History and Indexing

The Thai Journal of Public Health is a peer-reviewed journal, which was founded in 1970, under the name Journal of Public Health. It operates a double-blind peer review process. The name Thai Journal of Public Health was adopted starting from volume 49, issue number 3 (Sep-Dec 2019). The journal is currently listed in the Thai-Journal Citation Index Center (TCI) and is striving to achieve Scopus indexing by 2022. It was first registered on the TCI in 2012 and is classified under TCI class I. The journal was also invited to the Asian Citation Index (ACI) in 2016. Over the past 6 years, a ratio of 30:70 publications were produced by authors affiliated with the Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, in contrast with authors affiliated with other Mahidol University faculties or other institutions. Its Thai Journal Impact Factor has trebled in the last 5 years. The most recently available Thai Journal Impact Factor for the journal was 0.345 (2018).

Aim and Scope

The Thai Journal of Public Health aims to publish high quality original research and review articles in the disciplines of public health, which cover microbiology, biostatistics, nutrition and dietetics, food science for health, public health nursing, parasitology and entomology, public health administration, epidemiology, environmental health, health education and behavioral sciences, sanitary engineering, family health, occupational health and safety, community health, health promotion and disease prevention. We publish articles which address topics related to disease prevention, threats to human health, and the promotion of human health to prolong a healthy life, whereby health relates to physical, social and psychological well-being. All articles must be able to demonstrate that the work can benefit the general public by furthering the understanding of public health issues and by demonstrating its application to the advancement of public health. The public health implications of the findings must be made clear, and the work must be of interest to public health professionals and others who are engaged in the field of public health.

Publication Frequency

3 issues per year: Jan-Apr, May-Aug, Sep-Dec, each containing 8-10 articles.

Fees

1. Submission Fees

    1.1 Standard track

          1,000 Thai Baht (33 USD)

    1.2 Fast track

           2,000 Thai Baht (66 USD)

Manuscripts that are processed through the fast track option will be subjected to the same peer review process as standard track manuscripts, and fast track has no impact on the peer reviewers’ or editors’ decisions.

2. Publication Fees

Publication fees are tiered depending on the country affiliation of the corresponding author. World Bank GNI per capita country classifications can be viewed at: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups

     2.1 Standard track

            - 2,000 Thai Baht (66 USD) per article when the corresponding author is affiliated with any institution in Thailand, or is a Faculty of Public Health alumni who is affiliated with an institution in any middle- or high-income country based on GNI per capita, as classified by the World Bank.

            - 100 USD per article when the corresponding author is affiliated with an institution in any other middle-income country.

            - 300 USD per article when the corresponding author is affiliated with an institution in a high-income country.

  • Exemptions:

           - Corresponding author affiliated with an institution in a low-income country based on GNI per capita, as classified by the World Bank.

           - Invited manuscripts

           - Letters to the editor 

      2.2 Fast track

1,000 Thai Baht (33 USD) per page, which applies to all who take this option, regardless of their country-affiliation. The page limit remains set at 13 pages (excluding title page) for both original and review articles.

3. Fee payment

Money should be transferred in to the savings account of Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), Siriraj Hospital Branch. 

Account name: Mahidol University

Account number: 016-2-10322-3

All fees are non-returnable.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Advertising and Marketing Policies

We do not accept adverts for publication either in the journal or on the journal’s website, and do not engage in online solicitation of manuscripts.

Revenue Sources

Author submission and publication fees are used to fund the operational costs of the journal. These fees do not influence any decisions made by the editorial team.