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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.
  • 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.

Author Guidelines

Download JseaOrho Author Guidelines  (gdrive; pdf)

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Southeast Asian Orthopaedics (JseaOrtho) is an official journal of The Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand. JseaOrtho will accept original papers on clinical and experimental research that are pertinent in Orthopaedics. Original articles, short communication, case reports, review articles, letters to the Editor and miscellany are welcome.

JseaOrtho publishes: original papers - reporting progress and results in all areas of orthopaedics and its related fields; review articles - reflecting the present state of knowledge in special areas of summarizing limited themes in which discussion has led to clearly defined conclusions; educational articles - giving information on the progress of a topic of particular interest; case reports - of uncommon or interesting presentations of the condition.

Submission Information

All submissions to JseaOrtho must comply with these Instructions for authors. Studies should be following human studies committees at the authors' institutions. All manuscripts will be subject to peer review. All manuscripts are to be submitted electronically through the online and upload to the review system website. Access the Journal online website is

Submission Declaration and Author Warranties

Submission of a manuscript to JseaOrtho for peer review implies that: It is original work, has been written by the authors, and has not been published elsewhere, including electronically, in the same form, in any language. Likewise, a similar manuscript has not been submitted to other published by any other journal, by any of the authors.

IRB Approval

Manuscripts describing research involving human subjects must have current Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval prior to any review process. Please note the approval in the cover letter and manuscript. IRB documentation should be available upon request.

Conflicts of Interest

Authors are requested to disclose interests that are directly or indirectly related to the work submitted for publication. JseaOrtho uses the ICMJE disclosure for authors. Each author of manuscript must complete the form and save it, using his or her name. The corresponding author has to complete the form upon submission. A conflict of interest to publish form can be found at

Authorship Principles

JseaOrtho assume all authors agreed with the content and that all gave explicit consent to submit and that they obtained consent from the responsible authorities at the institute/organization where the work has been carried out, before the work is submitted. JseaOrtho generally limits the number of authors to 6. If there are more than 6 authors, we ask the corresponding author to justify each author's participation using ICMJE criteria for authorship*:

  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

              * Based on/adapted from:

              ICMJE, Defining the Role of Authors and Contributors,

              Transparency in authors’ contributions and responsibilities to promote integrity in scientific publication, McNutt at all, PNAS February 27, 2018


Copyright to all published articles will be held by JseaOrtho. Copyright forms are handled by the production department of the publisher once a manuscript is accepted and scheduled for publication.

Registration of Clinical Trials

Clinical trial registration (prospective publication of clinical research study authors, title, purpose, hypothesis, methods including statistical methods, and confirmation of Institutional Review Board approval) mitigates against bias resulting from selective reporting of results. Clinical trials will not be accepted for publication in JseaOrtho without prospective registration of the trial. Trials may be accepted in any national or international registry.


After registering as an author through JseaOrtho online submission and the review system website, you will be guided step by step through the uploading of your own files. You can track the progress of your manuscript through our website. Communications about a manuscript will be handles through our website. Please access the website for more detail about online submission, including a tutorial for authors, artwork guidelines, and a link to author support by e-mail.

Online Submission

              Submitting your manuscript:

Open Access Policy

Materials in JseaOrtho are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License. Users are free to share and adapt these materials provided they give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license appropriate credit, and indicate if changes were made. However, without written permission from JseaOrtho, users may not use the materials for commercial purposes. (Following publication, JseaOrtho reserves the copyright of all published materials and such materials may not be reproduced in any form without written permission from JseaOrtho).

Article Types

  • Original articles: word limit 5000 words, 45 references, no more than 6 figures/tables
  • Short communications: 2500 words, 20 references, no more than 2 figures/tables
  • Reviews: word limit 10000 words, 100 references, no more than 10 figures
  • Case Reports: 1500 words, 1-2 figures/tables, 20 references
  • Letters: 500 words
  • Editorial

Manuscript Preparation

General Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced with continuous line numbering. Submit in this order; see details in the following sections: separate title page, blinded manuscript (Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, References), tables, figures, and conflict of interest forms.

Separate Title Page

      The title page must be written in English and should include:

  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • A concise and informative title
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author

Blinded Manuscript

The manuscript must be written in English. Because all manuscripts are blinded to reviewers, the first page of the blinded manuscript must be a blinded title page that lists only the title. Likewise, in the text, do not include any identifying information, such as author’s initials or the names of institutions where the study was done, or a phase such as “our study” that, when followed by a citation, reveals authorship of the present manuscript in the reference list. Manuscript Structure:


      Please provide a structured abstract in English of 250 words which should be divided into the following sections:

  • Purpose (stating the main purposes and research question)
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions


              Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Text Formatting

      Manuscripts should be submitted in Word:

  • Use a normal, plain font for text e.g., 12-point Times New Roman, for special characters, please use Symbol and/or Arial Unicode.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Do not use field functions.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
  • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
  • Note: Journals not accept equations built using the Word 2007 or 2010 Equation Builder. All equations should be created in MathType (or the Microsoft Equation editor from Design Science).
  • Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) format.


Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


Footnotes on the title page are not given reference symbols. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).


The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text.

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. Use the Vancouver style.  Please alphabetize according to the following rules:

  1. For one author, by name of author, then chronologically.
  2. For two authors, by name of author, then name of coauthor, then chronologically.
  3. For more than two authors, by name of first author, then chronologically.
  4. The list of authors exceeds 6, the first 6 authors followed by et al should be listed for those references.

Abbreviate journal titles according to the style used in the Index Medicus. See also

If available, please always include DOIs as full DOI links in your reference list (e.g. “”).    

Example of References:

      Journal articles

  1. You CH, Lee KY, Chey RY, Menguy R. Electrogastrographic study of patient with unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting. Gastroenterol 1980;79:311-4.
  2. Gulgolgarn V, Ketsararat V, Niyomthai R, et al. Somatic growth and clinical manifestation in formula fed infants born to HIV-infected mothers during the first year of life.  J Med Assoc Thai 1999;82:1094-9.

      Conference proceeding

  1. Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Peimme TE, Reinhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceeding fo the 7th World Congress on Medical informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992. p.1561-5.

      Abstract in scientific presentation

  1. Wettstein A, Dore G, Murphy C, Hing M, Edward P. HIV-related cholangiopathy in Australia. IX Annual Conference of the Australasian Society of HIV Medicine. Adelaide, November 1997 [abstract P45].
  2. Clement J, De Bock R. Hematological complications of hantavirus nephropathy [abstract]. Kidney Int 1992;42:1285.


  1. Getzen TE. Health economics: Fundamentals of funds. New York: John Wiley & Sons; 1997.
  2. Porter RJ, Meldrum BS. Antiepileptic drugs. In: Katzung BG, editor. Basic and clinical pharmacology. 6th ed. Norwalk: Appleton & Lange; 1995. p.361-80.

      Electronic article

  1. Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious disease. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar;1(1):[24 screens]. Available from: Accessed December 25,1999.
  2. LaPorte RE, Marler E, Akazawa S, Sauer F. The death of biomedical journals. BMJ [serial online]. 1995;310:1387-90. Available from: Accessed September 26,1996.
  3. Health on the net foundation. Health on the net foundation code of conduct (HONcode) for medical and health web sites. Available from: Accessed June 30, 1998.


  • All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
  • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
  • For each table, please supply a table heading. The table title should explain clearly and concisely the components of the table.
  • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table heading.
  • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.


      Electronic Figure Submission:

  • Supply all figures electronically.
  • Indicate what graphics program was used to create the artwork.
  • For vector graphics, the preferred format is EPS; for halftones, please use TIFF format. MS Office files are also acceptable.
  • Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files.
  • Name your figure files with "Fig" and the figure number, e.g., Fig 1.


Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Original Articles

Original articles: word limit 5000 words, 45 references, no more than 6 figures/tables

Short Communications

Short communications: 2500 words, 20 references, no more than 2 figures/tables

Review Articles

Reviews: word limit 10000 words, 100 references, no more than 10 figures

Case Reports

Case Reports: 1500 words, 1-2 figures/tables, 20 references


Letters: 500 words

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