This section contains guidelines to help you get started with the preparation of your manuscript:
Only electronic files in MS Word format are accepted. PDF files alone are not acceptable at the time of submission.
Authors should use a serif typeface font, such as Times New Roman, in size 12, with 1.5-line spacing.
Normal margins should be used, with at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) on each side of the document.
The length of all article types may vary, and authors should refer to the specifications for each respective article type.
The title of the manuscript should be concise and clearly convey the content of the article.
Author's Information and Acknowledgements
The names of all the authors who have significantly contributed to the manuscript should be provided in the order in which authors would like them to publish. The following details are mandatory for each author:
- Author Name
- Email Address, preferably institutional email
We act in compliance with the standards defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and fully support the transparent application of ethical standards on published work. Those individuals who have not contributed to the scholarly work but supported the authors in some way and those who do not want to be associated with the work should not be featured in the list of authors but in the acknowledgements section. All authors must verify their contributions to the manuscript. Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for understanding the authorship and contributors' criteria.
Authors may include a brief professional biography of no more than 100 words in a separate MS Word file. This is optional but encouraged.
All manuscripts submitted to JBCMS must disclose any funding sources describing the funders' role in the research process.
Conflict of Interest
JBCMS requires authors to include a statement of conflicts of interest on the title page of their manuscript. This statement should declare any financial or non-financial competing interests related to the work presented in the manuscript. If authors have no potential conflicts of interest, they should include the following statement:
Conflict of Interest: The author(s) declare(s) no conflicts of interest.
Availability of Data
Authors must provide a statement in the manuscript regarding the availability of data. If authors choose not to share their data, they must provide a reason for not doing so (see Editorial Policy for Data Sharing).
Abstract or Extract
The abstract should be written in an unstructured format following the pattern of structured abstract (background & objectives, methods, results, and conclusions). All types of articles may require a different length of abstract or extract (a condensed form of an abstract), and authors should refer to the specifications of the respective article type.
Graphical Abstracts (optional)
Logixs Journals invites authors to provide a graphical abstract to accompany their article. A graphical abstract is a concise visual summary of the main findings of the article. It can be either a concluding figure from the article or a figure designed specifically for this purpose. Including a graphical abstract can help readers quickly understand the article's content. Please note that the graphical abstract will only appear in the HTML version of the article. Upon acceptance of the article, authors will receive specific instructions on how to create the graphical abstract.
Authors should provide up to seven keywords that best describe the central theme of the manuscript. These keywords will aid in indexing the article and improving its discoverability. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, some keywords may be replaced with more appropriate terms to ensure consistency with global publications.
Authors should use concise headings. We accept maximum fourth-level headings following the below-mentioned format:
- The first-level heading should be in bold.
- The second-level heading should be in bold italics.
- The third-level heading should be in italics.
- The fourth-level heading should be italicized at the beginning of the paragraph, immediately followed by the colon (:).
Manuscripts submitted to JBCMS should not contain footnotes. Instead, authors are advised to incorporate any additional information or explanatory text into the main body of their article. However, footnotes are allowed for tables.
Authors should insert all figures in the main text close to their first citation when submitting their manuscript. Each figure must have a concise caption and be numbered using Arabic numerals in consecutive order (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2). The figures must also be appropriately cited in the manuscript's main text. Both greyscale and high-resolution color figures are acceptable, provided that the text and numbers are legible. Authors should be prepared to provide figures in one of the acceptable formats (JPEG, TIFF, GIF, AI, XLS, XLSX, DOC, or DOCX), and we may request that figures be submitted in a specific format.
Tables should be incorporated within the main body of the manuscript and submitted in an editable format rather than as an image. Each table should be numbered consecutively using Roman numerals and accompanied by a brief but descriptive title (e.g., Table I: Summary of Results). The table number and title should be placed above the table, and the table should be cited in the relevant text of the manuscript. Any notes related to the table should be placed at the end of the table, and superscripts and asterisks should be used to link them to the relevant information in the table. Tables should provide new information and not simply duplicate information already presented in the text.
JBCMS adopts the Vancouver style for citing and referencing. Authors must ensure that every reference cited in the text is included in the reference list and vice versa and that all citations are accurate, complete, and consistent. In-text citations should be indicated by Arabic numerals in square brackets, such as "" or "[6, 7]", and should be numbered sequentially starting from the first citation. References should also be numbered in square brackets in the list at the end of the manuscript in the order they appear in the text. The abstract should not include any references. Please use the following examples to format your references.
For Journals (print or online)
- Author AA Author BB, Author CC. Title of article. Abbreviated title of the journal. Year of publication;volume number(issue number):page numbers.
- Khaliq IH, Mahmood HZ, Akhter N, Sarfraz MD, Asim K, Gondal KM. Comparison of two public sector tertiary care hospitals' management in reducing direct medical cost burden on breast carcinoma patients in Lahore, Pakistan. J BUON. 2018;23(1):143-9.
In case of the article contains more than six (06) authors, the sixth author must be followed by et al. Online articles having a date of issue (DOI) must be mentioned at the end of references.
- Khaliq IH, Khaliq FH, Abdullah Y, Mahmood HZ, Sarfraz MD, Ahmad S, et al. Students' perceptions of the role of pharmacists in the healthcare system in Lahore, Pakistan. Trop J Pharm Res. 2018;17(4):687-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tjpr.v17i4.18
For Books (print or online)
- Author AA. Title of book. # edition [if not first]. Place of Publication: Publisher; Year of publication. Pagination.
- Carlson BM. Human embryology and developmental biology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2009. 541 p.
For Book Chapters (from edited print or e-book)
- Author AA, Author BB. Title of chapter. In: Editor AA, Editor BB, editors. Title of book. # edition. Place of Publication: Publisher; Year of publication. p. [page numbers of chapter].
- Blaxter PS, Farnsworth TP. Social health and class inequalities. In: Carter C, Peel JR, editors. Equalities and inequalities in health. 2nd ed. London: Academic Press; 1976. p. 165-78.
- Name of the Organisation. Title of the page. Date of Year of Publication [cited Day (DD) Month (in full) Year (YYYY)]. Available from: URL.
- United Nations Children's Fund. UNICEF Data: Monitoring the situation of children and women. 2019 [cited 08 August 2022]. Available from: https://data.unicef.org/topic/education/literacy/.
For further details, the authors should refer to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals and also view Samples of Formatted References.