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. 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). Letter of Certification before Publishing Article(s) in Siriraj Medical Journal (SMJ)
  1. All manuscripts must be submitted online at This website provides step-by-step instructions for manuscript submission as well as a tutorial for authors.
  2. Checklist before submit the article to Siriraj Medical Journal
  3. Illustrations should be saved at the highest resolution setting and sized no larger than 800 kB per file as possible. Figure images should be provided in JPEG or TIF format. Graphics software such as Photoshop and Illustrator (not presentation software such as PowerPoint, CorelDraw, or Harvard Graphics) should be used to create the figures.
  4. IRB approval, ICMJE Conflict of Interest form, consent form and clinical trial registration are required. Please include this information with your submission.  
  5. Articles must be checked for potential plagiarism with %Turnitin <20%.
  6. Author-suggested reviewers
    The authors can suggest four the names of different institution reviewers in the cover letter. Provide the following information: name, affiliation and contact email.


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. 
● 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, plus facsimile and telephone numbers, of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript, proofs, and requests for offprint should be sent. 
● Conflict of interest statement. 
● IRB / IEC Certification.
● Certification of proofread English by a native English speaker.
● Total word count (text only; excluding abstract, tables, and figure legends). The title should be short (less than 80 characters, including spaces), informative and contain major keywords. 

Abstract: An abstract, no longer than 250 words or less, is submitted as required for regular articles. The abstract should state the Objective, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusion, each with a brief adequate presentation.  Keywords are accompanied by a short description or definition, links to related descriptors, and a list of synonyms.

Original Article: The manuscript must be written in English with no longer than 3,000 words for the text, including abstract, acknowledgments, references, and figure legends. Tables and figures/ illustrations should not exceed 6 in total.

Review Article: No longer than 4,500 words for the text, including abstract, acknowledgments, references, and legends for illustrations (figure legends). Tables and illustrations should not exceed 8 in total.

Letter to the Editor: No longer than 250 words. Only one table or illustration is permitted. An exception can be allowed by the Editor-in-Chief when appropriate. Correspondence letter will be sent to the corresponding author of the original article for the reply.

Editorial: Usually no longer than 1,500 words. An exception can be allowed by the Editor-in-Chief when appropriate.

Special Issue: Usually no longer than 3,000 words. An exception can be allowed by the Editor-in-Chief when appropriate. Tables and illustrations should not exceed 6 in total.

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 parentheses or as superscripts. Please give the names of all authors and editors. 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”. Names of journals should be abbreviated in the style used in Index Medicus (see examples below). Reference to unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g. A Smith, unpubl. Data, 2000).
Journal article
Sibai BM. Magnesium sulfate is the ideal anticonvulsant in preeclampsia-eclampsia. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1990;162:1141-5.
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. 

Siriraj Medical Journal is the official publication organ of TAGE, The IASGO Thailand and Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital. The Journal, the Society and the Faculty are nonprofit organizations. The journal’s expenses are covered through the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital’s financial resources and advertising revenues. The journal implements the open access, publication model. Throughout the publication process, neither the authors or readers charged a fee nor the journal or the Faculty demands any types of fees or charges.