Author Guidelines

Manuscript Files Accepted

Manuscripts may be submitted from any country, and must be written in clear, concise and readable English or Thai. All listed authors should have seen and approved the submitted article. If the paper derives from a report or other larger work that is available on the Web, then the content should be substantially different or present a different perspective. Manuscripts should be uploaded as Word (.doc) files (not write-protected, disable tracked changes, comments or markup) plus separate figure files. GIF, JPEG, PICT or Bitmap files are acceptable for submission, but only high resolution TIF or EPS files are suitable for printing.

All manuscripts submitted to JTMI will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field. JTMI uses double-blinded review. The names of the reviewers will thus not be disclosed to the author submitting a paper and the name(s) of the author(s) will not be disclosed to the reviewers.

To allow double-blinded review, please submit (upload) your main manuscript and title page as separate files. Please upload:
1. Your manuscript without title page under the file designation ‘main document’
2. Figure files under the file designation ‘figures’
3. The title page, Acknowledgements and Conflict of Interest Statement where applicable, should be uploaded under the file designation ‘title page’.

In some cases, authors of papers are invited to submit the revised manuscript if they can address the reviews by revision and/or additional material. The Editor-in-Chief will write to the author giving a checklist of points to be considered before resubmission. All revised manuscripts are subjected to careful re-examination and no guarantee is made about their ultimate acceptability

Manuscript format and types accepted


The language of publication is English or Thai. It is preferred that English manuscripts are professionally edited.

Manuscript Preparation

The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3 cm for left and right hand margins and 5 cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 12 point for English manuscript, and 14 point for Thai manuscript.

Title and Authors Page

Title must be descriptive and concise. Provide authors’ name and full contact details for the
corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
Conflict of interest

All manuscripts must include keywords and key messages. If reporting a survey, a copy of the questionnaire should be supplied as part of the appendices. Keywords - No less than 4 and up to 10 keywords should be provided during the submission. These should be selected from MESH headings available at

Original articles: of 3000-5000 words excluding references, abstract, tables, illustrations. The paper should be structured to include an abstract, background, objectives, methods, results, discussion, conclusions, and references. In most cases the structure should be:

Abstract - structured abstract of no more than 200 words Background - describing the problem/issue the study seeks to address incorporating a review of the international

Objectives - a clear description of the aims of the study Methods - describing research tools/processes use

Results - a brief summary of main results with figures where appropriate

Discussion - provide an interpretation of your findings in light of what is already known about the subject and
explain how the study moves the subject forward from what is presented in the background section of your

Conclusions - primary conclusions and their implications, suggesting areas for further investigation if appropriate


Review articles: up to 10,000 words including references,  abstract, tables, illustrations and key messages; subject to peer review.

How to write the References

References must be in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) style ( They should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text, and these numbers should be inserted each time the author is cited (Smith [1] reported similar findings). Other references to the paper should be given in the same way after punctuation. (For example: other study has shown this to be true [2]. Jones et al. [3] demonstrated...) At the end of the article the full list of references should give the names and initials of all authors unless there are more than six, in which case only the first three should be given followed by et al. The authors’ names are followed by the title of the article; the title of the journal abbreviated according to the style of Index Medicus; the year of publication; the volume number; and the first and last page numbers in full. Titles of books should be followed by the place of publication, the publisher, and the year. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their references and correct text citations.
Journal article
1. Chae YM, Yoo KB, Kim ES, Chae H. The adoption of electronic medical records and decision support systems in Korea. Healthc Inform Res 2011;17(3):172-7.
2. Vedel I, Lapointe L, Lussier MT, Richard C, Goudreau J, Lalonde L, et al. Healthcare professionals’ adoption and use of a clinical information system (CIS) in primary care: insights from the Da Vinci study. Int J Med Inform 2012;81(2):73-87.
3. Wolf KH, Marschollek M, Bott OJ, Howe J, Haux R. Sensors for health-related parameters and data fusion approaches. In: Hein A, Thoben W, Appelrath HJ, Jensch P, editors. Proceedings of the European Conference on eHealth; 2007 Oct 11-12; Oldenburg, Germany. p. 155-61. Book
4. Wolter J, Dolan MW, Jacobs EB, Walker RA, Burrington-Brown J. The personal health record. Chicago
(IL): American Health Information Management Association; 2009.
5. Lorenzi NM, Riley RT. Public health informatics and organizational change. In: O’Carroll PW, Yasnoff WA, Ward ME, Ripp LH, Martin EL, Ross DA, et al. Public health informatics and information system. New York (NY): Springer-Verlag; 2010. p. 179-98.
6. WHO. WHO statistical information system [Internet]. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO; c2011 [cited at 2011 Dec 20]. Available from: Others
7. International Organization for Standardization. Health informatics: quality criteria and methodology for detailed clinical methods. Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standardization; 2009. (ISO/CEN/Working Draft 13972)
8. Min JH. The study of security measures of threat on mobile internet environment [dissertation]. Seoul, Korea: Konkuk University; 2010.
9. Hunter MG, Robertson PW, Post JJ. Significance of isolated reactive treponemal chemiluminescence
immunoassay results. J Infect Dis 2012 Aug 6 [Epub].