Guide for Authors

Submission Process

All submissions to BJEM must be made electronically via online submission and peer review system on the journal webpage at the following URL. (E-mailed submissions will not be accepted.) First-time users must create an Author account, which may be used for submitting to the journal.

Manuscript Submission Checklist

-Double-space all text, including references and figure legends.

-Number pages.

-Number lines continuously.

-Present statistical treatment of data where appropriate.

-Provide accession numbers for all newly published sequences in a dedicated "Data availability" paragraph, and if a sequence or sequence alignment important for evaluation of the manuscript is not yet available, provide the information as a Miscellaneous File Not for Publication or make the material available on a website for access by the editor and reviewers.


Manuscripts should be drafted as concisely as possible. As space in the Journal is at a premium, the Editors always reserve the right to require authors to reduce the length of their manuscripts. The overall English presentation of the submitted manuscripts should be standard. The main text of the manuscript should be prepared as a Word document (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) file. 

Title page

The title page should show the title of the manuscript; the names of authors and place(s) where the work was done; an abbreviated running headline not exceeding 35 letters and spaces; and the complete contact details for the corresponding author.


A brief summary of about 150-250 words, should give the major findings of the investigation should be provided.

Keywords: A list of between 4-and 6 keywords should be added.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.


Ensure that the work can be repeated according to the details provided. The authors consent that biological material, including plasmids, viruses, and microbial strains, unobtainable from national collections will be made available to members of the scientific community for non-commercial purposes subject to national and international regulations governing the supply of biological material. 


 Well-prepared tables and figures must be a cardinal feature of the 'Results' section because they convey the major observations to readers who scan a paper. Information provided in tables and figures should not be repeated in the text, but focus attention on the importance of the principal findings of the study. In general, journal papers will contain between two or three tables and a maximum of 6 figures.


This must not recapitulate the results and authors must avoid the temptation of preparing a combined 'Results and Discussion' section;


Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be acknowledged and their particular contributions described. All sources of funding for the work reported, for all the authors, must be acknowledged. Both the research funder and the grant number (if applicable) should be given for each source of funds;


The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Use last versions of software such as Endnote 20 or less for styling the references.

Citation of references having three or more names should be cited in the text as Mirdamadi et al. (2022) at the first and subsequent times of quoting the reference.

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. Please alphabetize according to the following rules: 1) For one author, by name of the author, then chronologically;2) For two authors, by name of the author, then name of coauthor, then chronologically; 3) For more than two authors, by name of the first author, then chronologically.

Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of “et al” in long author lists (more than six authors should be considered):

The following is an example of order and style to be used in the manuscript:


Heidari Z, Faezi Ghasemi M and Modiri L (2020) The synergistic antibacterial effect of bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus casei ATCC 39392 and iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) on selected foodborne pathogens. Int J Mol Clin Microbiol, 10(1), 1301-1311

Article by DOI 

Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med.


South J, Blass B (2021) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London

Book chapter

Brown B, Aaron M (2020) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd eds. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257

Online document

Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing Physics Web. Accessed 26 June 2007


Trent JW (2018) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California

Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations, see



Tables must be prepared in the same format as the manuscript text, and should ideally appear in the text or at the end of the main manuscript file. Tables must not include ruled vertical or horizontal lines except for headers and a footer (see example below). The use of explanatory footnotes is permissible and they should be marked by the following (shown in order of preference): *, †, ‡, §, ¶, **, ††, etc.


Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of bacteriocin produced by L. curvatus LAB-3H and reference antibiotics (control group) against four selected foodborne pathogens (µg/mL-1). P-value <0.05 is significant.










L.monocytogenes PTCC1294








S. aureus ATCC 29213








B. cereus PTCC1857








E. coli  PTCC1276










Supply all figures electronically.

Indicate what graphics program was used to create the artwork.

For vector graphics, the preferred format is EPS; for halftones, please use TIFF format. 

MS Office files are also acceptable. Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files. 

Name your figure files with "Fig" and the figure number, e.g., Fig1.eps.

Definition: Black and white graphic with no shading.

Do not use faint lines and/or lettering and check that all lines and lettering within the figures are legible at final size.

All lines should be at least 0.1 mm (0.3 pt) wide.

Scanned line drawings and line drawings in bitmap format should have a minimum resolution of 1200 dpi.

Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files.

Definition: Photographs, drawings, or paintings with fine shading, etc.

If any magnification is used in the photographs, indicate this by using scale bars within the figures themselves.

Halftones should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.

Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.

Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).

Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.

Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type.

No punctuation is to be included after the number, nor is any punctuation to be placed at the end of the caption.

Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.

Identify previously published material by giving the source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.



If no conflict of interest exists, then 'no conflict of interest declared' should appear within this section. Otherwise, authors should list all pertinent commercial and other relationships that may be perceived as a potential source of conflict of interest.


Supporting Information can be a useful way for an author to include important but ancillary information with the online version of an article. Examples of Supporting Information include additional tables, data sets, figures, movie files, audio clips, 3D structures, and other related nonessential multimedia files. Supporting Information should be cited within the article text. The availability of supporting information should be indicated in the main manuscript by a section headed 'Supporting Information', under which should be appropriate legends for the material. It is published as supplied by the author, and the proof is not made available before publication; for these reasons, authors should provide any Supporting Information in the desired final format.