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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.
  • A cover letters with any supplementary files are uploaded along with the manuscript.
  • The authors should state clearly if there is any conflicts and any financial or non-financial support.
  • Ethical considerations should be stated in the methodology section of the article. Ethical approval from the institution at which the study was conducted is uploaded as a supplementary file.
  • Rules regarding the sections and information provided in each of them should be followed according to each type of article as mentioned in author guidelines.
  • Abstract is written as mentioned in author guidelines
  • The text is typed with Arial 11 and 1.5 spacing. Employs Bold and Italics font, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • There should be a space (tab button) at the beginning of each paragraph and the file pages should be remembered.
  • All abbreviations are first described and then expressed in parenthesis. EX: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • The Title should be brief and descriptive of the article. Each word should be capitalized except connectors.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Tables are cited as Table 1. with their titles above them.Tables should be without colours and vertical lines.Any abrreviations or measuring units should be mentioned at the footnote.
  • Figures are cited as Figure 1. with their titles below them. They should be with a good quality. Any abbreviation or a measuring unit should be stated in a footnote.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • All references should be written according to Vancouver style.They should be listed in order.In the text they are shown with Arabic numerals, at the end of the sentence
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The authors declare no conflict of interest, if any issues exist, see Conflict of interest in author guidelines section below

Author Guidelines

Authors’ guidelines.

Baghdad medical journal of students (BMJOS): is a double blinded peer reviewed, open access journal that accept original and review articles, especially those of medical students.
The BMJOS follows the international committee of medical journal editors (ICJME) guidelines and require a full ethical consideration for the presented articles.
Please refer to the below mentioned author guidelines before starting submitting your work.
1. Originality of the work:

The corresponding author of the submitted article must clearly state that the presented paper is not previously published in a journal and is not a duplicate of literature.

  1. Avail to the medical literature:
    All the submitted articles should present a substantial contribution to the medical field development (i.e. offer new knowledge)
  2. Authorship:

The following criteria must be fulfilled to meet the definition of an author, otherwise the contributor should be mentioned only in the acknowledgment section of the article.

  • 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.

Note that one of the author must be assigned as the corresponding author, he takes primary responsibility for communication with the journal during the manuscript submission, peer review, and publication process. Thus, this author should be available in the throughout these processes and after publishing.

Some large multi-author groups designate authorship by a group name, with or without the names of individuals. When submitting a manuscript authored by a group, the corresponding author should specify the group name if one exists, and clearly identify the group members who can take credit and responsibility for the work as authors. The byline of the article identifies who is directly responsible for the manuscript, and MEDLINE lists as authors whichever names appear on the byline. If the byline includes a group name, MEDLINE will list the names of individual group members who are authors or who are collaborators, sometimes called non-author contributors, if there is a note associated with the byline clearly stating that the individual names are elsewhere in the paper and whether those names are authors or collaborators.

  1. Conflict of interest and financial support:
    The authors should state clearly if there is any conflicts (which may be financial, personal relationships or rivalries, academic competition, and intellectual beliefs) and any financial or non-financial support (Sources of support for the work, including sponsor names along with explanations of the role of those sources if any in study design; collection, analysis..etc)
  2. Ethical considerations:
    This should be stated in the methodology section of the article.
    Any submitted article which includes data about humans should be accompanied by formal review and approval from the institution at which the study was conducted.
  3. Article processing charge: Authors should be aware that BMJOS will charge author fees for the publication of manuscripts in the Research. No payment is required at the time of submission, but if your article is accepted you will be expected to pay the author fee.
  4. A cover letter should be uploaded, This have to include the following: Authors’ confirmation of the originality of the work, authors information (affiliations of the authors, emails, country and city of living)
  5. Supplementary files: Any supplemental materials (which may include a cover letter, a questionnaire or a video) should be uploaded along with the manuscript.

Article types accepted within the journal:

  • Original articles:

These should be structured into the following sections: Title, names of authors, their affliations, structured abstract not exceeding 300 word, Introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, conflict of interests and references. The whole length should not exceed 3500 words.


The Introduction should provide an adequate summary about the knowledge that regards what is already known about the topic and the Limitations of the knowledge in the meantime. It should also include the study’s aims and objectives


Include the design of the study, setting, type of participants or materials involved as well as a description of all interventions and comparisons.

The authors should also provide a description of the type of statistical analysis used. Well-established methodologies (i.e. validation methods) should be mentioned and referenced. For new methods, the protocols should be included.

The authors should provide statements about the ethical consideration.


The results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense. Results should be explained without discussion, the data should be presented in a logical order, beginning with sociodemographic status.


The discussion should provide interpretation of the findings in the results obtained in this and in past studies. Do not repeat the results in the Discussion section. The first paragraph is usually a summary of the Results section. Then the discussion is presented in a logical order. Limitations of the presented study should be included in this section.


 The conclusion should be brief describing the authors’ final statement about the most important finding of the study.


The references should not be less than 10 references. Authors are encouraged to keep the number of references limited to those that are important for the understanding of the manuscript and of scientific relevance.


  • Case reports:
    Case reports are intended to show a hidden scientific observation which may Present a diagnostic challenge. Generally, a case report should be short and focussed, with its main components being the abstract, introduction, case description, and discussion. In the Discussion, educate the reader about the reported case. Case reports should enlighten readers about a condition or presentation that they find interesting.
  • Review articles:

Review articles should contain less than 4500 words, preferably with tables and figures. Review articles about medical illness should include the following: Abstract should be unstructured (just a paragraph) not exceeding 250 words, Introduction, Epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management and prevention.

In general, for any type of submitted articles, the following notes have to be considered:

  • Manuscript has to be in Microsoft word format.
  • The manuscript must be typed with Arial 11 and 1.5 spacing. There should be a space (tab button) in the beginning of each paragraph and the file pages should be remembered.
  • Bold and italic fonts can be used but no underling is allowed.
  • All abbreviations are first described and then expressed in parenthesis: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • The Title should be brief and descriptive of the article, without overrepresentation or underrepresentation of the results and conclusion. Each word should be capitalized except connectors,
  • For Abstract: It should be structured. It must be written using past tense, active verbs. Abbreviations should be avoided and no citation is allowed. The Aim of the study should be clearly stated in the Background section. Following the abstract, provide five Keywords obtained from MeSH/MEDLINE for indexing purposes.
  • For references, Books, Published articles, websites of international authorities (such as the World Health Organization, WHO) can be used. All references should be written according to Vancouver style. The references in the text should be shown with Arabic numerals indicated as superscript after the punctuation mark, at the end of the sentence (e.g. “...text.1”, “... text.3-5,8”). The references must be listed and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.  Please visit the following link for more information about the referencing style :


In regard to figures and tables:


  • The use of tables and figures should be adequate, they should not convey the same information of the written text and should be put below their citation in the text. They should be cited as like that: Table 1, Figure 1.
  • Tables must be without colors and without vertical lines. The title should be above the table and any abbreviation or a measuring unit should be stated as a footnote (legend).
  • Figures can be presented as photos and preferably figures made with excel Microsoft. They should be with a good quality. Any abbreviation or a measuring unit should be stated in a footnote.

Example for a table:

Table 3: Source of knowledge about thalassemia





Source of knowledge



Friends and family






 School and college



Hospital visit




(Legend: text, abbreviations, etc.)


Conflict of Interest 

Each Author must disclose all possible conflict of interest situations including, but not limited to:

  1. Having a close relative  or a professional associate with financial interest in the outcome or otherwise having a relationship that might affect judgment or could be seen as doing so by a reasonable person familiar with the relationship;
  2. Serving as an officer, director, member, owner, trustee, or employee of an organization with a financial interest in the outcome or as an expert witness, advisor, consultant, or public advocate (with or without compensation) on behalf of an organization with a financial interest in the outcome;
  3. Receiving support, including grants, contracts or subcontracts, fellowships,consulting agreements, or gifts (eg, chemicals, experimental diets, trips) with a company or organization having a financial interest in the outcome at present, during the time the research was conducted, or over the past 3 years.
  4. Being employed; having rights to patent applications, patents, sales, licensing, or royalty agreements; serving on an advisory board or speakers’ panel; or owning shares in a company or organization that may gain or lose financially.


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