This is the Journal of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Agents, an official publication of the Infectious Disease Association of Thailand (IDTHAI). The Journal is published three times a year, in English. It includes original research articles, brief report, case reports and reviews on various aspects of infectious diseases and antimicrobial agents. The Journal welcomes manuscripts from any other country around the world.

A GUIDE FOR AUTHORS

          The Journal of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Agents publishes original research articles, brief report, case reports and reviews on various aspects of infectious diseases and antimicrobial agents.  The contributions submitted to this journal should not be published elsewhere in whole or in part, without the Editor’s permission.  Accepted contributions become the copyright of the Journal.
Manuscripts should be accompanied by a covering letter from the author who is responsible for correspondence regarding the manuscript. The covering letter should contain a statement that the manuscript has been approved by all authors. A manuscript, tables and illustrations should be sent in duplicate together with a compact disc (CD) to the Editor.  Alternatively, a manuscript can be submitted through an electronic mail to the Editor.  

Preparation of Manuscript
All papers must be written in English language.  All sections of the manuscript should be typed double-spaced on one side of good quality A4-sized paper with margins of at least 2.5 cm.  Each of the following sections should be on separate pages: title page, abstract, text, acknowledgements, references, individual tables, and legends for illustrations. All pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page.

Title page
The title page should contain (1) the title of the article; (2) a short running head; (3) first name, middle initial, and last name of each author; (4) name of department(s) and institution(s), (5) keywords.

Abstract
The abstract should not contain more than 250 words.  The authors should list 5-10 index keywords for subject classification following the abstract.

Text
Original article should be divided into sections with the following headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion.
For Case reports, the Materials and Methods and Results sections should be replaced by the Case report(s). This section should include patient history, diagnosis, treatment, outcome and any other information pertinent to the case(s).  All other sections should follow the format for original articles.

Acknowledgements
All acknowledgements including financial support should be mentioned under the heading “Acknowledgements” and not as a footnote on the first page or in the text

References
References should be cited above the line of text, without brackets or parentheses.
Number references consecutively in the order in which
they are first mentioned in the text.  Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals.
Follow the reference format and journal abbreviations as given in Index Medicus.  Titles of journals not listed in the current Index Medicus should be spelled out in full.
Only works that have been published or accepted for publication should be listed as references. 
Examples of correct forms of references are given below.
1. Standard Journal Article (List all authors when six or less, for seven or more authors, list only the first three and add et al.)
Rongrungruang T, Kaewmanee S, Jannhu V, Sripienjan J.  The efficacy of different regimens of albendazole against Strongyloides stercoralis.  J Infect Dis Antimicrob Agents 1994;11:113-6.
2. Corporate Author in Journal 
Committee for Computer Application in Clinical Microbiology.  Bacterial antimicrobial susceptibility pattern 1988.  J Infect Dis Antimicrob Agents 1991;8:25-39.
3. Corporate Author in Book
World Health Organization.  On being in charge: a guide to management in primary health care, 2nd ed.  England: World Health Organization, 1992.
4. Chapter in Book
Wenzel RP.  Organization for infection control.  In: Mandell GL, Douglas RG, Bennett JE, eds.  Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 3rd ed.  USA: Churchill Livingstone Inc., 1990:2176-80.
Illustrations
Submit 2 complete sets of figures.  Figures should be professionally drawn and photographed.  Send sharp, glossy black-and-white photographic prints, usually 12 by 17 cm but not larger than 20 by 25 cm.  Titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends for illustrations, not on the illustrations themselves.
Each figure should have a label pasted on its back indicating the number of the figure, the names of the authors, and the top of the figure.  For figures, do not write on the back, mount on cardboard, or scratch or mark with paper clips.
Photomicrographs should include internal scale markers.  Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background.
Cite each figure in the text in consecutive order.  If a figure has been published, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material.

Proofs
Galley proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for minor corrections and should be returned to the Editor within one week.  Major alterations cannot be accepted.

Publications
The journal reserves the right to edit for clarity, conciseness, precision of expression, grammar and to alter a manuscript to conform to the format of Journal of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Agents.