Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts submitted for publication should be of high academic merit and are accepted on condition that they are contributed solely to the Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology (SJST). Technol. Manuscripts, parts of which have been previously published in conference proceedings, may be accepted if they contain additional material not previously published and not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Manuscripts that involved plagiarism will automatically be rejected. SJST allows reusing published articles for non-commercial only (CC-BY-NC).
Submission of a multi-authored manuscript implies the consent of all the participating authors. All manuscripts considered for publication will be peer-reviewed by independent referees.

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Creating User Account

SJST would like to invite you to submit manuscripts of your research work via our developed online submission system: ScholarOne. You have to create your own account if you are a first time user at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sjst.

1. There will be a Create Account link in the top right corner of the page. Follow the step-by-step instructions for creating your account.

2. After clicking on Create Account you can enter your name and e-mail information and click Next. Your e-mail information is very important.

3. Then you have to enter your institution and address information as prompted then click Next.

4. Last step, setting a user ID and password, SJST recommend using your e-mail address as your user ID. You can confirm your password and then select your area of expertise. Click Finish when done.

5. If you have an account but have forgotten your log in details, go to Password Help on the SJST ScholarOne Manuscripts website and enter your email address. The system will send you an email containing instructions on how to reset your password.

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Submission checklist

Manuscripts submitted to SJST must include:

1. A manuscript text file containing title page, abstract, keywords, contents, acknowledgments, reference list and appendices (if necessary). No figures or tables should be included in this file. The title page of this file should include the title of the article, full names and affiliations of all authors, and the name, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers and full postal address of the corresponding author.

2. A figure file containing figures which are clear and high-quality with minimal shading. A figure caption list should precede all the figures.

3. A table file containing all the tables (including title, description, footnotes).

4. An explanation file containing the answer to reviewers’ comments for the revised manuscript. Authors who are instructed to revise their manuscript have to highlight all point of their responded in text, figure and table files.

Preparing Manuscript

     Contributors submitting manuscripts for consideration for publication should follow the following guidelines.

1.  All manuscripts must be submitted via the SJST Online Submission System:
ScholarOne (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sjst)

2. Manuscript should be separated into three files: text, table and figure files.

3.  Manuscript text, table and figure files should be created using Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx files).

4.  Manuscript must be written using high - quality language. For non-native English language authors, the article should be proof - read by a language specialist.
Poor use of English could result in immediate rejection of the paper.

5.  Manuscript should be no longer than 4500 words and the combined number of figures and tables should not exceed 10. The inclusion of more figures and tables will reduce the word allowance, and vice versa.

6. Manuscript should be prepared single column, double - spaced, with sufficient margins (3 cm) for editorial and proof - reader’s marks 12 pt Times New Roman font should be used throughout and all pages numbered consecutively.

7. Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words. The additional abstract can be added by attach file via ScholarOne System. About 5 keywords should also be provided.

8.  All measures should be reported in SI units followed if necessary, in the text, by traditional units in parentheses. The quantity “billion” (109 in America, 1012 in Europe) is ambiguous and should be avoided.

9.  Tables and figures should each be numbered consecutively.

10. Line drawings should be of high resolution and high contrast.

11. Acknowledgements should be as brief as possible, in a separate section before the references.

12. Citations of published literature in the text should be given in the APA (American Psychological Association) Style. APA Style uses the author – date citation system. The sources cited in text must be listed alphabetically in the reference list, and vice versa. To insert a citation in text, include the author’s surname and year of publication.

One author: (Field, 2005) or Field (2005)

Two authors: (Gass & Varonis, 1984) or Gass and Varonis (1984)

Three to five authors:
First citation: (Tremblay, Richer, Lachance, & Cote, 2010) or Tremblay, Richer, Lachance, and Cote (2010)
Subsequent citations: (Tremblay et al., 2010) or Tremblay et al. (2010)

Six or more authors: (Norris-Shortle et al., 2006) or Norris-Shortle et al. (2006)

Groups (readily identified through abbreviation) as authors:
First citation: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003) or  National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, 2003)
Subsequent citations: (NIMH, 2003) or NIMH (2003)

Groups (no abbreviation) as authors: (University of Pittsburgh, 2005) or University of Pittsburgh, (2005)
To cite two or more works together, arrange the in-text citations alphabetically in the same order in which it appear in the reference list. The following are examples of citations that include more than one work in the same parenthesis.

- ( Derryberry & Reed, 2005a, 2005b, in press; Rothbart, 2003a, 2003b)     
- Field, 2005; Gass & Varonis, 1984; Norris-Shortle et al., 2006; Tremblay, Richer, Lachance, & Cote, 2010)

One author: (Field, 2005)  OR  Field (2005)

Two authors: (Gas & Varonis, 1984)  OR  Gass and Varonis (1984)

13. The references section at the end of the manuscript should list all, only the references cited in the text in alphabetical order of the first author’s surname and no number in front of each reference. Titles of the journal or conference proceedings are not abbreviated. The following are examples of references in APA Style.

Reference to an entire book, print version
Shotton, M. A. (1989). Computer addiction? A study of computer dependency. London, England: Taylor & Francis.

Association of Official Analytical Chemists. (1990). Official method of analysis (15th ed). Washington, DC: Author.

Reference to an electronic book, E-book
Eggers, D. (2008). The circle [Kindle Version]. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/

Reference to a book chapter, print version
Haybron, D. M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), The science of subjective well-being (pp. 17-43). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Reference to a journal article
Jameson, J. (2013). E-Leadership in higher education: The fifth “age” of educational technology research. British Journal of Educational Technology44(6), 889-915. doi: 10.1111/bjet.12103

Sillick, T. J., & Schutte, N. S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and self-esteem mediate between perceived early parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38-48. Retrieved from http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap

Reference to a technical or research report
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (2003). Managing asthma: A guide for schools (NIH Publication No.02-2650). Retrieved from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/resources/lung/asth_sch.pdf

Reference to an abstract or article in proceedings published regularly online
Herculano-Houzel, S., Collins, C. E., Wong, P., Kaas, J. H., & Lent, R. (2008). The basic nonuniformity of the cerebral cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105, 12593-12598. doi:10.1073/pnas.0805417105

Reference to an abstract or article in proceedings published in book form
Katz, I., Gabayan, K., & Aghajan, H. (2007). A multi-touch surface using multiple cameras. In J. Blanc-Talon, W. Philips, D. Popescu, & P. Scheunders (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Vol. 4678. Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (pp. 97-108). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-74607-2_9

Reference to a doctoral dissertations or master’s theses
Carlbom, P. (2000). Carbody and passengers in rail vehicle dynamics(Doctoral thesis, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden). Retrieved from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-3029

Reference to a newspaper article
Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

Reference to a software
Comprehensive Meta-Analysis (Version 2) [Computer software]. Englewood, NJ: Biostat.

Reference to an electronic data source (used only when unavoidable)
Simmons, B. (2015, January 9). The tale of two Flaccos. Retrieved from http://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-tale-of-two-flaccos/

14. Appendix: All supplementary material as well as items of interest only to specialists in the field should be placed in an Appendix. Model formulations, descriptions of methods, lists of symbols, acronyms etc. may be included here, if necessary.

15. The revision manuscript should have the highlight on revised parts. Authors must be written the explanation along with the revision manuscript.

 

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