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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.

  • The manuscript has not been previously published or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

    ต้นฉบับนั้นไม่เคยตีพิมพ์ที่ใดมาก่อนและไม่อยู่ระหว่างการพิจารณาเพื่อตีพิมพ์ที่ใด ๆ

  • The text must be typed double-spaced, in single column, with 1 inch unjustified margins on A4 paper. Times New Roman in 12 pt size  or Angsana New in 16 pt size is the preferred font style. Each page must contain the page number at the top right corner.

    การพิมพ์ต้นฉบับให้ใช้ font Times New Roman 12 หรือ Angsana New 16 พิมพ์หน้าเดียวบนกระดาษ A4  และพิมพ์บรรทัดเว้นบรรทัด โดยเว้นระยะห่างจากขอบทั้ง 4 ด้านไม่น้อยกว่า 1  นิ้ว โดยไม่ต้องปรับขอบด้านขวาให้ตรงกัน และใส่เลขหน้ากำกับทุกหน้าที่มุมขวาด้านบน

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines which is found in Vajira Medical Journal Website (http://www.vajira.ac.th/vmj/project/

    บทความนี้ได้จัดเตรียมตาม "คำชี้แจงการส่งบทความที่ตีพิมพ์" ตามที่เขียนไว้ใน website (http://www.vajira.ac.th/vmj/project/

  • The manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors in terms of the content and accuracy.

    ผู้นิพนธ์และผู้ร่วมนิพนธ์ทุกท่านได้อ่านและเห็นด้วยกับต้นฉบับนั้น และเชื่อว่าต้นฉบับนั้นรายงานผลตรงตามผลการวิจัยที่ได้ศึกษา

  • If applicable, this research has been approved by the ethics committee.

    ถ้าเป็นการศึกษาวิจัยในมนุษย์ การวิจัยนี้ได้รับการรับรองจากคณะกรรมการจริยธรรมการศึกษาวิจัยในมนุษย์

  • All references should be in English, using ‘Vancouver style’

    เอกสารอ้างอิงทุกรายการต้องเขียนเป็นภาษาอังกฤษ โดยเขียนตาม  Vancouver style

Preparation of manuscripts


General requirements


All manuscripts are to be sent to the Editorial Office 3 copies in print and on electronic data file via CD, diskette or email along with a cover letter and the checklist guideline. A cover letter must include name and title of the first or corresponding author, full address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address, title and category of the submitted manuscript: original article, case report, or review article. The letter should contain the following declared statements that the manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors in terms of the content and accuracy, and that the manuscript has not been previously published or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Previous publication in the form of abstract, published proceedings in the scientific meetings, or academic thesis is acceptable for a duplication or modification with an information (or declaration) to the editorial board. If applicable, a copy of ethics approval document should be sent along with the manuscript.


The article must be written in clear and concise Thai.  English is allowed only when Thai word/phrase is unable to make the sentence clear. When English is used, lowercase letters are required. The numbers must be typed in Arabic.  The text must be typed double-spaced, in single column, with 1 inch unjustified margins on A4 paper. Times New Roman in 12 pt size or Angsana New in 16 pt size are the preferred font style. Each page must contain the page number at the top right corner.


 


Checklist guideline for an author to submit a manuscript


To facilitate the manuscript preparation and submission, the authors must complete the checklist form and send it along with the manuscript. Any submitted manuscript without checklist form, incomplete data, or incorrect format will be returned to the corresponding authors before proceeding. Checklist forms for various types of manuscript can be downloaded from Vajira Medical J website (https://www.vajira.ac.th/vmj/project/).


 


Manuscript Preparation


For researches which fit into any of the following study designs:  randomized controlled, diagnostic test or observational studies should follow consort 2010 checklist, STARD checklist and STROBE checklist respectively. These checklists can be downloaded from our website.


The author should prepare the manuscript according to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscript Submitted to Biomedical Journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. (https://www.icmje.org/manuscript_1prepare.html). Briefly, the manuscripts should be structured in the following order: title and authors, abstract, main text, acknowledgments, and references.


1. Title: the title should be concise and suitable for indexing purposes. The first letter of each word should be in capital letter except for a preposition and an article.


2. Authors: all contributing author (s) with full name, graduate degree, and department and institutional affiliation of each author are required.


3. Abstract: The abstract must be submitted in duplicate, both in Thai and English.  Both Thai and English abstract should have similar or parallel contents. It should be concise and stand for the article. Tables, figures, or reference are not included in the abstract as well as the figures or results which do not appear in the article. A structured abstract is required for original articles. A standard abstract in one paragraph without subheading is required for case reports and review articles and should be limited to 300 words. Below the English abstract list 3-5 keywords for indexing purposes.


A structured abstract must consist of 4 concise paragraphs under the headings: Objective(s), Methods, Results, and Conclusion(s). The objective(s) reflect(s) the purpose of the study, i.e. the hypothesis that is being tested. The methods should include the study design, setting of the study, the subjects (number and type), the treatment or intervention. The results include the salient outcome (s) of the study. The conclusion(s) state(s) the significant results of the study.


4. Main text: The text should be structured with the headings of introduction, methods, results, and discussion for original articles, and of  introduction, case report, discussion and conclusion for case reports. Review articles should have heading appropriate for the article.


The introduction should state clearly the objective(s) and rationale for the study and cite only the most pertinent references as background. The methods should include study design, subjects with inclusion and exclusion criteria, material, methods and procedures utilized with enough details for the study to be repeated, sample size calculation, and the statistical software and methods employed. The results should describe the study sample and data analyses to answer the objectives.  There should be no more than 5-7 figures and tables (total) per manuscript. For the table, only horizontal lines above and below the heading and at the bottom of the table are made without any column line. The figures used should be original, any modification from other sources should be clearly indicated and state the site of the origin with written permission. If any photographs of the patients are used, they should not be identifiable or the photographs should be accompanied by written permission to use them. The discussion should briefly summarize or emphasize the main findings, interpret or explain their findings in comparison with other reports, state any limitation of the study, describe an impact on healthcare if any, and comment on the potential for future research


5. Conflicts of interest: the authors should declare the conflict of interest.


6. Acknowledgments: the authors should include only those who have made a valuable contribution to the work presented but who do not qualify as authors. This may include an involved patient population and any grant support.


7. References: state the references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Use arabic numerals in superscription without parenthesis for reference in the text. Unpublished data and personal communications is not allowed. Published abstracts can be used as numbers references; however, reference to the complete published article is preferred. The references should be up-to-date in that subject and be no more than 30 references for original articles. The ‘Vancouver style’ of references must be applied. List all authors when there are 6 or fewer, and list the first 6 and add ‘et al’ when 7 or more authors for an article from the journal. Please refer to further detail of the reference format in the NEJM or official website of our journal.


Examples:


Journals


Tangjitgamol S, Hanprasertpong J, Manusirivithaya S, Wootipoom V, Thavaramara T, Buhachat R. Malignant ovarian germ cell tumors: clinico-pathological presentation and survival outcomes. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2010; 89: 182-9.


Books


Straus SE, Richardson WS, Glasziou P, Haynes RB. Evidence based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM. 3rd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone; 2005. p. 10-5.


Chapter in Books


Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.


Published proceedings paper


Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming: EuroGP 2002. Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 April 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.


Electronic journals/data


International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: writing and editing for biomedical publication. Available at: https://www.icmje.org/urm_main.html. Retrieved October 13, 2010.


Thesis


Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.


Manuscript revision


All comments or queries returned to the authors for a revision or clarification should be thoroughly addressed or revised accordingly.  The revised manuscript must be underlined or highlighted for the changes, and re-submitted, preferably, within four weeks to prevent a delay of a final decision.  A maximum of 12 weeks is allowed for a revision or the editorial board will take the right to withdraw the manuscript from the submission system. The original manuscript must be returned along with the printed and electronic revised version. An accompanying summarized letter of revision point by point may expedite the re-review.


 

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