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Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

How to send original article/thesis

Original article/thesis can be submitted through the on-line system via website http://journal.ams.cmu.ac.th/ 

or by sending 2 original hard copies and CD (please specify the program used to print) to the editorial office at

The Office of Editor of Bulletin of Chiang Mai Associated Medical SciencesFaculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University
110 Inthawaroros Rd.,T.Sriphum, A.Muang, Chiang Mai Thailand 50200
Telephone: (053) 945080 Ext. 17  Fax: (053) 946042E-mail: preeyanat.v@cmu.ac.th 

 

 

General Principles

Bulletin of Chiang Mai Associated Medical Sciences is a scientific journal of the Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University. The articles submitted to the bulletin that are relevant to any of all aspects of Medical Technology, Radiologic Technology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy 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 Bulletin of Chiang Mai Associated Medical Sciences should not have been previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.  All publications are protected by the Bulletin of Chiang Mai Associated Medical Sciences’ copyright.

 

Manuscript categories

  1. Research article is a research paper that is relevant to any of all aspects described above and must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.  
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. General article is an article that is less technical and permits   access by the people in general, compared to a research article. 
  5. Note is an article or research report similar to a research article but short and limited in scope.
  6. 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.
  7. Letters to the Editor is a technical article or notes or letter sent to a publication about issues of opinions and experiences from authors.  
  8. Commentaries and Meeting report are a series of comments or annotations of the meeting.

 

Manuscript Format
 

  1. Language. Thai and/or English, Browallia New 14 for text and 12 for all symbols. For an original Thai article, the manuscript should use as many Thai words as possible. Author should use the Royal Institute English-Thai Medical Dictionary as a guideline for translation. For English words that have been for-mally translated into Thai, but not widely recognized or too difficult to understand, the English words can be placed in parenthesis for those original words.
  2. Format. Print the original hard copy in A4 paper, size 8.5x11 inch, one-side printing, double spacing. Use standard program and fonts and, add page and line number for all pages.
  3. Title of the article. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Abstract. In Thai and English not exceeding 400 words. The abstract must include background, objectives, methods, results and conclusion, and 3-5 keywords should be included. The manuscripts should be arranged in the following headings: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusion, Acknowledgement and Reference.
  7. Article structure. Prepare according to following contents;
  • Introduction: State the objectives of 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.
  • Results: Results should be clear and concise. Present the new results of the study such as tables andfigures 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.
  • Conclusions: The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions sec-tion, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a “Discussion” or “Results and Discussion”.
  • Acknowledgement: Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g. provid-ing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.)
  • References: Numbering with superscript is in required.
      8. Artworks
  • Each table, graph and figure should be self-explanatory one page per each. Save the figuresas high resolution i.e., .jpg or .tiff files.
  • Separate and self-explanatory of figure legend and using English for figure description.
  • Title and description of the tables and figures should be in English.

 

 

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. In details of content of the article; using a superscript number after the text or paragraph to refer to the references.
  2. References using the Vancouver reference system.
  3. In case of references source from non-English language, translate the title to English and retain “in Thai” in the parentheses. 

Examples of References list

  • Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med 2002 Jul 25; 347(4): 284-7
  • Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res 2002; 935(1-2): 40-6
  • 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
  • Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs 2002 Jun [cited 2002Aug 12];102(6):[about 1 p.]. Available from: http://www.nursingworld.org /AJN/2002/june /Wawatch.htm Article
  • Forooghian F, Yeh S, Faia LJ, Nussenblatt RB. Uveiticfoveal atrophy: clinical features and associations. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Feb; 127(2): 179-86. PubMed PMID: 19204236; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2653214
    Who’s Certified [Internet]. Evanston (IL): The American Board of Medical Specialists. c2000 - [cited 2001 Mar 8].
    Available from: http://www.abms.org/newsearch.asp Cancer-Pain.org [Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.
  • Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI):Central Michigan University; 2002
  • Jaran On-Takrai. Production of monoclonal antibody specifi c to recombinant gp41 of HIV-1 subtype E [Term paper].Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences: Chiang Mai University; 2001 (in Thai).
  • 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.
  • Portney JG, Watkins MP. Foundation of clinical research applications to practice. 2nd United States of America. Julie Alexandar; 2000. 

 

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  OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  6. Language used in an article can be Thai language and/or English (Browallia New 14). For an original Thai article, the manuscript should use as many Thai words as possible. Author should use the Royal Institute English-Thai Medical Dictionary as a guideline for translation. For English words that have been formally translated into Thai, but not widely recognized or too difficult to understand, the English words can be used or placed in parenthesis for those original words.
  7. One-side printing, double spacing. Use standard program and fonts and put page numbers for all pages.
  8. Title of the article should be both in Thai and English. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations where possible.
  9. Author names should put name and surname both in Thai and 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.
  10. An abstract of original articles should be in Thai and English not exceeding 400 words. The abstract must include background, objectives, methods, results and conclusion, and 3-5 keywords should be included. The manuscripts should be arranged in the following order: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and Reference.
  11. 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 
  12. Identify sources of funding for research scholarship.
  13. In details of content of the article; using a superscript number after the text or paragraph to refer to the references
  14. Preparing tables, graphs and figures 
    • Each table, graph and figure should be self-explanatory one page per each. Save the figures as high resolution JPEC or TIFF files.
    • Separate and self-explanatory of figure legend and using English for figure description.
    • Title and description of the tables should be in English.
  15. 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.
 

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