Journal Information and Policies

The Archives of Allied Health Sciences (Arch AHS) is an official, international double-blinded, peer-reviewed, open-access, and fully online journal. 

          Published by Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

          eISSN: 2730-2008

          Journal DOI: 10.14456/arch-ahs

          Abstracting/Indexing: ThaiJo, ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), Google Scholar

The Arch AHS publishes various types of articles, including editorials, review article, original article, and letter to the editor. The journal’s scope encompasses entire spectrum of Allied Health Sciences ranging from basic to translational research, including issues relating to

  • - Health sciences
  • - Physical therapy
  • - Medical technology
  • - Occupational therapy
  • - Speech therapy
  • - Nurse

The journal is issued 3 times a year, including

  • - Issue 1: January – April
  • - Issue 2: May – August
  • - Issue 3: September – December

Manuscripts submitted to the Arch AHS will be considered by three academics/clinicians working in relating areas. The final decision takes approximately two to four months, depending on the number of revisions.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statements

The Arch AHS is an academic journal that understands the importance of ethics in academic publications. Any manuscripts involving human or animal subjects must be performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations. The ethical issues have to be clearly stated in the manuscript, including the name of the ethics committees, the reference number where appropriate, and a statement confirming that an informed consent form was obtained from all subjects, prior to participation in the study. The plagiarism detection tool “Turnitin” is used to ensure originality of all submitted manuscripts. Any manuscript that has a similarity index of more than 25% will be returned to the authors for revision and clarification. Failure to do so would result in outright rejection of the manuscript, effectively terminating the review process. In addition, in order to prevent bias and conflict of interest, the Arch AHS follows a double-blind peer review policy for all manuscripts submitted to the journal. All parties involved in the publication process of the Arch AHS should follow the guidelines of “The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)”.


1. Editor Ethics: The Arch AHS has editorial members that are experts in the various research areas covered by the themes of the Arch AHS to provide advice and guidance on academic aspects. Upon submission, the manuscript will be assigned by the Editor-in-Chief to an appropriate editorial member based on their research area of the submitted manuscript, then he/she will serve as the associate editor. The associate editor is responsible on assigning the manuscript to appropriate reviewers and suggestion for the final decision of the manuscript, including revise, accept or reject, based on the suggestions and comments of peer reviewers and the Arch AHS editorial members. In order to proceed with the publication process, all editorial members of the Arch AHS should follow the guidelines given below.

  • - The editors must uphold all ethical principles in decisions related to the Arch AHS.
  • - The editors must select reviewers who have relevant expertise and do not have any conflicts of 
       interest with the authors of the manuscript.
  • - The editors must not disclose the identity of the reviewers to the authors and vice versa.
  • - The editors must not disclose any information from a manuscript before its publication.
  • - Information or comments from the reviewers must be kept confidentially and should not be used
      for personal advantage.


2. Reviewer Ethics: Reviewers play a very important role in manuscript publication. Their comments and suggestions help authors improve their manuscript quality and ensure that the manuscript is worthy of publication and will contribute to academic knowledge. Furthermore, reviewers can influence the final manuscript with their comments and suggestions. Therefore, the reviewers are expected to perform their roles in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • - Reviewers should decline the review request if the content in the manuscript is not within their
      expertise or if there is any conflict of interest with the manuscript.
  • - Reviewers should give comments and opinions based solely on their expertise and without any
      conflicts of interest.
  • - Reviewers must not disclose information or results from any manuscript prior to its publication.
  • - Reviewers should inform the editor if they suspect that a manuscript contains duplicated works of
      other published articles.


3. Author Ethics: The authorship of a manuscript should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript including conception, experimental design and data collection, interpretation of the experimental result, and writing of the manuscript. In addition, authors must follow the guidelines listed below.

  • - A manuscript must not be published in any journal before submission to the Arch AHS. If some
      results reported in the submitted manuscript have been published in a proceeding, it must be
      declared in the manuscript.
  • - Authors can submit the manuscript to other journals only after the manuscript has been declined
      by the Arch AHS.
  • - The corresponding author has to verify any misconduct in the manuscript. If there is any suspect
      of misconduct, the manuscript would be rejected without further consideration.
  • - The corresponding author has to sign the copyright transfer agreement with the Arch AHS after
      the manuscript is accepted.
  • - All authors are responsible for any scientific mistakes and arguments as well as plagiarism (if
  • - It is the duty of the corresponding author to respond to all the comments and suggestions of the
      reviewers. If authors do not agree with any comments of a reviewer, the authors should provide
      an explanation. However, the final decision is at the discretion of the associated editor or the
      Editor-in-Chief of the Arch AHS.
  • - The Arch AHS follows a strict policy regarding authorship changes. Approval of authorship change
      should be obtained from all authors if any author wishes to change the order, number and roles
      of authors.

4. Corrections and Retraction: When errors are identified in published articles, the publisher will consider what action is required and may consult the editors and the authors’ institution(s). Errors by the authors may be corrected by a corrigendum and errors by the publisher by an erratum. If there are errors that significantly affect the conclusions or there is evidence of misconduct, this may require retraction or an expression of concern following the COPE Retraction Guidelines. All authors will be asked to agree to the content of the notice.


5. Sanctions: If the Arch AHS becomes aware of any breaches to our publication ethics policies, the following sanctions will be applied:

  • - Rejection of the manuscript and any other manuscript submitted by the author(s).
  • - Not allow any submission for at least one year.
  • - Prohibition from acting as an editor or reviewer of the Arch AHS.