Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
The manuscript must be sent to the Editor-in-Chief. The submitted manuscript is sent to two reviewers, of which at least one resides in a country different from the author's. Reviewers will receive the manuscript without knowledge of the author's name as the author will not know the reviewers' names. Review is made in writing on a standard form available on the BJC homepage. The article is accepted for print in BJC on fulfilling all criteria mentioned in the review form and after a positive opinion of the reviewer (marking the 'yes' box in the form). If an article has been valuated as incomplete or in need of revision, the reviewer will point out which fragments, figures, tables, etc., need to be improved - in additional comments enclosed to the review form. The names of the reviewers are published once a year in the year's last issue of BJC and on the internet.
Together with the manuscript, information should be sent concerning the financial background (funding) of the published work (if applicable, in the Acknowledgements section) and other relevant data on the financing of the publication (if any).