Information For Authors

All manuscripts can be submitted online ( along with a cover letter, author agreement form and the checklist guideline. A cover letter must include name of the corresponding author, full address, telephone number, and e-mail address, title and category of the submitted manuscript: original article, case report or review articles. Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English.

The requirements for manuscripts submitted to Thai Journal of Anesthesiology conform to the UNIFORM REQUIREMENT FOR MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED TO BIOMEDICAL JOURNALS established by the international committee of medical journal editor which published in N Engl J Med 1991;324:424-8 and BMJ 1991;302:338-41.

Manuscripts of original work should be arranged in the conventional order of title page, abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, references, table and figure legends.

Manuscripts of research article, case report and review article (without author’s name) will be reviewed by two reviewers. Editor in chief will make the final decision in case of discrepancy of reviewer’s opinion. The editorial board has the right to grammatically correct any content and has all right preserved to consider and to publish any article.

All published manuscripts are properties of Thai Journal of Anesthesiology. The content and any opinions in the published papers are the sole responsibility of the authors, not the editorial board.

Title page. The title page should contain the title, which should be concised and informative, the authors’ name and address of the authors including the correspondence.

Abstract. A structured abstract, with 250 words or less, is submitted as required for regular articles. The abstract should state the Objective, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusions, each with a brief adequate presentation. Abstracts for case reports should not exceed 100 words.

Keyword. Below the abstract list 3 to 5 keywords (both Thai and English) or short phrases for indexing purposes.

Introduction. State clearly the purpose of the study. Summarize the rationale for the study. Give only strictly pertinent references and it is not necessary to include all the background literature.

Materials and Methods. Describe briefly the plan, patients, procedures, controls and statistical method employed.

Results. Present your results in sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations. Summarize and emphasize only important observations.

Discussion. Comment on your results and relate them to those of other studies. Recommendations may be included.

References. References to the literature should be numbered consecutively and indicated by a superscript described as Vancouver style. Identify references in the text, tables and legends by arabic numerals within marks. Cite the names of all authors when there are six or fewer; when seven or more list the first three followed by et al. Names of journals should be abbreviated in the style used in Index Medicus. Try to avoid using abstracts as references. Unpublished data and personal communication should not be used as references.

Example of references: 

Jornal article:

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):40-6.


Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.p 200-9.

Chapter in book:

Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

Journal in Internet:

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6). Available from:

Book in Internet:

Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer. [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:

Tables.  Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text.  Please supply editable files.  A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below.  All units must be included

Figures.  Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for gray scale and 300 dpi for colour). Figures should be saved as TIFT or JPEG files. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed, on a separate sheet.

Ethical consideration. Each author’s contribution to the paper is to be quantified. Authors must state that the protocol for the research project has been approved by a suitably constituted Ethics Committee of the institution within which the work was undertaken.

Authors who submit articles to Thai Journal of Anesthesiology should

  1. Report the research conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and comply with all relevant legislation.
  2. Present the results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
  3. Strive to describe the methods clearly and unambiguously so that the findings can be confirmed by others.
  4. Adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere.
  5. Take collective responsibility for submitted and published work.
  6. Confirm that the authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
  7. Disclose funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest.