Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Original article/thesis can be submitted through the on-line system via website https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bulletinAMS/

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, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiologic Technology, 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 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 corresponding 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;
    1. Title of the article: Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulate where possible.
    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. 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.
    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;
    1. Abstract, 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)
    2. Introduction: State the objectives of work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
    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. 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.
    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.
    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.
    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”.
    7. Conflict of interest:
    8. Ethic approval: Ethic clearance for research involving human and animal subjects.
    9. References:
      Manuscript template;
  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.

*** 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

  1. References using the Vancouver referencing style (see example below).
  2. 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 to join the first and last numbers that are inclusive. Use commas (with no spacing) 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 statement e.g. (1‐2). Use instead (1,2).
  3. References list: number the 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 language, translate the title to English and retain “in Thai” in the parentheses.
  4. 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 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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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): 877-884. doi: 10.1002/mp.13263.
  4. 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): 104-109. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1713398.
  5. 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 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

PLEASE be informed that references of books and chapter in edited book should not be include in the research article, but others manuscript categories.

  1. Grove SK, Cipher DJ. Statistics for Nursing Research: A Workbook for Evidence-Based Practice. 3rd Ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier; 2019.
  2. Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, et al., editors. Harrison’s principles of internal medicine. 17th Ed. 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.

E-book

  1. Dehkharghani S, editor. Stroke [Internet]. 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.
  2. 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 [Internet]. 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/

Dissertation/Thesis

  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. 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.
  2. 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

  1. Australian Government, Department of Health. Physical activity and exercise guidelines for all Australian. 2021 [updated 2021 May 7; cited 15 Jul 2021]. Available from: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/physical-activity-and-exercise/physical-activity-and-exercise-guidelines-for-all-australians.

Government Document

  1. 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.
  2. Department of Local Administration, Ministry of Interior Affairs. Standard of Sports Promotion. (in Thai). Bangkok. 2015:7–9.
  3. World Health Organization. WHO guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2020. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
  4. 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