Submission of Manuscripts
All manuscripts are submitted through the online submission system at http://jcst.rsu.ac.th
Manuscripts, which do not meet the novelty, significance as well as aims and scope of the journal will be returned to authors at any stage.
Grammar, spelling and accuracy are considered as the requisite screening criterion. If your manuscript contains errors, it will be returned. Non-English speaking authors are encouraged to have their manuscript checked and edited by a native-English speaker.
All information contained in a manuscript is a full responsibility of the author(s), including the accuracy of the data. Author(s) will be given about 2 weeks after receiving the reviewers’ comments to revise the manuscript.
Submission Preparation Checklist
The submitted manuscripts may be returned to authors who do not adhere to the following guidelines:
Complete submissions must include:
- Manuscript in PDF and MS Word format that has not been previously published, nor is it a dual submission.
- Signed manuscript submission form.
- Signed copyright transfer agreement.
AND, where applicable:
- Letter of approval from review committees for use of human samples in research and human experiments
- Letter of approval from relevant authority for use of animals in experiments
- Signed consent to publish (in print and online) from human subjects who can be identified in the manuscript
- Letter(s) of permission from copyright holder(s) to use copyrighted sources in author’s manuscript
Manuscripts submitted for publication in the journal must not be previously published and are not under consideration for publication in any other media. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed. As a result of the review process, a manuscript may be: 1) accepted without change, 2) recommended for modification and further review, or 3) rejected.
There is no charge to submit and publish all types of articles in the JCST. All articles published in this journal are open access and are freely available to all readers via the official JCST website.
Types of Manuscripts
The journal accepts the following types of articles:
1. Research article: A research article is a regular article which aims to present new findings and significant experimental results or interpretations.
2. Review article: A review article summarizes the topics of general interests to audiences, provides a critical and constructive analysis of existing published literature in a field. The review article outlines future directions of research within the journal scope. Articles normally consist of 3,000-7,000 words, although high-quality articles which exceed 7,000 words will be considered.
General Instruction: Submit your manuscript in both PDF and MS word formats. Manuscripts are acceptable in both American and British 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. The manuscript template can be downloaded from http://jcst.rsu.ac.th.
Format: The paper size is set to A4. The manuscript is prepared with 1.25 inch left, 1 inch right, 2 inch top and 1 inch bottom margins. The header and footer of 1.0 inch and 0.6 inch are used, respectively. Unless specified, single column text with 10-point Times New Roman font on 12-point line spacing is used. Use ordinary upper- and lower-case letters throughout, except where italics are required. Start headings from the left margin. If you wish, you may indicate the ranking of complicated section headings and subheadings with numerals (1, 1.1, 1.1.1,…). All pages must be numbered in the top right-hand corner.
Title: Use 11-point bold font on 12-point line spacing. The title is centered. The length of title is not limited but it should not exceed 2 lines. A title should be concise and informative.
Author Names: Use 10-point font on 11-point line spacing. Author names are centered with one line space below the title. 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. Author affiliations are centered with 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. The Abstract should not exceed 250 words. The purpose and setting of the research, the principal findings and major conclusions, and the paper's contribution should be briefly stated. Please note that excessive statistical details should be avoided and abbreviations/acronyms should be used only if it is essential or firmly established.
Keywords: List 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 and searching purposes.
Main Text: Use 10-point font on 12-point line spacing. The main body of the submitted manuscript should contain the sections in the following order: introduction, methodology, results (if any), discussion (if any), conclusion, acknowledgements, and references. Please note that some articles may not contain all the components above. Tables or figures must be included in the text for the reviewing process.
Tables: Use 9-point font on 10-point line spacing for all text in tables. The table caption is above the table. The table should be numbered consecutively. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the tables and should be referred to by superscript numbers. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (e.g., in graphs).
Figures: Use 9-point font on 10-point line spacing for figure captions. If the figures inserted into the main text, type figure captions below the figures. Figures should be provided in a suitable file format and resolution for reproduction, e.g., EPS, JPG or TIFF formats, without retouching. Photographs, charts and diagrams should be referred to as Figure(s) and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred.
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 the 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 References: JCST uses the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style, 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 its DOI exists.
The authors have to revise their manuscript based on the suggestions or comments provided by the reviewers and/or the Editorial Board. In the case that the authors disagree with a requested revision, the authors should explain the rationale for not making the requested change.
The accepted date that appears in the published article will be the date when the managing editor receives the fully revised version of the manuscript.
The objective of the proofs is to check for typesetting and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures and correct them. Substantial changes, e.g., new results, title and authorship, are not permitted without the approval of the Journal editor. Proofreading is the responsibility of the authors. Authors may be requested to check the proofs and return the correction within 7 days.