Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 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 Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font for English articles and 16-point font for Thai articles; 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, which is found in About the Journal.
- A list of three or more potential reviewers, with complete contact information including e-mail address, is included in the cover letter.
- A cover letter and a disclosure form that has been signed by all authors have been included as supplement files.
Original article: Original articles described studies reporting original research. They include study background, methods, results, and a discussion. For an English article, the maximum length is 3,000 words of text, 200 words of abstract, 40 references, and 6 figures or tables in total. For a Thai article (single-spaced text), the maximum length is 20 pages in total.
Review article: Review articles give an overview of existing literature in a field, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses. They should analyze information from available published work with a balanced perspective. The maximum length of this article type is 4,500 words of text and 200 words of abstract. The numbers of references, figures, and tables are not restricted. For a Thai article (single-spaced text), the maximum length is 30 pages in total.
Brief report: Brief reports presented uncomplicated original research. They include study background, methods, results, and a discussion. For an English article, the maximum length is 1,500 words of text, 100 words of abstract, 20 references, and 2 figures or tables in total. For a Thai article (single-spaced text), the maximum length is 10 pages in total.
Case report: Clinical reports present the details of real patient cases from medical or clinical practice. The signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and/or treatment of a disease or medical condition should contribute to the existing knowledge on the field. For an English article, the maximum length is 1,000 words of text and 10 references. For a Thai article (single-spaced text), the maximum length is 7 pages in total. This article type has no abstract, figure, or table.
Miscellany: This section includes editorial, perspective, opinion, and letter to the editor. Editorials present discussion of current issues, new ideas, and philosophies. Perspective articles are scholarly reviews of fundamental concepts or prevalent ideas presenting a personal point of view critiquing widespread notions pertaining to a field. Opinion articles present the author’s viewpoint on the interpretation, analysis, or methods used in a particular study. Opinion articles are constructive criticism and should be evidence-based. Letters to the editor are short articles draw attention to or present a criticism of an article previously published in Chiang Mai Medical Journal. The maximum length is 800 words of text and 8 references. For a Thai article (single-spaced text), the maximum length is 5 pages in total.
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