Annual Report’s SMJ-2020

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Prof.Thawatchai Akaraviputh


Since 1948 the journal has been introduced to the academia under the name of “Siriraj Hospital Gazette”. In 2007 the journal was converted into English version and the journal name was changed to “Siriraj Medical Journal”. The Siriraj Medical Journal is named after Prince Siriraj Kakudhabhand, the 18-month-old son of King Rama V, who passed away from dysentery a year before the opening of the Siriraj Hospital. The medical school was established two years later in 1890. The Siriraj Medical Journal (SMJ) has published more than 70 issues continuously for the
past 70 years.

SMJ is now an open access, peer-reviewed journal governed by the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University and also the official journal of Thai Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (TAGE) and International Association of Surgeons Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO) Thai Chapter.

In 2020, 150 articles were completely submitted to the SMJ. This number is constantly growing over the last few years. The acceptance rate is now about 50-60%. Most authors whose articles did not reach to scientific quality or priority for publication would be notified within 4 weeks after complete submission.

In 2021, the journal aim to publish an issue in a monthly basis which could increase the number of publication up to 120 articles per annum. International, multi-national or multi-institute articles are most welcome to be published in this journal with both international and national peer reviewers.


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Akaraviputh, P. . (2021). Annual Report’s SMJ-2020. Siriraj Medical Journal, 73(2), 141–144. Retrieved from
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Prof.Thawatchai Akaraviputh, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10700