Journal of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Agents

Online ISSN 2730-2415

Aims and Scope

This is the Journal of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Agents (JIDAA) , an official publication of the Infectious Disease Association of Thailand. The Journal is published three times a year, in English only. It includes original research articles, brief articles, case reports, and reviews on various aspects of infectious diseases and antimicrobial agents. The Journal welcomes manuscripts from any other country around the world. The journal has clear ethical policies and follows the peer review process for all the submissions to the journal. The JIDAA is in the process to be indexed in the national database of Thailand Citation Index Center (TCI) . Currently, the JIDAA is not indexed for an international database.

Peer Review Process

Two reviewers are asked to comment on each original article, brief article, and case report. As reviewers’ comments are confidential and, equally, as the article to be referred to is confidential, it should not be discussed with colleagues or with the authors. Invited article, review article and photo quiz, and answer to photo quiz are normally reviewed among editor and associated editor. The editor reserves the right to select one published article which provides an impactful figure to be on the cover and the article may be listed as from the cover additionally.

Publication Ethics

Although a document of approval from Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) is not mandatorily required, the editorial board and reviewers may request in certain circumstances. The author should be able to provide upon request. The authors need to convince the editorial board that the research does not violate any ethical concerns on human research subjects. The authors are encouraged to place their IRB or IEC approval sentences in their manuscript.

Ethics of Authors

The authors should ensure that their works are they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Authors of papers that report on original research should present an accurate account of the study performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper which presented the results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation. Conclusions should be based on the evidence presented in the paper and not on personal opinions. All financial support for the research and the paper writing process should be disclosed in the acknowledgments and any conflicts of interest should be stated.

Ethics of Reviewers

Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of the review process and avoid discuss aspects of the work under review with other researchers until such time as the article is published. Any conflicts of interest of the authors detected by the reviewer will be reported. Manuscripts should be reviewed objectively in the context of the reviewer's expertise in the field. The importance of the article's contribution to the existing research in its field, the quality of articulation of the argument, and the strength of the evidence provided are critical factors in reviewing the quality of a manuscript. Personal opinions without backing evidence should not be used as criteria for review decisions. Reviewers should identify important relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Ethics of Editors

The editors of JIDAA use a peer-review process. Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors recuse themselves from the review process when they have a conflict of interest or personal stake in the publication of research work. Decisions on publication are made objectively after reviewing the submitted manuscript and the peer reviews. The importance of the article's contribution to the existing research in its field, the quality of articulation of the argument, and the strength of the evidence provided are critical factors in the decision to publish.

Publication Decisions

The journal will not accept articles which have been published (except in the form of an abstract) or are being considered for publication by another journal. Papers being considered here should not be submitted to other journals.
All submitted manuscripts must go through rigorous Editorial checks before they are sent for peer review. The manuscripts are checked for grammar & language, plagiarism, and format. Manuscripts that do not pass these checks could be promptly rejected without peer review. The editor of JIDAA is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Plagiarism

All manuscripts are subjected to be screened for plagiarism using the software ‘Turnitin’. A similarity of greater than 20 percent is considered plagiarism. If detected during the reviewing process, the manuscript may be rejected. If detected after publication, the article could still be retracted. All the authors’ institutions will be contacted for an explanation. The event of retraction will be officially announced as early as possible in the Journal.

Publication Process

Receipt manuscript ➝ editorial assessment (promptly rejected/select at least two reviewers); 1 week ➝ under review; 2 weeks or longer, subject to availability of the reviewers ➝ editorial decision 1 (rejected/revision/accepted); 1 week ➝ receipt the revised manuscript ➝ editorial decision 2 (rejected/accepted); 1 week➝ typeset; 2 weeks➝ proofread by the author; 2 days ➝correct proof; 1 week➝ publication

The journal policy is generally to publish the articles chronologically according to the acceptance dates. Each accepted manuscript will be formatted in accordance with the journal style. The Editor retains the right to determine the style and English grammar, and if necessary, edit and shorten any material accepted for publication.

When the galley proof is ready, the Editorial Office will send the proof to the authors to check for its completeness. Confirmation or comments from the authors must be given within 48 hours of receipt of the proof, in order to avoid delays in publication of the manuscript. Authors should note that major alterations to the text will not be entertained at this stage and they are responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by the Editorial team and authorized by the corresponding author.

Do note that the Journal does not publish manuscripts without the author's approval of the galley proof. For this reason, once the author gives approval for publication, the Editorial Office will not be held responsible for any mistakes thereafter.