Guidelines for Authors

Please read the guidelines prior to submitting your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to the guidelines may not be accepted.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the editorial policy of BAIUST ACADEMIC JOURNAL (BAJ) will be reviewed. There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

Types of articles: BAJ will consider only previously unpublished manuscripts which present original and well-formulated work. As part of the submission process, you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

Article structure: Authors should follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text (Introduction, Materials & Method, Results & Discussion and Conclusion) Acknowledgements if any, References.

Formatting and Word Count: The format for your manuscript can be in the form of MS word, Latex, PDF or you can follow the template provided end of this page.  However, Please ensure your heading levels are clear, and the sections clearly defined. Use double spacing and wide (3 cm) margins. (Avoid full justification, i.e., do not use a constant right-hand margin).

Word length: Articles should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words, including tables and illustrations (without references).

Title: Title should be concise and informative. Abbreviation and formulae should be avoided.

Abstract: A concise and factual abstract is required. Approximately 200 words, outlining in a single paragraph the aims, scope and conclusions of the paper.

Keywords: Authors should select a maximum of five keywords related to the research studies. Each Keyword should be accompanied by the capital letter.

Units: All measurements and data should be given in SI units, or if SI units do not exist, in an internationally accepted unit. If you use any symbol or unit that may not be generally recognized, please include an explanatory footnote the first time it is used.

Math formulae: Equations and formulae should be typewritten wherever possible. Equations should be numbered consecutively on the right hand side of the page.

Figures &Tables: All figures and tables should have a title with chronological numbers, appropriate captions. Figure captions should be placed below the figures.Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript. Table caption should be typed above the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters.

Spelling: American English spelling should be followed.

Page Numbers: All pages are to be numbered at the bottom center.

Authorship and affiliations: All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. Below the names, present the authors’ affiliation addresses.

Corresponding Author: Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Cover Letter: A cover letter must accompany the manuscript, and it must contain the following elements:

  • Manuscript title
  • Name of the corresponding author
  • Names of all other co-authors
  • A statement confirming the manuscript, or its contents in some other form, has not been published previously by any of the authors and/or is not under consideration for publication in another journal at the time of submission
  • The names and contact information, including e-mail addresses, of three possible potential reviewers

Peer review policy: BAJ will operate a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and the author’s name from the reviewer.

Plagiarism: BAJ will take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

Submission System: The soft-copy of the manuscripts is to be sent to (Upon requirement two hard copies may be requested to send to the Editor, BAJ, BAIUST, Cumilla Cantonment, Cumilla.)

Reference Style: We ask authors to follow anyone of the following referencing styles: APA, MLA (8), IEEE and OSCOLA.