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Guidelines for Authors

  • Manuscript files should be submitted in Microsoft Word format. They should include the author’s details, including title, affiliations and e-mail details.
  • Manuscripts should not be longer than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and footnotes but excluding bibliography. Manuscripts longer more than 5,000 words are acceptable on a case-by-case basis only.
  • Each paper must contain the following parts.
    - an English abstract no longer than 250 words, summarizing the manuscript’s argument and major contribution without any references;
    - three to five keywords in English; and
    - bibliography
  • Articles should be submitted electronically via the online submission website. Please note that the Journal only accepts submissions via the website and cannot consider articles received by any other means.
  • Language editing is optional and do not guarantee the acceptance for publication. However, if your first language is not English, it is encouraged to check the grammatical correctness in order to ensure that the editors and reviewers will be fully understood the academic contents of the manuscript.

 

Layout

  • Manuscripts should be typewritten on B5 (17.6 x 25 centimetres) paper size, on one side only, using Microsoft Word format with the top, bottom, left and right margin of 1 inch (2.54 centimetres).
  • Font for English and Thai is TH SarabunPSK. Font size 16 point for text and 14 point. for footnote. All are in single-line spacing.
  • A title, font size 16 point, is typed in full capitals in bold.
  • Author name, affliction and email address font size 16, is typed in italic.
  • No page number inserts
  • Keyword capitalized each word.
  • Authors may use up to four levels of headings. Only the first letter of the heading should be in upper case. Please do not use full CAPITALS in headings. Please use the following numbering for headings:

1. Main heading

1.1 First subheading

1.1.1 Second subheading

1.1.1.1 Third subheading

 

Style

  • Either UK or US spelling is acceptable but be consistent.
  • Quotations over 5 lines are pulled out of the text, started on a new line, and indented on the left, with font size reduced to 14 point.
  • Single quotation marks are used. Use single quotes, and double quotes for quote within a quote.
  • Footnote numbers should appear after the punctuation mark.

 

Footnotes and bibliography

  • The Thammasat Business Law Journal follows the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA).
  • If there is a source written in a language that does not use Latin characters such as Thai, authors must provide the citation in your language followed by Romanized-English citation. The author’s name in Thai can begin with a first name and follow by a surname while the English version can adhere to the OSCOLA Style e.g.

For footnote

Sanunkorn Sotthibandhu, Kham Athibai Nitikam Sanya [Juristic Act-Contract] (18th edn, Winyuchon 2014) (ศนันท์กรณ์ โสตถิพันธุ์, คำอธิบายนิติกรรมสัญญา (พิมพ์ครั้งที่ 18, วิญญูชน 2557)).

In short, for the footnote format, please begin with English text and put the original non-Latin-character information in the bracket.

For bibliography

Sotthibandhu S, Kham Athibai Nitikam Sanya [Juristic Act-Contract] (18th edn, Winyuchon 2014) (ศนันท์กรณ์ โสตถิพันธุ์, คำอธิบายนิติกรรมสัญญา (พิมพ์ครั้งที่ 18, วิญญูชน 2557)).

In short, for bibliography, please put the last name first and follow by the first letter of the first name and arrange them in alphabetical order

 

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