Editorial Policies

Paper Submission:

Initial Manuscript Evaluation: All manuscripts submitted for publication in Journal are, firstly, evaluated by the Editorial Board Members. The editors employ double-blind reviewing, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process.

Referee Evaluation: After the initial evaluation, the manuscripts are sent to a minimum of two external referees for peer-review. If necessary, the number of referees can be increased by editors. The referees are chosen from a referee board according to their expertise. Referees are asked to evaluate the manuscript’s originality, methodology, contribution to the literature, presentation of results and support for the conclusions, and appropriate referencing of previous relevant studies. Referees might accept the manuscript, reject the manuscript or might require a revision for style and/or content.

When a revision is required by the referee or referees, the author(s) are to consider the suggestions offered by the referees, and they should be sent back the revised version of a manuscript in one month. Revised manuscripts returned after one month is considered as a new submission and peer review process is started from the beginning. Referees may request more than one revision of a manuscript.

Possible decisions on a manuscript are:

  • Accepted
  • Accepted after minor revision
  • Rejected

If minor revision is required, authors should return a revised version as soon as possible within one week.

Final Evaluation: After favorable opinions of referees, the editorial board is made the final evaluation. The articles accepted for publication by the editorial are placed in an issue sequence.

Time of Peer Review Process:  The journal aims to complete the all peer review process within seven (7) to eight (8) weeks. This time, however, may vary depending on the amount of revision work that needs to be completed before the manuscript is acceptable.

Official Journal of Bangladesh Physiotherapy Association, the member organization of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) published since 2008