About the Journal
Aim and Scope
Journal of Associated Medical Sciences (J Assoc Med Sci) 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. The journal is the double-blinded, peer-reviewed journal belonging to Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences (AMS), Chiang Mai University, Thailand. It was established to provide platform to share various new findings, new inventions, and new innovations in the area of
- 1. Medical Technology
- 2. Physical Therapy
- 3. Occupational Therapy
- 4. Radiologic Technology
- 5. Communication Disorders
- 6. Other related fields
Submitted manuscripts which are within the scope of the journal will be processed strictly following the Peer Review Process of the journal. Therefore, the final decisions will be completed within 3 months.
Peer Review Process
All submitted manuscripts are initially reviewed by editors to determine appropriateness of the manuscript. Having been content by the editor, the submitted manuscripts are sent off to at least 3 external and related examiners for double-blinded and deep review for scientific content of the articles. At least 2 of these 3 examiners are asked to submit their decisions before final decision is made. The final decision whether to accept or decline submission is entirely based on the judgement of the editors. The peer-review process takes 3 months to complete.
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
Readers can freely access the journal and download full copy of reprint via the journal webpage at https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bulletinAMS/index.
Types of manuscript
Manuscripts may be submitted in the form of review articles, original articles, short technical reports, notes, or letters to editor, 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 letter to editor must not exceed 5 journal pages (not more than 1,500 words), including 2 tables/figures, and references (maximum 10, recent and relevant).
Personal views and opinions in the articles are all the responsibility of the authors, not the Journal of Associated Medical Sciences.
Sources of Support
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.
Online open access
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.