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Author Guidelines

 

nstruction to the Authors

Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences

Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences serves as the official journal of the Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University. The journal is designed to contribute to the publication of research and information exchange in the field of medicine and health sciences; therefore, manuscripts should not have been published before. Original articles, reviews (case report, review article, book review), and short communication will be included in this journal.

Preparation of manuscripts

Four copies of manuscripts, files(s) and illustration(s) are required.Manuscripts should be written in English or Thai, double spaced throughout on pages of uniform size with at least 2.5 cm margins on all sides, the right-hand margins should not be justified. The preparation of the manuscripts should be in the form of Microsoft Word (font: CordiaUPC size 16). Pages should be numbered consecutively, including the title page. The manuscripts should be divided into separate files for text, tables and figures.

Table and illustration should be numbered with Arabic figures consecutively in the order of first citation in the text and supplied with a brief title for each, with explanations for all nonstandard abbreviations used. Illustrations should be professionally drawn and photographed or produced on a laser printer.

Nomenclature should follow the recommendations of the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the International Union for Biochemistry (IUB). All measurements must be in SI units.

 

Research articles

The research papers should be written in English or Thai and contain 1) title, 2)abstract, 3) keywords, 4) introduction, 5) materials and methods, 6) results, 7) discussion, 8) acknowledgments, 9) references. Maximum length of papers is 10 pages including references (approx. 4,000 words).

1. The title page: Should contain the title of the article, author(s) name and affiliation(s) laboratory or institute of origin and address. Name a complete address author responsible for correspondence about the manuscripts should be also placed at the foot of the title page

2. An abstract: limited to approximately 400 words should be carried in this page. It should be informative and state concisely what was done, results obtained and conclusion.

3. Key words: Three to five keywords should be included at the bottom of abstract.

4 Introduction: State clearly the purpose of article, the rationale for the study or observation. Relevant previous study should be cited and do not review the subject extensively. Abbreviation should be avoided.

5. Materials and Methods: Describe in sufficient detail the method, experimental subjects (patients or experimental animals). Identify the method and apparatus used (manufacturer’s name and address in parenthesis). Give references to established methods, experimental design and statistical methods.

6. Results: Present your results in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations. Only important observations should be summarized and emphasized. Do not repeat in the text all the data in the table or illustrations.

7. Discussion: Comment on results and integrate them with the existing knowledge.

8. Acknowledgments: Persons, financial or technical helps which have contributed to the paper should be acknowledged. Recommendations may also be included.

9. References: List the reference in consecutive, numerical order, as they are cited in the text. Use the Vancouver style. If the list of authors exceeds six authors, the first three authors followed by et al. should be listed for those references.  Abbreviate journal titles according to the style used in the Index Medicus must be used. Follow the style of the example below:

Examples

Articles in journals

(1) Standard journal article (List all authors, but if the number exceeds three give three followed by et al.)

You CH, Lee KY, Chen RY, et  al., Electrogastrographic study of patients with unexplained naused, blotting and vomiting. Gastroenterology 1980;79:311-4.

(2) Organization as author

The Royal Marsden Hospital Bone – marrow Transplantation Team. Failure of syngeneic bone – marrow graft without preconditioning in post – hepatitis marrow aplasia. Lancet 1977;2;742-4.

(3) No author given

Coffee drinking and cancer of the pancreas (editorial). BMJ 1981;232-8

(4) Volume with supplement

Magni F, Borghi  S, Berti F. BN-52021 protects guinea-pig from heart anaphylaxis. Pharmacol Res Commun 1988;20 suppl 5;75-8.

(5 )Books and other monographs

5.1 Personal author(s)

Colson JH, Armour WJ. Sport injuries and their treatment. 2nd rev ed. London: S Paul, 1986

5.2 Editor(s), compiler as author

Diener HC, Wilkinson M, eds. Drug – induced headache. New York: springer – Verlag, 1988.

5.3 Chapter in a book

Jaffe JH, Martin WR. Opioid analgesics and antagonists. In: Gilman AG, Goodman LS, Gilman A, eds. The Pharmacological basic of therapeutics. 6th ed. New York: MacMillan Publishing, 1980:494-543.

5.4 Conference proceedings

Vivian VL, ed. Child abuse and neglect : a medical community response. Proceeding of the first AMA National  Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect; 1984;Mar 30-31;Chicago:American Medical Association,1985.

(6) Dissertation

Youseff NM. School adjustment of children with congenital heart disease (dissertation). Pittsburg: Univ of Pittsburg,1988.

(7) In press

Lillywhite HB, Donald JA. Pulmonary blood flow regulation in an aquatic snake. Science. In press.

(8) Electronic article

8.1 Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious disease. Emerg infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar;1(1):[24 screens]. Available from: [indicated date]

8.2 LaPorte RE, Marler E, Akazawa S, Sauer  F. The death of biomedical journals .BMJ [serial online].1995;310:1387-90. Available from: [indicated date]

8.3 Health on the net foundation. Health on the foundation code of conduct (HONcode) for medical and health web sites. Available at:

 

Reviews

All reviews are usually peer-reviewed and written in English or Thai. They should be as concise as possible and do not need to include experimental details. The main purpose of reviews is to provide a concise, accurate introduction to the subject matter and inform the reader critically of the latest developments, trends and direction of future research in this area. Maximum length of reviews is 12 typewritten pages including references (approx. 3000-3500 words).

Case reports and short communications

Case reports and short communications should be written in English or Thai and contain new and unpublished results in a short form. It should not exceed 4 print pages (approx. 1000-1200 words). This may contain one table and one illustration.

 

Manuscripts submission

All manuscripts are to be submitted to

Assoc.Prof. Panaree Busarakumtragul

Editor

Faculty of Medicine,

Srinakharinwirot University,

Sukhumvit 23, Klongtoeynuea,

Watana, Bangkok, 10110

Thailand

E-mail: journal.medswu@gmail.com

 

All papers are critically reviewed by the invited referees. Reviewers’ comments are usually returned to the authors. The editorial board will decide upon the time of publication and retain the rights to modify the style of contribution. However, major changes will be agreed with the authors.

Copyrights

The Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University holds the copyrights on all materials appearing in the journal.

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.
 

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ISSN: 0859-3299