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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • 3-6 keywords are required in metadata upon submission of the article.

Author Guidelines

Submitting your manuscript: 

Instructions for Authors  

SCOPE
The ASEAN Journal of Radiology (ASEAN-JR) is the official journal of ASEAN association of Radiology (AAR), Royal College of Radiologists of Thailand (RCRT), Radiological Society of Thailand (RST), and Foundation of Orphan and Rare Lung Disease (FORLD). The ASEAN-JR publishes articles pertaining to the clinical imagingtherapy, and basic science of the radiologyradiation therapymedical physics and related educationalsocioeconomic and medicolegal issue in ASEAN regions and worldwide. The content of the ASEAN-JR is determined by the editors.

PUBLICATION POLICY

Types of articles the ASEAN-JR will consider for publication include Original ResearchCase ReportsTechnical InnovationLetters to the Editor, and special papers including Review ArticlesPictorial EssayClassic CasePerspective, and ASEAN Movement in Radiology.

Submitted manuscripts must not contain previously published material or material under consideration for publication elsewhere unless specific permission is obtained. Accepted manuscripts become the property of the ASEAN-JR and may not be republished without its consent. The manuscripts will undergo double-blinded peer review, accepted by at least 2 in 3 authorities of the subject, and an ASEAN-JR editor will then make a decision relative to publication.

It is the Corresponding Author’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has the correct authors’ names, affiliations, addresses and author sequence when the final corrected proofs are submitted. Please keep in mind that corrections are no longer possible after online first publication.

From 2020, the ASEAN-JR will be published every 4 monthsnumber 1 (January-April), number 2 (May-August), number 3 (September-December), all of which are available exclusively online.

EDITORIAL PROCESS

This journal provides 4 areas of editorial services: language editing, statistical editing, content editing, and complete reference-citation check in 8 steps:

Step

Services to Author

Services providers

I

Manuscript submitted

Editor

II

Language editing/ A reference-citation check

Language consultant/Bibliographer

III

First revission to ensure that all information remains correct after language editing

Editor

IV

Statistical editing

Statistical consultant

V

Content editing* (Peer Review)

Three reviewers

VI

Second revision

Editor

VII

Manuscript accepted/rejected

Editor/Editorial board

VIII

Manuscript published

Editorial office

 

ETHICAL AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

Patient anonymity and informed consent: It is the author's responsibility to ensure that a patient's anonymity be carefully protected and to verify that any experimental investigation with human subjects reported in the manuscript was performed with informed consent and following all the guidelines for experimental investigation with human subjects required by the institution(s) with which all the authors are affiliated. All original articles require inclusion of a statement within the ‘Materials and Methods' section documenting formal institutional review board (IRB) approval, informed consent (if applicable), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) compliance (for studies performed in the United States).
Authors should remove patients' names and other identifying information from figures. If any identifying details appear in text, tables, and/or figures, the author must provide proof of informed consent obtained from the patient (i.e., a signed permissions form). Photographs with bars placed over eyes of patients should NOT be used in publication. If they are used, permission from the patient is required.

Conflicts of interest: Authors must state all possible conflicts of interest on the title page of the manuscript, including financial, consultant, institutional and other relationships that might lead to bias or a conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest, this should also be explicitly stated as none declared. All sources of funding should be acknowledged in the manuscript. All relevant conflicts of interest and sources of funding should be included on the title page of the manuscript with the heading “Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding:”. For example:

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: A has received honoraria from Company X. B is currently receiving a grant (#12345) from Organization Y.. For the remaining authors none were declared.

Disclosure forms and copyright agreements: In the case of acceptance, all authors listed on the manuscript must complete the electronic copyright agreement.

Privacy statement: The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

The following parts of a manuscript should be submitted online separately:

1) Cover page: Include (a) complete manuscript title; (b) authors' full names, highest academic degrees, and affiliations; (c) name and address for correspondence, including fax number, telephone number, and e-mail address; (d) address for co-authors if different from that of corresponding author; (e) a short title of no more than 45 characters (including spaces) for use as a running head; and (f) a conflict of interest disclosure statement (see the “Conflicts of interest” section above) including any sources of support that require acknowledgment. If there are no potential conflicts of interest to disclose, please include a statement to that effect.

2) Main text: This part includes complete manuscript title, abstract, key words, text and references. No author or institutional information identifying the authors or supporting institution should appear in the main text. Tables and figures should appear in the text, along with their heads and explanatory legends. Tables, figures and references are cited consecutively in the text, and are numbered in that order. Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. Some examples:

  • Negotiation research spans many disciplines [3].
  • This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman [5].
  • This effect has been widely studied [1-3, 7].

The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. The recommended style for references is based on The Vancouver Style (The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors: Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals citation format). Available from: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html

List the first six authors followed by et al. If there is no author, start with the title. If a journal carries continuous pagination throughout a volume (as many medical journals do) the issue number may be omitted. Periodicals (journals, magazines, and newspapers) should have abbreviated titles as in PubMed. Sample references are given below:

1. Journal

1.1 Standard journal article

1.  Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med 2002;347:284-7.

2.  Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res 2002;935:40-6.

1.2 Article not in English

1.  Ellingsen AE, Wilhelmsen I. Sykdomsangst blant medisin-og jusstudenter. Tidsskr NorLaegeforen 2002;122:785-7. Norwegian.

Optional translation of article title (MEDLINE/PubMed practice):

2.  Ellingsen AE, Wilhelmsen I. [Disease anxiety among medical students and law students]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 2002;122:785-7. Norwegian.

1.3 Article with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

1.  Zhang M, Holman CD, Price SD, Sanfilippo FM, Preen DB, Bulsara MK. Comorbidity and repeat admission to hospital for adverse drug reactions in older adults: retrospective cohort study. BMJ 2009 Jan 7;338:a2752. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a2752.

1.4 Issue with no volume

1.  Banit DM, Kaufer H, Hartford JM. Intraoperative frozen section analysis in revision total joint arthroplasty. Clin Orthop 2002;(401):230-8.

1.5 No volume or issue

1.  Outreach: bringing HIV-positive individuals into care. HRSA Careaction 2002 Jun:1-6.

2. Book

2.1 Personal author(s)

1.  Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

2.2 Editor(s), compiler(s) as author

1.  Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP, editors. Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002.

2.3 Chapter in a book

1.  Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

3. Electronic Material

3.1 Journal article on the Internet

1.  Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6):[about 1 p.]. Available from: http://www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/Wawatch.htmArticle

3.2 Monograph on the Internet

1.  Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/10149/improving-palliative-care-for-cancer.

3.3 Homepage/Web site

1.  eatright.org [Internet]. Chicago: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; c2016 [cited 2016 Dec 27]. Available from: http://www.eatright.org/

3.4 Part of a homepage/Web site

1.  American Medical Association [Internet]. Chicago: The Association; c1995-2016 [cited 2016 Dec 27]. Office of International Medicine; [about 2 screens]. Available from: https://www.ama-assn.org/about/office-international-medicine

3.5 Database on the Internet

1.  Who's Certified [Internet]. Evanston (IL): The American Board of Medical Specialists. c2000 - [cited 2001 Mar 8]. Available from: https://www.abms.org/verify-certification/

3.6 Software on the Internet

1.  Hayes B, Tesar B, Zurow K. OTSoft: Optimality Theory Software. Version 2.3.2 [software]. 2013 Jan 14 [cited 2015 Feb 14]. Available from:  https://linguistics.ucla.edu/people/hayes/otsoft/                                                                                                                                             

TYPES OF ARTICLES

1. Original Article

This is the most important type of article because it provides new information based on original research. An original report is new because of the imaging findings in a disease or syndrome; it is new because of unique interventional processes; it is new because it expresses new manifestations or complications or follow-up of a disease or disorder. Original reports can be prospective or retrospective. They can be clinical or basic research.

Format

Structured Abstract (words limit 250) which should be divided into the following sections:

  • Background – reason for study
  • Objective – give hypothesis being tested
  • Materials and methods – brief but specific to number of subjects, how collected, and what was done
  • Results – the findings of the study with statistical significance
  • Conclusion 

 Body of article:

  • Introduction: Briefly describe the objective of the investigation and explain why it is important.
  • Materials and methods: Describe the research plan, the materials (or subjects), and the methods used, in that order. Explain in detail how disease was confirmed and how subjectivity in observations was controlled.
  • Results: Present results in a clear, logical sequence. If tables are used, do not duplicate tabular data in text, but do describe important trends and points.
  • Discussion: Describe the limitations of the research plan, materials (or subjects), and methods, considering both the objective and the outcome of the study. When results differ from those of previous investigators, explain the discrepancy.
  • Conclusion: In one or two sentences, present the message to be remembered when all else is forgotten. Describe the conclusion of the study, based solely on the data provided in the body of the report. Conclusions must relate directly to the objective of the paper as defined in the title and first paragraph of the report. Do not use abbreviations. Do not use reference citations.

2. Perspectives

A brief article stating the author’s personal opinion on a contentious or current topic or situation. Minimum illustrations. Author may review articles to align his/her viewpoint.

Format:

No abstract.

Sections divided by topic headings.

3. Initiative/ Technical Innovation

A short explanation of a certain method or procedure, alteration of a method, or new equipment of interest to radiologists. References limited to 8

Format:

Abstract is in the one paragraph format of less than 125 words introducing or giving the general background.

Body of report:

  • Introduction with general background.
  • Description of new technical innovation.
  • Discussion.

4. Case Report/ Classic Case

Case report: Short discussion of a single case with unique features not previously described. A case report must be unique by imaging findings, a unique manifestation of a disease or disorder or by making unique use of imaging to reveal a disease or disorder. Images of a second case may supplement either the discussion or the illustration of findings, but a single case must remain the concentration.

Classic case: The image needs to be a classic, and should illustrate findings that are typical of a rare or uncommon disease process or condition. References limited to 8. Authors limited to 5 who are affiliated with the institution that managed the case.

Format:
Abstract is written in one paragraph of less than 125 words including:

  • Reason to publish
  • What was unique or classic
  • Ramification of this report
    Abstract may not be necessary for Classic Case.

Body of report:

  • Introduction – is a brief paragraph giving general background and specific interest of the case.
  • Case summary – Stress should be on the radiologic aspects; clinical information must be limited to that which provides a background for the radiologist.
  • Discussion – Concise and focuses on the specific message and significance of radiologic methods. A review of the literature is not appropriate.

5. Review Article

Scholarly examination of recent developments on a certain topic as reported in the literature. No new information is described but personal experiences may be expressed. Reviews are not encyclopedic like a chapter in a textbook; rather, they include only the highlights.

Format:
Abstract is in one paragraph of less than 125 words introducing scope of paper.

Body of article:

  • Introduction – background and scope
  • Headings – used to organize text

6. Pictorial Essay

This is a teaching exercise with the message in the figures and their legends. There may be as many as 30 figure parts; however, no new information is included. The value of the paper turns on the quality of the illustrations as well as the timeliness and utility of the message.

Format:
Abstract is in one paragraph of less than 125 words defining the goals of the essay.

Body of essay:

  • Introduction
  • Headings – used to organize text

7. Letter to the Editor and Reply

Letters to the editor and replies should offer objective analysis of published articles. Letters may also discuss matters of general interest. Material being submitted or published elsewhere should not be repeated in letters.

Format:
The title included on the letter should be short and relevant. The title for a reply is simply ‘‘Reply.’’ Do not use abbreviations in the title, letter, or reply.

8. ASEAN Movement in Radiology

A short article reporting historical milestone that shape present situation regarding radiology or radiological societies in ASEAN countries or current event/ situation that may shape future direction.

Format

No abstract.  

Sections divided by topic headings.

Original Article

This is the most important type of article because it provides new information based on original research. An original report is new because of the imaging findings in a disease or syndrome; it is new because of unique interventional processes; it is new because it expresses new manifestations or complications or follow-up of a disease or disorder. Original reports can be prospective or retrospective. They can be clinical or basic research.

Perspectives

A brief article stating the author’s personal opinion on a contentious or current topic or situation. Minimum illustrations. Author may review articles to align his/her viewpoint.

Initiative/ Innovation

A short explanation of a certain method or procedure, alteration of a method, or new equipment of interest to radiologists. References limited to 8.

Case Report

Case report: Short discussion of a single case with unique features not previously described. A case report must be unique by imaging findings, a unique manifestation of a disease or disorder or by making unique use of imaging to reveal a disease or disorder. Images of a second case may supplement either the discussion or the illustration of findings, but a single case must remain the concentration.

Classic Case

Classic case: The image needs to be a classic, and should illustrate findings that are typical of a rare or uncommon disease process or condition. References limited to 8. Authors limited to 5 who are affiliated with the institution that managed the case.

Review Articles

Scholarly examination of recent developments on a certain topic as reported in the literature. No new information is described but personal experiences may be expressed. Reviews are not encyclopedic like a chapter in a textbook; rather, they include only the highlights.

Pictorial Essay

This is a teaching exercise with the message in the figures and their legends. There may be as many as 30 figure parts; however, no new information is included. The value of the paper turns on the quality of the illustrations as well as the timeliness and utility of the message.

Memorial

Letters to the editor and replies should offer objective analysis of published articles. Letters may also discuss matters of general interest. Material being submitted or published elsewhere should not be repeated in letters.

ASEAN Movement in Radiology

A short article reporting historical mile stone that shape present situation regarding radiology or radiological societies in ASEAN countries or current event/ situation that may shape future direction.

Orphan and Rare Lung Diseases

Case report or Case Series: Short discussion of  a case or cases with unique features of rare or orphan lung diseases .

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