About the Journal

Message from Editor

Dear Readers

Welcome to the official website of the Journal of Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council (JTNMC), a platform dedicated to publishing articles of the highest quality. Our journal places a strong emphasis on sharing nursing knowledge, promoting the development of health service systems and policies, and advancing the nursing profession at national and international levels.

To ensure the utmost rigor and credibility, each manuscript submitted to JTNMC undergoes a meticulous double-blind peer review process. Three experts with extensive expertise in the field conduct this review, guaranteeing the highest standard of quality for our published articles.

We provide academic and research articles in both Thai and English, covering a wide range of topics. These include the advancement of nursing education, nursing administration, practices in nursing and midwifery, nursing innovation, systematic reviews, and evidence-based practices that strive to enhance the quality of nursing care and achieve excellence.

We invite you to explore our valuable peer-reviewed articles and gain insights into the latest developments in nursing. Whether you are a researcher, practitioner, or student, we believe you will find our content informative and relevant to your field.  Thank you for visiting our website, and we hope you have a valuable experience.

Best regards,

Noppawan Piaseu, PhD, RN, Dip, ACNP


The Journal of Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council

Abbreviation: JTNMC

ISSN 1513-1262 (Print)

ISSN 2985-0894 (Online)

Focus and Scope

The JTNMC aims to promote the dissemination of contemporary and relevant academic articles to professional nurses nationally and internationally. The journal invites a diverse range of high-quality academic and research articles that demonstrate advancements in nursing and midwifery knowledge and practices, knowledge development in nursing and theory, and evidence-based practices to improve the quality of nursing care. The journal also seeks to showcase innovation and research in the areas of nursing management and policy development for healthcare services, as well as professional development and nursing education.

Preparing Manuscripts

The Journal of Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council (JTNMC) is currently accepting submissions while making improvements and updating the website in preparation for submission to an international database index system. This system is expected to enhance the visibility and academic sharing of all published papers in the journal, reaching broader international communities. The journal may contact authors for further details through the current system until the update is completed.

To ensure that the content of the journal articles can be accessible to readers at an international level, we encourage authors to include extended abstracts in both English and Thai, covering the research processes. Additionally, any figures or tables provided in the paper should be in the English language. It is highly recommended that authors carefully follow the submission instructions and guidelines and have their manuscripts professionally edited for content, grammar, and punctuation before submission. Failure to properly prepare the manuscript may result in the unavoidable rejection of the submitted article.

Peer Review Process

To ensure fairness and transparency for all submissions, our journal employs a rigorous peer-review process. Each manuscript will be assessed for quality and ethical concerns by three experts who specialize in the areas related to the topic. Our review process follows a double-blind approach, the identities of both the authors and the reviewers will be concealed throughout the review process.

The peer-review process requires a sufficient time frame depending on the manuscript's quality, the reviewing duration, and the author's revision. Generally, it can take at least 2-3 months. It is recommended that the authors carefully consider the editor's suggestions, provide a summary and clarification of the revisions, and submit them back to the journal system. If the revision process is delayed beyond the suggested timeframe, the journal may need to prioritize other qualified articles for publication. More details on the article flow can be viewed from our instructions.

Once the manuscript is submitted to our journal’s system, the editor will start a preliminary assessment of the contents of the paper that should be within the scope specified by the Journal of the Nursing Council. Plagiarism from other sources will be checked and the correct format of the manuscript and reference lists specified in the author’s guideline is expected. The quality of the manuscript will be initially assessed. If the submitted paper fails to meet those screening criteria, the journal will notify the author to make corrections within the specified period. If no response or changes are received, it is unavoidable to inform the authors that the article is "not accepted for consideration” and specify the reason for not accepting the paper to the authors. 

In the case of accepting the paper for consideration, the editor will inform the authors that the article is “received for consideration” and then consider appointing three peer reviewers to double-blind assess the quality of the article. There are evaluation forms according to the type of articles, including academic articles, qualitative research, quantitative research, evidence-based work, literature review, or research integration. The author will be informed that the article is “under quality assessment by qualified reviewers”.

The quality assessment of articles by qualified reviewers is classified into three levels including appropriate to publish without further correction, appropriate to publish but requires corrections as suggested, and appropriate to reject publication.  

When the experts send their review results back, the editors will consider the evaluation results of all experts in detail. The editor then summarizes the evaluation results with suggestions for revisions and sends them back to the author for revisions.

The acceptance or rejection of a manuscript will depend on the evaluation results of the three experts, who will provide suggestions on the quality and authenticity of the manuscript. The final decision will be made by the editor. An official letter informing the corresponding author of the evaluation result, either acceptance or rejection for publication, will be sent.

Before the final decision is made, authors may be asked to revise their manuscripts. The suggested revisions may range from minor to major, but this process will help to ensure that the articles meet the required quality standards for distribution to the public.

The editor will check whether the author has made any further amendments. If the amendment has not been made without reasonable grounds, the editor shall inform the author that the article submitted is "Rejected for Publication"

The number of revisions varies depending on the completeness of the paper. In general, the qualified manuscript required revisions should not exceed three times.

Please note that the Journal of Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council has no policy for fast-track publication.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council regularly publishes four issues per year.

Issue 1 January – March

Issue 2 April – June

Issue 3 July-September

Issue 4 October – December

Open Access Policy

The Journal of Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council (JTNMC) follows an open-access policy, which means that the journal contents become accessible online as soon as each issue is published. Readers can download the full-text paper via the ThaiJo system at https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/TJONC/index.

Publication fee - 5,500 THB (USD$185)

The Journal of Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council is a non-profit sector requiring high-quality manuscripts for publication. The total fee amount of 5,500 THB is the minimum charged for several processes of quality management including the costs of peer-reviewing, administrative charges, and artwork fees for online publication. The details are as follows:

1. Once the paper is submitted, our first screening process will be performed by our editorial team.  If the submitted article has not met our screening criteria,  the form will be declined. No payment is required and further explanation for the rejection of the paper can be requested.

2. When the initial screening is confirmed, the corresponding author will be notified to complete the payment. The peer-reviewing process will be started simultaneously and the completion of the payment is promptly expected.

3. Please be aware that the submitted paper can be subsequently declined depending on the peer-reviewing recommendation and the final decision-making of the Journal editorial team. The payment fee is non-refundable


Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council 

88/20 Nagarindrasri Building, C/O Ministry of Public Health, Amphur Muang, Nonthaburi, Thailand 11000

Tel 02-5967536 FAX 02-5987121

Website: https://www.tnmc.or.th

Sources of Support

Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council

Journal History

The Journal of Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council (JTNMC) was first published; namely,  "The Thai Nursing Council Newsletter" in September 1986, with Associate Professor Pensri Rabiub as its first editor. In the fourth issue (October-December 1994), the English name was revised and changed to "The Thai Nursing Council Bulletin", while retaining the Thai name until issue four in 1998 (October-December 1998). The journal's name was changed to the Thai Journal of Nursing Council in the first issue of the 10th year (January-March 1999), and then changed to "Thai Journal of Nursing Council" starting from the first issue of the 14th year (January-March 1999) onwards.

Later, in the 21st year, issue 2 (April-June 2006), Associate Professor Saipin Kasemkijwatana acted as the journal's editor and served for the journal for 17 years. In the 34th year, issue 1 (January-March 2019), the Thai Journal of the Nursing Council changed its English name to The Journal of Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council (JTNMC). This name has been used until the present.

Over the years, JTNMC has improved its quality to meet the standard criteria of the Thai Journal Citation Index Center (TCI). It has been assessed and approved for the quality of academic journals and included in the database of the Thai Journal Citation Index Center (TCI) Tier 1 since February 2012.

The Journal of Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council has been certified by the Thai Journal Citation Index Center (TCI) and it has been cited in the Thai Journal Index (TCI) and ASEAN Citation Index (ACI). The latest quality assessment by TCI,  Round 4  for 2020 - 2024, the Journal of the Nursing Council is still certified for academic journal quality and remained highly ranked in Tier 1 and been accredited until December 31, 2024.  

In the 38th year, issue 1 (January-March 2023), Professor Dr. Noppawan Piaseu is working as the editor of the journal. 

The JTNMC is in the process of preparing to enter an international journal database index by participating in the Development Project for Thai Journal to Scopus Database, Phase 3 (2023-2026) hosted and supported by the TCI  together with the networks. It is another milestone for our nursing journal published in our Thai language to level up to an international online journal in the future.