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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 adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The manuscript is submitted directly to Journal will automatically reject any manuscript submitted by e-mail or mail (letter). The manuscript should be written concisely for readers outside the medical field or non-native English speakers to understand easily. In addition, the submitted manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is only being considered author(s) is requested to have ORCID ID upon submission in this journal.

The authors should make submissions.  Responsibility for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process and the approval by all the other co-authors are fully on the submitting author. It is also the submitting author’s responsibility to guarantee that the article has all necessary institutional approvals.

The Editorial Board determines the feasible manuscripts after obtaining recommendations from peer reviewers.  The revision of the manuscript is the author's responsibility,  whereas the infeasible manuscript will be returned to the author.


The journal will consider the following article types:

a.   Original Articles:

Original Articles are reports on findings from original, unpublished research to make a significant contribution to medicine. A description of how the research project was conducted is required in this article to provide a thorough analysis of the results. This article should not exceed 3500 words and 250 words for the abstract,  tables/illustrations up to five (5), and references up to 35.

b.  Review Articles:

Review articles are solicited articles or systematic reviews which present exhaustive and critical assessments of the published literature in the medical field. The review article should not exceed 4000 words with tables/illustrations up to five (5) and references up to 50.

c.  Case Report

The case report is a detailed narrative of symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatments, and follow-up of one or several patients.  Cases that present a  diagnostic,  ethical, or management challenge or highlight aspects of mechanisms of injury, pharmacology, and histopathology or are should be accompanied by a literature review of the topic. The case report should be divided into Abstract, Introduction, Case report(s), Discussion, Conclusions, and References. It should not exceed 1800 words and 150 words for the abstract with 1-2 tables and/or illustrations up to three (3) and references up to 15.



All manuscripts should follow the style below:

a.   File format

Manuscript files should be submitted in .doc or .docx formats.

b.  Length

The length of the manuscript is described in article types due to the length is based on its type.

c.   Font

Use Times New Roman sized 12, except for the font named “Symbol.”

d.  Layout and spacing

Use double-spaced and not in multiple columns.

e.   Page and line numbers

Page numbers and line numbers are used in the manuscript file.  Use restarts the numbering on each page.

f.   Language

Manuscripts must be submitted in English.

g.   Abbreviations

Define abbreviations only at the first appearance in the text. Use standard abbreviations based on Medical Subject Heading (MeSH). Non-standard abbreviations may be used if they appear in the text at least three times.

h.  Reference style

According to Sage Vancouver style, references should be prepared and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text. References are identified in the text by Arabic numerals in superscript and always cited after dots or commas. Do not include citations in abstracts or author summaries. Authors are required to use reference management software in writing the citations and references such as Mendeley®, Zotero®, EndNote®, and Reference Manager®.

Reference to a Journal Publication:

Bouchardy C, Parkin DM,  Khlat M. Cancer mortality among Chinese and South-east Asian migrants in France. International Journal of Cancer. 1994;58(5):638-43.

Edwards BK, Ward E, Kohler BA, Eheman C, Zauber AG, Anderson RN, et al. Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975-2006, featuring colorectal cancer trends and impact of interventions (risk factors, screening, and treatment) to reduce future rates. Cancer. 2010;116(3):544-73.

Reference to a Book:

Hillman S. Iron Deficiencies and Other Hypoproliverative Anemias. In: Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Isselbacher KJ, Wilson JD, Martin JB, Kasper DL, et al., editors. Harrison's Principle of Internal Medicine. 14th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1998. p.634-7.

Reference to a Website:

Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases.  Emerg Infect Dis [serial online]  1995  Jan-Mar  [cited  1996  Jun  5];1(1):[24 secreens]. Available from:  URL:

Reference in Proceeding:

Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology: 1995 Oct 15-

19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.

i.   Equations

We recommend using the equation function in a Microsoft processor. Single variables (e.g., “a²

+ b² = c²”), other symbols (e.g., ? or ?), or mathematical operators (e.g., x, ?, or ±) are

not typed using equation function.

j.   Units of measurement

SI units are used.

k.   Species names

Write using italics (e.g., Homo sapiens) with full the genus and species, both in the title of the manuscript and at the first mention of an organism in a paper. After the first mention, the first letter of the genus name followed by the full species name may be used (e.g., H. sapiens).



Title and Authorship Information

The following information must be included:

•    Manuscript title

The title should be specific, concise, and comprehensible to readers outside the medical field. Titles should be written in sentence cases.

•    Full author names including the corresponding author*

  1. The manuscript has a main author and co-authors. Author names should not contain academic titles or ranks. Indicate the corresponding author clearly for handling all stages of pre-publication and post-publication. Consist of full-name author and co-authors. *Corresponding author is a person who handles correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. (E-mail  addresses)
  2. Author(s) is requested to have ORCID ID upon submission.


Abstract [Times New Roman font 12, Single space]

The manuscript should contain an abstract that self-contained and citation-free. The abstract comes after the title and authorship information in the manuscript.

It consists of Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusion up to 250 words for Original Article, unstructured for Review article, and unstructured up to 150 words for Case report.


The keywords should avoid general terms, plural terms, and multiple concepts. The appropriate abbreviation is based on MeSH. Keywords are limited to 3 - 5 words or proper and convenient short phrases.

Introduction [Times New Roman font 12, Double space]

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Explain how you addressed the problem and clearly state the aims of your study. Please describe in narrative format and not using sub- chapter.

Methods [Times New Roman font 12, Double space]

Explain the research design,  settings,  time frame,  variables,  population, samples, sampling, instruments, data analysis, and information of ethical clearance fittest. This chapter may be divided into sections if several methods are used.

Results [Times New Roman font 12, Double space]

This section may be further divided into subsections with subheadings. Describe the significance of your findings and the most important part of your manuscript.  Follow a logical stream of thought;  in general, the interpretation and the experimental conclusions can be drawn.

Discussion [Times New Roman font 12, Double space]

Authors should explain how the results relate to the hypothesis presented as the basis of the study and provide a succinct explanation of the implications of the findings, particularly concerning previous related studies and potential future directions for research. The content of the discussion section includes the explanation of results, references to previous research, deduction, and hypothesis. This section cannot be divided into subsections.

Conclusions [Times New Roman font 12, Double space]

This should clearly explain the article's main conclusions, highlighting its importance and relevance as well as suggestion or recommendation for further research.


Those who contributed to the work but do not meet the authorship criteria should be listed in acknowledgments with a contribution description. Anyone named in the acknowledgments should agree beforehand. Moreover, authors should state how the research was funded in this section, including grant numbers if applicable.

Conflicts of Interest

All manuscripts for original articles, review articles, and case reports submitted to the journal must be accompanied by a  conflict of the interest disclosure statement or a declaration by the authors that they do not have any conflicts of interest.


The reference style is described above.


Figures and Tables


Cite figures in ascending Arabic numerals according to the first appearance in the manuscript file (e.g., Figure 1) and place [Figure 1 near here] where it should be within the manuscript. Figures should be uploaded in PowerPoint for the first submission. However, the original formats should be submitted if the manuscript is accepted or revised. The original format must be in JPEG or PNG and not be smaller than 300 dpi. A figure label uses Arabic numerals. The labels of your figure must be matched with the name of the file uploaded (e.g., a figure citation of “Figure 1” must refer to a figure file named “Figure1.jpeg”). The figures are uploaded directly to https://e- (Supplementary file)

Tables [Times New Roman font 11, single space]

Cite tables in ascending Arabic numerals according to the first appearance in the manuscript file. Each table is placed after the references in order. Tables require a label with Arabic numerals in order (e.g., “Table 1”, “Table 2”, and so on) and a brief descriptive title to be placed above the table. Vertical rules should not be used. Place the tables after references. Do not submit your tables in separate files.

Supplementary Materials

Supplementary materials are the additional parts to a manuscript, such as audio files, video clips, or datasets that might interest readers. However, the size of the files could not be bigger than 10 Mb. Authors can submit one file of supplementary material along with their manuscript through the website.

A section titled “Supplementary Material” should be included before the references list with a concise description for each supplementary material file. Our production team does not modify supplementary materials. Authors are responsible for providing the final supplementary materials files that will be published along with the article. Supporting information files that are published will not be edited.



Please double-check the structures of the manuscript before it submitted to BHSJ, as follows below :


Beginning section    The following chapters are required in order of:

•    Title page, authors, and affiliations are assigned on the first page of the manuscript (separate sheet)

•   Abstract (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusion) or unstructured

•   Keywords (3-5 words)

•   Introduction

Middle section         The following chapters are required in order of:

•    Methods

•    Results

•    Discussion

•    Conclusions

Ending section         The following chapters are required in order of:

•    Acknowledgments

•    Conflict of interest

•    Supplementary Material (if needed)

•    References

•    Tables (separate page)


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