The manuscripts should comply with the prescribed guidelines. It should be well organized and written in simple and correct English under appropriate headings. The abbreviations and acronyms should be spelled out when they occur first time.
The Introduction should address the subject of the paper. The Methods and Material section should describe in adequate detail the laboratory or study methods followed and state the statistical procedures employed in the research. This section should also identify the ethical guidelines followed by the investigators with regard to the population, patient samples or animal specimens used. A statement should be made, where applicable, that their study conforms to widely accepted ethical principles guiding human research (such as the Declaration of Helsinki) and also that their study has been approved by a local ethics committee. The Results section should be concise and include pertinent findings and necessary tables and figures. The Discussion should contain conclusions based on the major findings of the study, a review of the relevant literature, clinical application of the conclusions and future research implications. Following the Discussion, Acknowledgements of important contributors may be given and Conflict of interest and/or funding agencies must be given. Reference should be given in Vancouver system.
a. Title page information
- Title: The title should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations in the title.
- Author names and affiliations: Please clearly indicate the given name (s) and family name (s) of each author and check that names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation and addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the e-mail address of each author.
- Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of referring and publication, and also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords. Keywords should be the listed terms in the Medical Subject's Headings (MeSH) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), available at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh.
Abbreviations must be defined within the bracket at their first mention area. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.
Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g. providing language help, writing assistance or proofreading the article, etc.).
Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI. Generic rather than trade names of drugs should be used.
g. Figures and graphics:
- For graphics, a digital picture of 300 dpi or higher resolution in JPEG format should be submitted.
- Figures should be numbered consecutively in Roman number according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text if there is more than 1 figure. Each figure should be cited in the text.
- Each figure/illustration should be provided with a suitable legend that includes enough information to permit its interpretation without reference to the text.
- All photomicrographs should indicate the magnification of the prints.
- When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, each one should be explained clearly in the legend.
Tables should be placed next to the relevant text in the article.
- Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Each table should be cited in the text in Roman numerals.
- Titles should be brief and a short or abbreviated heading for each column should be given.
- Explanatory matter should be placed in footnotes and not in the heading.
- Abbreviations in each table should be explained in footnotes.
- The data presented in a table should not be repeated in the text or figure.
References should follow the standards summarized in the NLM's International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations), available at: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used for MEDLINE (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals). Journals that are not indexed should be written in full.
- References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.
- References in text, tables, and legends should be identified by superscript Hindu-Arabic numerals at the end of the sentence outside any punctuation. If several different studies or papers are cited within one sentence, the number should be placed where it will accurately identify the correct study.
- The names of authors in the text should concur with the reference list.
- References cited only in tables or in legends to figures should be numbered in accordance with a sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or illustration.
- In general: All authors/editors should be listed unless the number exceeds six when you should give six followed by "et al."
Examples of correct forms of references are given below:
1. Articles in Journals (see also Journal article on the Internet) Standard journal article- List the first six authors followed by et al. Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV- infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25; 347(4):284-7.
More than six authors:
Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion OW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.
2. Organization as author Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002; 40(5):679-86.
3. Both personal authors and organization as author (List all as they appear in the byline.) Vallancien G, Emberton M, Harving N, van Moorselaar RJ; Alfa-One Study Group. Sexual dysfunction in 1,274 European men suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms. J Urol. 2003; 169(6):2257-61.
Books and Other Monographs:
1. Personal author(s)
Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
2. Editor(s), compiler(s) as author Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP, editors.Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGrawHill;
3. Organization(s) as author Advanced Life Support Group. Acute medical emergencies: the practical approach. London: BMJ Books; 2001. 454 p.
4. Chapter in a book Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.
Monograph on the Internet:
Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/books/030907 4029/html/.
Cancer-Pain.org [Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.
Summery of manuscript preparation at a glance
Use Cambria font throughout the article.
- Title- Use font size 18 with each word capitalization and Bold, Word limitation within 25 (Prevalence of Contraceptive Method Use among Rural Reproductive Age Married Women in Selected Rural Area of Bangladesh)
- Author name- Full name without affiliation, bold with superscript and font size 12 (Md Shah Alom1, Farzana Islam Khan2, Trisita Saha Biswas3, Banalata Sinha4)
- All headings- Uppercase, bold, font size 12 (ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, METHODS &MATERIAL), no colon, use line break.
- Abstract- Italic including heading, font size 12, should follow the format (Introduction/Background, objectives, methods, and materials (not materials and methods), results, conclusion, and keywords (3-5 words, font size 12)), Word limitation ≤ 250 words. (e.g. ABSTRACT Introduction: The population of --------Objectives: The objective of)
- Authors’ affiliation- Designation with the place of posting, italic, font size 10
- Main body- should follow the format (Introduction, objectives, methods, and materials (not materials and methods), results, discussion, conclusion, (acknowledgment, conflict of interest- optional), and references. Font size 12, Reference- Vancouver system, Italic, font size 10, text citation in superscript form within the third or square bracket .
- Each figure/illustration should be provided with a suitable legend below the figure with Hindu-Arabic numerals and cited in the text inappropriate position.
- Number tables in the Roman letters in a top row consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Each table should be cited in the text.
- Full address of the corresponding author- Name, designation, place of posting, mobile number, e-mail address, and ORCID ID.