Aim and Scope of Brunei International Medical Journal

The Brunei International Medical Journal (BIMJ) is a peer reviewed official publication of the Ministry of Health under the auspices of the Clinical Research Unit, Ministry of Health, Brunei Darussalam. BIMJ is both available as a six monthly print copy version, which will consist of two issues combined together as one and a three monthly free access online version consisting of individual issue. The aim is to allow publications to be available as quickly as possible online.

The BIMJ publishes articles ranging from original research papers, review articles, medical practice papers, special reports, audits, case reports, images of interest, education and technical/innovation papers, editorials, commentaries and letters to the Editor. Topics of interest include all subjects that relate to clinical practice and research in all branches of medicine, basic and clinical including topics related to allied health care fields. The BIMJ welcomes manuscripts from contributors, but usually solicits reviews articles and special reports. Proposals for review papers can be sent to the Managing Editor directly. Please refer to the contact information of the Editorial Office.


Manuscript submission

Please take note of the following important points below before you submit your manuscript to BIMJ. Your manuscript must include the following materials in the exact order when you submit it to BIMJ for review.

All manuscripts must be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, BIMJ, Clinical Research Unit (CRU) RIPAS Hospital at the following e-mail address: Subsequent correspondence between the BIMJ and authors will, as far as possible should be conducted via email quoting the the reference number.


1.    Cover letter to the Editor-in-Chief of BIMJ with a short summary of the manuscript and signed by the All authors, with the following statement,


"The work conducted and presented in this manuscript has not been been published or submitted for publication in another journal. All authors named in the manuscript have made substantial contribution each to qualify for authorship according to BIMJ authorship criteria and have approved of the content of the manuscript. We have disclosed all financial support for our work and other potential conflicts of interests.


2.    Title page with i) the title, ii) surname and initials of authors, with their highest degree and current affliations, iii) name, the full address, telephone and email of the corresponding author, iv) a short running title of not more than 40 characters and v) word count.


3.    Arrangement of the manuscript must be according to the instructions for authors regarding manuscript preparation. Please refer to the Instructions for Authors.

Submission of an article for consideration for publication implies the transfer of the copyright from the authors to the BIMJ upon acceptance. The final decision of acceptance rests with the Editor-in-Chief. All accepted papers become the permanent property of the BIMJ and may not be published elsewhere without written permission from the BIMJ.

Ethical considerations will be taken into account in the assessment of papers that have experimental investigations of human or animal subjects. Authors should state clearly in the Materials and Methods section of the manuscript that institutional review board has approved the project. Those investigators without such review boards should ensure that the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki have been followed.

Statistical analysis

All original research articles should include a section on statistical analysis stating the format of presentation of the data, the statistical analysis used as well as the statistical software package used, the sample size calculation and any subgroup analysis must be state apriori if it is reported in the results section.