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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF 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.

The Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation of Article Publication in the CRRU Journal of Communication Chiang Rai Rajabhat University


Publication policy

     The CRRU Journal of Communication Chiang Rai Rajabhat University is designed to publish the journal 3 issues annually (January-April, May-August and September-December). The principal aim of this journal publication is to serve as the medium for academic communication in the field of communication. Mass communication, communication or other fields That is relevant.  


Article submission for publication

     The article shall be accepted for publication should conform to the following 2 categories: academic article or research article. The submitted article should have never been published in any journal and under the review process of any other journals. The submitted article must be reviewed by the peer review committee members who are appointed by the Management Science Faculty, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University, and hold expertise in the field corresponding to the content of the submitted article. The editorial staff reserves the rights to modify this article as appropriate.


Article characteristics

     The submitted article should conform to academic or research paper convention that deals with researching, analyzing, or presenting new concepts in the field of communication. Mass communication, communication or other fields That is relevant. The submitted paper is categorized into 2 types.
Academic article refer to the paper that presents new knowledge in the field of communication. Mass communication, communication  by means of academically analyzing or criticizing the issues related to the aforementioned fields. The authors can clearly express their academic views in the academic paper.
Research article refers to the report on the research results in communication. Mass communication, communication, which undergoes the thorough study based on the sound research procedure and eventually gains the new knowledge.

Manuscript preparation

     The academic or research article can be submitted either in Thai or English. The manuscript should be typed in 1 full page of A4 paper using Angsana New 14 font size. The paper title in Thai and English uses Angsana New 18 font while other topic title uses Angsana New 16 font size. The paper should contain 15-20 pages. The paper should include the following components.

1. Title

2. Author (should include everyone by placing at the right alignment and using italicized alphabet with 14 font size.

3. The author’s highest degree certificate, major field, institution, and academic title (if any)

4. Current affiliated organization (e.g. name of institution, faculty, department/program)

(No. 3 and 4, the author should annotate them right after the author’s names on the first page of the article)

5. The abstract (Thai and English). The end of the abstract should include keywords relevant to the content of the abstract.

**From the 5 items above, if the paper is in Thai, the author must provide the information of the 5 items both in Thai and English. However, if the paper is in English, the author does not have to provide the information in Thai.

The academic article or research article must be supplemented with abstract, both in Thai and in English. The abstract should be no more than half of an A4 page. The structure of academic article should include introduction, content, summary, and references. The research article should include introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussion, recommendations, and references.

The figures and tables must be shown only those needed and they must be numbered orderly. The image must be clear to show key content of the story. The descriptions and tables are provided with clear and concise text.

The language use in the article should be accurate, clear and concise. The technical terms used must comply with the Royal Academy Dictionary. The use of academic terminology should be used in conjunction with English terms. In the case of unique name or translation from foreign language that firstly appeared in the article, the author should include its original term in the parenthesis and should be consistent in the use of vocabulary and abbreviations throughout the article.

Citation and references

     Citation and references must conform to APA style (American Psychological Association). If a reference is book or article in Thai with English translation, the author should place the English translation first and followed by the reference in Thai with the note in parenthesis i.e. (in Thai). The Thai reference without English translation should follow the guidelines prescribed by the Royal Institute on transliteration of Thai words into Romanized words and the order of references must be in the English alphabetical order.

     Guidelines for textbook citation and references

     In-text citation should place name and surname of the author in the parenthesis e.g.

     If the author is Thai such as คมสัน รัตนะสิมากูล, use  คมสัน รัตนะสิมากูล (Rattanasimakul, 2009)

     If the author is foreigner such as Balal, A.R. (2000), use Balal, (2000)

     If the citation mentions the author, then place  year of publication in the parenthesis  i.e.

     For Thai author such as คมสัน รัตนะสิมากูล, use Rattanasimakul (2009) said that...

     For foreigner author such as Balal, A.R., use Balal (2000) said that… 

     If the author is Thai, use accurate English spelling of his/her firstname and lastname. However, if the English spellings of the author’s firstname and lastname do not exist before, the Romanized transliteration based on the guidelines by the Royal Institute is allowed for use in the in-text citation.

      Guidelines for article citation and references

      The list of authors for references, the prefix of their names is normally left out including Mr., Mrs., Miss, academic title, police and military ranks, and religious title but the royal title is allowed in the references.

           one Author

           Thai author : Put firstname and follow with lastname. Translate them into English and use lastname before firstname e.g. คมสัน รัตนะสิมากูล. use Rattanasimakul, Komsan. 

           Foreigner author: Put lastname and use Comma (,) to separate the abbreviation of the author’s first name and middle name and use Full stop (.) at the end of each abbreviation e.g. Christina F. Kreps, C.F.  

           Authors not more than 6 persons

           Write all English translation of the Thai authors’ name and put “and” before the last author e.g. กาญจนา แก้วเทพ กิตติ กันภัย และ ปาริชาต สถาปิตานนท์. Use Comma (,) to separate individual author and use the symbol "&" to separate  the last author from the others. Write last name before first name e.g. Kaewthep, Kanjana, Gunpai, Kitti & Sthapitanonda, Parichart. 

           For foreigner authors, write the first name and last name of every author, use Comma (,) to separate individual author, and write the symbol "&" to separate the last author from the others e.g. Edson, Gary, & Dean, David. 

           Authors more than 6 persons

           Thai authors, use their English translated names e.g. Sthapitanonda, Parichart, et al. 

           Foreigner authors use et al. e.g. Bailyn, Bermard et al. 

          Organization use the inverted direction of the institutional name e.g. Interior, Ministry, Department of Provincial Administration.

     1. Textbook references

     Pattern : Author.//(Year of publication).//Book name.//Edition. (If any)//Printed city/://Publisher.  E.g. : 

     Hirunratsamee, T.  (2012).  Financial Accounting.  3th ed.  Bangkok : Vittayapat.  (in Thai).

     Kapferer, J. N. (2008). The New Strategic Brand Management. Creating and Sustaining Brand Equity Long    Term. 4th ed: Kogan Page, London and Philadelphia.

     2. Journal references

     Pattern : Author.//(Year of publication).//Name of article.//Name of journal.//Volume(Issue).//Page number-Page number.  E.g. : 

     Khaosithiwong, B. (2003). Role of Thai daily newspapers in presenting environmental issues. Journal of Management Science. 43(4),35. (in Thai)

     Bonner, S.E.  (1997).  Accounting, Audit eategory knowledge as a precondition to learning from experience. Orgnnizations and Society,   22(5), 387 - 410.

     3. Thesis references

     Pattern: Author.//(Year of publication).//Thesis title.//Degree (full form)//Institution    E.g. :

     Suwanchaisak, W. (2007).  Role of newspapers in promoting education along the educational reform policy and expectation of society. Master of Arts in Journalism, Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University. (in Thai)

     4. E-resources references

     Pattern : Author.//(Year of publication).//Title.//Search date//.//Search from       E.g. :

     Wongmaneeroj, Audthasit. (2542).History of soil Fertility Studies. Retrieved June 7, 2016, from https://web.sut.ac.th/farm/farm/index.php/th/2012-06-03-05-02-12/68-2010-06-22-09-24-9

     Chuastapanasiri, T. (2009). Advertising Literacy. Retreved March 2, 2012, from https://resources.thaihealth.or.th/system/files/documents/ruuethaathanokhsnaaaefng1.pdf (in Thai)

     5Inverview references

     Pattern : Interviewee.//Position (If any).//Interview date,//Date/Month/Year.  E.g. :

     Sthapitanonda, Parichart. Dean, Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University. Interview on January 2 , 2016. (in Thai)

     Saengdoungkhae, Jarernnate. Lecturer, Hatyai University. Interview on August 20, 2010.(in Thai)


Article submission for publication at CRRU Journal of Communication Chiang Rai Rajabhat University

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Ethics in publication of research and academic article

1. The contents of the article published in the Journal of Management Science of Chiang Rai Rajabhat University are the product of the authors’ thoughts, research, review, analysis, compilation, citation and references. The editorial staff shares no responsibility on these actions.

2. The research articles and academic articles published in this journal are peer reviewed by external and internal peer reviewers at least two persons according to the peer review principles.

3. The article published in this journal must have never been published anywhere before, and it must not be under the publication reviewing process in any other journals. If duplicated publication is found, it is the sole responsibility of the author to infringe the copyright. The article published in this journal is owned by the publisher and it is thus prohibited to reproduce all or part of the text unless permitted by the editor.

4. If the reader finds any articles in the journal is the replication of other people’s work by claiming as a work of the author, this action is considered Plagiarism, so please notify the editor.

5. The editorial staff reserves the right to review articles in the research study related to human and animal experiments. Only the research study approved by the Research Ethics Committee for Human and Animal Experiment can be accepted for publication. The author must submit the approval evidence from the committee together with the article to the editorial staff.