INSTRUCTIONS for AUTHOR and PREPARING MAIN MANUSCRIPT for PUBLISHING in BURAPHA JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (BJM)

             BJM is a peer-reviewed general medical journal which is published yearly, either in Thai or English languages. The articles from both within and outside the Faculty of Medicine, Burapha University are invited. The research article must be approved by the Ethics Committee of the Institutions, Organizations or Agencies. Manuscripts have not been published previously in print or electronic format and are not under consideration by another publication or electronic medium. The author will receive a copy of the journal when the article has been published.

 Types of articles published in BJM

  1. Original article is a research which reports of data from original research.
  2. Review article is a comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions essay or scientific paper which provides a knowledge-oriented synthesis of research on a topic at that moment in time from either within or outside the country.
  3. Special Article and Commentaries is an article or comment on the matter in an article of a special interest or knowledge, including exclusive interviews, medical policy. comments of experts, and reviews.
  4. Case report is a report of patients with disorders to rare diseases, injury or innovations describe a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma, suggest an association, or present an important adverse reaction. All case report articles should indicate that informed consent to publish the information was granted from the patients or their guardians.
  5. Miscellaneous is the other useful reports related to the medical field and public health that encourages mutual understanding among practitioners.
  6. letter to the editor and Letter in reply

 Instructions for Authors

Preparing Main Manuscript Text: The original typescript, in print and on data file diskettes (CD only) must be submitted, including copies of all illustrations, legends and references. All must be typed single-line-spaced on 8½" x 11" (A4) white bond paper, using front TH SarabunPSK. Only a word processor (Microsoft Word 2003 onward) should be used. Margins must be at least 1 inch, and 0.5 inch indentation. Metric measurements are to be used throughout the text and illustrative materials. Generic names for drugs are to be used. Brand names may be included in parentheses.

        Titles: The title must be short, specific, and clear. The title page should be typed on a separate sheet and include the full name, degree and academic affiliations and e-mail address of all authors.

        Abstracts: Submit abstracts in duplicate, both in English and Thai, which must include a concise statement in not more than 250 words of what was done, what was found and what was concluded. If there is no Thai author, Thai abstract is not required.

        Illustrations and Tables: Use only illustrations that clarify and augment the text. Submit illustrations in duplicate, unmounted, and untrimmed. High contrast, glossy-prints (not photocopies) are requested. Original drawings should be professionally drawn in black India ink. Figure number, name of senior author, and arrow indicating “top” should be typed on a gummed label and affixed to the back of each illustration. All lettering must be legible after reduction to column size. Each table should be typed double - spaced on a separate sheet, and should supplement rather than duplicate the text. They should be numbered consecutively as mentioned in the text and each must have a heading. Color illustrations will be published at the author’s expense.

        References: Authors are responsible for accuracy of their references. The cited references should be listed in consecutive order and superscript them at the end of sentence. Once a reference is cited, all subsequent citations should be running in queue to the original number. All references must be cited in the text or tables. Unpublished data and personal communication are not accepted. Use the form of references and the titles of journals abbreviated, according to the style used in Index Medicus (the Vancouver system). If there are more than six authors, the first six authors are listed followed by "et al."

        Manuscript Acceptance: Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they are not under simultaneous consideration by another publication. Accepted manuscripts become the property of the Burapha Journal of Medicine and must not be published in other journal.

        Manuscript Submission: All manuscripts should be submitted with a cover letter and submission form, addressed to the Editors-in-Chief, with explains why the manuscript should be published in BJM.