Instructions for Authors
Manuscript can be submitted through the online system via the website https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bulletinAMS/
Before any submission, the author will need to register based on the official email address only.
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 three experts who are specialized in the relevant discipline. All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Associated Medical Sciences should not have been previously published or are under consideration for publication elsewhere. All publications are protected by the Journal of Associated Medical Sciences’ copyright.
Review article 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 tables, figures, and 40 references (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).
To submit your manuscripts, you will need the following files:
- A Title page file with the names of all authors and corresponding authors*.
- Main document file with abstract, keywords, main text, and references.
- Figure files.
- Table files.
- Any extra files such as Supplemental files or Author Biographical notes.
- Register based on the institute of official email address only.
- Please find the journal template provided here.
- Language: English, Calibri 10 for text and 7 for all symbols. PLEASE be informed that the Journal only accepts the submission of English manuscripts.
- Format: One-side printing, double spacing. Use the standard program and fonts and, add page and line numbers for all pages.
- A Title page: Include the article title, names of all authors and co-authors, name of the corresponding author, and acknowledgements. Prepare according to the following contents;
- Title of the article: Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulate where possible.
- 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 a superscript number immediately after the 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.
- 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.
- Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements will be collated in a separate section at the end of the article before the references are 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 proofreading the article, etc.)
- 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 the following contents:
- Abstract, not exceeding 400 words. The abstract must be structured with the below headings in separate paragraph:
- Materials and methods,
- Conclusion, and
- Keywords (3-5 keywords should be included)
- Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
- 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 to in the text. According to the policy of ethical approval, authors must state the ethical approval code and conduct informed consent for human subject research (If any), and for animal research, authors must include a statement or text describing the experimental procedures that affirms all appropriate measures (if any) in this section.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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”.
- Conflict of interest: All authors must declare any financial and personal relationship with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. If there is no interest to declare, then please state this: “The authors declare no conflict of interest”.
- Ethic approval: Ethic clearance for research involving human and animal subjects.
- References: Vancouver’s style.
- Abstract, not exceeding 400 words. The abstract must be structured with the below headings in separate paragraph:
- Artwork Requirements
- 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).
- Save the figures as high-resolution JPEG or TIFF files.
Note: 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 Double-Blinded Peer Review
To ensure the integrity of the double-blinded 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 the authors and affiliation and the name of the corresponding author must be included into the document and re-submitted in the copyediting stage.
The Editor-in-Chief and production team are in charge of the reprint preparation for online publication. The corresponding author will shortly be informed by email of the proof of the final reprint paper for approval for publication. Please be advised to check your email frequently. The journal strongly recommends providing an institute/formal email address for submission.
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- References using the Vancouver referencing style (see example below).
- In-text citation: Indicate references by number(s) in the order of appearance in the text with superscript format. Reference numbers are to be placed immediately after the punctuation (with no spacing). The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. When multiple references are cited at a given place in the text, use a hyphen (with no spacing) to join the first and last numbers that are inclusive. Use commas (with spaces) to separate non‐inclusive numbers in a multiple citation e.g. (2‐5, 7, 10). Do not use a hyphen if there are no citation numbers in between inclusive statements e.g. (1‐2). Use instead (1, 2).
- References list: number the of references (numbers in square brackets) in the list must be in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. In case of references source from non-English languages, translate the title to English and retain “in Thai” in the parentheses.
- Please note that if references are not cited in order the manuscript may be returned for amendment before it is passed on to the Editor for review.
Examples of References list
Multiple Authors: List up to the first 6 authors/editors, and use “et al.” for any additional authors.
Journal Articles (in print)
In case of reference source contains Digital Object Identifier (DOI), retain doi: at the end of reference. Link to CrossRef. Vancouver Style does not use the full journal name, only the commonly-used abbreviation: “Physical Therapy” is cited as “Phys Ther”. Link to Journal title of abbreviation. 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 the semi-colon and colon then end each reference with a full stop after the page number.
- Pachori P, Gothalwal R, Gandhi P. Emergence of antibiotic resistance Pseudomonas aeruginosa in intensive care unit; a critical review. Genes Dis. 2019; 6(2): 109-19. doi: 10.1016/j.gendis.2019.04.001.
- Hung Kn G, Fong KN. Effects of telerehabilitation in occupational therapy practice: A systematic review. Hong Kong J Occup Ther. 2019; 32(1): 3-21. doi: 10.1177/1569186119849119.
- Wijesooriya K, Liyanage NK, Kaluarachchi M, Sawkey D. Part II: Verification of the TrueBeam head shielding model in Varian VirtuaLinac via out-of-field doses. Med Phys. 2019; 46(2): 877-84. doi: 10.1002/mp.13263.
- Velayati F, Ayatollahi H, Hemmat M. A systematic review of the effectiveness of telerehabilitation interventions for therapeutic purposes in the elderly. Methods Inf Med. 2020; 59(2-03): 104-9. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1713398.
- Junmee C, Siriwachirachai P, Chompoonimit A, Chanavirut R, Thaweewannakij T, Nualnetr N. Health status of patients with stroke in Ubolratana District, Khon Kaen Province: International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health-based assessments. Thai J Phys Ther. 2021; 43(1): 45-63 (in Thai).
Journal Articles on the Internet
- Siegel PM, Bojti I, Bassler N, Holien J, Flierl U, Wang X, et al. A DARPin targeting activated Mac-1 is a novel diagnostic tool and potential anti-inflammatory agent in myocarditis, sepsis and myocardial infarction. Basic Res Cardiol [Internet]. 2021; 116(1): 1-25. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00395-021-00849-9.
Journal Articles from an Online Database
- Jackson D, Firtko A, Edenborough M. Personal resilience as a strategy for surviving and thriving in the face of workplace adversity: A literature review. J Adv Nurs [serial online]. 2007; 60(1): 1-9. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04412.x.
Book / Chapter in an Edited Book References
PLEASE be informed that references to books and chapters in edited books should not be include in the research article, but in other manuscript categories.
- Grove SK, Cipher DJ. Statistics for nursing research: A workbook for evidence-based practice. 3rd Ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier; 2019.
- Haznadar M, editor. Cancer metabolism: Methods and protocols. New York: Humana Press; 2019. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9027-6.
- 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: 253–76.
- Dehkharghani S, editor. Stroke [e-book]. Brisbane (AU): Exon Publications; 2021 [cited 2021 Jul 31]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK572004/ doi: 10.36255/exonpublications.stroke.2021.
- Tran K, Mierzwinski-Urban M. Serial X-Ray radiography for the diagnosis of osteomyelitis: A review of diagnostic accuracy, clinical utility, cost-effectiveness, and guidelines [e-book]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2020 [cited 2021 Jul 31]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK562943/
- 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].
- 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: http://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:6e7d952a-dc5b-4af0-b0bb-f2ae2184eed0.
- Lake M, Isherwood J, Clansey. Determining initial knee joint loading during a single limb drop landing: reducing soft tissue errors. Proceedings of 34th International Conference of Biomechanics in Sport; 2016 Jul 18-22; Tsukuba, Japan, 2016. Available from: https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/article/view/7126.
- Ellis MD, Carmona C, Drogos J, Traxel S, Dewald JP. Progressive abduction loading therapy targeting flexion synergy to regain reaching function in chronic stroke: preliminary results from an RCT. Proceedings of the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society; 2016: 5837‐40. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2016.7592055.
Organization as Author / Government Document
- Australian Government, Department of Health. Physical activity and exercise guidelines for all Australian. 2021 [updated 2021 May 7; cited 2021 Jul 15]. Available from: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/physical-activity-and-exercise/physical-activity-and-exercise-guidelines-for-all-australians.
- Department of Health. Situation survey on policy and implementation of physical activity promotion in schools for first year 2005. Nonthaburi: Ministry of Public Health; 2005. (in Thai).
- Department of Local Administration, Ministry of Interior Affairs. Standard of Sports Promotion. Bangkok. 2015: 7–9. (in Thai).
- World Health Organization. WHO guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
- World Health Organization. The epidemiology and impact of dementia: current state and future trends. 2015 [cited 2021 Mar 8]. Available from: http://www.who.int/mental_health/neurology/dementia/dementia_thematicbrief_epidemiology.pdf.