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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Author contribution & Conflict of Interest statement is added to the end of the article text following references
  • Consent from subjects/ patients must be enclosed where appropriate
  • Funding sources for the research or review being presented should be declared at the end of the article text.

Please submit all articles in MS Word format or as Rich Text. There is no strict limit on words but most articles should be within 2000 words and 10 references. References should be in Vancouver format.

All pictures in jpeg format (minimum 600dpi), figures and tables should be submitted separately and also included inline at the relevant places within the manuscript. 

The authors must hold the copyright for the material submitted.

Manuscripts can be submitted online or by email to editor.thephysician@bapio.co.uk 

The Physician is a member of DOI through Crossref and indexed by Google Scholar and introducing a post-publication peer review from May 2020. It will be submitted for inclusion in all major indexing services shortly. 

Plagiarism check will be applied for all new submissions using Turnitin and Crossref's Similarity Check system. 

Complaints Process

The journal is indemnified by BAPIO Publications through BAPIO Ltd.

Any complaints relating to the published material should first be submitted to the editors via email editor.thephysician@bapio.co.uk

Any complaints relating to commercial interests or grievances with the editorial board can be addressed to the BAPIO Executive committee via admin@bapio.co.uk

We aim to provide a formal written response within 4 weeks or earlier.

Content Archiving is currently on cloud drive (Google drive and Onedrive). We are applying for inclusion in the CLOCKSS archiving system.