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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.
  • Manuscript file including Tables (The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format)


  • Figures
  • Supplementary files
  • Emai-addresses of all authors

Author Guidelines

Papers submitted to BJVM must be author's own work, must be novel, must not have been published elsewhere (except as an abstract or a brief report in conference proceedings) and must not be currently under consideration by any other journal.


Preparation of manuscripts

  • Manuscripts must confirm to these instructions and be written in English. Article must be typewritten on one side of the paper only (type space within 6" x 8" ) and the typing should be double-spaced between lines with ample margins on each side of the sheet and page and line numbered. Computer prepared material (adjust page set up - Top: 1.7inch, Bottom: 1.7inch Left: 1.2inch and Right: 1.1inch) should be printed on a high quality laser or ink-jet printer. Two hard copies of the manuscripts are sufficient for the initial submission, and after final acceptance, the author should submit the final version through email to managing editor: (;
  • File format acceptable for submission: MS word (.doc, .docx), RTF, Word Perfect
  • Same format should be used for online submission.
  • The maximum word limit for a research article should be 4000 excluding references.
  • Review papers (maximum 5000 words excluding references) should be comprehensive within the area defines by its title, the structure should be logical and the citations should be subjected to critical appraisal which should extend to the methodology and statistical significance of results. In preparing a review, sound deductive and constructive processes should be used to produce valid, useful and clearly presented conclusions. The appropriate use of figures, tables, formulae and illustrations is encouraged. The objective must always be to produce a worthwhile addition to the body of available literature.



Format of articles
The text should be preceded by a page giving the full title of the article, the name of author(s), the name and address of the institution at which the work was conducted and a short version of the title ( running title ) of five words or less. The title page should also include the email addresses of all authors.


Manuscripts will be divisible into conventional form, which comprises the following sections.


  • Abstract

Abstract should not exceed 400 words.

The abstract should have following subsections: 

  • Background (context and purpose), 
  • Methods: Brief methodology along with statistical tests used (if applicable),
  • Results: main findings and 
  • Conclusions (suggest the implications of your results)


A list of 3 to 6 keywords is to be provided directly below the abstract. Keywords should be different than title word or phrases.


This section should explain the background of the study, brief review of the relevant literature, the rationale to undertake this study and finally the objective (s) of the study.


Materials and Methods
A brief description of the materials used and methods followed to study the research work should be clearly stated with references. The study design, ethical approval number including committee name, calculation of sample size and use of statistical tests should be described properly when applicable.


Results and Discussion

The findings of the research works should be presented as results with the help of tables and figures. The data mentioned in the Tables and Figures should not be elaborated in the text. The research findings of the works should be discussed in relation to other published results. 


The main conclusions and an explanation of the importance of the study should described in this section.

Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the article but does not meet the criteria for authorship. If nobody to acknowledge, please write "Not applicable" in this section.



All sources of funding for the research reported should be declared along with the  funding agency or donor. The project number should also be mentioned if available.  The role of the funding body in the design of the study and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript should be declared.

Competing Interest

Competing interests may be financial or non-financial. A competing interest exists when the authors’ interpretation of data or presentation of information may be influenced by, or may be perceived to be influenced by, their personal or financial relationship with other people or organizations. Authors should disclose any financial competing interests but also any non-financial competing interests that may cause them embarrassment if they were to become public after the publication of the manuscript. If the authors do not have any competing interests, they should state "The authors declare that they have no competing interests" in this section.


  • Vancouver reference style should be followed for listing references. 
  • Author-Year citation style should be followed in the text: for single author e.g., Islam (2003) [Islam, 2003: at the end of a sentence]; for two authors e.g.,  Rahman and Alam (2003) [Rahman and Alam, 2003: at the end of a sentence]; for more than two authors only by the first author followed by et al. and the year e.g.,  Ahmed et al. (2003) [Ahmed et al., 2003: at the end of a sentence].
  • When several citations are quoted consecutively in the text, the order should chronological and separated by a semi-colon, e.g., (Rahman et. al., 2012; Uddin et. al., 2014; Ahsan et. al., 2015)
  • Where citations are made to several articles by the same author in the same year, the year should be followed by a,b,c etc.
  • The citations should be listed alphabetically by author at the end of the manuscript.
  • Example of listing references:

Article within a journal

Samad MA. Serological diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii associated with abnormal reproduction in Black Bengal goats. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 1992; 13(3): 217-220.


Article within a journal (without a page number)

Rahman AKMA, Islam SS, Talukder MH, Hassan MK, Dhand NK, Ward MP. Fascioliasis risk factors and space-time clusters in domestic ruminants in Bangladesh. Parasites & Vectors. 2017; 10(1):228.


Article within a journal by DOI:

Ssematimba A, Okike I, Ahmed GM, Yamage M, Boender GJ, Hagenaars TJ, Bett B. Estimating the between‐farm transmission rates for highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N1 epidemics in Bangladesh between 2007 and 2013;doi:10.1111/tbed.12692


Book chapter, or an article within a book

Wohlsein P, Saliki J. Rinderpest and peste des petits ruminants—the diseases: Clinical signs and pathology. In: Thomas B, Pastoret PP, Taylor WP, editors. Rinderpest and peste des etits ruminants.Oxford: Academic Press; 2006. p. 78.



Complete book, authored

Otto M, Radostits C, Kenneth W, Constable P. Veterinary Medicine: A textbook of the diseases of cattle, horses, sheep, pigs and goats. 10th edn. London: Saunders Co. Ltd.;2006.


Online document

Anonymous. Livestock sector brief of Bangladesh. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2005.  Accessed 28 Nov 2015.


Units and abbreviations

Units and their abbreviations should be those approved by ISO (International Standard 1000 : 92 SI units and recommendations for the use of their multiplies and of certain other units). Abbreviation units of measure only when used with numerals.



  • Tables should be strictly limited in number.
  • Tables should be numbered and cited in the text in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e. Table 1, Table 2 etc.).
  • Table titles should be included above the table, and legends should be included underneath the table.
  • Larger datasets, or tables too wide for A4 or Letter landscape page can be uploaded as additional files (as an Excel spreadsheet [.xls/.xlsx] or comma separated values [csv] files). 


Illustrations, figures and photographs

  • Figures should only be included if they impart information not given in Tables. 
  • In case of email or online submission, figures should be provided as separate files, not embedded in the main manuscript file.
  • Each figure of a manuscript should be submitted as a single file that fits on a single page in portrait format.
  • Multi-panel figures (those with parts a, b, c, d etc.) should be submitted as a single composite file that contains all parts of the figure.
  • Figures should be numbered in the order they are first mentioned in the text, and uploaded in this order.
  • Figures should be uploaded in the correct orientation.
  • Figure titles and legends should be provided in the main manuscript, not in the graphic file.
  • Figure keys should be incorporated into the graphic, not into the legend of the figure.
  • Each figure should be closely cropped to minimize the amount of white space surrounding the illustration. 
  • Color figures should be saved in CMYK
  • Figure file format: TIFF, JPEG, EPS and BMP.
  • Figures size and resolution: 1000–1200 dpi for line drawings, 300 dpi for photographs and halftone images, and at least 600 dpi for combination figures.
  •  To decrease file size: TIFF files should be saved with LZW compression (decreases file size without decreasing quality).



Privacy Statement

Bangladesh Journals Online (BanglaJOL) is a member of the Ubiquity Partner Network coordinated by Ubiquity Press. According to the EU definitions, BanglaJOL is the data controller, and Ubiquity Press are the service providers and data processors. Ubiquity Press provide the technical platform and some publishing services to BanglaJOL and operate under the principle of data minimisation where only the minimal amount of personal data that is required to carry out a task is obtained.

More information on the type of data that is required can be found in Ubiquity Press’ privacy policy below.

Ubiquity Press Privacy Policy

We take seriously our duty to process your personal data in a fair and transparent way. We collect and manage user data according to the following Privacy Policy. This document is part of our Terms of Service, and by using the press portal, affiliated journals, book, conference and repository websites (the “Websites”), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service. Please read the Terms of Service in their entirety, and refer to those for definitions and contacts.

What type of personal data do we handle?

There are four main categories of personal data stored by our journal platform, our press platform, and our book management system; Website User data, Author data, Reviewer data and Editor data.

The minimum personal data that are stored are:

  • full name
  • email address
  • affiliation (department, and institution)
  • country of residence

Optionally, the user can provide:

  • salutation
  • gender
  • associated URL
  • phone number
  • fax number
  • reviewing interests
  • mailing address
  • ORCiD
  • a short biography
  • interests
  • Twitter profile
  • LinkedIn profile
  • ImpactStory profile
  • profile picture

The data subjects have complete control of this data through their profile, and can request for it to be removed by contacting

What do we do to keep that data secure?

We regularly backup our databases, and we use reliable cloud service providers (Amazon, Google Cloud, Linode) to ensure they are kept securely. Backups are regularly rotated and the old data is permanently deleted. We have a clear internal data handling policy, restricting access to the data and backups to key employees only. In case of a data breach, we will report the breach to the affected users, and to the press/journal contacts within 72 hours.

How do we use the data?

Personal information is only used to deliver the services provided by the publisher. Personal data is not shared externally except for author names, affiliations, emails, and links to ORCiD and social media accounts (if provided) in published articles and books which are displayed as part of the article/book and shared externally to indexes and databases. If a journal operates under open peer review then the reviewer details are published alongside the reviewer details.

How we collect and use your data:

1. When using the website

1.1 what data we collect

  • When you browse our website, we collect anonymised data about your use of the website; for example, we collect information about which pages you view, which files you download, what browser you are using, and when you were using the site.
  • When you comment on an article or book using Disqus, we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the DISQUS privacy policy can be found on their website.
  • When you annotate an article or book, this is done via a 3rd party plugin to the website called In using this plugin we are not collecting, controlling or processing the data. More details on the privacy policy can be found on their website.

1.2 why we collect the data

  • We use anonymised website usage data to monitor traffic, help fix bugs, and see overall patterns that inform future redesigns of the website, and provide reports on how frequently the publications on our site have been accessed from within their IP ranges.

1.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not collect personal information that can be used to identify you when you browse the website.
  • We currently use Google Analytics for publication reports, and to improve the website and services through traffic analysis, but no personal identifying data is shared with Google (for example your computer’s IP is anonymised before transmission).

1.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • Please contact to request a copy of your data, or for your data to be removed/anonymised.

2. When registering as an author, and submitting an article or book

2.1 what data we collect

  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • As part of submitting an article for publication, you will need to provide personally identifying information which will be used for the peer review process, and will be published. This can include ‘Affiliation’, ‘Competing interests’, ‘Acknowledgements’.

2.2 why we collect the data

  • Registering an account allows you to log in, manage your profile, and participate as an author/reviewer/editor. We use cookies and session information to streamline your use of the website (for example in order for you to remain logged-in when you return to a journal). You can block or delete cookies and still be able to use the websites, although if you do you will then need to enter your username and password to login. In order to take advantage of certain features of the websites, you may also choose to provide us with other personal information, such as your ORCiD, but your decision to utilize these features and provide such data will always be voluntary.
  • Personal data submitted with the article or book is collected to allow follow good publication ethics during the review process, and will form part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not share your personal information with third parties, other than as part of providing the publishing service.
  • As a registered author in the system you may be contacted by the journal editor to submit another article.
  • Any books published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats on the publisher’s site.
  • Any personal data accompanying an article or a book (that will have been added by the submitting author) is published alongside it. The published data includes the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors.
  • Any articles published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in various formats (e.g. PDF, XML).
  • Ubiquity Press books and articles are typeset by SiliconChips and Diacritech.This process involves them receiving the book and book associated metadata and contacting the authors to finalise the layout. Ubiquity Press work with these suppliers to ensure that personal data is only used for the purposes of typesetting and proofing.
  • For physical purchases of books on the platform Ubiquity Press use print on demand services via Lightning Source who are responsible for printing and distribution via retailers. (For example; Amazon, Book Repository, Waterstones). Lightning Source’s privacy policy and details on data handling can be found on their website.

2.4 why we store the data

  • We store the account data so that you may choose to become a reviewer and be able to perform those tasks, or to become an author and submit an article and then track progress of that article.
  • Published personal data that accompanies an article or a book forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • You are able to view, change and remove your data associated with your profile. Should you choose to completely delete your account, please contact us at and we will follow up with your request as soon as possible.
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact

3. When registering as a reviewer

3.1 what data we collect

  • To become a reviewer you must first register as a user on the website, and set your preference that you would like to be considered as a reviewer. No new personal data is collected when a registered user elects to become a reviewer.
  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • Reviewers can also be registered by editors who invite them to review a specific article. This requires the editor to provide the reviewer’s First Name, Last Name, and Email address. Normally this will be done as part of the process of inviting you to review the article or book.
  • On submitting a review, the reviewer includes a competing interest statement, they may answer questions about the quality of the article, and they will submit their recommendation.

3.2 why we collect the data

  • The data entered is used to invite the reviewer to peer review the article or book, and to contact the reviewer during and the review process.
  • If you submit a review then the details of your review, including your recommendation, your responses to any review form, your free-form responses, your competing interests statement, and any cover letter are recorded.

3.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • This data is not shared publicly and is only accessible by the Editor and system administrators of that journal or press.
  • The data will only be used in connection with that journal or press.
  • Data that is retained post final decision is kept to conform to publication ethics and best practice, to provide evidence of peer review, and to resolve any disputes relating to the peer review of the article or book.
  • For journals or presses that publish the peer reviews, you will be asked to give consent to your review being published, and a subset of the data you have submitted will become part of the published record.

3.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • If you would no longer like to be registered as a reviewer you can edit your profile and tick the box ‘stop being a reviewer’. This will remove you from the reviewer database, however any existing reviews you may have carried out will remain.
  • If you have been contacted by an editor to peer review an article this means that you have been registered in the system. If you would not like to be contacted for peer review you can reply to the email requesting that your data be deleted.

4. When being registered as a co-author

4.1 what data we collect

  • Co-author data is entered by the submitting author. The submitting author will already have a user account. According to standard publishing practice, the submitting author is responsible for obtaining the consent of their co-authors to be included (including having their personal data included) in the article/book being submitted to the journal/press.
  • The requested personal data for co-authors are at the bare minimum; first name, last name, institution, country, email address. This can also include; ORCID ID, Title, Middle Name, Biographical Statement, Department, Twitter Handle, Linkedin Profile Name or ImpactStory ID.

4.2 why we collect the data

  • Assuming that it is accepted for publication, this data forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.
  • Author names, affiliations and emails are required for publication and will become part of the permanent cited record.

4.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • The co-author’s personal data is stored in the author database. This personal data is only used in relation to the publication of the associated article.
  • Any co-author data collected is added to the author database and is only used in association with the article the user is co-author on.

4.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • To receive a copy of your data, please contact
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact

5. When signing-up to receive newsletters

5.1 what data we collect

  • We require you to include your name and email address

5.2 why we collect and store the data, and for how long

  • This data would be collected to keep you updated with any news about the platform or specific journal

5.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We use mailchimp to provide our mailing list services. Their privacy policy can be found here

5.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data or want your data to be removed

  • All emails sent via our newsletter client will include a link that will allow you to unsubscribe from the mailing list

Notification about change of ownership or of control of data

We may choose to buy or sell assets. In the case that control of data changes to or from Ubiquity Press and a third party, or in the case of change of ownership of Ubiquity Press or of part of the business where the control of personal data is transferred, we will do our best to inform all affected users and present the options.

(Updated: 18 May 2018)