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Author Guidelines

The manuscript is submitted directly to BHSJ will automatically reject any manuscript submitted by e-mail or mail (letter). The manuscript should be written concisely for the 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 in this journal.

Submissions  should  be  done  by  the  authors.  Responsibility  for  the manuscript  during

submission and peer-review process as well as the approval by all the other co-authors is 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  author  responsibility,  whereas 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Original Articles are reports on findings from original unpublished research to make a significant contribution to medicine. The description of how the research project was conducted is required in this article in order to provide a thorough analysis of the results. This article should not exceed 3500 words with 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


c.   Editorial

These are articles written by the editor or editorial team focusing on the Biomolecular and

Health Science or other issues that relevant to the scope of the journal.

d.  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.

e.   Letters to the Editor

Short essays aim to express the authors’ viewpoint, respond to published manuscripts in our journals, or deliver information or news regarding an issue related to the journal’s scope. This should come with a short title and not exceed 800 words.

f.   Short Communications

Short communications are a short paper to describe new ideas, negative and controversial results, and so on that has a significant impact. It is limited to 3000 words and the abstract has words up to 100. The manuscript structure is abstract, main body and references, with no more than 6 figures or tables, combined.



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 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 text at least for three times.

h.  Reference style

Reference should be prepared according to Vancouver style and numbered consecutively in order in which they cited in the text. References identified in text by Arabic numerals in superscript and always cited after dots or comma. Do not include citations in abstracts or  author  summaries. Authors  is  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 equation function in Microsoft processor. Single variables (e.g., “a²

+ b² = c²”), other symbols (e.g., β or Δ), 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 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 case.

•    Full author names including corresponding author*

The manuscript has main author and co-authors. Author names should not contain academic title or rank. Indicate the corresponding author clearly for handling all stages of pre-publication and postpublication. Consist of full name author and co-authors.

*  A  corresponding  author  is  a  person  who  handle  correspondence  at  all  stages  of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.

•    Mailing addresses of the institutional

•    E-mail addresses


Abstract [Times New Roman font 12, Single space]

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

It consists of : Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusion up to 250 words (except case report with 150 words).


The keywords should avoide general terms, plural terms and multiple concepts. 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  in  detail  about  the  research  design,  settings,  time  frame,  variables,  population, samples, sampling, instruments, data analysis, and information of ethical clearance fit test. 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  subheading.  Describe  the significance of  your  findings and  the most important part of  your  manuscript.  Follow a logical  stream  of  thought;  in  general,  the  interpretation  as  well  as  the  experimental conclusions that 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 in relation to 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 main conclusions of the article, 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 the  Acknowledgments  with  a  description  of  the  contribution.  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, editor ials, case report, and letters to the editor  that  are  submitted  to  the  journal must  be  accompanied  by  a  conflict  of  interest disclosure statement or a declaration by the authors that they do not have any conflicts of interest to declare.


The reference style is described above.

Figures and Tables


Each  figure should  be submitted  as an  individual file.  Cite figures  in  ascending Arabic numerals according to the first appearance in the manuscript file. 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 TIFF 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-


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 brief descriptive title to be placed above the table. Vertical rules should not be used. 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 be of interest to 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. Supplementary materials are not modified by our production team. Authors are responsible for providing the final supplementary materials files that will be published along with the article. Supporting information files that published will not be edited.



Please double-check the structures of the manuscript before it submitted to BHSJ, as follows below (except short communications):

Beginning section    The following chapters are required in order of:

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

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

•    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 (seperate page)

For detail author guidelines, you can click HERE

The manuscript should contain an abstract that self-contained and citation-free. The abstract comes after title and authorship information in the manuscript. Abstract should be prepared in English up to 250 words (except case report(150 words) and short communication (100 words)).Abstract for original article should contain Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.



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.

  1. 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).

  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

  3. Where available, URLs for the references should be provided.

  4. 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.

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


Copyright Notice

1. The journal allows the author to hold the copyright of the article without restrictions.

2. The journal allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions

3. The legal formal aspect of journal publication accessibility refers to Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (CC BY-SA).



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