Manuscripts prepared following the "Uniform Requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical Journal" is accepted to this journal for publishing. Authors are advised to visit the web site www.icmje.org for this purpose. The Journal Cox's Bazar Medical College accepts original papers, case reports, review articles letter to the editor and short communications related to various branches of medical science for publication. Paper should be solely contributed to the journal. Papers may be submitted to the managing editor at any time. Paper accepted for publication are subject to peer review and editorial revision. Journal published two times a year in January & July.
Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the Vancouver style. Two copies of each paper (along with figures, tables, graphs, photographs and the relevant materials) should be typed in English on one side of white bond paper of A4 size with margins of at least 2.5 cm, using double space throughout. Text must be additionally submitted in a CD. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned. Proof of the accepted manuscripts may be sent to the authors and returned to the managing editor within 3 days. No reprint will be provided. The maximum number of authors should not be more than four (for case, image, and review) and six (for original article). The authors should provide justification in case of more authors.
The paper should accompany a Declaration form signed by author and co-authors which includes a statement that the paper is not published any journal nor submitted elsewhere for consideration of publication. The declaration form to be collected from the office of managing editor.
The title page should include 1) the title of the article, which should be concise but informative 2) authors name, with highest academic degree and institutional affiliation 3) name and address of the author to whom correspondence to be made.
It should be preferably within 250 wards. The abstract should state the purpose of the study, investigations, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusion. Three to seven key words may be provided below the abstract using terms from the Medical Subject headings (Index Medicus, NLM, USA)
The text of observational and experimental article should be divided into sections with headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. Single digit numbers used in the text should be in words except date and reference numbers. Maximum length of text not more than 5000 wards (not including abstract, table, figure & reference). The number of tables & figures should not be more than five. Standard abbreviation should be used whenever possible. The full term for which the abbreviation stands followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should precede the first use of the abbreviation in the text except for the standard ones like 370 C, 10 mmol/l etc.
The introduction will summarize the rational, provides a concise research background ( not an exhaustive review ) and states in one sentence the objective of the study. Do not include any results or the conclusions of the study.
This section of the study should be very clear and describe the selection criteria of the study population including control (if any), the methods and the apparatus used in the research, the procedure of study in such a detail so that other workers can reproduce the results.
The finding of the research should be described here and it should be, presented in logical sequence in the text, tables and illustrations, described without comment, supplemented by concise textual description of data presented in tables and figures where it is necessary.
Tables should be in the result section and should approximately follow the text reference. All tables should be numbered consecutively using Roman numerical ( e.g. Table I,II ). Each must carry a brief heading or legend. Tables should be planed as brief as possible. If abbreviations are to be used, they should be explained in footnotes.
Figures/Graphs should be submitted in original and as brief as possible. All illustrations must be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerical (e.g. Figure 1, 2 ) as they appear in the text. Discussion The discussion section should reflect the authors comment on the results and to relate them to those of the authors. The relevance to experimental research or clinical practice, well founded arguments.
For reference, use author number style (Vancouver) which is based on ANSI standard adapted by the National Library of Medicine (NML). References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text in Arabic numerical in smaller superscripts e.g.1.2. All citations to electronic references should be presented in numbered references following the text. The title of the journals should be abbreviated according to the style used Index Medicus. Write names of 6 authors followed by et al ,if authors number is more than six.
Journal reference: Beasley RP, Hwang LY, Lin CC, Chien CS. Hepatocellular carcinoma and Hepatitis B virus: A prospective study of 22,707 cases men in Taiwan. Lancet 1981; 2: 1129-33. Book reference: innatamby CS. Anatomy-Regional and applied. 10 th ed. Edinburgh,Churchill Livingstone, 1999,pp253-57.
Letter to the Editor
Communication with reference to an article published in the journal or current health problems of importance will be accepted as letter to the editor. Only two copies of published articles will be provided to corresponding author. The editor reserves the customary right to style and if necessary, shorten the material accepted for publication and to determine the priority and time of publication.
Managing Editor, Journal of Cox's Bazar Medical College,
Cox's Bazar Medical College, Postal Code-4701, Cox's Bazar. Bangladesh.
Tel.: +88-0341-51301, Fax : +88-0341-51300.