Journal of The Medical Association of Thailand


A guide for contributors Manuscripts are to be sent to the Editor. The procedures listed must be followed carefully and all materials requested must be carefully enclosed for prompt review and consideration for publication. Use the checklist to ensure completeness. All manuscripts are subjected to minor editorial revision.

Manuscript Preparation: The original typescript and one high quality copy of the entire manuscript must be submitted, including copies of all illustrations, legends and references. All must be typed double-spaced on 8 1 / 2 ” x 11″ heavy duty white bond paper. Margins must be at least 1 inch. If a word processor is used, do not use justified right margins. Metric measurements should be used throughout the text and illustrative materials. Generic names for drugs should be used but 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 and academic affiliations of all authors. If the manuscript was presented at a meeting, indicate the name of the organization, the place, and the date on which it was read.

Abstract: Submit abstract in duplicate both in English and Thai which must include a concise statement in not more than 150 words of what was done, what was found and what was concluded.

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 drawing should be profession-ally drawn in black India ink. Type written or freehand lettering is not acceptable. 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: References should be listed in consecutive order as they are cited in the text, not alphabetically. Once a reference is cited, all subsequent citations should be to the original number. All reference must be cited in the text or tables. Unpublished data and pers6nal communication may not be listed as reference. Use the form of references and the titles of journals abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. The author is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the references and for their correct test citation.

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 Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, and may not be published elsewhere without permission from the publisher. (The Medical Association of Thailand)