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As 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.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • The author has read the submission guidelines, and the manuscript adheres to the template provided by the journal.
  • The article processing charge is 3,000 baht.
  • Generally, articles are reviewed by two reviewers. However, if you wish to have three reviewers, please contact the editor-in-chief after submitting.

      Manuscripts submitted for consideration must not have been previously published elsewhere or be under consideration by other journals. Articles published in this journal are considered the copyright of the Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand exclusively. Reprinting elsewhere requires permission from the Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand.

     Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers chosen by the editorial board, who are deemed qualified in the relevant field. The editorial board will provide comments and suggestions for the authors' consideration and improvement.

     *The journal has an article processing charge (APC) of 3,000 Thai Baht per article, payable after the article has been accepted for publication.


Types of articles accepted for publication are divided into six categories:

  1. Original articles: Research reports.
  2. Case reports: Reports on patients who have not been previously reported or have been reported sparingly. Titles should be followed by 'Case Report.'
  3. Review articles: Comprehensive reviews of specific topics, with in-depth analysis and comparisons of existing knowledge, offering new insights and recommendations.
  4. Special articles: Authored by individuals with expertise in a particular area, expressing their views on the subject. Special articles require approval from the editor-in-chief.
  5. Letter to the editor: Correspondence related to previously published articles or presenting academic work for brief dissemination.
  6. Miscellaneous: Articles on topics that do not fit into any of the above categories, such as interesting handbook recommendations.


Preparing the Manuscript

  • Manuscripts should be typed on A4-sized paper using 14-16 point font size, as appropriate. Page numbers should be placed in the upper right corner of each page. It is recommended that authors follow the manuscript writing template, which can be downloaded here.

  • During the submission process, authors must complete metadata details, including the title, author names, abstract, keywords, and references. For the author list, all authors' information must be filled out. 

  • Additionally, starting from the year 2023, the journal has enforced stricter authorship guidelines. Any changes to the authorship, including additions, deletions, or reordering, are not allowed after submission, except with permission from the editor-in-chief.

  • The manuscript should be carefully reviewed for spelling and grammar accuracy before submitting. If significant language issues are identified by the editorial board, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revisions, leading to extended processing time.

Manuscript Structure

     Manuscripts should follow this order and provide the following details:

  1. Cover Page: Includes the title, author names, affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of all authors. Identify the corresponding author and describe each author's contributions. This information should be submitted as a separate file.

  2. Abstract: In both Thai and English, with a maximum length of 500 words. The abstract should include the following sections: Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions, and Keywords (3-5 keywords should be specified).

  3. Main Text: For original articles, it should include the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion.

  4. Acknowledgments: For individuals who provided assistance or research funding, along with disclosure of any conflicts of interest.

  5. References: Should be in English only and follow the Vancouver citation style. Citation numbers should be superscripted in the order they appear in the text. Journal names should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus. If a journal is not listed in Index Medicus, the full journal name should be used. An example of reference formatting is provided at the end of this document.

  6. Tables and Figures: A maximum of 5 combined tables and figures are allowed. Tables and figures should be legible and self-explanatory. High-quality image files (e.g., JPEG, TIFF) should be submitted separately.

Example of Reference Formats:

  1. Journal Articles: Lewis G, Hawton K, Jones P. Strategies for preventing suicide. Br J Psychiat 1997; 171: 351-4.
  1. Books: Kaplan HI, Sadock BJ, Ruitz P. Synopsis of psychiatry: behavioral sciences, clinical psychiatry. 11th ed. Baltimore: Wolters & Kluwer; 2015.