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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.

Original Article

BHJ accept researches conducted in the field of basic and clinical medical sciences, medical education, public health, hospital and healthcare management, allied health sciences and research and publication ethics, with the maximum length of 2500-3500 world (excluding abstract of 250 words). It undergoes a rigorous peer review process. Please expect lots of communication from the BHJ. 
Required Submission Documents: 

  1. Forwarding Letter,
  2. Authorship,
  3. Declaration,
  4. Manuscript (in BHJ template using appropriate reporting guideline),
  5. A copy of the ethical approval letter,
  6. Checklist of reporting guideline

View Point

The article in this section is based on issues related to health sciences to raise the voice, awareness, new ideas, thought to provoke concepts, and personal expert opinion to improve the health. The word limit is up to 1000-1500 words excluding the abstract of 100 words. It undergoes the peer review process. 
Required Submission Documents:

  1. Forwarding Letter,
  2. Authorship,
  3. Declaration,
  4. Manuscript (in BHJ template using appropriate reporting guideline),

 

Case Report

This section includes report of a case with literature review that includes, an unexpected association between diseases or symptoms, an unexpected event in the course of observing or treating a patient, findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect, unique or rare feature of a disease, unique therapeutic approaches, approaches to a case report, a patient whose diagnosis was difficult to make, describe changes in one or more patients with chronic conditions over an extended time period, report on two or more patients with similar characteristics who received different interventions and had different outcomes, atypical management of patients with common problems, atypical patient presentations, apply theory to patient or client management, report on an administrative or academic experience. Please use the CARE Case Report Checklistwhile preparing your case report taking an account of CARE Flow Diagram.
Case report provides an opportunity for the scientist to work further therefore, we are interested in advance medical science and spawn research; describe rare, perplexing, or novel diagnostic features of a disease state; report therapeutic challenges, controversies, or dilemmas; describe a new approach to treatment and patient care, teach humanistic lessons to the health care professional; review a unique job description of a health care professional that improves patient care; report new medical errors or medication errors; discover a device malfunction that results in patient harm; describe drug adverse effects and patient toxicity; life-threatening adverse events; dangerous and predictable adverse effects that are poorly appreciated and rarely recognized; a therapeutic failure or a lack of therapeutic efficacy; use of life-saving techniques not previously documented; uncover barriers to patient adherence; discover an interaction between a drug and a laboratory test that yields a false-positive or false-negative result; effect of drugs in pregnancy and lactation; use of technology to improve patient outcomes. It undergoes a peer review process. Please download the Case Report Consent Form, get a written consent and put the original on the patient chart and provide a copy of it during your submission. 

Required Submission Documents:

  1. Forwarding Letter,
  2. Authorship,
  3. Declaration,
  4. Manuscript (in BHJ template using CARE or SCARE reporting guideline),
  5. A copy case report consent form,
  6. CARE Checklist.

Review Article

Review article summarises the current state of understanding on a topic and analyses or discusses research previously published by others on the subject matter, rather than reporting new experimental results and which does not fit into the category of systematic review. They are thorough literature reviews that identify historical and current trends in the topic, gaps in the research (areas for further exploration), and current debates or controversies.  It has to be about 3000 words without counting abstract (200 words) and references (>50 and usually <100). It undergoes a rigorous peer review process. 
Required Submission Documents:

  1. Forwarding Letter,
  2. Authorship,
  3. Declaration,
  4. Manuscript (in BHJ template using authors' guideline)

Letter To Editor

Letter to the editor may be regarding any clarifications or explanations about the published article in the Journal or feedback or important commentaries within the word limit of 500-1000 words. We do not require abstract but references up to 5.

Required Submission Documents:

  1. Forwarding Letter,
  2. Authorship,
  3. Declaration,
  4. Manuscript (in BHJ template using authors' guideline)

Editorial

It is written by BHJ editors or invited (Guest Editorial) on most pertinent issues on Health in Bhutan or in the world.  It undergoes a fast-track peer review process. These are usually solicited but unsolicited material may also be considered (approx. 1000 to 1200 words). A maximum of 10- 12 references may be included. Editorials should not have tables and figures. The editorial shall on be on topic/areas of national importance or recent updates in the field of Medicine and Health systems.

Selected Summary

Selected summaries are of important articles published elsewhere and they provide a short summary of the paper in the reviewer’s words (not the original authors’ published abstract) followed by comments (approx. 800- 1000 words). A copy of the original publication should accompany the submission.

Short Report

These are research article which doesn't fit exactly into research article but findings are interesting, e.g. pilot study. It undergoes the peer review process . A short report may include up to 1-2 tables or figures and 12 to 15 references.

Medical Education

BHJ accept perspective on undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education. All issues of current interest, including teaching methods, curriculum reform, the training of medical teachers, the selection of entrants and assessment techniques, curriculum development, evaluations of performance, assessment of training needs and evidence-based medicine are accepted, with word limit up to 1500-2000 words excluding abstract of 150 words. It undergoes the peer review process.

Required Submission Documents:

  1. Forwarding Letter,
  2. Authorship,
  3. Declaration,
  4. Manuscript (in BHJ template using authors' guideline)

Snippet

It does not have standard format but it should be of public interest.

Book Review

This section is invited by the editorial board.
Required Submission Documents:

1. Forwarding Letter
2. Authorship
3. Declaration
4. Manuscript (in BHJ template using authors' guideline)

University and Health News

This section includes information about Unviersity activities and health events nationally. The submission to this section is open to Bhutanese only.

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