Journal of Health Science and Medical Research (JHSMR), abbreviation name: J Health Sci Med Res; formally known as: Songklanagarind Medical Journal. The academic health science journal of Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, goal is to provide open opportunities for publication of the highest quality manuscripts. The journal is dedicated to: research or other academic topics, patient reports, interesting new scientific articles, suggestions, and new concepts that will be beneficial to medical professionals, public health workers and any other readers interested in this field. All articles are double-blindly peer-reviewed by experts in the corresponding field. Our frequency times of publication are: 6 issues per year (Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-Jun, Jul-Aug, Sep-Oct, and Nov-Dec).

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Author Guidelines for Journal of Health Science and Medical Research



  • JHSMR Template (Download here)
  • Submission checklist (Download here)
  • Ethics approval of research (editor-in-cheif may require the copy of Ethics approval for all investigations involving humans)
  • Author guarantees and consent form (Download here)
  • The names, current contact info, and emails for at least 2-3 individual Peer Reviewers (must not be from the same institution nor coauthors)
  • English language approval (for non-native speaking countries)

     Journal of Health Science and Medical Research (JHSMR), abbrev. name J Health Sci Med Res, offers an interdisciplinary forum for basic or applied medical and health sciences research, evidence-based and scientifically written articles; including, original articles, review articles, case reports and selected editorials. Our content focuses on, but not limited to these areas of medicine and health science;
- Clinical medicine
- Biomedical science and biomedical engineering
- Public health research
- Data science in medicine and health care

Manuscript language
Only manuscripts written in English are considered. For non-native speaking countries, the manuscript should be edited in English, by a native English speaker and be accompanied with an English language approval letter, before being submitted. If the manuscript does not have an English language approval letter, please contact our editorial office via: at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Publication Charges
There are no page charges for submission or publication.

Ethics approval of research
JHSMR requires the copy of Ethics approval of research for all investigations involving humans. For Original articles and Case reports, details of ethical approval of research should be stated in the Material and Methods section.

If authors receive assistance for research or manuscript writing, authors should clearly describe in the: “Acknowledgment section”; after the main body and before the Funding sources section.

Funding sources
If authors receive financial support or sponsorship for the study research, Authors must give full details about the funding of any research relevant to their study; including: sponsor names and explanations of the roles of these sources in the funding sources section, before the Conflict of interest section.

Conflict of interest
Authors must declare whether their articles have or do not have any potential, or existing, conflicts of interest either; after the main body or in the Acknowledgement section, before the references section. These declarations should include; but are not limited to: relationships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, device manufacturers, or other commercial entities, whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the manuscript submission. If the manuscript has no conflicts of interest, authors should state: “There are no potential conflicts of interest to declare.”

Primary review
After submission, manuscripts are first reviewed by journal manager and editor- in-chief. All manuscripts are screened using the ‘Turnitin’ (please see the details of plagiarism on the Publication Ethicts page). Manuscripts with incorrect formatting, unacceptable language or style will be returned to authors for correction before transference to the section editor.

JHSMR is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal, which uses the double-blinded peer-review process. The careful selection of relevant experts as reviewers will facilitate and speed up the review process. Therefore, our section editors will select at least 3 potential reviewers, who have been published or have areas of expertise relating to the submitted manuscript. However, JHSMR does not select reviewers from within the author’s institutions, especially for international authors, wherein it avoids only local reviewers. Acceptable manuscripts are those that have been accepted by 2 of the 3 reviewers, upon which, the editor-in-chief will examine and determine if the manuscript is suitable for publication, or requires further revisions. Requested revisions, by the section editors or the editor-in-chief to the author, may be requested during the revision process.

Publication process

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Original articles: These form the largest majority of papers published by JHSMR. These should consist of 3,500 words, with no more than a total of 8 tables and/or figures, and limited to 40 references. Additionally, all efforts should be undertaken to keep the manuscripts as succinct as possible. Full reports should include separate sections entitled: Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, Funding Sources and Conflicts of interests. Abstracts should contain no more than 250 words. The following sections should be included after the text: Acknowledgement, Funding sources, and Disclosures regarding real or perceived conflicts of interest


Prepare your manuscript using a word processing program, saved as a .doc file, using Microsoft Word. For items that accompany text (letters, figures, copyright forms, and so forth.), you may upload the following file types: .jpg, .jpeg, .tif

Cover letter and Signatures: All manuscripts should be accompanied by a cover letter containing the following information:

The title of the paper
- A brief description of the significance of the paper to the readers of JHSMR
- A statement confirming that the material is original, has not already been published, and has not, nor will not, be submitted for publication elsewhere, so long as it is under consideration by JHSMR
- Written disclosure of any relationships or support, which might be perceived as constituting a conflict of interest
- Name and signature of corresponding author(s)

There is no limit to the number of authors that may be listed. Howbeit, the corresponding author should confirm that the authorship of research publications accurately reflect all authors’ contributions to the work and reporting. All sources of funding along with any conflicts of interest must also be disclosed.

Manuscript Formatting

1. Title page: This should include, in the following sequence: the title, a list of all authors with their degrees, the authors institutions- identified by superscripts in Arabic numerals. The corresponding author should be denoted by an asterisk, with address, e-mail and phone number in a footnote. The running title should be limited to 40 characters and contain at least 6 keywords.
2. Title: The manuscript title should be as succinct as possible. Titles should generally not include abbreviations, and not be longer than 60 characters (including spaces).
3. Abstract: The abstracts of original articles or systematic reviews must have a structured abstract that states the purpose, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions of the study. Divide the abstract with the headings Objective, Material and Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Case reports or review articles should have an unstructured abstract.
4. Spacing: The text should be 12 point type, fully double-spaced, leaving a margin of 1 inch on all sides. Continuous line numbers (NOT restarting with each page) should be included throughout the manuscript, and pages should be numbered consecutively.
5. Abbreviations: Abbreviations are commonly overused, compromising the clarity of manuscripts. Authors are advised to keep abbreviations to a minimum, using them only when they are clearer than their long/full terminology (For example: PCR, DNA), however they should be avoided whenever possible, or when they are non-standard and idiosyncratic. Terms should be written out in full upon first usage, in both the abstract and text, with the abbreviation following in parentheses. After this first usage, the abbreviation must be used consistently. Plurals of abbreviations do not require apostrophes.
6. Keywords: Keywords must be listed after the abstract section, and should be between 3-6 words.
7. Drug names: Proprietary names of drugs may not appear in the title, but may be used in conjunction with the generic name when the drug is first mentioned in the abstract, and again when first mentioned in the text. Thereafter, use only the generic name.
8. Names of organisms: Genus and species should be italicized. After the first usage the genus should be abbreviated with a single letter (For example: E. coli). For different species, within a genus, the genus should be fully written out upon first usage of each.
9. Figures: Figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals, and cited in the text. It should be noted that: a fee is required for color illustrations in print, however authors can select a black & white in print, without an attached fee. All figures should contain a brief legend, with the size being 5x7 inches, and of at least of 300 dpi.
10. Tables: Tables should be serially numbered in Arabic numerals, and cited in the text. Each table should be placed on a separate page, at the appropriate point in the text, or at the end of the manuscript.
11. References: References should be from published manuscripts, or manuscripts that have either been accepted or are pending publication (in press), these should be cited in the reference list. The reference formatting of JHSMR uses the: Vancouver style. All references should be cited by consecutive numbers in the text. The numbers should appear in superscripts, that appear after closing punctuation.
In the reference list, the first 6 authors should be listed. If there are more than 6 authors followed by "et al." The journal names, which appear in the reference list, should use the abbreviate journal, as in PubMed.

Examples of references:
1. Journal
-Hanprasertpong J, Geater A, Jiamset I, Padungkul L, Hirunkajonpan P, Songhong N. Fear of cancer recurrence and its predictors among cervical cancer survivors. J Gynecol Oncol 2017;28:e72.
-Rujirojindakul P, Liabsuetrakul T, McNeil E, Chanchayanon T, Wasinwong W, Oofuvong M, et al. Safety and efficacy of intensive intraoperative glycaemic control in cardiopulmonary bypass surgery: a randomised trial. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2014;58:588-96.
2. Supplement
- Lofwall MR, Strain EC, Brooner RK, Kindbom KA, Bigelow GE. Characteristics of older methadone maintenance (MM) patients [abstract]. Drug Alcohol Depend 2002; 66 (Suppl 1):S105.
3. Book
- Fealy S, Sperliny JW, Warren RF, Criag EV. Shoulder anthroplasty: complex issues in the primary and revision setting. New York: Thieme; 2008.
4. Chapter
- Waltzman SB, Shapiro WH. Cochlear implants in adults. In: Valente M, Hosfond-Dunn H, Roeser RJ, editors. Audiology treatment. 2nd ed. New York: Thieme; 2008;p.361-9.
5. Patent
- Tintara H, inventor; Prince of Songkla University, assignee. Amniotomy training model. Thai petty patent 7488. September 18, 2012.
6. Journal article on the Internet
- Sanders GD, Bayourni AM, Holodnity M, Owens DK. Cost-effectiveness of HIV screening in patients older than 55 year of age. Ann Intern Med [serial on the Internet]. 2008 Jun [cited 2008 Oct 7]; 148(12). Available from: cgi/reprint/148/12/889.pdf
7. Monograph on the Internet
- Field MJ, Behrman RE. Where children die: improving palliative and end-of- life case for children and their families [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2003 [cited 2008 Sep 26]. Available from: record_id=10390&page=1
8. Homepage/Web site
- [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [cited 2008 Oct 3]. Available from:

Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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