You are invited to contribute unpublished original research, reviews and short report manuscripts to the Journal of Public Health and Development, published three times annually by the ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Thailand.

The journal aims to provide a vehicle for publishing original research about health and development and invites scholarly research manuscript submissions accordingly. All submissions will be subjected to peer review by at least two reviewers and should conform to the guidelines described below.

The journal is indexed in the ASEAN Citation Index and Thai Journal Citation Index. For further details, please access the journal website.

English should be used throughout the manuscript, including figures, charts, graphs and photos.  JPHD does not correct language errors.

One abstract with keywords is required. English portions should use 12-point Times New Roman font.


Content Organisation             

Manuscripts should generally follow the format described below.


Title must be concise and with information that would help the readers to determine what to expect from the manuscript. It must not contain abbreviations, proprietary (rather than generic) names, jargon and the like.


All authors should indicate the first name, last name, department/institution/faculty, university, city/province/state and country of each author. When there is more than more than one author, a corresponding author should designate the full name and full postal address, phone number, fax and email address.


All submissions should be accompanied by an abstract paragraph not exceeding 300 words.


A least 3 keywords should be provided to facilitate database searches.


The introduction should establish the objectives, relevance and significance of the research and provide a framework for the manuscript. It may include a brief literature review.


Sufficient details should be provided to describe and justify the method of the study such as study design, study areas, target population, sample size determination, sampling techniques, research instruments, validity and reliability test of instruments, data collection procedures and data analyses. When the methods from a previous publication are used they must be cited and discussed. When existing methods are used in the research, the authors are responsible for checking licensing and obtaining any necessary permission. When permission is required, a statement confirming that permission was granted should be included in the methods section.


The results section needs to be clearly and concisely stated according to the research question comprising new knowledge contributed. Most importantly, authors present representative data or their description and avoid redundancy. The results section should be presented using the past tense. 


In the discussion section, the authors explain and comment on whether or not the results were expected for each set of results, and explain their meaning in relation to the stated research problem. The authors should compare the results of their study with results of related studies. The limitations or strengths of the study are usually listed in the final paragraph of the discussion.


The recommendations section should set out conclusions suggested by the research and any implications and recommendations for future practices.

Figures and tables

Figures and tables are the most efficient way to illustrate results.  Captions and legends must be detailed sufficiency to be self-explanatory.  In the case of using pictures, authors must declare any copyright; otherwise “public domain” source should be indicated. 

Tables should be logical and readers should be able to express opinions regarding the results by looking at the tables without reading the main text. Data included in tables should comply with those mentioned in the main text, using percentages in rows, and columns summed up accurately. Tables should include exact p values, and level of significance as assessed. Statistical analyses should be indicated in footnotes.  Further, authors must write <.001 when the statistical software is printed out as .000.


Acknowledgements should be stated using two elements; first, research grants, contracts, or fellowships, and second, any significant technical help received from individuals or institutions.

References and citations

References and citations should follow the Vancouver style. Details of this style can be found at The in-text citations are placed immediately after the text using superscript.  Samples of Vancouver style are shown below.


              - Htun NN, Laosee O, Rattanapan C. Factors that influence menstrual hygiene management in adolescent girls in Mudon Township, Mon State, Myanmar. J Health Sci Med Res. 2021;39(3):207–17.                 

              - Laosee O, Sritoomma N, Wamontree P, Rattanapan C, Sitthi-Amorn, C. The effectiveness of traditional Thai massage versus massage with herbal compress among elderly patients with low back pain: A randomised controlled trial. Complement Ther Med. 2020;48:102253.


- Snook S. Secondary intervention for low back pain. The occupational ergonomics Handbook 2nd and Interventions, controls, and applications in occupational ergonomics Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis. 2006:24-31.

- The World Bank. Maternal health out-of-pocket expenditure and service readiness in Lao PDR. The World Bank. 2013.


- Waltzman SB, Shapiro WH. Cochlear implants in adults. In: Valente M, Hosfond-Dunn H, Roeser RJ, editors. Audiology treatment. 2nd ed. New York: Thieme; 2008;p.361-9.


- Tintara H, inventor; Prince of Songkla University, assignee. Amniotomy training model. Thai petty patent 7488. September 18, 2012.


- Steinbaum SR. An Overview of High Blood Pressure Treatment [Internet]. [Cited 2018 March 16]. Available from:

- Smith S. Safety Practices in the oil and gas industry (Infographics),  EHS Today. 2018 [Cited 2019 January 23]. Available from: https://www. practices-oil-and-gas-industry-infographic.


Conflict of Interest Statement

The conflict of interest statements are mentioned in the first page of the manuscript submission.


Author Contributions

The author contribution statement should be included within the title page file of your submission. Please provide one contribution for each author as a minimum.



The manuscript may be rejected if plagiarism is detected during the review process either by editors or reviewers. We also reserve the right to retract the manuscript if plagiarism is detected after publication.

Journal of Public Health and Development uses Turnitin, which is supported by Mahidol University to screen submitted content for its originality. If the similarity index is higher than 25%, the editors will contact the corresponding author and follow up in detail. Any manuscript showing clear indications of plagiarism will be immediately rejected.


Copyright Transfer

By default, we publish these open access articles under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License (CC BY-NC 4.0), permitting others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work noncommercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is noncommercial.      


Editorial Office

The editorial offices of the Journal of Public Health and Development, are located at the ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Salaya, Phuttamonthon, Nakhon Pathom 73170 Thailand.


Principal Contact

Cheerawit Rattanapan


ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Phone +66 24419040-3 Ext.62


Support Contact

Orapin Laosee

ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Phone +66 24419040-3 Ext.43