Please read the guidelines for authors before submitting your manuscript to BAIUST Academic Journal (BAJ). Manuscripts that do not conform to the guidelines will not be accepted. BAJ emphasizes the quality and originality of the work and looks for novel findings and methods. There are no fees for the submission or publication of the manuscript in this journal.

Types of Articles: BAJ considers only previously unpublished manuscripts which present original and well-formulated work. You are required to warrant that you are submitting the work for first publication in the journal. It is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere.

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

 

Formatting: Manuscript must be in MS Word format as per the template provided on the BAJ website. Please ensure that your heading levels are precise and the sections are clearly defined. Use double line spacing with a margin of 3cm on all sides of A4 pages.

 

Word Length: The length of the articles should be between 3,000 to 6,000 words, including tables and illustrations (without references).

 

Title: The title should be concise and informative. Abbreviations and formulae should be avoided.

 

Abstract: A concise and factual abstract should consist of approximately 200 words outlining the paper’s aims, scope, and conclusions in a single paragraph.

 

Keywords: Authors should select a maximum of five keywords related to the research. Each keyword should be started with a capital letter.

Units of Measurement: All measurements and data should be given in International Standard (SI) units. An internationally accepted unit should be used if SI units do not exist. For using any symbol or unit of measurement which is not 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 and Tables: All figures and tables should have a title with chronological numbers and 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 in superscript lowercase letters.

 

Spelling: American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these.

 

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. Authors’ names will be followed by affiliations and addresses only on the title page.

 

Cover Letter: A Cover Letter must accompany the manuscript (Download sample cover letter). 

 

Title Page: A Title Page must accompany the manuscript (Download sample title page). 

 

Peer Review Policy: BAJ follows a strictly anonymous peer-review process, where the identity of reviewers and authors are kept secret from one another.

 

Plagiarism: BAJ takes copyright infringement and plagiarism issues very seriously. Submitted articles are subject to be checked with plagiarism checker software. If any paper is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgment, we reserve the right to take action. The action may include but is 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 relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

 

Submission System: All manuscripts should be sent to journal@baiust.edu.bd

 

Reference Style: Authors must adhere to the APA referencing style.