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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.

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    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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Instructions for Authors

Songklanagarind Journal of Nursing is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal (4 issues per year) publishing original manuscripts focusing on all aspects of nursing and public health – including eastern wisdom. This journal welcomes manuscripts either in Thai language or English language. Submissions are also encouraged from authors all over the word. The authors will receive a free copy of print issue of the published articles in this journal. Please use the following guidelines to prepare your manuscripts.


Manuscripts format


Manuscripts should be double-spaced (including references) with Time New Roman 12 font size and formatted for A4 paper, left margin 1 inch, right margin 1 inch, and all pages should be numbered. The length of a scholarly paper must not exceed 8 pages. The length of an original research article is 10-15 pages.


1. Scholarly paper layout

               A scholarly paper should be presented in the following order: 

   1.1 Title of article, the names of authors, institutional affiliation of each author, and E-mail    


   1.2 Abstract (not exceed 350 words) and key words

   1.3 Contents and conclusion (not exceed 5 tables/illustrations, and should be in separated 


   1.4 References


            2. Original research article layout

                    An original research article should be presented in the following order:

   2.1 Title of article, the names of authors, institutional affiliation of each author, E-mail   

                          address, and funding source

   2.2 Abstract (not exceed 250 words) includes objective, methods (data collection; sample;         

        instrument; data analysis), results/findings, conclusion and implications, and key words

   2.3 Introduction, literature review, objectives of the study, research questions, hypothesis, and   

        conceptual framework (if any)

   2.4 Methods (design, population and sample, ethical considerations, data collection, data  


   2.5 Results/Findings (not exceed 5 tables/illustrations, and should be in separated pages)

   2.6 Discussion (include any limitations of research)

   2.7 Conclusion and implications

   2.8 References


Authors should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) system of referencing. In the text give the author's name followed by the year in parentheses: Kongsuwan (2009). If there are two authors, in the text use 'and': Kongsuwan and Jocsin (2009), in brackets use '&' (Kongsuwan & Locsin, 2009). When reference is made to a work by three to six authors, use all names for the first time (Kongsuwan, Keller, Touhy, & Schoenhofer, 2010), and use first name followed by et al. in the next times (Kongsuwan et al., 2011).   

Examples of correct reference formats as in the followings:


Kongsuwan, W., & Locsin, R. C. (2009). Promoting peaceful death in the intensive care unit in

            Thailand. International Nursing Review, 56(1), 116-122.

Kongsuwan, W., Keller, K., Touhy, T., & Schoenhofer, S. (2010). Thai Buddhist intensive care unit nurses’ perspective of a peaceful death: An empirical study. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 16(5), 241-247.


Sadock, J. B. & Sadock, A. V. (2000). Com-prehensive textbook of psychiatry. Philadelphia: Lippincott

            Williams & Wilkins.

Neeb, K. (2001). Fundamentals of mental health nursing (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
                Chapter in a book

Boykin, A., & Schoenhofer, S. O. (2006). Anne Boykin and Savina O. Schoenhofer’s Nursing as caring theory. In M. E. Parker (Ed.), Nursing theories and nursing practice (p. 343). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company.
Journal article in electronic format

Kerrison, S. A., & Chapman, R. (2007). What general emergency nurses want to know about mental

            health patients presenting to their emergency department. Accident and emergency              Nursing, 15(1). 48-55. Retrieved April 5, 2011, form https://www.sciencedirect.com. 



Please submit 3 hard copies of a manuscript with 1 CD via mail to this address:

Editor-in-Chief of Songklanagarind Journal of Nursing,

Faculty of Nursing, Prince ofSongklaUniversity,

Hat Yai,Songkhla,Thailand, 90112.

Or submit the manuscript via E-mail: waraporn.k@psu.ac.th or jaroensri.w@psu.ac.th

Office contact:

Telephone number: 66-74-286458; or 66-74-28-6459

Fax number: 66-74-28-6421


Please mark P in the boxes before submit an article

            * Submit 3 hard copies of a manuscript with 1 CD via mail

            * Or submit the files of a manuscript via email tanomsri.i@psu.ac.th or jaroensri.w@psu.ac.th

            * The research/study was approved by ethical committee

            * Use the corrected format of references (APA system)

            * Edited English by an expert in English language