Author's Guidelines

The BMANA Journal follows International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) >recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations) and committee on publication ethics (COPE) best practice guidelines. Authors are requested to be aware of the journal's policies before making the submission.

Scope of the journal

The BMANA Journal will publish multispecialty original articles, including case reports, reviews, perspectives, advancements in different specialties, translational research highlights, and clinical research.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted by any one of the authors of the manuscript (preferably the corresponding author) through the online manuscript submission and peer-review system. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged.

Please upload a cover letter, article front page, abstract, main article file, figures and tables, conflict of interest form, authorship contribution form, and supplementary material (if any).  

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Initial Checks

  • All the submitted manuscripts will be checked by a member of the editorial team to determine whether the submitted manuscript is properly prepared and whether they follow the ethical policies of the journal and contain all the necessary disclosures.

  • All the submitted manuscripts will be checked for the correctness of the references. The incomplete, inappropriate, or vague/misleading references may lead to rejection.

  • The submitted articles will be screened for plagiarism using a software.

  • Manuscripts that are not properly prepared will be returned to the authors for revision and resubmission.

  • Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message, or if not prepared as per journals instructions are rejected without a formal peer-review.



The manuscript that passes the initial review by the editorial team, is subjected to peer-review. The manuscript will be reviewed by a minimum of two suitable experts (whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors) in the respective subject area.


Editorial Decision and Revision

The reports of all the reviewers will be considered while making the decision on a submitted manuscript. Editor-In-Chief will make the final decision, based on the reviewer’s comments. The journal may consult the different experts and editor(s) to reach an appropriate decision.

Authors are required to respond to all the reviewers and submit the point-wise clarification for the comments of the reviewers and the editor. Authors must provide a clear response in their letter wherever they disagree with a reviewer or editor.


The authors may appeal against the negative decision with suitable arguments if they feel that there is a major misunderstanding over a technical aspect or failure to understand the contents of the manuscript. Please write to the journal via email to submit an appeal. Appeals will only be considered from the original submitting author.

Galley Proofs and publication

Manuscripts that are accepted for publication are subjected to copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within three days. The whole process of submission of the manuscript to final decision and sending and receiving proofs is completed through the online submission and peer-review system.


The journal will consider the following article types;

Reviews and mini reviews

A review article provides an overview of the published literature in a particular subject area. A review article should contain an abstract, keywords, introduction, methods (including data sources, study selection, and data extraction), results and conclusion, acknowledgment, and references.

Short Communication

Short Communications are brief reports that present original and significant research and need to be published quickly. It may focus on a hot topic or may have new findings that are expected to have a significant impact on a current problem. Short communications are expected to have a higher-than-average impact.

Case reports

New, interesting, and rare cases can be reported. They should be unique, describing a great diagnostic or therapeutic challenge and providing a learning point for the readers.

Research Articles

The articles that present the results of the original research study are considered as research articles. These manuscripts should describe how the research project was conducted and provide a thorough analysis of the results of the project. The research articles should include the following in the order given below:

  • Abstract,

  • Keywords

  • Introduction

  • Materials and Methods

  • Results including Tables and/or Figures

  • Discussion

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References

  • Appendixes [if necessary]

  • Abbreviations used [if necessary]


Systematic reviews may be submitted as research articles.


All manuscripts must be submitted online via the online manuscript submission and review system.

At the time of submission, complete contact information (affiliation, postal/mail address, email address, and telephone numbers) for the corresponding author is required. First and last names, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of all coauthors are also required. After the manuscript is submitted, the corresponding author will receive an acknowledgment confirming receipt and a manuscript number. Authors will be able to track the status of their manuscripts via the online system. After manuscript submission, all authors of papers under consideration for publication will be sent a link to the Authorship Form to complete and submit. See other details in these instructions for additional requirements.

Cover Letter

Include a cover letter and complete contact information for the corresponding author (affiliation, postal/mail address, email address, and telephone number) and whether the authors have published, posted, or submitted any related papers from the same study.

Manuscript Style

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the AMA Manual of Style, 11th edition, and/or the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.

Manuscript Components

Include in the manuscript file a title page, abstract, text, references, and as appropriate, figure legends and tables. Start each of these sections on a new page, numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page. Figures should be submitted as separate files (1 file per figure) and not included in the manuscript text.

Recommended File Sizes

We recommend individual file sizes of no more than 500 kB and not exceeding 1 MB, with the total size for all files not exceeding 5 MB (not including any video files).

Manuscript File Formats

For submission and review, please submit the manuscript as a Word document. Do not submit your manuscript in PDF format. Use 10-, 11-, or 12-point font size, double-space text, and leave right margins unjustified (ragged).


References should be given when appropriate. The following style should be followed for citing references.

  1. Examples of reference style:
  2. Youngster I, Russell GH, Pindar C, Ziv-Baran T, Sauk J, Hohmann EL. Oral, capsulized, frozen fecal microbiota transplantation for relapsing Clostridium difficileinfection. JAMA. 2014;312(17):1772-1778.
  3. Murray CJL. Maximizing antiretroviral therapy in developing countries: the dual challenge of efficiency and quality [published online December 1, 2014]. JAMA. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.16376
  4. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS proposals to implement certain disclosure provisions of the Affordable Care Act. CrossRef
  5. 4. McPhee SJ, Winker MA, Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ, Markowitz AJ, eds. Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Medical; 2011.


Tables & Figures

Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text but should be included at the end of the manuscript on separate pages. To ensure the highest print quality, your figures must be submitted in JPEG/JPG/TIF format with a minimum of 300 dpi or higher resolutions. Captions/legends will be placed below figures and adjusted to 10 font size.


Standard abbreviations should be used throughout the manuscript. All nonstandard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be defined in the text following their first use.

Authorship and Acknowledgements


Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text but should be included at the end of the manuscript on separate pages. Tables should be created with a word processor and cited consecutively in the text. To ensure the highest print quality, your figures must be submitted in TIF/JPG/JPEG format with a minimum 300 dpi or higher resolutions. Captions/legends will be placed below figures and adjusted to 10 font size.

The BMANA Journal follows the definition of authorship given by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.


Authors should meet all four conditions. All authors are required to upload duly filled and signed Authorship Contribution Form during manuscript submission. They can also send it by email to They also need to complete the disclosure form regarding conflicts of interest.


All acknowledgments should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth. Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under Acknowledgements.

Conflicts of interest

All the authors must disclose the possible conflicts of interest/Competing Interests they may have with the publication of the manuscript or an institution or product that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study presented. The ICMJE has developed a Disclosure Form to facilitate and standardize authors’ disclosures; this form needs to be filled by the authors.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure the originality of their content while preparing a manuscript draft. In case the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited or quoted. All the articles submitted to the journal shall be screened for plagiarism using online plagiarism detection software. In case, plagiarism is detected during the review/editorial process, such manuscript(s) will be sent back immediately.

Reporting Standards

Authors of the original research article must present accurate data of work performed during their research. Authors are also expected to discuss the objective of their work and the significance of their results. An article should contain sufficient information and references to ensure the reproducibility of the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements considered unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Ethical Approvals

Patient Rights

No identifying information of a patient should be sent to the journal. If photographs, pedigrees are used for scientific purposes in the article, ethical approval needs to be obtained from the authors’ institute. Investigations with human subjects must follow the ethical standards formulated in the Helsinki Declaration of 1964, revised in 2000. All the experiments should be approved by the institutional human experimentation committee or equivalent.