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Author Guidelines

Rules and introduction for a publication

1.Types of articles published by the Disease Control Journal

Review Articles should provide new knowledge, unusual characteristic profiles, interesting findings that readers can apply, or a situation analysis of diseases, and consist of the abstract, introduction, knowledge or information relating to the matter, and should discuss, analyze and conclude up-to-date references.

Original Articles are written in chapters or sections in sequence which includes the abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments, and references and should be no more than 10 pages.

Operational Reports consist of the abstract, introduction, methods of operation, results, discussion, acknowledgments, and references.

Case report

Outbreak Investigation

2. Manuscript Preparation

Titles should be short and specific, comprehensive and comply with the objectives and context. Titles must be in both Thai and English language.

Author's names should include the name and last name (no title), and the institutional affiliation in both Thai and English. In case of multiple authors, the name should be listed according to their contribution to the article. Put the number in superscript format after the last name of each contributing author which is linked to the institutional affiliation as well as provide the corresponding author’s name with email address and phone number for correspondences.

Main Content should be in Thai language as much as possible and the language used should be easy to understand, concise, and clear to help readers understand. If abbreviations are used, the complete term should be introduced for the first time in the main text.

Abstracts are a brief summary of a published article, particularly with key messages and statistical numbers. Language should be concise with complete sentences and writing in prose.

The length should no more than 15 sentences and include objectives, materials and methods, results, and discussion or suggestions (in brief). No footnotes are referred. The abstract must be in both Thai and English language.

Introductions introduce the background and the importance of the research including literature reviews of related works and the research objectives.

Materials and Methods describe the research methodology including data sources, data collection, data sampling, and research tools, as well as data analysis and statistical principles applied.

Results explain the research findings by providing research evidence and information as well as interpreting the results of the findings or analysis.

Discussions criticize and discuss whether the results were obtained as intended or not, and refer to theories or any studies of those involved.

Conclusions (if any) summarize the relevant research articles and suggest for recommendations for further work.


  • Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references which should be written in Vancouver referencing style.
  • Each piece of work which is cited in your text should have a unique number. The first citation starts at number 1 and works are assigned further in numeric order of citation. If, in your text, you cite a piece of work more than once, the same citation number should be used.
  • In case of an international journal, please use the abbreviated name according to Index Medicus. Any mistakes on references will delay the submission process due to the additional details requested from authors to comply with the rules.

3. Referencing Format (please notice the punctuation marks in the examples)

3.1 Journal Articles

Numeric order. Authors’ Names (Surnames and Initials). Title of the Article. Abbreviated Journal Name. Year of Publication; Journal Volume: First page - Last page.

In case there are more than 6 authors, the first 6 authors are listed, followed by et al.


Fischl MA, Dickinson GM, Scott GB. Evaluation of Heterosexual partners, children and household contacts of adults with AIDS. JAMA 1987;257:640-4.

3.2 Textbooks and handbooks divided into 2 types

a. Book

Numeric order. Authors’ Names (Surnames and Initials). Book Title. Edition. City of Publication: Publisher; Year of Publication.


Toman K. Tuberculosis case-finding and chemo-therapy. Geneva: World Health Organization; 1979.

b. Book chapters chapter in an edited book

Numeric order. Authors’ Names. Chapter Title. In; (Editors’ Names), Editor. Book Title. Edition. City of Publication: Publisher; Year of Publication. First page - Last page


Nelson SA, Warschow. Protozoa and worms. In: Bolognia JL, Schaffer JV, Cerroni L, editors. Dermatology. 3th ed. New York: Elsevier; 2012. p. 1391-421.

3.3 Conference proceeding

Numeric order. Editors’ Names, Editor(s). Title. Conference Name; Conference Date; Conference Venue. City of Publication: Publisher; Year of Publication.


Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.

3.4 Conference article

Numeric order. Author’ Name. Title. In: editor’s name, editor. Meeting name; Meeting date; Meeting place, Meeting City. City of Publication: Year of publication. p. First page-last page.


Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Rienhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992. p. 1561-5.

3.5 Thesis

Numeric order. Author’s Name. Title [Thesis Type/ Degree]. City of Publication: University; Year of Graduation. Number of pages.


Sansiritaweesook G. Development of a surveillance system to prevent drowning based on the participation of communities at Ubon Ratchathani Province [dissertation]. Khon Kaen: Khon Kaen University; 2012. 391 p. (in Thai) 

3.6 Electronic documents

a. Electronic Journal

Numeric order. Author’s Name. Title. Journal Name [Media type]. Publication Year [Retrieved/ Cited Date]; volume: First page - Last page.  Access/ Available from: https: // ..................


Alavi-Naini R, Moghtaderi A, Metanat M, Mohammadi M, Zabetian M. Factors associated with mortality in Tuberculosis patients. J Res Med Sci [internet]. 2013 [cited 2013 Nov 5];18:52-5. Available from:

b. Electronic Books or Articles

Numeric order. Author’s Name. Title [Type of media]. Printed city. Publisher; Publication Year [Retrieved / cited Year, Month, Date]. Number of Pages. Source / Available from: https: // ………………


Merlis M, Gould D, Mahato B. Rising out-of-pocket spending for medical care: a growing strain on family budgets [Internet]. New York: Commonwealth Fund; 2006 Feb [cited 2006 Oct 2]. 23 p. Available from:

4. Submit a manuscript

  • To submit a manuscript with DCJ, the author should submit a manuscript via the Disease Control Journal website:
  • Manuscript format should be done using MS-Word program. The font type should be TH Sarabun New, size 16. Using decimals, one or two decimal points can be accepted. Therefore, please use the same format of decimal numbers for the whole document.
  • References should be in English.
  • Illustrations, diagrams or images must use black ink color on coated papers. Photos should be in presentation files or using black and white postcards. The description should be written separately. Do not write it on the image.
  1. Acceptance

5.1 After manuscript submission is complete, the editorial team will notify the author and send the manuscript to 2 experts for peer-review.

5.2 The editorial team will inform the authors if the manuscript is considered for publication or not.

Review Article

Review Article

Original Article

Original Article

Results of Operations

Results of Operations 

Outbreak Investigation

Outbreak Investigation

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