About the Journal

The Asia-Pacific Journal of Science and Technology (APST), formerly known as the KKU Research Journal is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Research and Technology Transfer Affairs Division of Khon Kaen University. The journal's title was changed in order to attract more international readers and authors. It is devoted to a wide range of research fields including engineering science, agricultural science, technology, and health science, as well as research that integrates these fields. The journal employs a double-blind review process, in which authors and reviewers are anonymous to each other throughout the process.  

Focus and Scope

The journal accepts English-language manuscripts of original research and review articles which have never been published elsewhere. The main focus of the journal is to publish work that leads to creative practical applications, environment preservation, and human well-being. Research areas covered by the journal include engineering science, technology, agricultural science, and health science. Manuscripts reporting on research that integrates any of the aforementioned fields are especially encouraged. Our core interest is in the use of engineering, scientific, and technological knowledge to assist, co-operate with, and enhance other fields, such as health and agricultural science, in order to improve human well-being. We particularly welcome research that integrates various fields, including plant science and pharmaceutical science or plant science, agricultural engineering, automatic control, and energy technology.

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts must be double-blinded reviewed by expert reviewers. 

Publication Frequency

Asia-Pacific Journal of Science and Technology is a tri-monthly journal circulated every three months: January - March, April - June, July - September, October - December by Research and Tehcnology Transfer Affairs Division, Khon Kaen University. The journal has been renamed the “Asia-Pacific Journal of Science and Technology (APST)” so as to attract more international readers and authors. As an open-access journal, APST has since used an article identifier (article ID) instead of the traditional page numbers. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

    - Creative Commons Copyright License

The journal allows readers to download and share all published articles as long as they properly cite such articles; however, they cannot change them or use them commercially. This is classified as CC BY-NC-ND for the creative commons license.

    - Retention of Copyright and Publishing Rights

The journal allows the authors of the published articles to hold copyrights and publishing rights without restrictions. 

Publication Charges

There are no charges to submit and publish all types of articles in the APST journal. All articles published in our journal are open access and are freely and widely available to all readers via the journal website. 

Publication Ethics

The Asia-Pacific Journal of Science and Technology (APST) adheres to the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

https://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf

 

Editors should update the review process in order to ensure that the journal employs a state-of-the-art reviewing system, publish retractions, clarifications, apologies, and corrections when needed, and constantly improve the quality of the journal quality by assigning suitable reviewers to evaluate submitted manuscripts. Editors should inform editorial board members of any changes made to the journal. In addition, editors must:   

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Never disclose any information concerning submitted manuscripts to anyone other than reviewers, corresponding authors, other editorial advisors, or the journal officer, as appropriate.

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Must be unbiased toward all authors and evaluate manuscripts based on their content without consideration of gender, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, citizenship, or anything else related to the authors.

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Must prevent misconduct in submitted and published work with regard to plagiarism, duplicate submissions, data fabrication and/or falsification, ghost authorship, and citation manipulation. Any article associated with such misconduct will be retracted or withdrawn from the journal.

The reviewers should:

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Decline to review any manuscript that leads to conflicts of interest or is outside of their fields of expertise.

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Assist the editorial team make an appropriate decision as to whether or not to accept submitted manuscripts.

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Preserve the confidentiality of all documents undergoing the review process, as well as the information therein.

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Present comments, questions, and/or concerns regarding the manuscripts to an editor in a timely and unbiased manner.

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Advise the editors in cases of possible misconduct associated with plagiarism, data fabrication and/or falsification, duplicate submission, ghost authorship, or citation manipulation.

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Never use data or materials disclosed through the review process for their own benefit without the permission of the authors.

The authors should:

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Ensure that the submitted manuscript contains original work with sufficient detail and suitable citations. The English used in the manuscript should be clear and correct.

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Never submit any manuscript that contains data fabrication and/or falsification, plagiarism, or citation manipulation, is ghost authored, or is a duplicate submission.

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Never have or attempt to create conflicts of interest.

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Provide sufficient information regarding all authors of the submitted manuscripts.

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Include proper acknowledgement of research funding agencies and other relevant organizations in the submitted manuscripts.

Sponsors

Asia-Pacific Journal of Science and Technology is generously sponsered by Research and Technology Transfer Affairs Division.

Sources of Support

Journal History

The journal was originally entitled “KKU Research journal (KKU RES J)”, and was established in 1996 by Khon Kaen University. It is aimed at promoting research produced by Thai universities in a broad range of fields such as pure science, mathematics, agricultural Science, engineering science, technology, and health science. The journal initially published both Thai and English research and review articles. In 2014, the journal began only accepting English manuscripts in order to promote research from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. Since then, its main publication focus has been on research that integrates multiple fields or subfields. The journal has been renamed the “Asia-Pacific Journal of Science and Technology (APST)” so as to attract more international readers and authors. As an open-access journal, APST has since used an article identifier (article ID) instead of the traditional page numbers.