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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 16-point font (TH Sarabun New 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission Guidelines for the Fine Arts Journal: Srinakharinwirot University

To submit your manuscript to the Fine Arts Journal: Srinakharinwirot University (FAJSWU), please follow these guidelines for online submission. Begin by visiting the FAJSWU registration page and follow the step-by-step instructions to create an account and upload your files. Note that the manuscript source files used during the review process will also be required for further processing upon acceptance.

All correspondence regarding your submission, including the Editor's decision notifications and revision requests, will be conducted via email and your author's homepage. This online submission process eliminates the need for physical paperwork, offering a streamlined and efficient system for manuscript submission and review.

Please review the Manuscript Preparation and Submission Guidelines for Consideration of Publication in the FAJSWU

1. Policy and Submission of Manuscripts

The FAJSWU is a scholarly publication that follows a rigorous double-blind peer-review process. Published biannually, this online open-access journal is overseen by the Faculty of Fine Arts at Srinakharinwirot University. The journal is dedicated to publishing original, high-quality research articles, academic articles, review articles, and book reviews in the fields of fine arts and related innovations. These fields include Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Performing Arts, Art Education, Cultural Arts, Art Therapy, Design Arts, Crafts & Decorative Arts, and Digital Arts.

All papers are subject to peer review by experts in the field. Each manuscript undergoes a double-blind review, ensuring that the authors' identities are not revealed to the reviewers. We aim to review all papers within 4-10 weeks. If accepted, the paper will be published in the upcoming issue of the journal.

Submission Requirements:

  1. Manuscript submission form. (Download form)
  2. Complete and formatted manuscript as per the provided guidelines, in .doc or .docx format only.
  3. Plagiarism check results from a standard and widely accepted program as follows:
  4. Evidence of Ethical Approval or Certification for Human Research, if applicable.

If the author fails to submit all the required documents or if the manuscript does not adhere to the journal's guidelines, the editor reserves the right to immediately reject the article. In such cases, the article will not be considered for peer review.

2. Manuscript Preparation

The authors are encouraged to download the journal template from the FAJSWU website when preparing their manuscript. The manuscript should use the TH Sarabun New font, be single-spaced, and have a 1-inch margin around a standard A4 page. The total word count, excluding references, should be between 4,000-6,000 words or 12-15 A4 pages.

Manuscript Structure:

  • Title Page: Should include a concise and informative title, authors’ names, affiliations, and the corresponding author's email address.
  • Abstract: A succinct summary of the study, not exceeding 300 words.
  • Keywords: Three to seven keywords relevant to the article.
  • Text: Organize the manuscript according to the provided template. Ensure the manuscript is spell-checked and grammar-checked. Consistency in language (either American English or British English) must be maintained throughout the entire article.
  • Acknowledgements (if any): Placed before the references section, acknowledging people, grants, funds, etc.
  • References: Follow the APA 6th Edition Modified style for citations and references. Ensure all references are correctly cited in the text and listed alphabetically at the end of the manuscript.

The types of articles should follow the structure or format as specified by the journal, as follows:

Research Articles: 

Part I: Introduction

  1. Title of the article in Thai and English
  2. Author(s)' name(s), affiliation(s), and contact email(s) in Thai and English
  3. Abstract (should be written in one paragraph) in Thai and English
  4. Keywords in Thai and English

Part II: Main Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives
  3. Research hypothesis (if any)
  4. Scope of study
  5. Methodology
  6. Outputs and benefits
  7. Results
  8. Conclusion and discussion
  9. Suggestions
  10. Acknowledgements (if any)
  11. References

Academic Articles and Review Articles

Part I: Introduction

  1. Title of the article in Thai and English
  2. Author(s)' name(s), affiliation(s), and contact email(s) in Thai and English
  3. Abstract (should be written in one paragraph) in Thai and English
  4. Keywords in Thai and English

Part II: Main Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Content
  3. Summary and conclusion
  4. References

If the original article is written in Thai, the main content should be written and composed in Thai. However, if the original article is written in English, the main content should be written and composed in English. Exceptions include the introductory section of the article, such as the title, author(s)' name(s), abstract, and keywords, which must be provided in both Thai and English.

Note: Manuscripts must be submitted in .doc or .docx format only.
(Download FAJSWU article templates)

3. Citation and References (Following the APA 6th Edition Modified)

3.1 Citation:

References should be cited in the text by giving the last name of the author(s) followed by the year of publication in parentheses, e.g., Smith & Davies (2015); (Williams, 2009a, 2009b). Citations of particular pages should be in the following form: (Guest, 2005, p. 5) or (Guest, 2005, pp. 14-15).

3.2 References:

The full references must be at the end of the manuscript, in alphabetical order. They should include all authors’ names and initials, year of publication, the title of the article or book, the full title of the journal, volume, issue (if any), and page numbers, and for books and other print sources, the publisher’s name and place of publication.

Here are some examples of references in the APA 6th Edition Modified format.


Basic Format:
Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher.

Smith, J. A. (2010). The art of sculpting: Modern techniques and practices. Art Books Publishing.

Book Chapters

Basic Format:
Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title of chapter. In E. E. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. pages of chapter). Publisher.

Brown, R. S. (2008). The evolution of abstract art. In M. L. White (Ed.), Contemporary art and its history (pp. 45-67). Creative Press.

Journal Articles

Basic Format:
Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. doi.xxxxxxxxxx

Jones, M. T. (2012). New perspectives on visual culture. Journal of Art Studies, 29(3), 123-145. doi:10.1234/artstudies.v29i3.5678

Electronic Sources

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of webpage. Website Title. Retrieved from URL

National Institute of Health. (2020, March 15). Understanding COVID-19. NIH. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from

Online Journal Article with DOI:
Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. doi.xxxxxxxxxx

Green, D. L. (2018). Digital trends in contemporary art. Digital Art Journal, 14(2), 100-120. doi:10.2345/digitalart.v14i2.7890

Conference Papers

Basic Format:
Author, A. A. (Year, Month). Title of paper. In E. E. Editor (Chair), Title of symposium. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Organization Name, Location.

Wilson, P. R. (2015, July). Modern art techniques. In R. T. Klein (Chair), Advances in art education. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Art Educators Association, San Francisco, CA.

Theses and Dissertations

Basic Format:
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of dissertation (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Name of Database. (Accession or Order Number)

Taylor, S. J. (2013). Exploring the impact of modern art on society (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved May 21, 2024,  from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3456789)


Basic Format:
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of report (Report No. xxx). Publisher.

United Nations. (2019). Global report on art education (Report No. 1234). United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Magazine Articles

Basic Format:
Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Magazine, volume number(issue number), pages.

Davis, L. M. (2017, April 10). The rise of digital art. Art Monthly, 56(4), 34-37.

Newspaper Articles

Basic Format:
Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper, p. pages.

Parker, T. L. (2016, June 5). Exploring the new art movement. The New York Times, p. C12.

Audiovisual Media

Basic Format:
Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D. D. (Director). (Year). Title of motion picture [Motion picture]. Country of Origin: Studio.

Scott, R. (Producer), & Kubrick, S. (Director). (2001). A journey through art [Motion picture]. United States: Art Films Studio.

Online Videos (e.g., YouTube)

Basic Format:
Author, A. A. [Screen name]. (Year, Month Day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from URL

Smith, J. [ArtExpert]. (2019, May 20). Understanding modern art [Video file]. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from


Note: Authors should ensure that the references in the text match those in the reference list and follow the specified format.
(Download Citation and References Guidlines) 

4. Prevention of Copyright Issues and Plagiarism

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use copyrighted material from the copyright holders. Authors must strictly adhere to legal requirements when using and reproducing copyrighted materials. Proper citations and clear indication of sources are required for any copied text or content from other published sources. Copying texts or content without proper citation constitutes a serious violation of academic ethics and copyright infringement. In the event of legal proceedings, authors will be solely responsible for the legal implications.

Ethical Considerations for Authors

  1. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure the originality of their work, rigorously avoiding any form of plagiarism. This includes copying content from other sources without proper citation. All sources must be meticulously acknowledged to maintain academic integrity.

  2. Authorship: Individuals who have made significant contributions to the research should be listed as authors. Accurate attribution of authorship is essential, and contributions not meeting the criteria for authorship should be acknowledged appropriately.

  3. Data Integrity: Authors are required to present precise and reliable data in their manuscripts. Any form of data manipulation, fabrication, or selective reporting is considered unethical and unacceptable.

  4. Conflict of Interest: Authors must disclose any financial or personal relationships that could potentially influence their research findings or create conflicts of interest. This includes funding sources or affiliations that may affect the study's impartiality.

  5. Human and Animal Subjects: Research involving human or animal subjects must adhere to ethical guidelines and obtain necessary approvals from relevant ethical review boards. Informed consent should be obtained from participants, ensuring their privacy and confidentiality are protected.

  6. Acknowledgment of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others is mandatory, including appropriate citations of previous studies and relevant sources. Authors must ensure they have the necessary permissions to use copyrighted material and provide accurate attribution.

  7. Peer Review Process: Authors should respect the peer review process by providing comprehensive and accurate information to reviewers. Responses to reviewers' comments and suggestions should be professional and transparent.

  8. Errors and Corrections: If significant errors or inaccuracies are discovered in a published work, authors have an ethical responsibility to promptly inform the journal editor and cooperate in issuing corrections or retractions when necessary.

  9. Publication Misconduct: Authors must avoid engaging in any form of publication misconduct, such as manipulating citations, duplicate publications, or simultaneous submissions to multiple journals.

  10. Compliance with Ethical Guidelines: Authors should adhere to relevant ethical guidelines specific to their research field or study design, as provided by professional associations or regulatory bodies.

Authors are responsible for following these ethical guidelines to uphold the integrity, credibility, and trustworthiness of their research and scholarly publications.

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