Electronic ISSN 2287-0237


The Editor-in-Chief of The Bangkok Medical Journalinvites submission of manuscripts in all areas of medicalresearch. As a general guide, manuscripts will be considered forpublication if they contribute significantly new findings to the healthor medical field.
The following types of material may be considered forpublication:
1.Original Article Original Articles are scientific reports of the results of original clinical research. To submit an original research for publication in the Journal, please follow the specific submission instructions for Original Article.
2. Case Report Brief Reports usually describe one to three patients or a single family. To submit a case report for publication in the Journal, please follow the specific submission instructions for Case Report.
3. Medical Images Images in clinical medicine are classic images of common or unusual or rare medical conditions. This feature is intended to capture the sense of visual discovery and variety that physicians experience. Medical Images are not intended as a vehicle for case reports. Original, high-quality images are considered for publication (subject to editing and abridgment) provided they do not contain material that has been submitted or published elsewhere. To submit the Medical Images for publication in the Journal, please follow the specific submission instructions for Medical Images.
4. Review Articles Review articles are usually solicited by the editors, but we will consider unsolicited material. Please send us a Presubmission Inquiry before writing a review article for the Journal. All review articles undergo the same peer-review and editorial process as original research reports. They should be written for the general physician, not specialists. Consequently, they may include material that might be considered too introductory for specialists in the field being covered.
5. Letter to Editor Letter to Editor provide a forum for readers to comment about articles recently published in the Journal, and they are a place to publish concise articles, such as reports of novel cases. To submit a letter to editor for publication in the Journal, please follow the specific submission instructions for Letter to Editor.

Article Types

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 atwww.bangkokmedjournal.com

(1) General Style Guidelines
Manuscripts are to be submitted (and will be published) in English. Use international non-proprietary (generic) names when referring to drugs; avoid proprietary (brand) names.
(2) Manuscript Format
a. Critical Reviews and Invited Commentaries
  • Title Page (see Full-Length Original Research below)
  • Abstract and Keywords Reviews and commentaries should generally begin with a brief (less than 200 words) summary of the content. The summary (unstructured) should provide the reader with an abstract of the main points of the paper. The Abstract should be followed by a list of 3–6 Keywords; please provide Keywords that will assist in the indexing of your article (i.e. to make it easy for individuals who are searching online to find your paper).
b. Full-Length Original Research and Brief Communications
* Title Page
Include the following information: Full title of the manuscript; authors' names (first and last names, middle initial when commonly used by that author); institutional affiliation for each author (use super-scripted numbers after each author's name, and a corresponding superscripted number before each institutional affiliation); contact information for the corresponding author.
* Abstract
Full-Length Original Research reports should consist of four sections, labeled: Objective; Materials and Methods; Results; Conclusion. This structured summary should concisely and specifically describe why and how the study was performed, the essential results, and what the authors conclude from the results.
* Keywords
Keywords are significant words in medical indexing. They are useful as a tool when researching for paper information from lists of medical journals.
* Introduction
State the objectives of the study clearly and concisely, and provide a context for the study by referring judiciously to previous work in the area. Do not attempt to present a comprehensive review of the field. Provide a statement about the significance of this research for understanding and/or treating the concerned disease.
* Materials and Methods
Describe the research methods in sufficient detail that the work can be duplicated; alternatively, give references (if they are readily accessible) and comprehensive descriptions. Identify the statistical procedures that were used and the rationale for choosing a particular method, especially if it is not standard.
*Materials and Methods
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* Results
Results should be reported fully and concisely, in a logical order. Descriptive information provided in figure legends need not be repeated in the text; use the text, however, to describe key features of the figures. When appropriate, give sample numbers, the range and standard deviation (or mean error) of measurements, and significance values for compared populations.
* Discussion
Provide an interpretation of the results and assess their significance in relation to previous work in the field. Do not repeat the results. Do not engage in general discussion beyond the scope of the experimental results.
* Conclusion
Conclusions should be supported by the data obtained in the reported study; avoid speculation not warranted by experimental results, and label speculation clearly.
* Acknowledgements
All acknowledgements including financial support should be mentioned under the heading "acknowledgements" and not as footnotes on the first page or in the text.
* References
Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their references. In manuscript, please number the cited references in chronological order and superscript them at the end of sentence. All references cited in the text (including those included in figure legends and tables) should be listed References.
Start the References on a separate page, and arrange citations in chronological order so that they will be in sequence with references cited in the text. List all authors when there are three or fewer; when there are four or more, list the first three, followed by "et al.", title of the article, journal name (in italics - use PubMed abbreviations), year of publication (followed by a semicolon), volume number (followed by a colon) and pages (first - last page numbers). Reference to electronic material should include author name(s), date, article title, and journal (as above); where volume and/or page numbers are not available, substitute Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number. Numbered references to personal communication, unpublished data, or manuscripts either "in preparation" or "submitted for publication" are unacceptable. If essential, such material can be incorporated at the appropriate place in the text.
The following are sample references:
1. Saengpattrachai M, Srinualta D, Lorlertratna N, et al. Public familiarity with, knowledge of, and predictors of negative attitudes toward epilepsy in Thailand. Epilepsy Behav 2010;17:487-505.
2. Saengpattrachai M, Sharma R, Hunjan A, et al. Nonconvulsive seizures in the pediatric intensive care unit: etiology, EEG, and brain imaging findings. Epilepsia 2006;47:1510-8.
3. Treiman DM, Delgado-Escueda AV. Status epilepticus. In: Thompson RA, Green RA, Green JR,eds. Critical Care of Neurological and Neurosurgical Emergencies. New York: Raven, 1980:53-99.
4. Kuczmarski RJ, Ogden CL, Grammer-Strawn LM, et al. CDC growth charts: United States. Advancedata from vital and health statistics. No. 314. Hyattsville, Md.: National Center for Health Statistics, 2000. (DHHS publication no. (PHS) 2000-1250 0-0431.)
5. U.S. positions on selected issues at the third negotiating session of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Washington, D.C.: Committee on Government Reform, 2002. (Accessed March 4, 2002, at http://www.house.gov/reform/min/ inves_tobacco/index_accord.htm.)
(1) Cover letter
All manuscripts should be submitted with a cover letter, addressed to the Editors-in-Chief, which explains why the manuscript should be published in The Bangkok Medical Journal. In particular, authors should identify novel findings, innovative approaches, and important insights that would make the manuscript of particular value to the readers of The Bangkok Medical Journal.
(2) Text, table and figure files
ll files should be given a label that includes the first author's last name and the nature of the file.
(1) Proofs
Proofs are mailed electronically in a PDF format, and must be returned within three days of receipt.
Late returns of proofs will cause substantial delay in article publication. It is the corresponding author's responsibility to see that the proof is accurately checked and corrected, and to return the proofs promptly to avoid publication delays.
Please check the spelling of co-authors'names, text, tables, legends, and references carefully. It is the authors' responsibility to make sure that the information is accurate. Indicate corrections either using the PDF editor function or with clear hard-copy indications. The proof corrections stage is not the time for fine-tuning language or making any other substantive changes. Confine corrections to errors in printing; authors may be charged for major author-initiated changes.
(2) Public access of accepted/published articles
Prior to acceptance, articles may be shared (print or electronic copies) with colleagues. After an article has been accepted, authors may share print or electronic copies of the article (accepted and revised to address peer review) with colleagues, and may use the material in personal compilations, other publications of his/her own work, and for educational/research purposes. Articles published in The Bangkok Medical Journal are freely accessible to the public - via website "www.bangkokmedjournal.com"
The Bangkok Medical Journal (ISSN 2287-0237 (online) / 2228-9674 (print)) is a peer-reviewed journal publishedby BDMS Foundation for Medical Education and Research. The primary goal of The Bangkok Medical Journal isto serve as an educational instrument to enhance the practice in medicine. The Bangkok Medical Journal acceptsoriginal articles dealing with clinical and laboratory medicine, clinical research, basic science research, and clinicalepidemiology. Prospective authors should consult “Information for Authors,” which can be obtained at www.bangkokmedjournal.com
Subscription Information
Once you have prepared your manuscript to conform to the author guidelines:
  • Go to www.bangkokmedjournal.com. First-time authors will need to register with our Open Jaurnal Submission (OJS) before submitting your manuscript on “submit an article”. This will take you to theonline submission and peer review portal.
  • Follow the online instructions for filling out the submission form and uploading your manuscript.
  • You may submit your manuscript using filling out the submission from and uploading your manuscript.
General Submission, Peer Review and Publication Ethics

  • The Bangkok Medical Journal publishes original contributions to the advancement of medical diagnosis and treatment.
  • Submitted manuscripts should not contain previously published material and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • The Bangkok Medical Journal follows the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The guidelines may be viewed at http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf
  • Manuscript that do not conform to The Bangkok Medical Journal Author Guidelines or exceed the Maximums for Articles’ Submitted to The Bangkok Medical Journal may be sent back to the author without review or put on hold until the submission is deemed in compliance with the requirements.
  • Manuscripts that conform to The Bangkok Medical Journal Author Guidelines will go to double blinded peer review process. Two to four reviewers review a manuscript depending on complexity of the manuscript without awareness of the authors’ identity. Comments and recommendations are shared with the authors with no information on identify of the reviewers. The Editor-in-Chief makes final decision on publishing the manuscripts or other relevant actions.
  • Statements made in the article, including changes made by the Editor or manuscript editor, are the responsibility of the author and not of The Bangkok Medical Journal.
  • All authors must declare or disclose any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscripts. All sources of financial or other supports for the project must be disclosed.
  • Once an author is aware of a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her published work, it is the author’s responsibility to immediately notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  • All manuscripts are treated as confidential documents. The editor, editorial staff and editorial board must not disclose any information obtained from a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  • Unpublished materials in all submitted manuscripts must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author(s).
  • Ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential by the reviewers and must not be used for personal advantage.
  • Reviewers must declare their conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the manuscripts they review. It is therefore the responsibility of the Journal to seek appropriate actions, including seeking more independent reviewers.

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