Instruction For Authors

All articles submitted to TMJ will be evaluated by single blinded review process by 2 reviewers for all article types except for case report and review article where 1 reviewer is required.  For more information about our submission, please refer to the instruction for author.

Original Articles should include a title page, a structured abstract of no more than 250 words (see below), a text of no more than 3,000 words, no more than 7 tables and figures, and no more than 40 references.

 

Brief Researches/Case Reports should include a title page, a narrative abstract of no more than 50 words, a text of no more than 1,200 words, no more than 2 tables or figures, and no more than 10 references.

 

Review article/Special article focus on specific topics that are important to health science.  This category require a narrative abstract of no more than 150 words, a text of no more than 3,000 words, no more than 2 tables or figures, and no more than 30 references.

 

Letters to the Editor should not exceed 900 words and should include no more than 1 table or figure and no more than 10 references.

 

Commentaries are by invitation only. Please contact the journal office if you are interested in writing a Commentary.

 

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

Authors who are not fluent in English should have their manuscript checked by a native speaker of English and/or an editing service that provides such assistance. Please concept editorial office if author would like suggestion on editing service. Manuscripts that do not follow the required format or are poorly prepared may be asked to revised for resubmission.

 

All submitted manuscript most include institutional ethical approval certificate. Double space the entire manuscript, including title page, abstract, body, references, tables, and figure legends. Use left justification only, so that the right margin is ragged. Number pages consecutively, beginning with the title page. Use a standard font (such as Times New Roman or Helvetica) and set the font size to 12 points (for tables as well as text). Each component of the article should begin on a separate page, as follows: title page, abstract, body text, acknowledgments, references, appendices, figure legends, and tables. All these components must be in a single file, except any figures, each of which should be a separate file (see Figures and Figure Legends, below).

 

Title Page

The title page should include the following information: (1) the title of the manuscript; (2) the names of the author(s), including each author’s highest academic degree or professional certification; (3) the departmental and institutional affiliation of each author, including city, state, and country; (4) the name, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence, and (if different) the name and address to be used for reprint requests; (5) if relevant, a statement about any previous presentation of the data or findings in a preliminary report or abstract; (6) an abbreviated title of not more than 45 characters (including spaces), to be used as a running head in print and for search results online; and (7) a word count for the body of the text (ie, excluding the abstract and the references). Acknowledgment of financial support and potential conflicts of interest must be included and should be placed in the Acknowledgments section (see below).

 

Abstract

Original Articles should include a structured abstract of no more than 250 words. The following headings are suggested: Objective, Design, Methods (or Interventions), Results, and Conclusions. If this list of headings is inappropriate, variations are permitted: for example, a study that involved no intervention would use the heading “Methods” rather than “Intervention”; or an analysis of an existing data set might use the heading “Methods” in place of both “Intervention”. For brevity, parts of the abstract can be written in phrases rather than complete sentences (eg, “Design: Retrospective cohort study” or “Design: Before-after trial”). The contents of each section should conform to the guidelines below. For each manuscript, the same structure of Thai abstract must be included.

 

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Body Text

The main sections and subdivisions of the body text should be indicated by side heads flush with the left margin and two lines above the text. Keep Methods, Results, and Discussion distinct and separate. The Methods section should provide detail sufficient to allow others to re-create your experiment. Methods may not be described or restated in figure legends or table notes, but must be all together in the Methods section. The Results section contains the previously unpublished data derived by this application of your methods, without commentary (beyond the minimum that might be necessary to ensure intelligibility to the reader). The Discussion section contains your interpretation of the reported data and comments on its meaning. There should be no separate section labeled “Conclusion.” Avoid duplicating in the text data that have been provided in tables or figures (minimal duplication, for emphasis or clarity, is acceptable). Also avoid duplication within the text; for example, the Discussion section should not restate all the findings that have been presented in Results and/or in tables and figures.

 

All numbers published in TMJ will be in Arabic numbers.

 

Acknowledgments

Financial support. The Acknowledgments section should list all sources of financial support for the work, including any financial arrangement with a company whose product is related to the study. If there was no financial support, that too should be stated.

Example:

  • Financial support. The XXX Project is supported by the Thai Ministry of Health. Additional support for this study was provided by Becton-Dickinson.
  • Financial support. None reported.

 

Conflict of interest. The Acknowledgments section must contain a statement of potential conflicts of interest. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the disclosures will be published. The Acknowledgments section of the manuscript must list the name of each contributing author and any potential conflicts of interest for each author for the previous three years; if no potential conflict exists, that too should be stated.

Example:

  • Potential conflicts of interest. K.L.H. reports having consulted for and having received grant support from Astellas and reports having received an honorarium from Cubist before starting employment with the New York Department of Public Health in 2009.
  • Potential conflicts of interest. All authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to this article.

 

 

REFERENCES

References should be cited consecutively in the text, with superscript numbers placed outside periods and commas and inside colons and semicolons. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered as though all were cited at the point at which the table or figure was first mentioned.

 

A paper that is “in press” may be included in the reference list if it has been accepted for publication. Citations such as “in preparation,” “submitted for publication,” “unpublished data,” and “personal communication” should be given in parentheses in the text only, including the names of all individuals to whom the information should be attributed, as well as each person’s highest academic degree and the month and year of the information’s origin. For personal communications, specify whether the communication was written or oral.

 

At the end of each manuscript, list the references in numerical order, double spaced, according to the order they are cited in the text. If there are 7 or more authors, list the first 3 authors’ names, followed by “et al”; otherwise, list all authors. Abbreviations of journal names should conform to Index Medicus or MEDLINE. Unlisted journals should not be abbreviated. Authors are responsible for bibliographic accuracy. Journal titles should be cited as they existed at the time of publication. Format references according to the style given in the AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition.

 

Journal article (examples)

  1. Pittet D, Simon A, Hugonnet S, Pessoa-Silva CL, Sauvan V, Perneger TV. Hand hygiene among physicians: performance, beliefs, and perceptions. Ann Intern Med 2004;141:1-8.
  2. Camins BC, Richmond AM, Dyer KL, et al. A crossover intervention trial evaluating the efficacy of a chlorhexidine-impregnated sponge in reducing catheter-related bloodstream infections among patients undergoing hemodialysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010;31:1118-1123.

 

Journal article in press (example)

  1. Figueroa P, Johanssen KL, Price FG, et al. Outbreak of Acinetobacter infection in a neonatal intensive care unit. Pediatr Infect Dis J (in press).

 

 

Paper presented at a professional meeting (example)

  1. Chen LF, Freeman JT, Sexton DJ, Choi YI, Anderson DJ. NHSN definition of laboratory-detected BSI is overly sensitive for Enterococcus. In: Program and abstracts of the 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA); March 18–22, 2009; San Diego, CA. Abstract 359.

 

Book (example)

  1. Heoprich PD. Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Harper & Row; 1977.

 

 

Chapter in a book (example)

  1. Schaffner W. Psittacosis: ornithosis, parrot fever. In: Beeson PB, McDermott W, Wyngaarden JB, eds. Cecil Textbook of Medicine. 15th ed. Philadelphia, PA: W. B. Saunders; 1979:336-338.

 

Web page (example)

7.Clinical laboratory fee schedule. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website. https://www.cms.gov/ClinicalLabFeeSched/02_clinlab.asp#TopOfPage. Published 2010. Accessed April 2, 2010.

 

TABLES

Prepare tables with the MS Word table editor; text formatted to look like a table by use of tabs and hard returns is not acceptable and will be rejected. Include tables in the same file as the rest of the manuscript, not in separate files. Tables should be double spaced. Number tables in the order in which they are cited in the text, and provide a descriptive title for each table.

 

Every column in a table requires a head that describes the contents of the cells below. The units of measure for all data must be clearly stated in the heads, in the stub (leftmost) column, or in data cells, as appropriate. Do not use vertical lines, and do not use ditto marks for repeated information.

 

List and define any abbreviations in a note below the table, above the table footnotes (no footnote designator is required for this line), even if the abbreviations have been defined in the text. Use superscript letters for footnote designators.

 

That are too large to be reproduced in print, if accepted for publication, will appear only in the online version of the article, and information about the online-only table (including a full or partial title) will be included in the print version of the article.

 

 

Figures and Figure Legends

Figures. Number figures in the order in which they are mentioned in the text, and provide a brief but descriptive caption (legend) for each figure. The journal does not print color figures. Color figures that can be usefully published in black and white will be published that way in print, and color versions will appear in the online journal if necessary. Figures that are useful only in color will be available only in the online version of the article, and information about the online-only figure (including a full or partial legend) will be included in the print version of the article.

 

All artwork (figures, photographs, and illustrations) should be submitted as digital files. The required format is TIFF or EPS, with the following resolutions: 1,200 dpi for line figures (eg, graphs), 600 dpi for grayscale figures (eg, photographs), and 300 dpi for color figures. PowerPoint, Word, and JPEG files will not be accepted. Each figure or illustration must be a stand-alone file, separate from the text file, and named to match the number cited in the text (eg, fig1.eps). Do not include titles and legends in illustration files.

 

Figure legends should be double spaced on a separate page of the manuscript. (This is because a figure is reproduced as an image file, whereas the legend that accompanies the figure is typeset as text.) Place figure titles and explanations in the legend, not on the figure image. On the other hand, graphic elements that require definition, such as symbols, are best placed and defined in available open space within the figure itself.

 

The text of the figure legend should concisely and accurately label what the figure depicts and define any abbreviations or terms used within it. The figure legend should not describe or restate methods, nor state or restate detailed findings, nor state a claim or conclusion drawn from the data displayed. Such statements belong in the appropriate section of the body text, not in a figure legend.

Use the Style Guide of the American Medical Association as a reference.

Limit use of acronyms or abbreviations to those that are generally accepted (eg, DNA, MRI, STD, HIV, units of measure, statistical terms, trial names.

Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, liter) or their decimal multiples. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be given in millimeters of mercury.

Cite in numerical order every reference, figure, and table. (Order of mention in the text determines the number given to each.) Provide legends for all Tables and Figures.

Acknowledgments, including grant support, should be placed at the end of the text.

Include the manuscript number on all revisions and include it in all correspondence.

Examples of table

Example 1

 

Example 2