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.
- 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).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- 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.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
The Journal is published twice a year, available in February andSeptember and is designed for all physicians, researchers, and healthcare workers regardless of their specialties.
- The Bangkok Medical Journal does not accept articles whichhave been published or are being considered for publication byanother journal. Manuscripts that have been submitted to TheBangkok Medical Journal must not be submitted to other journals.
- The Editor-in-Chief of The Bangkok Medical Journal makesdecision on publication of submitted manuscripts with guidance ofthe policies governed by the Editorial board members.
The Bangkok Medical Journal publishes specific type ofarticles. Each type serves a distinct and separate purpose and isjudged by different criteria. Manuscripts should be constructedaccording to specific guidelines for Articles.To submit each type of manuscript for publication in theJournal, please follow the specific submission instructions at www.bangkokmedjournal.com
- Title Page (see Full-Length Original Research below)
- Abstract and Keywords Reviews and commentaries shouldgenerally begin with a brief (less than 200 words) summary ofthe content. The summary (unstructured) should provide thereader with an abstract of the main points of the paper.
- Abstract should be followed by a list of 3-6 keywords; pleaseprovide keywords that will assist in the indexing of yourarticle (i.e., make it easy for individuals who are searchingonline to find your paper).
Includes the following information:
- Full title of the manuscript
- Authors’ names (first and last names, middle initial whencommonly used by that author)
- Institutional affiliation for each author (use super-scriptednumbers after each author’s name)
- Corresponding author: First and last names, middle initialwhen commonly used by that author; Address and Email
2. Saengpattrachai M, Sharma R, Hunjan A, et al. Nonconvulsive seizures in the pediatric intensive care unit: etiology, EEG, and brain imaging findings. Epilepsia 2006;47:1510-8.
3. Treiman DM, Delgado-Escueda AV. Status epilepticus. In: Thompson RA, Green RA, Green JR,eds. Critical Care of Neurological and Neurosurgical Emergencies. New York: Raven, 1980:53-99.
4. Kuczmarski RJ, Ogden CL, Grammer-Strawn LM, et al. CDC growth charts: United States. Advancedata from vital and health statistics. No. 314. Hyattsville, Md.: National Center for Health Statistics, 2000. (DHHS publication no. (PHS) 2000-1250 0-0431.)
5. U.S. positions on selected issues at the third negotiating session of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Washington, D.C.: Committee on Government Reform, 2002. (Accessed March 4, 2002, at https://www.house.gov/reform/min/ inves_tobacco/index_accord.htm.)
Go to www.bangkokmedjournal.com. First-time authors willneed to register with our Open Journal Submission (OJS) beforesubmitting his/her manuscript on “submit an article”. This will takehim/her to the online submission and peer review portal.
Follow the online instructions for filling out the submissionform and uploading the manuscript.
The author may submit his/her manuscript using filling out thesubmission from and uploading your manuscript.
- The Bangkok Medical Journal publishes original contributions tothe advancement of medical diagnosis and treatment. As a resultsubmitted manuscripts must not contain previously publishedmaterial and must not be under consideration for publicationelsewhere.
- The Bangkok Medical Journal follows the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The guidelines may be viewed at https://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf
- Manuscripts that do not conform to The Bangkok MedicalJournal instructions for authors or exceed the Maximum forArticles’ Submitted to The Bangkok Medical Journal may besent back to the author without review or put on hold until thesubmission is deemed in compliance with the requirements.
- Manuscripts that conform to The Bangkok Medical Journalinstructions for authors will go for plagiarism check.
- With satisfactory results of plagiarism check, manuscripts will goto double blinded peer review process. Two to three reviewersreview a manuscript depending on complexity of the manuscriptwithout awareness of the authors’ identity. Comments andrecommendations are shared with the authors with no informationon identify of the reviewers. The Editor-in-Chief makes final decision on publishing the manuscripts or other relevant actionsaccording to recommendations of the reviewers. Occasionally, theEditor-in-Chief seeks for recommendations of the fourth reviewer.
The Bangkok Medical Journal emphasizes that for researchinvolving human subjects, authors must express their complianceto Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines. Certificate ofApproval (COA) of relevant Institutional Review Board (IRB) orEthics Committee (EC) must be presented along with submittedmanuscripts of studies involving human subjects. In the absence ofthe Certificate of Approval, the authors have to convince theEditorial Board that the study did not violate any ethical concernson human subject research.
Research involving animals must comply with institutional,national or internationally-accepted standards, and whereavailable should obtain prior approval from their InstitutionalAnimal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or appropriate ethicscommittee. The manuscript must include the name of theapproval ethics committee and the standards that were followed.
The Basel Declaration outlines fundamental principles to adhereto when conducting research in animals and the International Councilfor Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) has published ethicalguidelines. Also the Weatherall report on the use of non-humanprimates in research provides recommendations on non-humanprimate studies.
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