The Editor-in-Chief of The Bangkok Medical Journal invitessubmission of manuscripts in all areas of medical research. As ageneral guide, manuscripts will be considered for publication if theycontribute significantly new findings to the health or medical field.Interested authors are invited to submit their manuscripts throughour Open Journal System (OJS). Manuscripts that are conformed toJournal’s scope and format will go through plagiarism check anddouble blinded peer review process before going for graphic designand final proof.
The Journal is published twice a year, available in February and September and is designed for all physicians, researchers, and healthcare workers regardless of their specialties.
The Bangkok Medical Journal (ISSN 2287-0237 (online) /2228-9674 (print)) is a peer-reviewed journal published by BDMSFoundation for medical education and research. The primary goalis to serve as an educational tool for improved medical practices.The Bangkok Medical Journal accepts original articles dealing withclinical and laboratory medicine, clinical research, basic scienceresearch, and epidemiology. Prospective authors should consult“Instruction for Authors,” at www.bangkokmedjournal.com
Intellectual property is a serious concern of the Journal. Onsubmission, all articles are screened using the software ‘iThenticate’which is supported by BDMS Foundation. Plagiarism is suspectedif similarity rate is higher than 20%. In that case, the Editor-in-Chiefwill be immediately informed. Obvious plagiarism i.e. use of largeportions of copied text or data or figures results in rejection whileminor copying of short phrases leads to a polite notification to theauthors for re-writing. If plagiarism is detected in the review process,all the process will be immediately withheld. The Editor-in-Chiefwill contact the corresponding author or all the authors, if necessary,for explanation. If the explanation is unsatisfied or any of the authorsadmit plagiarism, the manuscript will be rejected. After publication, ifplagiarism is proven, the article will be retracted. All the authors’affiliations will be contacted to explain the retraction. Relevantparties will be informed of the expected future behaviors. The actionof retraction will be officially announced as early as possible in thesubsequent issue of the Bangkok Medical Journal.
The Bangkok Medical Journal follows the guidelines of theInternational Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Theguidelines may be viewed at http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf
To maintain academic integrity, The Bangkok Medical Journalallows only evidenced-based advertisement that contributes tomedical advancement. Advertisers are responsible for obtainingapproval for advertisement according to legislations of Royal ThaiGovernment or relevant countries where the Journal is distributedto. The Bangkok Medical Journal does not accept advertisementsthat violate medical community standards, appeal any kind ofdiscrimination or related to health hazards including alcohol,tobacco, firearms and any unsafe practices. Decision to accept orreject an advertisement is made by the Editor-in-Chief with guidanceof the Editorial team and selected board members.
The following types of material may be considered forpublication:
1.Original Article: Original Articles are scientific reports of the results of original clinical research.
2. Case Report: Brief Reports usually describe one to three patientsor a single family with an uncommon history or diagnosis or atreatment outcome.
3. Review Articles: Review articles are usually solicited by theeditors, but we will consider unsolicited material. All reviewarticles undergo the same peer-review and editorial process asoriginal research reports. They should be written for the generalphysicians not specialists. Consequently, they may includematerial that might be considered too introductory for specialistsin the field being covered.
4. Medical Images: Images in clinical medicine are classic imagesof common or unusual or rare medical conditions. This featureis intended to capture the sense of visual discovery and variety thatphysicians experience. Medical Images are not intended as avehicle for case reports. Original, high-quality images areconsidered for publication (subject to editing and abridgment)provided they do not contain material that has been submittedor published elsewhere.
5. Letter to Editor: Letters to Editor provide a forum for readersto comment about articles recently published in the Journal, andthey are a place to publish concise articles, such as reports ofnovel cases.
6. Book Review: Book review allows readers to learn overall contentof selected books along with some scientific opinions of the authorswho review those books. This helps readers to appreciate overallcontent before making a decision to go for thorough reading.
7. Special Features: Articles that do not fall into any abovecategories but are considered highly potential to contribute toadvancements in medical or health communities will beaccepted as Special Features.
The Bangkok Medical Journal publishes specific type ofarticles. Each type serves a distinct and separate purpose and isjudged by different criteria. Manuscripts should be constructedaccording to specific guidelines for Articles.
To submit each type of manuscript for publication in theJournal, please follow the specific submission instructions at www.bangkokmedjournal.com
Includes the following information:
(1) Cover letter All manuscripts should be submitted with a coverletter, addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, which explains why themanuscript should be published in The Bangkok MedicalJournal. In particular, authors should identify novel findings,innovative approaches, and important insights that would makethe manuscript of particular value to the readers of The BangkokMedical Journal.
(2) Text, table and figure files Every file should be given a labelthat includes the first author’s last name and the nature of the file.
Proofs are mailed electronically in a PDF format, andmust be returned within three days of receipt. Late returns of proofswill cause substantial delay in article publication. It is thecorresponding author’s responsibility to see that the proof isaccurately checked and corrected, and to return the proofspromptly to avoid publication delays. Please check the spelling ofco-authors’ names, text, tables, legends, and references carefully.It is the authors’ responsibility to make sure that the informationis accurate. Indicate corrections either using the PDF editor functionor with clear hard-copy indications. The proof corrections stageis not the time for fine-tuning language or making any othersubstantive changes. Confine corrections to errors in printing;authors may be charged for major author-initiated changes.
(2) Public access of accepted/published articles
Public access of accepted/published articles: Prior to acceptance,articles may be shared (printed or electronic copies) withcolleagues. After an article is accepted, authors may shareprinted or electronic copies of the article (accepted and revisedto address peer review) with colleagues, and may use thematerial in personal compilations with other publications of his/her own work, and for educational/research purposes. Articlespublished in The Bangkok Medical Journal are freely accessibleto the public - via website “www.bangkokmedjournal.com
Once an author has prepared his/her manuscript that isconformed to the instructions for authors.
Go to www.bangkokmedjournal.com. First-time authors willneed to register with our Open Journal Submission (OJS) beforesubmitting his/her manuscript on “submit an article”. This will takehim/her to the online submission and peer review portal.
Follow the online instructions for filling out the submissionform and uploading the manuscript.
The author may submit his/her manuscript using filling out thesubmission from and uploading your manuscript.
The Bangkok Medical Journal emphasizes that for researchinvolving human subjects, authors must express their complianceto Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines. Certificate ofApproval (COA) of relevant Institutional Review Board (IRB) orEthics Committee (EC) must be presented along with submittedmanuscripts of studies involving human subjects. In the absence ofthe Certificate of Approval, the authors have to convince theEditorial Board that the study did not violate any ethical concernson human subject research.
Research involving animals must comply with institutional,national or internationally-accepted standards, and whereavailable should obtain prior approval from their InstitutionalAnimal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or appropriate ethicscommittee. The manuscript must include the name of theapproval ethics committee and the standards that were followed.
The Basel Declaration outlines fundamental principles to adhereto when conducting research in animals and the International Councilfor Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) has published ethicalguidelines. Also the Weatherall report on the use of non-humanprimates in research provides recommendations on non-humanprimate studies.
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