About the Journal

PSU Medical Journal (PSUMJ) is a comprehensive multidisciplinary, peer-review journal published triannually (three times a year) by the Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University. The journal aims to serve as a high-visibility portal for quality researches in medicine and related fundamental science, especially contemporary health issue and innovative medical technology. Although priority is given to clinical medicine, basic scientific articles including biomedical science, biomedical engineering and public health are also welcome. The editorial team of PSUMJ consists of experts from various fields in Prince of Songkla University and its affiliated institutes. Besides, renown consultants from all medical fields are also connected through our network. From the beginning dates, PSUMJ will engage itself into high publication standard and aims toward entering acceptable indexing databases in the near future.

Aims and Scope

          The PSU Medical Journal (PSUMJ) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that focuses on, but is not limited to, articles (in Thai or English languages) in clinical medicine, especially those related to the health of the people in southern Thailand or the Malay peninsula. Articles on biomedical science and engineering, translational medical research, precision medicine, health systems research, and health economics. Priority is given to these fields of research:
          - All fields of clinical medicine
          - Translational medical research, biomedical science and engineering
          - Innovative medical technology
          - Radiological technology
          - Physical therapy, rehabilitation and regenerative medicine
          - Health systems research and health economics
          - Contemporary health problems such as air pollution and emerging infectious diseases
          - Health problems in southern Thailand

          Articles can be submitted as an original article (original research report, systematic review or meta-analysis), a review article, a case report (brief research report, technical report or clinical case report including surgical-radiological-pathological (SPC) review. For more details on manuscript preparation and submissions, refer to the Author’s Instructions page.

 

Publication ethics

          The PSU Medical Journal observes a high standard of publication ethics. All research involving human subjects (either direct experiments or use of medical/personal data or opinion), including research that use a questionnaire and classroom researches. The corresponding author must declare that all contributing authors were qualified to perform human subject studies and the study was approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the involved institute/hospital. A statement on ethical clearance should be placed in the Methods section. Related documents should be available upon request.

          Works involving animals must be approved by the appropriate Institutional Board on Animal Research. Studies involving the use of bacteria (live or killed) and/or plasmids must comply with the Thailand Pathogens and Animal Toxins Act 2015 (พระราชบัญญัติเชื้อโรคและพิษจากสัตว์ พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๘) (https://www.tm.mahidol.ac.th/research/Biosafety/PathogensAndToxinsACT_EN.pdf). Laboratory work should be performed following the  Enhancement of Safety Practice of Research Laboratory in Thailand (ESPReL) accredited laboratory (http://esprel.labsafety.nrct.go.th).