Instructions to Authors


1. Submission of Manuscript
Authors are requested to submit their manuscript in electronic form as an email attached file, preferably as a single Microsoft WORD document to the editorial. Each submission has a file size limit of 10Mbytes. Do take note that the journal makes no page charges.

When the manuscript is first received, it is given a reference number. This number will subsequently be used on all future correspondences for that submission. Enquiries about the status of the submission can be made via email. In this case, please quote the reference number and the name of the first author.

1.1 Proofs
Designate one author as the corresponding author. The complete contact information of this author including the telephone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses should be provided. This is the author to whom proofs of the accepted paper will be sent. Proofs are sent to the corresponding author only.

1.2 Copyright
A copyright form will be provided to the corresponding author prior to the publication of an accepted paper. It is the author’s responsibility to have taken the necessary actions to obtain permission for using any materials that may be protected by copyright. The submitting author is responsible for obtaining the agreement of all co-authors and sponsors before making a submission. A manuscript accepted for publication in the journal implies the transfer of copyright to the Journal of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Engineering or its successor.

* Notes on the Journal's style
Template and full description of the journal's style including referencing (in Microsoft WORD).


2. Editorial Policy
The Journal of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Engineering publishes reviews, research articles, communication notes, and letters to the editor. A manuscript submitted to this journal is with an understanding that no similar version has not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. A violation of this condition is considered fraud, and will be addressed by appropriate sanctions. In particular, two manuscripts are considered similar if they are of same hypothesis, objectives, using the same methods or essentially similar data.

It is mandatory that contributors must conform to standards of responsible authorship at least in the following ways: (I) all the authors must accept responsibility and read for the entire content of submitted manuscript, (II) authorship is restricted to those who have made significant contributions to the work as described in the manuscript. “Honorary” authorship is strongly discouraged. The cover letter with each submission shows how each author has contributed significantly, and (III) the authors must describe safeguards to meet standards of ethical conduct of research (e.g., approval of research protocols by institutional committees). Where applicable, authors must confirm in writing that they have complied with the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki regarding ethical conduct of research involving human subjects and/or animals.

In this journal, reviews will be restricted to ten printed pages, research articles will be restricted to eight printed pages, communication notes will be restricted to five printed pages, and letters to the editor will be restricted to two printed pages. Each full page of printed text corresponds to approximately 900 words. Please allow sufficient space for tables and illustrations within the page limit. However, it is up to the decision of editor in publishing articles above the allowed page limit. The text of the manuscript must be carefully checked for grammatical and typing errors to avoid correction in the proof. All tables and calculations should also be carefully checked.


3. Peer Review Process
For every submission that falls within the scope of the journal, two independent experts in the field of the submission will be selected to act as reviewers. This journal adopts a single-blind peer review process where the identity of the reviewers will remain anonymous. The appropriate editor will assess the recommendation report from both reviewers as to whether the article should be accepted, revised or rejected. The report will be based on the content of the submission, its quality and presentation. If the reviewers give conflicting advice, the editor will act as an adjudicator. The decision made by the editor will be final. On acceptance for publication, papers may be subject to editorial amendment. It is worth noting that undecipherable English is a valid reason for rejection.