Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

Submission Preparation Checklist Edit

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 Guidelines Edit

Guidance for Authors

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 3000 words and 25 references. References should be in Vancouver format.

All pictures. figures and tables should be sent separately and have a clear indication in the text of the manuscript.

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 included in DOI, Crossref and Google Scholar and has an open, post-publication peer-review process.

 

Peer Review Policy & Form

The Physician has an open peer review policy which has 2 reviewers.

The Editorial review is published as a commentary explaining why the manuscript was commissioned/accepted and what it adds to the literature and impact on health policy/ professional opinions.

The independent peer review (1-2 reviewers) is conducted by a subject expert and comments will be published online along with any changes incorporated in the final version of the article in print.

The online peer review form is available here, for completion and submission online. You can download and submit a form by email to the editors.

For suggestions on peer reviewers for your submission please email to editor.thephysician@bapio.co.uk

The Physician acknowledges the significant contribution of the scientific and healthcare professionals in upholding the robustness and sanctity of the peer-review process.

 

Copyright

  • Copyright on any open access article in a journal/ magazine/ Newsletter published by BAPIO Ltd is retained by the author(s).
  • Authors grant BAPIO Ltd a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
  • Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.
  • The Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 formalises these and other terms and conditions of publishing articles

Privacy Statement Edit

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.