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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 article has never been published in or is in a pending status of any journals.
  • The article submitted should be in a word file.
  • It is required for the author to use the reference system as defined by the journal only.
  • In the case of collaborative authorship, all authors must approve the manuscript and give their consent for submission and publication.
  • The article is not a duplicate copy or a reproduction of any other work.

Hat Yai Academic Journal is a journal that publishes academic works contributed by Hatyai University as well as other institutions and agencies nationwide. The journal, welcoming all fields of study including Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics, Business administration, Management, Law and other related disciplines, is published in both printed and online versions. 

Publication period:  3 volumes a year (first volume: January-April, second volume: May-August, & Third volume: September-December)

All articles submitted to the Hatyai Academic Journal and selected for double-blind peer review are sent to at least two independent reviewers, selected by the editors. Both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa.

The author(s) whose article is published will be given a printed copy of the journal.

  1. Types of articles

          1.1 Research Article: reports the results of original research or self-study. In the article, there must be Introduction, Objectives, Review of Literature, Research Methodology, Results, Conclusion and Discussions, Recommendations, Announcements (if any) and Reference.

          1.2 Analytical Review Article:  surveys previously published research on a topic of interest, providing an overview of current thinking on the theme, making an analytical comparison with one another, focusing on presenting new theoretical knowledge and, unlike an original research article, not aiming to contribute new experimental results. The article is comprised of Introduction, Literature Review (clearly related to the established claim), Analytical Criticism, Conclusion, and Reference.

  1. Preparation for publication

         2.1 Title: should be both in Thai and English with TH Sarabun PSK, size 20 pt., bold font.

         2.2 Author(s): should be both in Thai and English with TH Sarabun PSK, size 16 pt., bold font.

         2.3 Abstract: should be both in Thai and English. It should mention the importance of the study, methodology, research tools, and the result. The length of each version should not exceed 250 words with the exclusion of keywords which should be 3-5.

         2.4 Main text: The entire article has a maximum of 16 pages of A4 paper (including references), typed with TH Sarabun PSK, size 16 pt. (both Thai and English). The page margins should be normal (MS Word), having all edges (left, right, top, and bottom) distant with 2.54 cm, as well as the page number mentioned at the upper right corner.

         2.5 Headings: should be typed with TH Sarabun PSK, 19 pt., including Introduction, Research objectives, Conceptual framework, Methodology, Findings, Discussions and Reference.

         2.6 Tables and figures: only which are necessary and sharpened should be attached. Every attached table and figure should be cited in numerical order; use Arabic numerals, for example, Table 1 or Figure 1.

         2.7 References: Cite references in the text according to the American Psychological Association (APA) with the following regulations: (ตัวอย่างการเขียนเอกสารอ้างอิง)

                  1) In-text citation: must match the reference list.

                  2) The reference format of the entire article should be as defined by the journal regularly.

                  3) The reference list should be sorted alphabetically.

Form for preparation