1.1 Manuscripts submitted should be academic ones either research article or review article. The manuscripts must be original and have not been published elsewhere nor is it currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
1.2 All submitted manuscripts are screened by the editor for general scientific quality and information. Articles which meet general standards are sent to expert referees for peer review with double-blind. Special article is an exemption. Referee ‘s comments are reviewed by editor and after authors revise the manuscripts in response to referee ‘s comments, the scientific editor will either accept or reject the manuscripts.
All submitted manuscripts are screened by editorial board with the following requirement.
2.1 Font of manuscripts: The manuscript must be an original copy typed in Thai or in English. The use of either language must meet written publication standards. The manuscript should not be margined with the length not more than 15 pages A4 issuing page number on the right top of the page.
- TH SarabanPSK size 14 is used in both Thai and English manuscript. (See further in detail at item 4 Form typing)
2.2 Title : Name of article should be concise and relevant to content.
2.3 Author’s name(s): It should put full name of author(s).
2.4 Author affiliation: it should be specified by work place, province and postcode for convenient contact.
2.5 Abstract: It should be made both Thai and English by summarize important content and not more than 250 words with 3 keywords.
2.6 Content: It should be presented in relevant to research process including the following items;
- Introduction: Explain research problem and importance objective(s) and scope of study and hypothesis (if any) or research question including review literature in the section of research problem and importance.
- Research Methodology: Specify method of data collection and method for analysis including period for data collection (year of research conducted)
- Research Result: Illustrate research results and data, which may be contained in form of tables or graphs, and should discuss the research result with conceptual framework gained from literature review.
- Conclusion, Comments and Suggestions : Conclude research result, discuss it with concept reviewed from literature review and provide suggestion based on the research result.
2.7 Image and table : Image and table should be available only in case, be chronologically and represent the content clearly when printed in black and white. Picture caption and table should be provided concisely.
2.8 References and bibliography : References and bibliography should be attached in every item and precisely, by referring only the ones relevant to the content. They should be done in the form determined. Details must be provided in order to follow the references and bibliography referred. (References and bibliography should be done in consistency using author-date system)
2.8.1 References and bibliography must be in chronology and alphabetical order without numbering. Thai references are firstly sought followed by foreign languages using the word “Reference”.
2.8.2 Thai references and bibliography, Author’s full name-last name must be translated in item of “Translated Thai References” by writing in the same style with items 2.8.3 and 2.8.4 (See example in item 5 translation from Thai to English)
2.8.3 For references in foreign languages, author‘s last name must be firstly referenced by fully written followed by other names which summarized in the first capital letter. In the case of last name beginning with “Van de, der, von” they must be filled before last name.
2.8.4 Foreign language references must be provided in APA style (American Psychological Association) which author can choose APA Sixth Edition from Reference in Microsoft Word 2007 or higher.
2.9 Suggestion for language use
2.9.1 Correct, precise and understandable
2.9.2 Vocabulary chosen in according with the Royal Institute’s dictionary and it’s declaration
2.9.3 Academic terminology used in parallel with English vocabulary
2.9.4 Original language of specific name or translated foreign word, if necessary, should be typed in bracket when firstly mentioned for example กูย (Kuy), ขะแมร์ (Khamare)
2.9.5 Not use foreign vocabulary in case of Thai is widely used
2.9.6 Remain consistency in using vocabulary abbreviation throughout article
2.9.10 Changing in manuscript: Editorial review is all rights preserved. In case, the manuscript will be sent back to authors to make final decision for publication
2.9.11 Reviewing process: It is normally completed within 3 months (depending the author duration to revise in response to the referee’s comments)