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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 (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format including;
    1. Title page (.doc)
    2. Manuscript (.doc)
    3. Figures (.jpg, .tiff)
    4. Tables (.doc)
    5. Copyright Form (.pdf)
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a calibri, 10-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • Language used in an article is English (Calibri 10).
  • One-side printing, double spacing. Use standard program and fonts and put page numbers for all pages.
  • Title of the article is in English. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations where possible.
  • Author names and surnames are English. In case of more than one author; should sort by important tasks respectively. Provide the author’s name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and current e-mail address. In case of more than one researcher; indicate with a superscript letter after the surname and add an asterisk in front of the author’s name.
  • An abstract of original articles is in English not exceeding 400 words. The abstract must include background, objectives, materials and methods, results and conclusion, and 3-5 keywords should be included.
  • The manuscripts should be prepared according to following contents;
    • Abstract: should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal and method, results, discussions and conclusions. 
    • Introduction: describe the purpose or hypothesis of the research, explain certain elements that are important to the research and provide an adequate background, comments and reference to previously published research.
    • Materials and Methods: describe in detail how the study was carried out.
    • Results: present the new results of the study such as tables and figures mentioned in the main body of the article, and numbered in the order in which they appear in the text or discussion.
    • Discussion
    • Conclusion
    • Acknowledgement
    • References
  • Identify sources of funding for research scholarship.
  • In details of content of the article; using a superscript number after the text or paragraph to refer to the references
  • Preparing tables, graphs and figures 
    • Each table, graph and figure should be self-explanatory one page per each. Save the figures as high resolution JPEG or TIFF files.
    • Separate and self-explanatory of figure legend and using English for figure description.
    • Title and description of the tables graphs and figures are in Calibri, 10-point font.
  • To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc. After the journal was accepted, the name of authors and affiliation and the name of the corresponding author must be included into the document and re-submitted in the copyediting stage.

Instructions for Authors
How to send original article/thesis
Original article/thesis can be submitted through the on-line system via website https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bulletinAMS/
The Office of Editor of Journal of Associated Medical Sciences, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University
110 Inthawaroros Rd.,T.Sriphum, A.Muang, Chiang Mai Thailand 50200
Telephone: (053) 935080 Ext. 17 Fax: (053) 936042 E-mail: [email protected]

General Principles
          Journal of Associated Medical Sciences is a scientific journal of the Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University. The articles submitted to the journal that are relevant to any of all aspects of Medical Technology, Radiologic Technology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Communication Disorders, and other aspects related to the health sciences are welcome. Before publication, the articles will go through a system of assessment and acceptance by at least two experts who are specialized in the relevant discipline. All manuscripts submitted to Journal of Associated Medical Sciences should not have been previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. All publications are protected by the Journal of Associated Medical Sciences’ copyright.

Manuscript categories
Research article is a research paper that is relevant to one of the aspects described above and must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Short technical report is a formal report of a technology innovation in a field of Medical laboratory, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Radiologic Technology which details method, results, discussion and conclusion.
Review article is an article that provides a comprehensive review of a topic having direct relevance to research on the specific topics. It analyzes or discusses research previously published by others.
General article is an article that is less technical and permits access by the people in general, compared to a research article.
Note is an article or research report similar to a research article but short and limited in scope.
Miscellany is an article relating to an article published in the Health sciences such as a discussion of the result of Laboratory Medicine or to answer a research question on Laboratory Medicine.
Letters to the Editor is a technical article or notes or letter sent to a publication about issues of opinions and experiences from authors.
Commentaries and Meeting report are a series of comments or annotations of the meeting.

Manuscript files
          To submit your manuscript, you will need the following files:
          1. A Title page file with the names of all authors and co-authors*
          2. Main document file with abstract, keywords, main text and references
          3. Figure files
          4. Table files
          5. Any extra files such as Supplemental files or Author Biographical notes

Manuscript Format
          1. Language. English, Caribri 10 for text and 7 for all symbols. PLEASE be informed that the Journal only accept the submission of English manuscript.
          2. Format. One-side printing, double spacing. Use standard program and fonts and, add page and line number for all pages.
          3. A Title page. Include article title, names of all authors and co-authors, name of the corresponding author and acknowledgements. Prepare according to following contents;
              3.1 Title of the article. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulate where possible.
              3.2 Author names and affiliation. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g. a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with superscript number immediately after author’s name and in front of appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the province, country and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
              3.3 Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication, ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with postal area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
              3.4 Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements will be collated in a separate section at the end of the article before the references in the stage of copyediting. Please, therefore, include them on the title page, List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g. providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.)

          4. Main article structure. The manuscripts should be arranged in the following headings: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, and Reference. Prepare according to following contents;
              4.1 Abstract. In English, not exceeding 400 words. Abstract must be structured with below headings in separated paragraph:
                    - Background,
                    - Objectives,
                    - Materials and methods,
                    - Results,
                    - Conclusion, and
                    - Keywords (3-5 keywords should be included)
              4.2 Introduction: State the objectives of work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
              4.3 Materials and methods: Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Ensure that each table, graph or figure is referred in the text.
              4.4 Results: Results should be clear and concise. Present the new results of the study such as tables and figures mentioned in the main body of the article, and numbered in the order in which they appear in the text or discussion.
              4.5 Discussion: This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
              4.6 Conclusion: The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a “Discussion” or “Results and Discussion”.
              4.7 Conflict of interest:
              4.8 References:

                    Manuscript template; Template JAMS Endnote style. Download

          5. Artwork Requirements
                    1. Each table, graph and figure should be self-explanatory and should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text. Prepare one page per each and submit separately as supplementary file(s).
                    2. Save the figures as high resolution JPEC or TIFF files.
                    3. Title and description of the tables and figures must be in English.
          *** Permission to reprint table(s) and/or figure(s) from other sources must be obtained from the original publishers and authors, and submitted with the typescript.

Ensuring a blind peer review
          To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. The authors of the document have deleted their names from the main text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc. After the journal was accepted, the name of authors and affiliation and the name of the corresponding author must be included into the document and re-submitted in the copyediting stage.

Proof correction
          The Proofs of final paper approved for publication are to be returned by email to the researcher before publication.

Page charge
          No page charge

References Format
          References using the JAMS Endnote style.  Download
Examples of References list
Multiple Authors: List up to the first 6 authors/editors, and use “et al.” for any additional authors.
Journal Articles (print): In case of reference source contains DOI, retain doi: at the end of reference. Vancouver Style does not use the full journal name, only the commonly-used abbreviation: “Physical Therapy” is cited as “Phys Ther”. As an option, if a journal carries continuous pagination throughout a volume (as many medical journals do) the month and/or issue number may be omitted. Allow one space after semi-colon and colon and end each reference with full stop after page number.
              1. Carmody J, Traynor V, Steele A. Dementia, decision aids and general practice. Aust Fam Physician 2015 May; 44(5): 307-10.
              2. Andrenelli E, Ippoliti E, Coccia M, Millevolte M, Cicconi B, Latini L, et al. Features and predictors of activity limitations and participation restriction 2 years after intensive rehabilitation following first-ever stroke. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 2015; 15: 575–85.
              3. Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache 2002;42 (Suppl 2):S93-9.
              4. Fucharoen S, Weatherall DJ. The hemoglobin E thalassemias. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med 2012; 2(8). pii: a011734. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a011734.
              5. Wilke J, Krause F, Vogt L, Banzer W. What is evidence-based about myofascial chains: a systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2016; 97: 454-61. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.07.023.
              6. Boonprakob Y, Phadungkit S, Nongharnpitak S, Srijessadarak T, Supasatean W, Nakhengrit C. Trigger point: curable or palliative symptoms. Bull Chiang Mai Assoc Med Sci 2016; 49: 161-72 (in Thai).

 Journal Articles from a Website
              1. Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12]; 102(6): [about 1 p.]. Available from: https://www.nursingworld.org /AJN/2002/june /Wawatch.htm

Journal Articles from an Online Database
              1. Heller M. How upper-trap weakness contributes to neck pain, nerve root pain and shoulder impingement. Dynamic Chiropractic [Internet]. 2013 Nov [cited 2006 Feb 18]; 31(21): 1-6. Available from: CINAHL with Full Text: https://dynamicchiropractic.com/mpacms/dc/article.php?id=56726
              2. Erasmus S, Luiters S, Brijlal P. Oral hygiene and dental student’s knowledge, attitude and behaviour in managing HIV/AIDS patients. Int J Dent Hyg [Internet]. 2005 Nov [cited 2009 Jun 16]; 3(4): 213-7. Available from Medline: https://cclsw2.vcc.ca:2048/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct= true&db=cmedm&AN=16451310&site=ehost-live
              3. Forooghian F, Yeh S, Faia LJ, Nussenblatt RB. Uveiticfoveal atrophy: clinical features and associations. Arch Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2009 Feb [cited 2009 Jul 28]; 127(2): 179-86. PubMed PMID: 19204236; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2653214

Book References

              1. Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
              2. Pearl AJ. The female athlete. Champaign, Ill: Human Kinetics; 1993.
              3. Portney JG, Watkins MP. Foundation of clinical research applications to practice. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River (NJ): Prentice Hall; 2000.
              4. Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, et al., editors. Harrison’s principles of internal medicine. 17thed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2008.

Chapter in an Edited Book
              1. Perrin DH. The evaluation process in rehabilitation. In: Prentice WE, editor. Rehabilitation techniques in sports medicine. 2nd ed. St Louis, Mo: Mosby Year Book; 1994: 253–276.
              2. Janda V. Muscles and cervicogenic pain syndromes. In: Grant R, editor. Physical therapy of the cervical and thoracic spine. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1988: 153-66.

              1. Irfan A. Protocols for predictable aesthetic dental restorations [Internet]. Oxford: Blackwell Munksgaard; 2006 [cited 2009 May 21]. Available from Netlibrary: https://cclsw2.vcc.ca:2048/login?url=https://www.netLibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action= summary&v=1&bookid=181691
              2. Fehrenbach MJ. Dental hygiene education [Internet]. [Place unknown]: Fehrenbach and Associates; 2000 [updated 2009 May 2; cited 2009 Jun 15]. Available from: https://www.dhed.net/Main.html
              3. American Dental Hygienists’ Association [Internet]. Chicago: American Dental Hygienists’ Association; 2009 [cited 2009 May 30]. Available from: https://www.adha.org/
              4. Who’s Certified [Internet]. Evanston (IL): The American Board of Medical Specialists. c2000. [cited 2001 Mar 8]. Available from: https://www.abms.org/newsearch.asp
              5. Cancer-Pain.org [Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: https://www.cancer-pain.org/.

Dissertation/Thesis/Term Paper
              1. Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [Dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.
              2. On-Takrai J. Production of monoclonal antibody specific to recombinant gp41 of HIV-1 subtype E [Term paper]. Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences: Chiang Mai University; 2001 [in Thai].
              3. Seale AC. The clinical and molecular epidemiology of streptococcus agalactiae in Kenya: maternal colonization and perinatal outcomes [Dissertation on the Internet]. [Oxford (England)]: University Oxford; 2015 [cited 2015 Jul 28]. Available from: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:6e7d952a-dc5b-4af0-b0bb-f2ae2184eed0

Conference Proceedings
              1. Harnden P, Joff e JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer, 2002.

Organization as Author
              1. World Health Organization. Global status report on non communicable diseases 2010. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2011.
              2. Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002;40(5):679-86.

Government Document
              1. Environmental Health Directorate. Radiation protection in dentistry: recommended safety procedures for the use of dental x-ray equipment. Safety Code 30. Ottawa: Ministry of Health; 2000.
              2. Department of Health. Situation survey on policy and implementation of physical activity promotion in schools for first year 2005. [in Thai]. Nonthaburi: Ministry of Public Health; 2005.
              3. Department of Local Administration, Ministry of Interior Affairs. Standard of Sports Promotion. [in Thai]. Bangkok. 2015:7–9.