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Thai Journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology is the official journal of The Royal Thai College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. This is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal aiming to promote academic knowledge and provide a forum for publication in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Manuscripts submitted to Thai Journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology will be accepted on the understanding that the author must not have previously submitted the paper to another journal or have published the material elsewhere.
Type of Paper: Special article, Original article, Case report, Meta-analysis, Review article, Letter to editor
Specialty of Paper: General obstetrics, General gynaecology, Reproductive medicine, Maternal-fetal medicine, Gynaecologic oncology, Urogynaecology 
Frequency: 4 issues per year (January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December)
Language: Fulltext in English, Abstract both in Thai and English
Thai-Journal Impact Factor: 0.072 average since 2013-2015
Free Access: online

Direction to contributors. All papers should be sent to Editor, Thai Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 8th Floor, The Royal Golden Jubilee Bldg. 2, Soi Soonvijai, New Petchburi Road, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10310, Thailand. The editorial board will decide upon the time of publication and retain the right to modify the style and the length of the contribution. However, major changes will be agreed with the authors.

Manuscripts.  All manuscripts can be submitted online (https://tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tjog) along with a cover letter, author agreement form and the checklist guideline. A cover letter must include name of the 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 articles. Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English.

The requirements for manuscripts submitted to Thai Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology conform to the UNIFORM REQUIREMENT FOR MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED TO BIOMEDICAL JOURNALS established by the international committee of medical journal editor which published in N Engl J Med 1991;324:424-8 and BMJ 1991;302:338-41.

Manuscripts of original work should be arranged in the conventional order of title page, abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, references, table and figure legends.

Manuscripts of research article, case report and review article (without author’s name) will be reviewed by two reviewers. Editor in chief will make the final decision in case of discrepancy of reviewer’s opinion. The editorial board has the right to grammatically correct any content and has all right preserved to consider and to publish any article.

All published manuscripts are properties of Thai Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The content and any opinions in the published papers are the sole responsibility of the authors, not the editorial board.

Title page.  The title page should contain the title, which should be concised and informative, the authors’ name with the highest academic degree, and address of the authors including the correspondence.

Abstract. A structured abstract, with 250 words or less, is submitted as required for regular articles. The abstract should state the Objective, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusions, each with a brief adequate presentation. Abstracts for case reports should not exceed 50 words.

Keyword. Below the abstract list 3 to 5 keywords or short phrases for indexing purposes.

Introduction. State clearly the purpose of the study. Summarize the rationale for the study. Give only strictly pertinent references and it is not necessary to include all the background literature.

Materials and Methods. Describe briefly the plan, patients, procedures, controls and statistical method employed.

Results. Present your results in sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations. Summarize and emphasize only important observations.

Discussion. Comment on your results and relate them to those of other studies. Recommendations may be included.

References. References to the literature should be numbered consecutively and indicated by a superscript in parenthesize. Identify references in the text, tables and legends by arabic numerals within marks. Cite the names of all authors when there are six or fewer; when seven or more list the first six followed by et al. Names of journals should be abbreviated in the style used in Index Medicus. Try to avoid using abstracts as references. Unpublished data and personal communication should not be used as references.  The reference style of Thai J Obstet Gynaecol from EndNote® program can be download here.

Example of references:
Journal article
Phupong V, Aribarg A. Congenital arteriovenous malformations of the uterus. Thai J Obstet Gynaecol 2000;12:67-70.
Book
Cunningham FG, Leveno KJ, Bloom SL, Hauth JC, Rouse DJ, Spong CY. Williams Obstetrics. 23rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010: 804-31.
Chapter in a Book
Phupong V. Management of PPROM AT 32 to 34 weeks. In: Desai SV, Tank P, eds. Handbbok on preterm prelabor rupture of membranes in a low source setting. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Ltd, 2012: 39-46.

Tables.  Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text.  Please supply editable files.  A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any foonotes suitably identified below.  All units must be included.ables.  Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text.  Please supply editable files.  A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any foonotes suitably identified below.  All units must be included.

Figures.  Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for gray scale and 300 dpi for colour). Figures should be saved as TIFT or JPEG files. Figures should be completely labelled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed, double - spaced, on a separate sheet.

Ethical consideration. Each author’s contribution to the paper is to be quantified. Authors must state that the protocol for the research project has been approved by a suitably constituted Ethics Committee of the institution within which the work was undertaken.

Article processing charge. To publish in Thai J Obstet Gynaecol, authors are required to pay an article processing charge (APC). The APC for all published papers is $100. Members of RTCOG have 50% discount for APC.

Subscription. Thai Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is published every three months. The annual subscription rate is US$ 50 post free by surface mail. Order for subscription, business correspondences and advertising space should be addressed to the editor.

Peer Review Process

Thai Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has double-blind peer-review process. The editorial board consists of professor, associate professor and assistant professor in fields of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, who have experience in conducting and publishing research.  At least two reviewers evaluate manuscript. Initial reviews usually accomplish within 2 weeks.

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.

Ethical Consideration

Each author’s contribution to the paper is to be quantified. Authors must state that the protocol for the research project has been approved by a suitably constituted Ethics Committee of the institution within which the work was undertaken.