About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Journal of Current and Advance Medical Research (J Curr Adv Med Res) is a leading, open access, peer-reviewed scientific journal on medical science for rapid publication of articles. The journal provides quick initial decisions followed by a high quality medical editing service and an excellent publishing service to its authors. Papers are published open access without a page charge. This journal has been launched from January 2014 and is still continuing. J Curr Adv Med Res is published 2 times per year. Articles include original research papers, reviews, case report and short research communications. Submissions of basic and clinical research are both considered.

This journal aims to publish scientifically written, evidence-based articles from all disciplines of medical sciences and clinical practice, and nursing, preventive medicine, epidemiology and healthcare research. Manuscripts should present novel findings addressing significant questions in clinical medicine research and practice, in the form of original article, editorial, review, short communication, case report, letter to the editor, and others. In addition to that J Curr Adv Med Res publishes studies performed by multi-center groups in the various disciplines of medicine, including clinical trials and cohort studies from large patient populations, specifically phase I, phase II, and phase III studies performed under the auspices of groups such as general clinical research centers, cooperative oncology groups, and the like. Reports of patients with common presentations or diseases, especially studies that delineate the natural history and therapy of important conditions are also published. Reviews oriented to the practicing internist and diagnostic puzzles, complete with images from a variety of specialties are also published. Careful physiological or pharmacological studies that explain normal function or the body's response to disease as well as analytic reviews such as meta-analyses and decision analyses using a formal structure to summarize an important field are acceptable to publish.

PUBLICATION ETHICS

Peer Review Process

Journal of Current and Advance Medical Research is a peer reviewed, multidisciplinary, open access, international, scientific medical journal with a rigorous editorial screening and assessment process made up of several stages. The editors make decisions on submissions based on scientific rigor, regardless of novelty.

1. Initial Checks after submission of manuscript by Author: A manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to Journal of Current and Advance Medical Research 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. All submitted manuscripts received by the Editorial Office will be checked by a professional in-house Academic Editor to determine whether they are properly prepared, declared the competing interests and whether they follow the ethical policies of the journal, compliance with editorial policies and ethical standards including those for human and animal experimentation. Manuscripts that do not fit the journal's ethics policy or do not meet the standards of the journal will be rejected before peer-review. Manuscripts that are not properly prepared will be returned to the authors for revision and resubmission. The handling Academic Editor is usually a member of the Editorial Board. After these checks, the Academic Editor will consult the journals’ Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor or Associate Editor to determine whether the manuscript fits the scope of the journal and whether it is scientifically sound. No judgment on the potential impact of the work will be made at this stage. Reject decisions at this stage will be verified by the Editor-in-Chief.

2. Double Blind Peer-Review Process: Once a manuscript passes the initial checks, it will be assigned to at least two independent experts for peer-review. The handling editor selects reviewers based on expertise, publication history, and past reviews, and invites them to provide feedback on the manuscript. After agreeing to review, external peer reviewers typically have 10 days to submit their review. The journal office will follow up with late reviewers and inform the corresponding author if there is any delay. A double-blind review is applied, where authors' identities are unknown to reviewers and the authors do not know the reviewers as well. Peer review comments are confidential and will only be disclosed with the express agreement of the reviewers. Reviewers should not have published with any of the co-authors during the past two years and should not currently work or collaborate with any of the institutions of the co-authors of the submitted manuscript. The reviewers should not be affiliated with the same institutes as the contributor/s. However, the selection of these reviewers is at the sole discretion of the editors

3. Final Editorial Decision and Revision of Manuscript: All the articles, reviews and communications published in Journal of Current and Advance Medical Research go through the peer-review process and receive at least two reviews. The handling Academic Editor or Staff editor makes the final decision on each manuscript. The time to render a first decision averages about 43 days, but times vary depending on how long it takes for the editor to receive and assess reviews. The editor will communicate the decision to the authors, which will be one of the following:

  • Accept after Minor Revisions: The paper is in principle accepted after revision based on the reviewer’s comments. Authors are given five days for minor revisions.
  • Reconsider after Major Revisions: The acceptance of the manuscript would depend on the revisions. The author needs to provide a point by point response if some of the reviewer’s comments cannot be revised. Usually, only one round of major revisions is allowed. Authors will be asked to resubmit the revised paper within a suitable time frame, and the revised version will be returned to the reviewer for further comments.
  • Reject and Encourage Resubmission: If additional experiments are needed to support the conclusions, the manuscript will be rejected and the authors will be encouraged to re-submit the paper once further experiments have been conducted.
  • Reject: The article has serious flaws, and/or makes no original significant contribution. No offer of resubmission to the journal is provided.

All reviewer comments should be responded to in a point-by-point fashion. Where the authors disagree with a reviewer, they must provide a clear response. Decisions are communicated to the corresponding author in a formal letter, along with reviewer feedback and any other requirements from the journal office. If the editor feels that the submitted manuscript has the potential to be published, but requires changes, the authors will be invited to revise it and will give 45 days to resubmit the revised manuscript for both a major or a minor revision.

4. Production and Publication of Article: 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. The whole process of submission of the manuscript to final decision and sending and receiving proofs is completed online. Finally the articles will be published on the Journal of Current and Advance Medical Research (https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/jcamr) website.

 

Publication Charges

  1. There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for this journal. The journal publishes the articles with free of cost after acceptance.
  2. Colour figures will be reproduced in colour in your online article free of charge. If it is necessary for the figures to be reproduced in colour in the print version, a charge will apply.
  3. Charges for colour print of full journal is $100 US Dollars. Depending on the authors location, these charges may be subject to local taxes.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal is published two issues per year. This is January and July of each year.

 

Data Sharing Policy

Open Access Policy (Copyright)

  • Copyright on any open access article in a journal published by Journal of Current and Advanced Medical Research (JCAMR) is retained by the author(s).
  • Authors grant JCAMR a licence agreement to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
  • Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.
  • The Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 formalizes these and other terms and conditions of publishing articles.

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.

Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms. Details of Licence. Articles in the Journal of Current and Advance Medical Research are Open Access articles published under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). This license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.

 

 

Policies of Conflict of Interest, Human & Animal Rights and Informed Consent

Policies of Conflict of Interest

All authors of the manuscript must disclose any and all conflict of interest related to financial, Institutional or product that is mentioned in the manuscript and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work and/or is important to biasness of the outcome of the study . Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Authors should complete the declaration of interest statement using the template and upload to the submission system at the Attach/Upload Files step or can send to the editor through the email. If there are no interests to declare, please choose: 'Declarations of interest: there is no conflict of interest to any of the authors'. This statement will be published within the article if accepted. 

Complying With Ethics of Experimentation (Human & Animal Rights): Please ensure that all research reported in submitted papers has been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner, and is in full compliance with all relevant codes of experimentation and legislation. All papers which report in vivo experiments or clinical trials on humans or animals must include a written statement in the Methods section. This should explain that all work was conducted with the formal approval of the local human subject or animal care committees (institutional and national), and that clinical trials have been registered as legislation requires. Authors who do not have formal ethics review committees should include a statement that their study follows the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki.

Policies of Informed Consent: All authors are required to follow the ICMJE requirements on privacy and informed consent from patients and study participants. Please confirm that any patient, service user, or participant (or that person’s parent or legal guardian) in any research, experiment, or clinical trial described in the manuscript has given written consent to the inclusion of material pertaining to themselves, that they acknowledge that they cannot be identified via the manuscript; and that you have fully anonymized them. Where someone is deceased, please ensure you have written consent from the family or estate. Authors may use Patient Consent Form, which should be completed, saved, and sent to the journal if requested. Furthermore, identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian, wherever applicable) gives written informed consent for publication. Authors should remove patients' names from figures unless they have obtained written informed consent from the patients. When informed written consent has been obtained, it should be indicated in the article and copy of the consent should be attached with the covering letter. 

Health and Safety: Please confirm that all mandatory laboratory health and safety procedures have been complied with in the course of conducting any experimental work reported in the manuscript. Please ensure that the manuscript contains all appropriate warnings on any hazards that may be involved in carrying out the experiments or procedures you have described, or that may be involved in instructions, materials, or formulae. Please include all relevant safety precautions; and cite any accepted standard or code of practice. Authors working in animal science may find it useful to consult the International Association of Veterinary Editors’ Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare and Guidelines for the Treatment of Animals in Behavioural Research and Teaching. When a product has not yet been approved by an appropriate regulatory body for the use described in the manuscript, please specify this, or that the product is still investigational.

 

 

Author contributions

For transparency, we encourage authors to submit an author statement file outlining their individual contributions to the paper using the relevant CRediT roles: Conceptualization; Data curation; Formal analysis; Funding acquisition; Investigation; Methodology; Project administration; Resources; Software; Supervision; Validation; Visualization; Roles/Writing - original draft; Writing - review & editing. Authorship statements should be formatted with the names of authors first and CRediT role(s) following.

Authors

Please provide the names of all authors in full, including first name. Authors should be listed only those who contributed to the actual writing of the manuscript, rather than members of the laboratory contributing to primary work. Anyone else who contributed to the article can be thanked in the acknowledgements section.

Role of the funding source

You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

Licence Agreement

In submitting an article to Journal of Current and Advance Medical Research I certify that;

  1. I am authorized by my co-authors to enter into these arrangements.
  2. I warrant, on behalf of myself and my co-authors, that:
    • ​​the article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal, is not under consideration by any other journal and does not infringe any existing copyright or any other third party rights; 
    • I am/we are the sole author(s) of the article and have full authority to enter into this agreement and in granting rights to Journal of Current and Advance Medical Research are not in breach of any other obligation;
    • the article contains nothing that is unlawful, libellous, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy;
    • I/we have taken due care to ensure the integrity of the article. To my/our - and currently accepted scientific - knowledge all statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.
  3. I, and all co-authors, agree that the article, if editorially accepted for publication, shall be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. If the law requires that the article be published in the public domain, I/we will notify JCAMR at the time of submission, and in such cases not only the data but also the article shall be released under the Creative Commons 1.0 Public Domain Dedication waiver. For the avoidance of doubt it is stated that sections 1 and 2 of this license agreement shall apply and prevail regardless of whether the article is published under Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 or the Creative Commons 1.0 Public Domain Dedication waiver.

​[End of JCAMR’s license agreement]

Access to Articles

Articles appearing in Journal of Current and Advance Medical Research  are 'open access'. A universally accepted definition of the term was provided in the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing in 2003:

  1. The article is universally and freely accessible via the Internet, in an easily readable format and deposited immediately upon publication, without embargo, in an agreed format which can be easily sent to at least one widely and internationally recognized open access repository (such as PubMed Central).
  2. The author(s) or copyright owner(s) irrevocably grant(s) to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the research article in its entirety or in part, in any format or medium, provided that no substantive errors are introduced in the process, proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details are given, and that the bibliographic details are not changed. If the article is reproduced or disseminated in part, this must be clearly and unequivocally indicated.
  3. Articles in Journal of Current and Advance Medical Research are published under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) to ensure implementation of open access as defined.

Publication Charges 

The journal doesn't  have any manuscript submission or  article processing charges (APCs). Thus, no fees or charges are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in this journal.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Professor Mahmuda Chowdhury
MBBS, MPH(CM), DMEd(UK), MPH in Epid, MMEd (UK)
Principal , International Medical College,
Tongi, Gazipur, Bangladesh
Email: mahmuda.commed@yahoo.com

Associate Editor
Dr. M. Abdullah Yusuf
MBBS, M.Phil. (Microbiology), MPH (Epidemiology)
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology
National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital,
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: ayusuf75@yahoo.com

Executive Editor
Md. Zahirul Hoque
BSc, MSc MD,
16 Dec Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: mzhaq66@gmail.com

Members of Editorial Board

Dr. Sufi Hannan Zulfikar Rahman (Malaysia)
MBBS, MD (Immunology)
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Microbiology
Perdana University, Malaysia
Email: sufihannan@yahoo.com

Dr. Mohammad Sayeed Hassan (Bangladesh)
MBBS, MD (Neurology), FCPS (Medicine)
Junior Consultant, Dept. of Clinical Neurology
National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital,
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: dr.sayeed@yahoo.com

Dr. Reaz Fatema Popy (UK)
MBBS, M. Phil (Microbiology), MSc (UK)
Physician, Urswick Medical Centre
London, UK
Email: dr_reaz_fatema@hotmail.com

Dr. Nasir Farooque Bhatt (Pakistan)
MBBS, FCPS, MCPS
Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Medicine
King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan
Email: nasirfarooq75@yahoo.com

Dr. Ali Imam Ahsan (Bangladesh)
MBBS, DLO (UK), FCPS (ENT)
Associate Consultant, Dept of ENT
SAHIC Specialized Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: emon_35th@yahoo.com

Dr. Kazi Lutfor Rahman 
BDS, MS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery), PhD Fellow
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dhaka Dental College, Dhaka, Bangladesh  
Email: dr.lutfor123@gmail.com

Dr. Khurshed Mozammel (India)
MBBS, MPH, MMed
Associate Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine
Muzaffarnagar Medical College, UP, India
Email: drkmb25@yahoo.com

Dr. Sapana Amatya Vaidya (Nepal)
MBBS, MD, FMS
Registrar, Dept. of Gynaecology & Obstretrics
Paropakaar Maternity and Women Hospital, Nepal
Email: vaidyasapana@gmail.com

Dr. Ahmed Raihan Sharif (Bangladesh)
MBBS, MPH (Epidemiology)
Medical Officer, Dept. of Virology
Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control & Research,
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: drraihan@gmail.com

Dr. Saifullah Munshi PhD (Bangladesh)
MBBS, M.Phil (Virology), PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Virology
Banghabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: saifmunshi@gmail.com

Dr. Raheel Farooque Bhatt (Saudi Arabia)
MBBS, FCPS, MCPS
Medical Officer King Fahad Medical City,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Naila Huq
MBBS, MD (Pathology)
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology
National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital,
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed
MBBS, M.Phil (Microbiology)
Head, Dept. of Microbiology
Enam Medical College, Savar,
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: i.ahmed_2008@yahoo.com

Professor Fatema Ashraf
MBBS, FCPS (Gynaecology), MPH (Epidemiology)
Professor, Dept. of Gynaecology & Obstretrics
Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College,
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: fatema_ashraf@yahoo.com

Professor KM Shahidul Islam
MBBS, M.Phil. (Microbiology)
Professor, Dept. of Microbiology
Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: kmshahid2000@yahoo.com

Prof. AKM Shamsuzzaman
MBBS, M.Phil. (Microbiology)
Professor & Head,
Dept. of Virology Institute of Epidemiology,
Disease Control & Research,
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: zaman.tushar@gmail.com

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Publisher

    Bangladesh Doctors Society