Focus and Scope

Focus and scope 

The Journal of Associated Medical Sciences: (J Assoc Med Sci) is the official peer-reviewed journal of the Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University. Manuscripts (original articles, general articles, short technical reports, notes, and letter to editor) in areas of Medical Technology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Communication Disorders and related fields are welcomed.  Journal of Associated Medical Sciences: (J Assoc Med Sci) is published-online 3 issues a year in January, May and September.

The goal of Journal of Associated Medical Sciences is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of Medical Technology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Communication Disorders, and related articles.

The final decision on publication of a manuscript rests with the Editorial Board and ultimately with the Editor. All papers, regardless of type, represent the opinion of the authors and not necessarily that of the Editor, the Association of the Publisher.

Objective

The Journal of Associated Medical Sciences aims to publish integrating research papers in areas of Medical Technology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Communication Disorders and related under peer-reviewed via double-blinded process by at least two internal and external reviewers.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts must be peer-reviewed via double-blinded process by at least 2 internal and external reviewers in the areas of Medical Technology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Communication Disorders and related.

Publication Frequency

Journal of Associated Medical Sciences publishes 3 times a year

    Volume 1: January-April
    Volume 2: May-August
    Volume 3: September-December

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Types of manuscript

Manuscripts may be submitted in the form of original articles, general articles, short technical reports, notes, or letters to editor  where, as an approximate guide to length:

  • Review articles would not normally exceed 20 journal pages of printed text, inclusive of tables, figures, and references.
  • Original articles would not normally exceed 15 journal pages, similarly all-inclusive.
  • Short communications including technical reports, notes, and letter to editor would not normally exceed 5 journal pages.

Disclaimer

Personal views expressed by the contributors in their articles are not necessarily those of the Journal of Associated Medical Sciences.

Journal History

Journal of Associated Medical Sciences was established since 1968.

Publication Ethics

Duties of Authors

  • The authors should ensure that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere.
  • The authors should present an accurate account of the work performed. Do not misrepresent or false report.
  • The authors should cite publications that have been used in determining. The reported work should be properly acknowledged and referenced and must be written references at the end of the article.
  • The authors write a research article according to the format defined in the "author guidelines".
  • All authors name listed in the article should involve in performing a research.
  • All sources of research funding should be disclosed.
  • The authors should report conflict of interest (if applicable).

Duties of Editors

  • Editors have to take responsibility for considering the quality of the articles submitted to the journal which should be published.
  • Editors must protect the confidentiality of authors and reviewers to anyone other during the time of review.
  • Editors should make decisions after review process by making decisions on the paper´s importance, new contribution and clarity, and the study´s relevance to the policy of journal.
  • Editors should avoid duplicate or redundant publication.
  • Editors should not refuse to publish an article because of doubt or uncertainty. Editors must find evidence to prove its validity.
  • Editors should have no conflict of interest with all authors, reviewers and editorial board members.
  • Editors must consider screening for plagiarism, duplicate or redundant publication by using anti-plagiarism software.
  • If plagiarism is detected, the editors should stop the evaluation process and contact main authors immediately for clarification for consideration of "accept" or "reject" the publication of the article.

Duties of Reviewers

  • The reviewers must maintain strictly confidential and should not share or discuss with anyone outside the review process (confidentiality).
  • After receive the articles from the editors, the reviewers realize that they may have a conflict with the authors such as being as co-investigator or having close relationship or other reasons that make it impossible to give comments and suggestions without conflict. The reviewers should notify the editors and reject the particular article assessment.
  • The reviewers should accept manuscripts for review in same area of expertise, considering the importance of content, quality of the analysis and intensity of the works. Do not use the personal comment without support information to make decision on the research articles.
  • The reviewers must identify the significant article which is consistent with the article being evaluated in case that the author does not refer to assessing articles. In addition, if any part of these articles are redundant to other works, the reviewers must inform the editor.