Style and Format

Style and Format

  Style and format are important while writing and submission of manuscript to the Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology. That is why, you have to read this section carefully. In addition, refer to a current issue of the Bangladesh Journal Pharmacology for the correct style and format. 


File format

Manuscript files should be in MSWord (DOC or DOCX). The documents should not be password protected.

PDF files or other formats are not allowed.


The number of words in the different types of manuscripts varies. However, restrictions are applicable in some sections (abstract and Introduction) of the Research Article and Letter to the Editor. The number of Figures and Tables must be reduced in number. The most appropriate one should be included. Sometimes Tables or Figures are merged to reduce the number of Figures or Tables.

We encourage you to present your findings in the result section concisely. However, the Dicussion section should be detailed and elaborate mainly on your positive findings.


The text font will be "Book Antique" and its size will be 9 points, except for the font named “Symbol”. Please use the font size to 8 points in case of references.  

To add symbols to the manuscript, first place the cursor in the text where the symbol will be inserted. Then go to the INSERT menu bar and find the Symbol submenu bar in your MSWord file. Click the symbol submenu bar, choose the appropriate symbol, and insert it within the text.


Use subheadings in the Materials and Methods section, as well as the Results section. There will be no subheading in the Discussion section.

Layout and spacing

The manuscript text should be 1.5-spaced.

Do not format the texts in multiple columns just like the printed PDF format article. Please type it as a normal file. We shall format it after acceptance.

The color of the whole text should be black only.

Page and line numbers

Include the page number at the bottom of each page.

We prefer not to use any line numbers within the submitted manuscript.


Footnotes are not permitted except in the Figure and Table. 


The manuscript must be written in American English. Please avoid British English. The use of both American and British English is strongly discouraged.

Numbers in Text

Writing out numbers from one to nine in words and using numerals for all other numbers. If a number falls at the beginning of a sentence, it should be written out in words.

In a situation where abbreviations are used, use numerals, not number words, with the abbreviations. For example, 5 mL instead of “five mL”; 100 mL instead of “one hundred mL”.

In the case of all data, use one digit after a period. The exception is in the case of statistical data like p<0.05.


Define commonly used abbreviations upon the first appearance in the text both in the Abstract and the rest of the manuscript (e.g., Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion.

The use of abbreviation(s) within the text must be minimal. It is better to avoid it.


It is recommended to use MathType for display and inline equations. This will provide the most reliable outcome. As an alternative, you can use Equation Editor or Microsoft's Insert → Equation function is acceptable.


 Use established and correct nomenclature if possible.

Units of measurement

Use the International System of Units (SI). If you do not use these exclusively, provide the SI value in parentheses after each value. Write gram as ‘g’, millimeter as ‘mL’, minutes as “min”, etc. Try to avoid “gm” to express the weight in gram. Similarly do not use “ml” instead of “mL”.


Use the Recommended International Non-Proprietary Name. Do not capitalize the name of a drug if it is within the sentence

Plant or microorganism names

Write in italics (e.g., Musa acuminata). Write in full both in the title of the manuscript, abstract, and at the first mention of that manuscript in the introduction or other section of the manuscript. After first mentioned in the text, the first letter of the genus name followed by the full species name may be used (e.g., M. acuminata).