles are published under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License (CC BY-NC) which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the articles non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

Reporting Standards

Authors of the original research article should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors may be asked to submit the raw data along with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for at least ten years after publication.

Originality, Plagiarism, and Acknowledgement of Sources

The authors must ensure that they have written fully original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been properly cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from “passing off” another´s paper as the author´s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another´s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted/published by others. Plagiarism in all its forms accounts for unethical publishing behavior and is completely unacceptable.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. In addition, manuscripts under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to any other journal for publication. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal creates unethical publishing behavior.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, and interpretation of the research study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author will also certify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the research work includes chemicals, procedures, equipment, animals, or human subjects that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must be clearly described the ethical matters in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be revealed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal Editor or Publisher and to cooperate with the Editor to correct the paper.

References

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from
http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf

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.