Author Guidelines

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.

  1. Manuscript
  2. Certification of English proofread by a native English speaker
  3. Checklist before submit the article to Siriraj Medical Journal
  4. Letter of Certification before Publishing Article(s) in Siriraj Medical Journal (SMJ)
  5. IRB approval, ICMJE Conflict of Interest form, consent form and clinical trial registration are required. Please include this information with your submission.  
  6. A cover letter that the manuscript is submitted to SMJ only, it has never been published elsewhere in English or other languages, and it has been approved by all authors. Also, a state in the cover letter that written permission (consent) to publish the case details (potential risk to a breach of privacy) or use photograph of unavoidable identifiable person has been obtained (if any, especially all case report).
  7. Plagiarism report Articles must be checked for potential plagiarism with %Turnitin <20%.
  8. Illustrations / figures of the highest resolution provided in JPEG format
  9. Diagrams, charts, graphs or tables (NOT exceed 6 in total) should be created and included in MS Word (Manuscript). Authors are not recommended to attach them as pictures in the files.

 

Instructions for Authors

The manuscript should be presented in the following order: 

Title page: The title page should contain the following:

  • Title of the paper
  • (Optional) A short running head (no more than 50 characters, including spaces).
  • Type of manuscript (e.g. Original Article, Review Article).
  • Full names of all authors with the highest academic degree.
  • Addresses of the institutions at which the work was carried out.
  • E-mail address and telephone numbers, of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript, proofs, and requests for offprint should be sent.
  • Conflict of interest statement
  • A declaration of clinical trial approval

Abstract: An abstract, no longer than 250 words or less. The abstract should state the Objective, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusion, each with a brief adequate presentation.

Keywords: Keywords are the words that describe your topic of research. These can be individual words or a phrase. *Please consider using MeSH terms. MeSH is a controlled vocabulary that is used to label articles in MEDLINE/PubMed.

Types of Articles:

  • Original Article: Original articles should be written and structured by four main sections: Introduction/Objectives, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion/Conclusion. The manuscript length, excluding references, should not exceed 3,500 words. Tables and figures/ illustrations should not exceed 6 in total.
  • Review Article: The manuscript length, excluding references, should not exceed 4,500 words. Tables and illustrations should not exceed 8 in total.
  • Letter to the Editor: The manuscript length, excluding references, should not exceed 2,500 words.

References: The Vancouver system of referencing should be used. References should be cited numerically in the order they appear in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in superscripts. In the reference list, the references should be numbered and listed in order of appearance in the text.
           Cite the names of all authors when there are six or fewer; when there are seven or more, list the first six followed by “et al”. 

  • Journal article
    Sibai BM. Magnesium sulfate is the ideal anticonvulsant in preeclampsia-eclampsia. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1990;162:1141-5.
  • Books
    Remington JS, Swartz MN. Current Topics in Infectious Diseases, Vol 21. Boston: Blackwell Science Publication, 2001.
  • Chapter in a Book
    Cunningham FG, Hauth JC, Leveno KJ, Gilstrap L III, Bloom SL, Wenstrom KD. Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. In: Cunningham FG, Hauth JC, Leveno KJ, Gilstrap L III, Brom SL, Wenstrom KD, eds. Williams Obstetrics, 22nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.p.761-808.