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 14-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 makes decision on publication of submitted manuscripts with guidance of the policies governed by the Editorial board members.
affiliations will be contacted to explain the retraction. Relevant parties will be informed of the expected future behaviors. The action
of retraction will be officially announced as early as possible in the subsequent issue of the Bangkok Medical Journal.
The Bangkok Medical Journal publishes specific type of articles. Each type serves a distinct and separate purpose and is judged by different criteria. Manuscripts should be constructed according to specific guidelines for Articles. To submit each type of manuscript for publication in the Journal, please follow the specific submission instructions at www.bangkokmedjournal.com
- Title Page (see Full-Length Original Research below)
- Abstract and Keywords Reviews and commentaries should generally begin with a brief (less than 200 words) summary of the 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; please provide keywords that will assist in the indexing of your article (i.e., make it easy for individuals who are searching online to find your paper).
- Full title of the manuscript
- Authors’ names (first and last names, middle initial when commonly used by that author)
- Institutional affiliation for each author (use super-scripted numbers after each author’s name)
- Corresponding author: First and last names, middle initial when commonly used by that author; Address and Email
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Go to www.bangkokmedjournal.com. First-time authors will need to register with our Open Journal Submission (OJS) before submitting his/her manuscript on “Submissions”. This will takehim/her to the online submission and peer review portal.
Follow the online instructions for filling out the submission form and uploading the manuscript.
The author may submit his/her manuscript using filling out the submission from and uploading your manuscript.
- The Bangkok Medical Journal publishes original contributions to the advancement of medical diagnosis and treatment. As a result submitted manuscripts must not contain previously published material and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- 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 Medical Journal instructions for authors or exceed the Maximum for Articles’ Submitted to The Bangkok Medical Journal may be sent back to the author without review or put on hold until the submission is deemed in compliance with the requirements.
- Manuscripts that conform to The Bangkok Medical Journal instructions for authors will go for plagiarism check.
- With satisfactory results of plagiarism check, manuscripts will go to double blinded peer review process. Two to three reviewers review a manuscript depending on complexity of the manuscript without awareness of the authors’ identity. Comments and recommendations 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 actions according to recommendations of the reviewers. Occasionally, the Editor-in-Chief seeks for recommendations of the fourth reviewer.
The Bangkok Medical Journal emphasizes that for research involving human subjects, authors must express their compliance to Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines. Certificate of Approval (COA) of relevant Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Ethics Committee (EC) must be presented along with submitted manuscripts of studies involving human subjects. In the absence ofthe Certificate of Approval, the authors have to convince the Editorial Board that the study did not violate any ethical concerns on human subject research.
Research involving animals must comply with institutional, national or internationally-accepted standards, and where available should obtain prior approval from their Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or appropriate ethics committee. The manuscript must include the name of the approval ethics committee and the standards that were followed.
The Basel Declaration outlines fundamental principles to adhere to when conducting research in animals and the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) has published ethical guidelines. Also the Weather all report on the use of non-human primates in research provides recommendations on non-human primate studies.
Ethics of authors
- Statements made in the article, including changes made by the Editor or English Language Manager, Once accepted by the author are the responsibility of the author and not of The Bangkok Medical Journal.
- Once an author is aware of a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her published work, it is the author’s responsibility to immediately notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Ethics of editors
- All manuscripts are treated as confidential documents. The editor, editorial staff and editorial board must not disclose any information obtained from a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Ethics of reviewers
- Unpublished materials in all submitted manuscripts must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without an express written consent of the author(s).
- Ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential by the reviewers and must not be used for personal advantage.
Conflicts of interest
- All authors must declare or disclose, in the manuscripts, any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscripts. All sources of financial or other supports for the project must be disclosed.
- Reviewers must declare their conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the agencies companies, or institutions connected to the manuscripts they review. It is therefore the responsibility of the Journal to seek appropriate actions, including seeking more independent reviewers.
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