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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Submission process (Initial Submission)

For submission of any research article, authors must visit the MIJST main website (

  • Manuscripts must be submitted following the journal template. Submission is to be made by one of the authors of the manuscript and not by anyone on their behalf. The submitting author (the corresponding author) will take responsibility for the article during submission and peer review process.
  • The submitting author is required to complete, sign and upload the ‘Ethical Agreement’ form.
  • During the submission of manuscript, Authors are required to upload the details of the three proposed reviewers related to the subject area of the manuscript. 
  • To facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs, MIJST encourages online submission. The website uses a journal management and publishing system that assists at every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through the review and online publication. The submission process is compatible with latest version of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and with most other modern web browsers. It can be used from PC, Mac, or Unix platforms.
  • Manuscript must be submitted after removal of author(s)' name(s) and affiliation(s) in both MSWord (*.docx) and PDF (*.pdf) formats.
  • Other files such as, Ethical Agreement form, Proposed Reviewers’ form should be submitted along with the submission of the article.
  • Keywords of the article must be inserted separately (one after the other).

Inclusion of Authors, Co-authors, and Contributors information

Inclusion of Co-authors and contributors of a particular submission should follow the ethical and professional norm. To follow the norm, we must keep in mind the following points.

  1. All authors, co-authors, and contributors’ information should be provided properly and correctly during the submission of a manuscript.
  2. After acceptance, authors, co-authors, or contributors cannot be included or removed for that particular submission.
  3. In the accepted manuscript, the sequence of authors, co-authors, and contributors should be same as provided in Metadata during initial submission.
  4. Sequence of participants can be rearranged, and information can be modified any time by providing valid reasons.
  5. All the contributors and sponsors should be appeared in the accepted manuscript with proper acknowledgements.
  6. In the initial (first) submission, manuscript must not contain any information about Authors, Co-authors, contributors, sponsors, institutions, or support for double-blind review process.

Downloadable Files

  1. Ethical Agreement (EA) form (Authors need to submit the completed Ethical Agreement form along with the manuscript)
  2. Manuscript template (Authors need to follow the template in preparing their manuscript)
  3. Response to reviewers comments’ template (Authors need to follow the template in responding to the reviewers' comments)
  4. Proposed Reviewers’ form (Authors must submit prospective reviewers details along with the initial submission to MIJST)

Submission process for revised manuscript based on reviewers' comments

  • Submitting author should log in the MIJST website and upload the revised manuscript as an Article text
  • Authors are also required to submit Reviewers’ response along with revised manuscript

Replying to reviewers' comments

Article types

Authors are to read the descriptions of each of the article type and choose the one appropriate for their article and structure it accordingly. If in doubt, the manuscript should be classified as a Research article, the structure for which is described below.

  • Aerospace and avionics engineering
  • Applied physics & science
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer science and engineering
  • Electrical, electronic and communication engineering
  • Environmental, water resources, and coastal engineering
  • Industrial and production engineering
  • Materials science & engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Naval architecture and marine engineering
  • Nuclear science & engineering
  • Petroleum and mining engineering

Manuscripts submitted to MIJST may be divided into the following sections (a tentative guidelines to structuring the manuscript):

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Background/ Introduction
  • Methods/System modeling/Experimental setup
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements 
  • References
  • Figure legends (if any)
  • Tables and captions (if any)

The authors may download the manuscript template (Mac and Windows compatible; Microsoft Word 2007/2010) for their article.


There are no charges (payment) needed for article submission and publication process.


A manuscript undergoes a double-blind review process.


All the submitted articles will go through plagiarism (similarity) check. MIJST accepts 20% or below for the similarity report.


Follow American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition system ( List the references at the end in alphabetical order.

Reference heading must be left justified, bold, capitalized, Cambria, and font size 10. These headings should not have any number. List of the references should be styled as, Times New Roman, font size 9, line spacing single, paragraph spacing 6 (after paragraph), and no spacing in between same style of paragraph. There should be no indentation but hanging at.

References to other publications must comply with APA 7th reference style formatting and carefully check for completeness, accuracy, and consistency. Each reference must be cited in the main text. Similarly, any referee cited in the text must be listed in this section. Please avoid excessive referencing. The bibliography must be formatted correctly before submission.

Only articles and abstracts that have been published or are in press, or are available through public e-print/preprint servers, may be cited; unpublished abstracts, unpublished data and personal communications should not be included in the reference list, but may be included in the text. Notes/footnotes are not allowed. Obtaining permission to quote personal communications and unpublished data from the cited author(s) is the responsibility of the author. Citations in the reference list should contain all named authors, following the APA 7th reference style, regardless of how many there are. However, there should usually be no more than 50 references per article. Note that authenticated websites may be used as the reference with proper format.

In text citation should be as: (Adams, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Adams & Brown, 2006) citing both names of two authors, and (Adams et al., 2006) when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied. If you quote directly from an author you need to include the page or paragraph number of the quote in your in-text reference like (Smith & Bruce, 2018, pp. 25-26). Please use ‘&’ instead of ‘and’ for reference list and in text reference formatting.


Below are some examples of most common types of documents’ reference styles which could be followed while including references in a manuscript.


McCandless, B. R., & Evans, E. D. (1973). Children and youth: Psychosocial development. Hinsdale, IL: Dryden Press.

Rosenthal, R., Rosnow, R. L., & Rubin, D. B. (2000). Contrasts and effect sizes in behavioral research: A correlational approach. Cambridge University Press.

Book chapter:

Payne, S. (1999). 'Dangerous and different': Reconstructions of madness in the 1990s and the role of mental health policy. In S. Watson & L. Doyal (Eds.), Engendering social policy (pp. 180-195). Open University Press.

Medley, D. M. (1983). Teacher effectiveness. In Mitzel, H. E.  (Ed.), Encyclopedia of educational research (Vol. 4, pp. 1894-1903). New York: The Free Press.

Journal articles:

Akhtaruzzaman, M., Shafie, A. A., & Khan, M. R. (2017). Quasi-inverse Pendulum Model of 12-DoF Bipedal Walking. International Journal of Automation and Computing (IJAC), 14(2), 179-190. DOI: 10.1007/s11633-016-1023-1

Akhtaruzzaman, M., Shafie, A. A., & Khan, M. R. (2016). A Review on Lower Appendicular Musculoskeletal System of Human Body, IIUM Engineering Journal, 17(1), 83-102.

Ruxton, C. (2016). Tea: Hydration and other health benefits. Primary Health Care, 26(8), 34-42. DOI:10.7748/phc2016.e1162

Conference Proceedings:

Akhtaruzzaman, M., & Shafie, A. A. (2010, August 4-7). Modeling and Control of a Rotary Inverted Pendulum Using Various Methods, Comparative Assessment and Result Analysis. Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, Xi’an, China. (pp. 1342-1347).

Rowling, L. (1993, September). Schools and grief: How does Australia compare to the United States [Paper presentation]. In Wandarna coowar: Hidden grief. 8th National Conference of the National Association for Loss and Grief (Australia), Yeppoon, Queensland (pp. 196-201). National Association for Loss and Grief.


Irwin, M. D., Lovelace, J., & Mielczarek, K. (2018). Australian Patent No. AU 2018204249. Canberra, ACT: IP Australia.


Milnes, G. M. (1998). Adolescent depression: The use of generative instruction to increase rational beliefs and decrease irrational beliefs and depressed mood [Unpublished M.Appl.Psy. thesis]. Murdoch University.

Callaghan, S. J. (2018). The mechanics of front leg loading during cricket fast bowling: Delivery variations, spell demands, and the effects of strength training [Doctoral dissertation]. Perth, WA: Edith Cowan University.

Ryan, J. (2014). The measurement and meaning of coping in psychiatric patients [PhD thesis, Murdoch University]. Murdoch University Research Repository.

Internet Documents:

Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care. (2000). National youth suicide prevention strategy. (Extracted on Apr. 28, 2020). Source:

Goldberg, I. (2000). Dr. Ivan's depression central. (Extracted on Apr. 28, 2020). Source:

Copyright and Reprint Permissions

Policy for Plagiarism

All the submitted articles will go through plagiarism (similarity) check. MIJST accepts 20% or below for the similarity report.

Publication Ethics

Responsibility of Authorship

In accordance with integrity and ethical behavior in academic works:

  1. Only persons who have significantly contributed to the research or project and manuscript preparation shall be listed as co-authors.
  2. The corresponding author certificates that anyone named as a co-author has seen the final version of the manuscript and has agreed to its submission for publication. Deceased authors shall be included, with a footnote reporting date of death.
  3. The corresponding author accepts responsibility for having properly included all, and only qualified co-authors.
  4. This work has not been published, nor is it currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  5. The corresponding author must confirm all the above statements to be true.

Plagiarism Issues

The manuscript must represent original work by the author(s). None of the material should be covered by any copyright, if copyrighted material exceedingly approximately 100 words form a journal article or approximately 500 words form a book is used, the author has obtained written permission for its use. Further, this work should not infringe any intellectual property rights/secrecy laws of any person/organization/government/public or private agency, nor should it contain any defamatory matter.

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: 25 February 2020)