Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
Supplementary Files: Please also submit supplementary files along with your manuscript and also go through BHJ Checklist (must read):
1. Forwarding letter
4. Manuscript preparation guideline
5. Ethical Approval letter for research article, only
6. Appropriate reporting guideline checklist (for research article, only), please check below for detail
- For Research Article: Authors must check the EQUATOR Network, CONSORT and STROBE sites for any reporting guidelines that apply to your study design and ensure they include any required supporting information recommended by the relevant guidelines. Documentation (checklist) for specific studies should be uploaded as supporting information during manuscript submission.
- For Case Report: Please download Case Report Consent Form, get it signed, keep the original with the patient chart and submit a copy of it.
- Please add all co-authors (in stage 3. Enter Metadata) in the list of contributors (add contributor) during the submission process.
It 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 disease management, a patient whose diagnosis was difficult to make, 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, a typical patient presentations, apply theory to patient or client management, report on an administrative or academic experience.
Word limit for the case report should be approximately Approximately, 1500-2000 words (excluding title, unstructured abstract of 150 words and references) has been permitted for case reports. Number of references depends upon the type of case but we recommend limit it to 5-10 references.
These are literature based reviews of the current state of understanding on a topic which analyzes, or discusses management and treatment approaches to any clinical conditions in the field of clinical medicine to improve the quality of patient care or the understanding of a disease process. Articles relevant to our Bhutan’s context are particularly encouraged.
Word limit for the article has to be approximately ~2500-3000 words (excluding unstructured abstract (200 words) and references of (> 50 and <100).
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.
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 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.
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.
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