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Guidelines Submissions

Author Guidelines

  1. Manuscripts are reviewed with understanding that they have not been published or under consideration by other journals.
    The primary data used in the study analysis should have not exceeded 5 years since the completion of the data collection. 

  2. Authors should prepare articles that conform to the following format and style:

    1) Typing:  The manuscript should be double-spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font and one inch margins on all sides. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the top right-hand corner, beginning with the title page.

    2) Length: The length of a manuscript covering all composition should not exceed 16 pages of A4 paper size.

    3) Composition: The manuscript should be presented in the following order: title page, abstract and keywords, text, acknowledgements, references, appendices, tables, and figures.

    4) Title page: The title page should contain the title of the paper, the full names of the authors with present positions/titles and the addresses of the institutions, the email address and telephone number of the corresponding author, and source of research grant. The title should be short, informative and contain the major keywords.

    5) Abstract: Abstracts should not exceeded 250 words and should be divided into the following: (a) purpose (b) design, (c) methods, (d) main findings, (e) conclusion and recommendations, (f) keywords. A maximum of 5 keywords is allowed and terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of Index Medicus should be used, if at all possible.

    6) Text: Text should contain clear, succinct, and logical organization and flow of content. Articles reporting research findings should contain the following topics:

      • Background and Significance
      • Objectives
      • Research Question/Hypothesis (optional)
      • Methodology
      • Findings
      • Discussion
      • Conclusion including implications for practice and further study.

    Review articles should include a brief introduction followed by the body of article and conclusion.

    7) References: References in Vancouver style are required. No more than 25 references are to be used. Authors must identify if any reference is in Thai by adding ‘(in Thai).’ at the end of that reference. In the text give a superscript number without bracket for citation.

    8) Tables and figures: All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

    9) Permission: It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission and pay for any expenses incurred. Written permission from the copyright holder must be submitted with the manuscript as supplementary files. The original source must be referenced in the references of the manuscript or in the legend of a figure or table.

  3. In the section of methodology, an explicit statement identifying the review and ethics committee approval for the research study must be included. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to reject papers if there is doubt as to whether appropriate procedures have been used.
  4. Submission should be sent by online process or by e-mail at nsjt@mahidol.ac.th. Editor, Nursing Science Journal of Thailand, Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University, 2 Wanglang Rd., Siriraj, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand.


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