ISSN 2630-0583 (Print)

ISSN 2630-0656 (Online)

JCST

Journal of Current Science and Technology

http://jcst.rsu.ac.th

Manuscript Preparation

General Instruction:  Submit your manuscript in both PDF and MS word formats.  Manuscripts are acceptable in both US and UK English, but the use of either must be consistent throughout the manuscript.  Please note that the editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity. Research article template can be download here http://jcst.rsu.ac.th.

FormatUnless specified, type text with 10-point Times New Roman font on 12-point line spacing, with a 1.25 inch left margin, 1 inch bottom and right margin, 2 inch top margin, 1.0 inch header, and 0.6 inch footer.  Main text is set in single column.  First lines of paragraphs are indented 0.5 inch.  For hard copy, use standard A4 paper, one side only.  Use ordinary upper- and lower-case letters throughout, except where italics are required.  For titles, section headings and subheadings, tables, figure captions, and authors’ names in the text and reference list: use ordinary upper- and lower-case letters throughout.  Start headings at the left margin.  If you wish, you may indicate ranking of complicated section headings and subheadings with numerals (1, 1.1, 1.1.1).  Try not to exceed three ranks.  All pages must be numbered in the top right-hand corner.

Title:  Use 11-point bold font on 12-point line spacing.  The length of the title of the article must not exceed 2 lines.  A title should be concise and informative.  The alignment of the title is centered.              

Author Names:  Use 10-point font on 11-point line spacing.  Centered alignment and leave one line space below the title of the article.  Begin with the first name of the author followed by the last name.  For more than one author, separate each name by a comma (,), and identify each author’s affiliation by superscript numbers at the end of the author’s last name. 

Author Affiliations:  Use 9-point font on 10-point line spacing.  Centered alignment and leave one line space below the author names.  Include institutional and e-mail addresses for all authors.  Place superscript numbers at the beginning of each affiliation accordingly.

Abstract:  Use 10-point font on 11-point line spacing for heading and 9-point font on 11-point line spacing for abstract content.  An abstract of up to 250 words must be included as and when appropriate.  For research papers; the purpose and setting of the research, the principal findings and major conclusions, and the paper's contribution to knowledge should be briefly stated.  For empirical papers the locations of the study should be clearly stated, as should the methods and nature of the sample, and a summary of the findings and conclusion.  Please note that excessive statistical details should be avoided, abbreviations/acronyms used only if essential or firmly established.

KeywordsList up to 7 keywords and separate each keyword by a comma (,).  The keywords should accurately reflect the content of the article.  The keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Main Text: Use 10-point font on 12-point line spacing.  In the main body of the submitted manuscript the following order should be adhered to:  introduction, methodology, results (if any), discussion (if any), conclusion, acknowledgements, and references.  Please note that some article categories may not contain all components above.  Tables or figures must be included in the text for the reviewing process.  In addition, tables and figures must also be submitted individually in separate files.  Refer in the text to each table or illustration included, and cite them in numerical order, checking before submission that all are cited and in correct sequence. 

References in the Text:  To insert a citation in the text use the author-year system, i.e., the author’s last name and year of publication.  A work by two authors: name both authors in the signal phrase or in the parentheses each time the work is cited. Use the word "and" between the authors' names within the text and use the ampersand in the parentheses.  A work by three to five authors: list all the authors in the signal phrase or in parentheses the first time the source is cited. Use the word "and" between the authors' names within the text and use the ampersand in the parentheses.  In subsequent citations, only use the first author's last name followed by "et al." in the signal phrase or in parentheses.  A work by six or more authors: use the first author's name followed by et al. in the signal phrase or in parentheses.  The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by authors' names.  All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript.  The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of authors' names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.  Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the author(s).  Citation of a reference as "in press" implies that the item has been accepted for publication.  Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the content of the references.

List of ReferencesJCST uses the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style, details of which can be found at http://www.apastyle.org and/or https://owl.purdue.edu.  References should be listed at the end of article, arranged alphabetically according to the last names of the authors and then chronologically.  A digital object identifier (DOI)  should be added at the end of each reference if available. The following are examples of the APA referencing style: