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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 is written in English
  • 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

All submissions must be in English!

Why submit your paper to BJDI?

  • Open access publication
  • Articles undergo rigorous, anonymised peer-review
  • Rapid publication


  • It is FREE to submit and publish your work!!
  • There are no compulsory fees for authors or reader.



We accept several types of articles. Check the list below along with the rules for each type


Original research

These articles provide new knowledge based on original research. Studies should be hypothesis-driven and have well-described methods that can effectively answer the question addressed. These articles require appropriate statistical analyses.

  • Word count: no more than 3000 words (Introduction to Discussion)
  • Abstract: Structured and no more than 300 words
  • Reference Limit: 35 (limit may be extended for meta-analyses)
  • Figure Limit (images, charts, or graphs): 6
  • Table Limit: 4

Review Article

These articles should be focused, comprehensive, in-depth reviews of the available scientific information on a topic of interest. No new research information is described in these reviews.

  • Word count: no more than 4500 words (Introduction to Conclusion)
  • Abstract: Unstructured and no more than 200 words
  • Reference Limit: 100
  • Figure Limit (images, charts, or graphs): 12
  • Table Limit: 4

Note: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses must be submitted as an original research article. Do NOT submit as a review article

Case Series

BRDI accept case reports and case series. Upon submission, these will undergo a screening process for potential suitability prior to peer review. Only those cases judged to have sufficient clinical impact will undergo a full peer-review process.

  • Word count: no more than 1500 words (Introduction to Discussion)
  • Abstract: Unstructured and no more than 100 words
  • Reference Limit: 20
  • Figure Limit (individual images, charts, or graphs): 6
  • Table Limit: 2

Short communication

Short Communications are short papers that present original and significant material for rapid dissemination. For example, a Short Communication may focus on a particular aspect of a problem or a new finding that is expected to have a significant impact

  • Word count: no more than 2000 words
  • Abstract: Unstructured and no more than 100 words
  • Reference Limit: 20
  • Figure Limit: 4
  • Table Limit: 2

Technical note

A technical note article presents a technique, instrumentation, exploration method, or an assessment method that is new compared to earlier publications. An evaluation or measurement method should specify how it was validated. 

  • Word count: no more than 2000 words
  • Abstract: Unstructured and no more than 150 words
  • Reference Limit: 20
  • Figure Limit: 4
  • Table Limit: 2

Letter to the Editor

These letters offer constructive comments or questions regarding published articles and must be received within 4 weeks from the article's online publication date. The authors of the letters should refer to the article under discussion. Letters to the Editor suitable for publication will be sent to the authors of the published article for their response. The journal article authors are made aware of the identity of the authors of the letters. All letters and replies will be reviewed by the Editor prior to publication.

  • Word count: no more than 350 words
  • Abstract: None
  • Reference Limit: 5
  • Figures and tables may not be included as part of these submissions.
  • All published letters must be signed, with appropriate contact information included.

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