GUIDE TO CONTRIBUTORS
For preparation of manuscripts, please follow the guidelines as described in Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals published in the Ann lalern Medi 1997; 126 :36-37 (Reproduction: this issue). For quick reference following checklist may be useful.
Articles submitted for printing in this journal must not be published in whole or in part in any other journal. They are subject to revision by the Editorial Board and the publishers own the copyright of the papers accepted for publications. Articles on clinical investigation should abide by the ethical standards set out in Declaration of Helsinki. About animal studies, the author should convince the Board that the involved animals have not been subjected to pains or suffering not absolutely necessary for the sake of the finding. Use of names, initials etc. should be avoided so that patients must be unrecognizable in photographs unless permission in writing is obtained from him/her to that effect. Proposal for reproduction of an illustration of data published elsewhere should be accompanied by a written undertaking that the origi nal author and publishers have granted permission for this. Manuscript should be accompanied by a formal letter of request for publication and it should be signed by all the authors. Manuscript needs to be limited within 2000-3000 words and submitted in duplicate, with authors qualifications and full addresses. It should be typed with a 5 cm margin at the left hand side of the sheet and in double space on one side of A4 paper by the english language. The manuscripts are also to be submitted in electronic foam (on the disc). It is suggested that the authors retain a copy. If the manuscript is rejected, it may be returned if posted is covered. The editor reserves the right to style and if necessary to shortens the material accepted for publication. The editor also reserves the right to determine the priority and time of publication. Editor believes that the work is based on honest investigation and observation. It is not the duty of the editor to investigate scientific fraud paper.
The articles should be divided in general into the following parts:
• Materials & Methods Results
• Acknowledgements (if any)
• Tables and Illustrations
The title page should be in a separate page which will include apart from the title of the paper, the name (s), professional degree (s) and address (es) of the author (s). Addresses should be clearly indicated with respect to the relevant authors. If authors present addresses differ from those at which the study was carried out should be given as a footnote and appropriately referenced in the authors list. The title page should be paginated as page I of the article. A short running title having not more than 50 letters should also be suggested.
The introduction should not be headlined. Please start a new sheet. It should be in the form of a concise account of the background of the problem and the object of the study. Foregoing work should be quoted only if it has a direct bearing on the present problem.
Methods should be described in detail sufficient to allow the work to be interpreted and repeated by the reader. Modifications of previously published methods should be explained and appropriately referenced. In case of commonly used methods, only mention of the original source should be suffice. Statistical analysis should be described in the materials and methods and are to be supported by references if possible.
Results of the experiments should be brief and in sequence. Avoid unnecessary repetition of data in the text, tables or illustrations. Significance should be given as ‘P’ values. Total number of tables, charts and figures should be limited, approximately one for each 500 words.
At the time of mentioning a drug for the first time, the generic or official name should be used.
The discussion should be used to interpret the results of the study in the background of the current knowledge. Repetition of the data for sake of mere recapitulations is unwanted. The discussion should also include on which the conclusion is drawn.
It is required that each of the papers submitted for printing is accompanied by a list of references at the end. These references should be arranged according to the Vancouver system. If the reference is made; name of the journal or book in which published and abbreviated according to cumulative index medicos, year of publication; volume number in Arabic numerals; the number of the first appearance in the text and numbered accordingly. In the text, references should be numbered with Arabic numerals placed as superscript. Examples: Paper Published in a journal
1. Yamashita M., Matsuki A., Oyamei T. Anaesthetic considerations in Von Recklinghusen’s disease. Anesthetist 1977, 26;317-323.
3. Article in books : Wise RP, Wylie WD. The thymus gland: Its implications in clinical anesthetic practice. In: Jennings TM., ed. Clinical Anesthesia: Anaes these for patients with endocrine disease. Philadelphia, Davis and Co. 1988; 178-181. text reference to personal communication or unpublished observations by the concerned person lies with the author. Reference to papers submitted and accepted for publication may be included in the phrase “in press” replacing volume and page numbers. Authors are solely responsible for the verification of authenticity and content of the references.
All tables should be on separate sheets with proper captions and be self explanatory. They should be numbered consecutively using Roman numbers. Units in which data are expressed should be given in brackets at the top of the relevant column. Ditto signs should not be sued. All units of measurements should be expressed in SI System if not otherwise required.
Graphs charts, drawings etc. Photographs should be unmounted glossy prints and protected adequately for mailing. Surfaces should not be marred by clips. pins or heavy writing on the back. Illustrations should be clearly numbered on the back, preferably with soft pencil, with reference to the text and using Arabic numbered on the back, preferably with soft pencil, with reference to the text and using Arabic numerals. They should be accompanied on a separate sheet with a suitable legend. Lettering should be professional looking and uniform, large enough to be read clearly at a reduced size. Magnification in photomicrograph itself. The name of the author and title of the article should be written on the back with a soft pencil on the back of the illustrations.
Please send your articles to the following addressDr. Md. Abdul Hye
Associate Professor and Chairman
Department of Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Intensive Care Medicine,
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka – 1000.