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Chest & Heart Journal of Bangladesh

INSTRUCTION TO AUTHORS ABOUT UNIFORM MANUSCRIPT WRITING
The Chest and Heart Journal is published twice in a year in the months of January and July. The journal publishes original papers, reviews concerned with recent practice and case report of exceptional merits. Papers are accepted for publication with an understanding that they are subject to editorial revision. A covering letter signed by all authors must state that the data have not been published elsewhere in whole or in part and all authors agree their publication in Chest and Heart Journal. All submitted manuscripts are reviewed by the editors and rejected manuscripts will not be returned. Ethical aspects will be considered in the assessment of the paper. Three typed copies of the article and one soft copy in CD or Pen Drive processed all MS Word 6.0 should be submitted to the editor.
Preparation of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be typed on one side of good quality paper, with margins of at least 25mm and using double space throughout. Each component of the manuscript should begin on a new page in the sequence of title page, abstract, text, references, tables, and legend for illustrations. The title page should include the title of the paper, name of the author(s), name of the departments) to which work should be attributed. The text should be presented in the form of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion. The text should not exceed 2500 words and a word count should be supplied.
Abstracts/Summary
Provide on a separate page an abstract of not more than 250 words. This abstract should consist of four paragraphs, labeled Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions. They should briefly describe the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed, the salient results, and what the authors conclude from the results.
Table
Each table should be typed in on separate sheet. Table should have brief title for each, should be numbered consecutively using Roman numbers and be cited in the consecutive order, internal horizontal and vertical rules should not be used.
Results should be presented in logical sequence in the text, tables or illustration. Do not repeat in the text all data in the tables or illustrations; emphasize or summarize only important observations.
Drug Names
Genetic names should generally be used. When proprietary brands are used in research, include the brand name in parentheses in the Methods section.
Illustrations
Figure should be professionally designed symbols, lettering, and numbering should be clear and large. The back of each figure should include the sequence number and the proper orientation (e.g. "top"). Photographs and photomicrographs should be supplied as glossy black and white prints unmounted. Legend for each illustration should be submitted in separate sheets. All photographs, graphs and diagrams should be referred to as figures numbered consecutively in the text in Roman numerals.
Discussion
Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. The detail data or other material given in the Introduction or the Results section should not be repeated. The implications of the findings and their limitations, including implication for future research should be included in the Discussion section. The observations should be compared and related to other relevant studies, new hypothesis is appreciated, and however they should be clearly labeled as such. Recommendations may be included only when appropriate.
References
References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legend by Roman numerals in parenthesis. Use the styles of the example below, which are based on the formats used by the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) in the Index Medicus.
Avoid using abstracts as references. References to paper accepted but not yet published should be designated as "in press" or "forthcoming"; authors should obtain written permission to cite such papers as well as verification that they have been accepted for publication. Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited as "unpublished observations" with written permission from the source. Avoid using a "personal communication" unless it provides essential information not available from a public source. For scientific articles, authors should obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of a personal communication.
The references must be verified by the authors(s) against the original documents.
  1. Articles in Journal
    1. List all six authors when six or less;
      Connors JP, Roper CL, Ferguson TB. Transbronchial Catheterisation of Pulmonary Abscess. Ann Thorac Surg 1975; 19 : 254-7.
    2. When seven or more, list the first three and then add et al;
      Karalus NC, Cursons RT, Leng RA, et al. Community acquired pneumonia: aetiology and prognostic Index evaluation. Thorax 1991; 46 : 413-12.
    3. No author given;
      Cancer in South Africa (editorial). S Mr Med J 1994; 84-15.
    4. Organization as author
      The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Clinical exercise stress training. Safety and performance guideline. Med J Aust 1996; 164 : 282-4.
  2. Books and Other Manuscripts
    1. Personal author
      Tierney LM, -McPhee SJ, Papakadis MA. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment. Lange Medical books/Mcgrow Hill 2000.
    2. Editor(s), complier(s) as author
      Baum GL, Wolinsky E, editor. Text Book of Pulmonary diseases. 5th ed. New York: Little Brown Co. 1994.
    3. Organization as author and publisher
      World Health Organization, Ethical Criteria for Medical Drug Promotion. Geneva: World Health Organization; 1988.
    4. Chapter in a book
      Macnee W. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Seaton A, Seaton D, editors. Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases. 5th ed. UK. The Blackwell Science; 2000; p.616-95.
    5. Dissertation
      Kaplan SJ. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly's access and utilization (dissertation). St. Louis (MO). Washington Univ; 1995.
  3. Other published material
    1. Newspaper article
      Lee G. Hospitalizations tied to ozone pollution: study estimates 50,000 admissions annually. The Washington Post 1996, June 21; Sect. A : 3(col. 5).
    2. Dictionary and similar references
      Student's medical dictionary. 26th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1995. Apraxia; p.119-20.
  4. Unpublished Material
    1. In press
      Leshner AI. Molecular mechanisms of cocaine addition. N Engl J Med In Press 1997.
  5. Electronic Material
    1. Journal articles in electronic format
      Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis Serial online I 1995 Jan-Mar I cited 1996 June 5 I; 1(1): 24 screens I

      Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/E[D/eid.htm
Nomenclature and Abbreviation
  1. Abbreviations and symbols must be standard and SI units should be used thoughtout.
  2. Terms such as electrocardiogram, ultrasonogram etc. should when mentioned first, be written in full followed by accepted abbreviations (ECG, USG etc.)
Permissions
A written statement must accompany materials taken from other sources from both author and publisher giving permission to the Journal for reproduction. Obtain permission in writing from at least on a author of papers still in press, unpublished data, and personal communications.
Review and Action
Manuscripts are examined by the editorial staff and are usually sent to reviewers, but we reserve the right of final selection.
Proof
Two marked copies of the proofs may be sent to the principal author, which should be read carefully for error. One corrected copy must be returned to the editor within the next three days. Major alteration in the text can not be accepted.
Editorial Mail
Manuscripts and other communication for the editors should be addressed to


The Editor in Chief
Chest and Heart Journal
Association Secretariat, Administrative Block, Institute of Diseases of the Chest & Hospital.
Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Phone/Fax: 8851668