BULLETIN OF HEALTH SCIENCES (BHS)

 

Guide to Contributors

 

SCOPE

The Bulletin of Health Sciences (BHS) is a refereed journal committed to the advancement of scholarly knowledge and research findings of health and medical sciences and the related technology. It contains articles on every aspect of health sciences, pre-clinical and clinical related research. These include audiology, biochemistry, dentistry, dietetic, medical imaging, biomedical science, radiotherapy, nutrition, optometry, pharmacology, pharmacy, physiology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, forensic science, public health, health psychology, environmental health, speech science and sports science. The bulletin publishes original articles, short communications, case reports and research notes whose content and approach are of interest to a wide range of scholars. BHS is published by an autonomous Editorial Board drawn from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. In addition, distinguished scholars from local and foreign universities are appointed to serve as referees and advisory board members.

 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

The bulletin publishes manuscripts written in the Malay and English language.  Manuscript submitted to the journal for publication should be original contribution and must not have been previously published or is under consideration simultaneously by any other publication.

The manuscript should be typed with double spacing, single column and font size 12 Times New Roman on A4 paper not exceeding 15 pages for original articles (5 pages for research notes, short communications and case reports) and should be submitted using the online submission system.

All correspondence pertaining to articles and related matters should be addressed to:

 

Editor-in-Chief

BULLETIN OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Faculty of Health Sciences,

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

50300 Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz,

Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia.

 

FORMAT AND STYLE

The title of a manuscript should be concise, descriptive and preferably not exceeding 15 words. The manuscript must include an abstract, describing its main points within 150 – 250 words in the Malay and English language. If the manuscript is written in malay, it must also have an english abstract.

In general, the contents should comprise of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References.   The manuscript should be supplied with 3-5 keywords.

All illustrations including figures, charts and graphs, must be labelled and supplied on pages separate from the text. The desired placement in the text should be clearly indicated. These illustrations should be referred to and numbered serial, as figures. All illustrations should be clearly drawn in permanent ink or photographed in sharp black and white and reproduced in the form of high – contrast glossy prints or digital images and provided in camera ready form.

References in the text should be denoted by giving the name(s) of the author(s).  All alphabetically ordered references list should be included at the end of the manuscript.  All references cited in the text must appear in the reference list. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all information in the reference. Manuscripts must conform to the references in Penerbit UKM style or the Chicago Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press). The references style adopted should be consistent throughout the manuscript.

 

 COPYRIGHT

It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that his or her submitted work does not infringe any existing copyright. Authors should obtain permission to reproduce or adapt copyrighted material and provide evidence of approval upon submitting the final version of a manuscript.

 

REVIEW PROCESS

Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and at least one independent referee. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the Board’s recommendations. The manuscript will be evaluated based on its appropriateness for the Bulletin of Health Sciences (BHS), contribution to the discipline, cogency of analysis, conceptual breadth, clarity of presentation and technical adequacy.  Manuscripts submitted by members of the journal’s Editorial Board are subjected to the same review procedure.

 

 PROOFS

One set of proofs will be sent to the author(s) to be checked for printer’s errors and it is the responsibility of the author(s) to submit corrections to the Editorial Board.

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