Aims and Scope
The Siriraj Medical Journal (SMJ) is an open access, peer-reviewed, monthly international journal that considers articles on all aspects of health sciences on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions.
Studies must be scientifically valid; for research articles this includes a scientifically sound research question, the use of suitable methods and analysis, and following community-agreed standards relevant to the research field.
Types of Published Articles
The Siriraj Medical Journal (SMJ) plays a vital role in sharing scientific knowledge, offering a range of article types to accommodate various dimensions of research and scholarship. While the primary focus of the SMJ journal centers around original research articles, the journal also warmly welcomes review articles and letters to the editors.
An original article represents a comprehensive research endeavor undertaken by the researchers themselves. It delves deeply into a specific research question or hypothesis, often involving data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Original articles are characterized by their systematic approach to presenting methods, results, and discussions. The manuscript length, excluding references, should not exceed 3,000 words.
A review article provides an exhaustive synopsis of research on a particular subject or offers a panoramic overview of existing research on a specific topic. It synthesizes findings from various sources, critically assesses the state of the field, and may provide insights into emerging trends and areas of debate. The manuscript length, excluding references, should not exceed 4,500 words.
Letters to the Editor:
Letters to the editors are concise communications that offer readers the opportunity to express their opinions or provide insights on previously published articles. These letters can contribute to ongoing discussions or provide additional perspectives on a topic. While brief, letters to the editor should maintain scholarly rigor and contribute to the dynamic. The manuscript length, excluding references, should not exceed 2,500 words.