About the Journal
Aims and Scope
The Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Medicine (BSCM) (ISSN 2774-1079), previously known as Chiang Mai Medical Journal, is an international peer-reviewed, open-access publication dedicated to the widespread dissemination of accurate, reliable, and cutting-edge information in the realms of biomedical sciences and clinical medicine. BSCM is committed to showcasing original works in the English language that have not been previously published or are not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Upholding a no-fee policy, BSCM stands among the select open-access journals that do not impose publication charges.
Our intended readership and contributors include a diverse audience of academic professionals, researchers, and healthcare practitioners operating within the domains of biomedical sciences and clinical medicine. Esteemed authors who satisfy the authorship criteria established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) are cordially invited to share their novel research findings and foster meaningful dialogue with fellow medical and health professionals. The purview of BSCM extends across a wide spectrum of healthcare-related disciplines and specialties, encompassing a wide range of knowledge. Our coverage includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:
Health professions play a pivotal role in maintaining and promoting public health, delivering medical care, and contributing to the holistic well-being of individuals and communities. Encompassing an array of skilled individuals dedicated to improving health outcomes and providing essential healthcare services. BSCM acknowledges roles such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, allied health professionals, and mental health practitioners. Our journal welcomes research, insights, and studies that contribute to the knowledge and advancement of various aspects within the realm of health professions. This can encompass topics related to patient care, clinical innovations, professional development, interdisciplinary collaboration, healthcare policy, and beyond, thus empowering health professions to elevate patient outcomes and fortify healthcare systems.
Diverse Medical Disciplines:
BSCM covers diverse medical disciplines, including Radiology, Psychology, Forensic Science, Pediatrics, and Nutrition. Within these disciplines, research topics span a broad spectrum, covering areas such as medical imaging, mental health, forensic analysis, childhood development, and nutrition. It also serves as a hub for Clinical and Medical Sciences, focusing on areas like disease biomarkers, drug metabolism, microbial pathogenesis, cardiovascular and exercise physiology. BSCM aims to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange to the broader field of healthcare, benefiting not only healthcare professions but also enhancing healthcare practices for the wider community.
Nursing stands as an essential pillar in healthcare, warranting dedicated exploration within BSCM. Research themes span evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, nursing leadership and management, geriatric nursing, pediatric nursing, palliative care, and healthcare policy. Our journal’s platform empowers researchers, educators, and practitioners to share experiences, discoveries, and insights, thereby propelling the evolution of nursing knowledge and practice, and ultimately benefiting patient care and healthcare outcomes.
Other Associated Health Professions:
Additionally, BSCM extends its coverage to encompass other associated health professions that contribute significantly to the healthcare ecosystem. Potential research topics include Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Social Work: Speech-Language Pathology, Health Education, Art Therapy, and Music Therapy.
In the context of the BSCM journal, research topics within these associated health professions could highlight innovative approaches, best practices, patient outcomes, and interdisciplinary collaboration. By featuring research across these diverse disciplines, our journal continues to enrich the breadth and depth of medical knowledge, fostering an environment where all contributors to healthcare can share their insights and contribute to improving patient care and outcomes.
All submissions to the BSCM journal undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the originality, validity, and quality of the published research. All manuscripts have been evaluated by at least 3 experts specialized in the fields by a double-blinded review system.
Types of Published Articles
Academic journals play a vital role in sharing scientific knowledge, offering a range of article types to accommodate various dimensions of research and scholarship. While the primary focus of the BSCM journal centers around original research articles, the journal also warmly welcomes review articles, case reports, short communications, and letters to the editors.
An original article represents a comprehensive research endeavor undertaken by the researchers themselves. It delves deeply into a specific research question or hypothesis, often involving data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Original articles are characterized by their systematic approach to presenting methods, results, and discussions. They are vital for advancing the understanding of specific phenomena, expanding scientific knowledge, and potentially influencing further research and practical applications. The manuscript length, excluding references, should not exceed 5,000 words.
A review article provides an exhaustive synopsis of research on a particular subject or offers a panoramic overview of existing research on a specific topic. It synthesizes findings from various sources, critically assesses the state of the field, and may provide insights into emerging trends and areas of debate. The manuscript length, excluding references, should not exceed 8,000 words.
Meaningful clinical reports on patients and/or medical conditions warranting discussion are encouraged. These articles illuminate challenging diagnoses, uncommon presentations, or novel treatment approaches. These articles underscore the importance of personalized approaches to patient care and can serves as educational resources for healthcare professions. The manuscript length, excluding references, should not exceed 2,500 words.
Short communications are concise reports that highlight potentially groundbreaking developments in research. These articles are particularly suitable for presenting preliminary results, innovative methodologies, or novel tool developments. Despite their brevity, short communications must provide sufficient context, methods, and outcome to enable readers to grasp the significance of the work. This format is ideal for disseminating initial findings that may lead to more extensive research projects. The manuscript length, excluding references, should not exceed 2,500 words.
Letters to the Editor:
Letters to the editors are concise communications that offer readers the opportunity to express their opinions or provide insights on previously published articles. These letters can contribute to ongoing discussions or provide additional perspectives on a topic. While brief, letters to the editor should maintain scholarly rigor and contribute to the dynamic. The manuscript length, excluding references, should not exceed 2,500 words.
The BSCM journal maintains a publication frequency of four issues per year in March, June, September, and December. Each issue typically comprises around six articles, resulting in an annual total of approximately 24 articles. Our journal is dedicated to ensuring both the timeliness and regularity of its published content, which consistently features high-quality research within the realm of biomedical sciences and clinical medicine.
The BSCM journal mandates that all articles must be composed in the English language. Authors are strongly encouraged to use clear, concise language, and to adhere to proper grammar and spelling conventions. In situations where English proofreading is requested following paper acceptance, authors will need to seek assistance from a native English speaker prior to advancing with the subsequent processing steps.
There is no article processing charge for any publication in the BSCM journal.
Open Access Policy
The Open Access Policy of the BSCM Journal ensures unrestricted access, enabling researchers, scholars, and the general public to access and engage with cutting-edge research findings freely. This approach not only facilitates the exchange of knowledge but also promotes collaboration and innovation across diverse fields. Embracing open access benefits the global research community, enhances visibility, and contributes to information democratization. BSCM actively advances scholarly discourse for an inclusive research landscape.
Ownership and Management
BSCM is owned and supported by Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University. Our journal aims to aid academics, researchers, and practitioners in sharing and accessing reliable knowledge and research findings in biomedical sciences and clinical medicine for the benefit of humanity. To achieve this goal, all articles published in the BSCM journal are free for all, without any article processing charges (APC) for authors and no paywall for readers. The journal refrains from marketing and advertising.
BSCM is the official peer-reviewed journal of Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, located at 110 Intawaroros Road, Si Phum, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
Copyright and Licensing
All articles published in the BSCM journal are fully open-access and are made available free of charge to the reader under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) license. Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their publications and grant BSCM the right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license that allows others to share copy, and redistribute the material in any medium or format and adapt remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, with an acknowledgment of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.
The entire publication process of the BSCM journal operates without any publication fee. The foundation of our revenue lies in the steadfast support extended by the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University. This support is the backbone of our operations and fosters an environment that motivates scholars and researchers to share their invaluable contributions through our platform.
BSCM avoids accepting advertising revenue and does not display any paid advertisements. Instead, the announcement section of the journal is reserved solely for highlighting pertinent academic events. This unique feature aims to support scholars and researchers in the realm of Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Medicine, facilitating the dissemination of information about upcoming academic events of significance.
For direct marketing activities, we have established effective communication channels with researchers in pertinent fields. Our outreach efforts encompass a variety of content types, including research articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, and letters to editors. We emphasize the principles of transparency and ethical conduct throughout these endeavors. The information we convey about the publisher and the journal is meticulously curated to be accurate, reliable, and devoid of any misleading elements. Our approach is designed to strike the right balance between providing pertinent information and avoiding overwhelming our readers and recipients. BSCM remains steadfastly committed to the principles of responsible and ethical direct marketing. Our goal is to foster robust engagement within the scientific community, facilitate collaborative endeavors, and transparently disseminate high-quality research spanning the realms of biomedical sciences and clinical medicine.
History of Journal
Our journal can be traced back to 1961 when the Chiang Mai Medical Bulletin initially published articles in the Thai medical literature. It underwent a name change in 2010, becoming the Chiang Mai Medical Journal and expanding its scope to include both Thai and English medical articles. In 2022, the Chiang Mai Medical Journal (ISSN: 2651-2025), established as a Tier 1 journal in the Thai Citation Index (TCI), underwent a transformation process, evolving into the Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Medicine (BSCM) journal. BSCM now exclusively publishes relevant articles on health professions and associated biomedical sciences and clinical medicine in English. Over the past six decades, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University has steadfastly supported the journal.