Journal of The Dental Association of Thailand


Instruction for Authors

The Journal of the Dental Association of Thailand welcome submissions from the field of Dentistry

and related science. We published 4 issues per year in January, April, July and October



Categories of the Articles

  1. Review Articles: An article with technical knowledge collected from journals or textbooks and is profoundly analyzed and criticized.
  2. Case Reports: A short report of an update case or case series related to dental field which has been carefully analyzed and criticized with scientific observation.
  3. Original Articles: A research report which has never been published elsewhere and represent new and significant contributions to the field of Dentistry.
  4. Letter to the Editor: A brief question or comment that is useful for readers.


Manuscript Submission

            The Journal of the Dental Association of Thailand only accepts online submission. The manuscript must be submitted via Registration by corresponding author is required for submission. We accept articles written in both English and Thai. However, for Thai article, English abstract is required whereas for English article, there is no need for Thai abstract submission. The main manuscript should be submitted as .doc (word97-2003). All figures, and tables should be submitted as separated files (1 file for each figure or table). For figures and diagrams, the acceptable file formats are .tif, .bmp, .jpeg with resolution at least 600 dpi with 2 MB.


Manuscript Preparation

  1. An article (Thai and English), use font of Cordia New style size 14 in a standard A4 paper (21.2 x 29.7 cm) with 2.5 cm. margin on all four sides. The manuscript should be typewritten with 1.5 line spacing.

Thai article must also provide English abstract. All references must be in English. For the article written in Thai, please visit the Royal Institute of Thailand ( for the assigned Thai medical and technical terms. The original English words must be put in the parenthesis mentioned at the first time.

2.Numbers of page must be on the top right corner. The length of article should be 10-12 pages including the maximum of 5 figures, 5 tables and 40 references for original article. (The numbers of references are not limited for reviewer article)

3. Measurement units such as length, height, weight, capacity etc. should be in metric units. Temperature should be in degree Celsius. Pressure units should be in mmHg. The hematologic measurement and clinical chemistry should follow International System Units or SI.

4.Standard abbreviation must be used for abbreviation and symbols. The abbreviation should not be used in the title and abstract. Full words of the abbreviation should be referred at the end of the first abbreviation in the content except the standard measurement units.

5.Position of the teeth may use full proper name such as maxillary right canine or symbols according to FDI two-digit notation and write full name in the parenthesis after the first mention such as tooth 31 (mandibular left central incisor).

6. Every illustration including tables must be referred in the articles. The contents and alphabets in the illustrations and tables must be in English. All figures and table must be clearly illustrations with the legend. Numbers are used in Arabic form and limited as necessary. During the submission process, all photos and tables must be submitted in the separate files. Once the manuscript is accepted, an author may be requested to resubmit the high-quality photos.


Preparation of the Research Articles

1.  Title Page

            The first page of the article should contain the following information

-  Category of the manuscript

-  Article title

-  Authors’ names and affiliated institutions

-  Corresponding author details (name, mailing address, telephone, fax number and E-mail,)

-  Funding resources

2.  Abstract

            The abstract must be typed in only one paragraph. Only English abstract is required for English article. Both English and Thai abstracts are required for Thai article and put in separate pages. The abstract should contain title, objectives, methods, results and conclusion continuously without heading on each section. Do not refer any documents, illustrations or tables in the abstract. The teeth must be written by its proper name not by symbol. Do not use English words in Thai abstract but translate or transliterate it into Thai words and do not put the original words in the parenthesis. English abstract must not exceed 300 words. Keywords (3-5 keys) are written at the end of the abstract in alphabetical order with comma (,) in-between.

3.  Text

The text of the original articles should be organized in sections as follows:

Introduction: indicates reasons or importance of the research, objectives, scope of the study. Introduction should review new documents in order to show the correlation of the contents in the article and original knowledge. It must also clearly indicate the hypothesis.

Materials and Methods: indicate details of materials and methods used in the study for readers to be able to repeat such as chemical product names, types of experimental animals, details of patients including sources, sex, age etc. It must also indicate the names, types, specification or other details of 

materials for each method. For a research report performed in human subjects, authors should indicate that the study was performed according to the ethical Principles for Medical Research and Experiment involving human subjects such as Declaration of Helsinki 2000 or has been approved by the ethic committees of each institute.

Results: Results are presentation of the discovery of experiments or researches. It should be categorized and related to the objectives of the articles. The results can be presented in various forms such as words, tables, graphs or illustrations etc. Avoid repeating the results both in tables and in paragraph. Emphasize on only important issues.

Discussion: The topics to be discussed can be on objectives of the study, advantages and disadvantages of materials and methods. However, the important points to be especially considered are the experimental results compared directly with the concerned experimental study. It should indicate the new discovery and/or important issues including the conclusion from the study. New suggestion, problems and threats from the experiments should also be informed in the discussion and indicate the ways to make good use of the results.

Conclusion: indicates the brief results and the conclusions of the analysis.

Acknowledgement: indicates the institutes or persons helping the authors, especially on capital sources of researches and numbers of research funds (if any).

References: include every concerned document that the authors referred in the articles. Names of the journals must be abbreviated according to the journal name lists in “Index Medicus” published annually or from the website  (

4.  Writing the references

The references of both Thai and English articles must be written only in English. Reference system must be Vancouver Style, using Arabic numbers, making order according to the texts chronologically. Title of the Journals must be in bold and italics.


Examples of references

Standard Journal articles

Geist JR, Brand JW. Sensitometric comparison of speed group E and F dental radiographic films. Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2001;30(3):147-52.

* All authors in the reference lists of articles, truncate the list after 6 names, followed by "et al." (italics)

Loubele M, Bogaerts R, Van Dijck E, Pauwels R, Vanheusden S, Suetens P, et al. Comparison between effective radiation dose of CBCT and MSCT scanners for dentomaxillofacial applications. Eur J Radiol 2009;71(3):461-8.

Institutional authors

Council on Dental materials and Devices. New American Dental Association Specification No.27 for direct filling resins. J Am Dent Assoc 1977;94(6):1191-4.

No author

Cancer in south Africa [editorial]. S Afr Med J 1994;84(12):15.


Book and other monographs

Authors being writers

Neville BW, Damn DD, Allen CM, Bouquot JE. Oral and maxillofacial pathology. Philadelphia: WB Saunder; 1995. p. 17-20

Authors being both writer and editor

Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for the elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.

Books with authors for each separate chapter and also have editor

Sanders BJ, Henderson HZ, Avery DR. Pit and fissure sealants; In: McDonald RE, Avery DR, editors. Dentistry for the child and adolescent. 7th ed. St Louis: Mosby; 2000. p. 373-83.

Institutional authors

International Organization for Standardization. ISO/TR 11405 Dental materials-Guidance on testing of adhesion to tooth structure. Geneva: ISO; 1994.


Academic conferences

Conference proceedings

Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.

Conference paper

Hotz PR. Dental plaque control and caries. In: Lang PN, Attstrom R, Loe H, editors. Proceedings of the European Work shop on Mechanical Plaque Control; 1998 May 9-12; Berne, Switzerland. Chicago: Quintessence Publishing; 1998. p. 35-49.

Documents from scientific or technical reports

Fluoride and human health. WHO Monograph; 1970. Series no.59.


The thesis

Muandmingsuk A. The adhesion of a composite resin to etched enamel of young and old teeth [dissertation]. Texas: The University of Texas, Dental Branch at Houston; 1974.


Articles in press

Swasdison S, Apinhasmit W, Siri-upatham C, Tungpisityoitn M, Pateepasen R, Suppipat N, et al. Chemical sterilization for barrier membranes is toxic to human gingival fibroblasts. J Dent Assoc Thai. In press 2000. *In this case, accepted letter must be attached.

Articles are only accepted in electronic format

Online-only Article (With doi (digital identification object number)

Rasperini G, Acunzo R, Limiroli E. Decision making in gingival rec ession treatment: Scientific evidence and clinical experience. Clin Adv Periodontics 2011;1:41-52. doi:10.1902 cap.2011.100002.

Online only article (without doi)

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs 2002;102(6) [cited 2002 Aug 12] Available from: /AJN/2002/june/ Wawatch.htmArticle.

Ahead of printing

McGuire MK, Scheyer ET, Nevins M, Neiva R, Cochran DL, Mellonig JT, et al. Living cellular construct for increasing the width of keratinized gingival. Results from a randomized, withinpatient, controlled trial [published online ahead of print March 29, 2011]. J Periodontol doi:10.1902/jop.2011.100671.


Samples of references from patents/petty patents


        Pagedas AC, inventor; Ancel Surgical R&D Inc., assignee. Flexible endoscopic grasping and cutting device and positioning tool assembly. United States patent US 20020103498. 2002 Aug 1.

Petty patent

        Priprem A, inventor, Khon Kaen University. Sunscreen gel and its manufacturing process. Thailand petty patent TH1003001008. 2010 Sep 20.

Preparation of the Reviewed Articles and Case Reports

            Review articles and case reports should follow the same format with separate pages for Abstract, Introduction, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References.


The Editorial and Peer Review Process

            The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least 2 qualified experts in the respective fields. In general, this process takes around 4-8 weeks before the author be notified whether the submitted article is accepted for publication, rejected, or subject to revision before acceptance.

            The author should realize the importance of correct format manuscript, which would affect the duration of the review process and the acceptance of articles. The Editorial office will not accept a submission if the author has not supplied all parts of the manuscript as outlined in this document.



            Upon acceptance, copyright of the manuscript must be transferred to The Dental Association of Thailand.


PDF files of the articles are available at


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For English Articles that authors are foreigner and non-affiliated institutions in Thailand, the articles will be prioritized firstly to be reviewed. Moreover, the articles which pass proceeding, the publication will be inserted.


Copyright:  Upon acceptance, copyright of the manuscript must be transferred to The Dental Association of Thailand.


PDF files of the articles are available at


Color Printing (baht / 2,000 copy): Extra charge for addition color printing for 1-12 pages is 15,000 baht vat included. The price is subjected to change with prior notice.



Contact: Editorial Staff of The Journal of the Dental Association of Thailand

The Dental Association of Thailand § 71 Ladprao 95, Wangtonglang, Bangkok 10310 Thailand. § Email: Tel: 662-539-4748 § Fax: 662-514-1100