Aims and Scope

The Journal of Associated Medical Sciences belongs to Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences (AMS), Chiang Mai University, Thailand. The journal specifically aims to provide the platform for medical technologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, radiologic technologists, speech-language pathologists and other related professionals to distribute, share, discuss their research findings, inventions, and innovations in the areas of:

  1. 1. Medical Technology
  2. 2. Physical Therapy
  3. 3. Occupational Therapy
  4. 4. Radiologic Technology
  5. 5. Communication Disorders
  6. 6. Other related fields

Submitted manuscripts within the scope of the journal will be processed strictly following the double-blinded peer review process of the journal. Therefore, the final decision can be completed in 1-3 months average, depending on the number of rounds of revision.

Peer Review Process

By submitting a manuscripts to Journal of Associated Medical Sciences, the authors agree to subject it to the confidential double-blinded peer-review process. Editors and reviewers are informed that the manuscripts must be considered confidential. After a manuscripts is received, it is assigned by a specific Associate Editor. The Associate Editor prepares a list of expert reviewers, which may include some suggested by the Editor-in-Chief. Authors can indicate specific individuals whom they would like to have excluded as reviewers. Generally, requests to exclude certain potential reviewers will be honored except in fields with a limited number of experts.
All potential reviewers are contacted individually to determine availability. Manuscripts files are sent to at least two expert reviewers. Reviewers are asked to complete the review of the manuscripts within 2 weeks and to return a short review form. Based on the reviewers' comments, the Associate Editor recommends a course of action and communicates the reviews and recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief for a final decision.
The Associate Editor considers the comments made by the reviewers and the recommendation of the Editor-in-Chief, selects those comments to be shared with the authors, makes a final decision concerning the manuscripts, and prepares the decision letter for signature by the Editor-in-Chief. If revisions of the manuscripts are suggested, the Associate Editor also recommends who should review the revised paper when resubmitted. Authors are informed of the decision by e-mail; appropriate comments from reviewers and editors are appended.

Publication Frequency

Journal of Associated Medical Sciences publishes 3 issues a year

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

Open Access Policy

Journal of Associated Medical Sciences is published triannually. The articles are available online to the public supporting and exchanging the knowledges  and can be accessed free of charge at https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bulletinAMS/index.

Types of manuscripts

Manuscripts may be submitted in the form of review articles, original articles, short communications, as an approximate guide to length:

  • Review articles must not exceed 20 journal pages (not more than 5,000 words), including 6 tables/figures, and references (maximum 75, recent and relevant).
  • Original articles must not exceed 15 journal pages (not more than 3,500 words), including 6 tables/figures, and 40 reference (maximum 40, recent and relevant).
  • Short communications including technical reports, notes, and letters to the editor must not exceed 5 journal pages (not more than 1,500 words), including 2 tables/figures, and references (maximum 10, recent and relevant).

Disclaimer

Every effort is made by the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board of Journal of Associated Medical Sciences to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement appear in Journal. However, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles and advertisements herein are the responsibility of the contributor, sponsor or advertiser concerned. Accordingly, the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board accept no liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate of misleading data, opinion, or statement.

Sponsors

Journal of Associated Medical Sciences is sponsored by Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

Journal History

Journal of Associated Medical Sciences was established since 1968 as the Bulletin of Chiang Mai Associated Medical Sciences. For over 48 years, printed version from Vol. 1, No. 1 to Vol. 49 were published. As aimed to internationally move forward and strengthen the academic quality, the journal title has been changed to Journal of Associated Medical Sciences (J Assoc Med Sci, JAMS) in the year 2017 with Vol. 50, No. 1 and onwards with online access only.

Language

Manuscripts must be prepared in English with a proofreading and editing by English native speaker. American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these.

Publication Fee

Journal of Associated Medical Sciences has no charges in all processes of submitting and publishing an article. All articles published in the journal are open access and freely and widely available to all readers via the journal website.

Informed Consent Policy

All manuscripts based on research involving human participants or using human blood, tissues and other samples as well as medical records need to be submitted along with a clearance certificate, with approval number, from the Institutional Ethics Committee. Informed consent must be signed to participating the study after proper and sufficient explanation from researchers. Subjects must be allowed to ask if they have questions and must be answered truthfully. It is the subject, not researcher, to make decision whether to participate the study or not. Adults have legal capacity to sign the informed consent. If the subjects are children, the informed consent must be signed by their parents or guardians. All the consents must be voluntarily given, without influences from all aspects. Time must be provided for the subjects to consider the information before signing the informed consent.