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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point 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.
General Information for Authors
Suratthani Rajabhat Journal, Suratthani Rajabhat University
Suratthani Rajabhat Journal is a journal that publishes academic articles, research articles, review articles, book reviews, and editorials. There are 2 issues per year: January-June and July-December. Articles must be prepared correctly in accordance with academic journals and through the consideration from experts in the areas with a double blinded review.
About accepted articles
- It is an article in the humanities and social sciences groups related to political science, public administration, interdisciplinary and other related sciences.
- The submitted article must never be published (if being accepted to be published) or currently being offered for publication in any other journals, reports or publications.
- The manuscript can be written in Thai or English but must have abstracts in both Thai and English.
- Contents, articles or comments published in journals are the opinions of the author only. The editorial team does not have to agree.
- The manuscript must be moderated by the editorial team and 2 experts before publication.
In order to qualify the journals for further references, the manuscript must be prepared as follows:
1. Manuscript size - print the manuscript one page on A5 size white paper, with the margin of the top and left at 3.8 centimeters (1.5 inches) and at the bottom and right at 2.5 centimeters (1 inch). Insert the page number in size 14, regular type in the top right corner, 2.5 centimeters (1 inch) from the top edge.
2. Font type - use the regular 14-sized TH Sarabun PSK font in the Microsoft Word program. Type in one column and keep the edges on both sides. The number of pages should not exceed 30 pages.
3. Title - type the title in Thai language with the font type of 18, bold, and put it in the center on the page. For English, type the title in the type of 16, bold, in the center position under the Thai title.
4. Types of manuscripts
4.1 Research articles – it is a research presentation which can be a concept paper or a completed research in which the author proceeded by himself.
4.1.1 Beginning components
1) Title - it should be short, concise, showing the aim of the research. The length should not exceed 100 characters. Write the title in Thai first, followed by English using the first uppercase letter except for an article and a preposition using lowercase. For scientific names, type in italics, not underline. In the case of specifying the common names of living things in Thai, also give the science name.
2) Name of the author - specify only the full name, both Thai and English names. For English, use uppercase letters only for the first letter of first and last name. If there are multiple researchers, use the reference footnotes to mark the sequence and specify the name of the researcher at the bottom of the first page. In the case of students, specify the educational level, subject, and institution.
Position Status + Institution of the author of the article
2Position Status + Institution of the chairman of thesis advisors
3 Position Status + Institution of the thesis advisors
3) Abstract in Thai and English language - it should be no longer than 300 words each, by shortening the whole body of the research for complete contents according to the full research. It should be written short, meet the point and indicate specific information only. The Thai abstract comes first followed by the English abstract.
4) Keywords - use the words that appear in the body, which are words that describe the method of research, research issues, research findings, subject of research, uses or research sites. They must be written in both Thai and English, not more than 5 words in each set, by specifying at the end of the abstract for each language.
5) Content of the article - it consists of the significance of the problem, research objectives, scope of the research, research methodology, research findings, discussion of results and recommendations.
5.1) Significance of problem - it explains the background, rationale and significance of research problems, including related research documents and research reasons.
5.2) Research objectives – it is a specific essay of the research objectives which covers all research guidelines.
5.3) Hypothesis - it is an essay that describes the descriptive assumptions or specifies the relationships of variables studied.
5.4) Scope of research – it is a way of formulate the research framework for conducting research on the content, population and sample, criteria for determining the amount of samples, random sampling, variables and their relationships, area and duration of research.
5.5) Literature Review
5.6) Research methodology – it specifies research plans such as surveys, literature reviews, experiments.
5.7) Research tools – it focuses on types, constructions, experiments, and improvement of research tools.
5.8) Data collection – it consists of the methods of data collection and the duration.
5.9) Data analysis – it contains statistics used in data analysis
5.10) Conclusion of research findings - the research reports the research results of particular importance clearly and to the point from the analysis or synthesis in the research based on the research objectives. The research results should mainly be described with descriptive terms. If there are many studied variables or numbers, present them as pictures, tables, charts and graphs in the content and explain the research results in a short, complete way.
5.11) Research discussion - it is an opinion that shows how the research results are consistent or different from the objectives, hypothesis or research results that have been reported before, as well as ways to conduct further research.
5.12) Recommendations – it offers clear research results, how beneficial and further ways of research conduct.
5.13) References – the author should specify only what has been refered in the article entirely using the APA citation style reference system.
4.2 Academic article - it is an article that the author has compiled by studying and researching from documents, translated works, works from the experiences of the author or transfered from others. The purpose is to disseminate knowledge, body of knowledge, and offer valuable opinions and academic benefits of the various fields.
4.2.1 Beginning components
1) Title - it should be short and concise. The length should not exceed 100 characters. Write the title in Thai first, followed by English using the first uppercase letter except for an article and a preposition using lowercase. For scientific names, type in italics, not underline. In the case of specifying the common names of living things in Thai, also give the science name.
2) Name of the author - specify only the full name, both Thai and English names. For English, use uppercase letters only for the first letter of first and last name. If there are multiple authors, use the reference footnotes to mark the sequence and specify the name of the researcher at the bottom of the first page. In the case of students, specify the educational level, subject, and institution.
3) Abstract – it is a complete summary of the whole content which must be written both in Thai and English and no longer than 300 words each.
4) Keywords - use the words that appear in the body, written in both Thai and English, not more than 5 words in each set.
4.2.2 Contents in academic articles comprise:
1) Significance of the problem - it mentions the interesting aspects of the story presented before entering the content.
2) Content - it should present the development of the story interestingly and should be new and appropriate for current situations.
3) Conclusion – it is a brief summary of the information from from the text with complete contents.
4) References - the author should specify only what has been refered in the article entirely using the APA citation style reference system.
4.3 Review articles - it is an academic article written from a review of related literature with criticism and academic comments. It has expanded introduction and extended reviews focusing on information and academic key points obtained from the evaluation, analysis and synthesis of relevant topics. Content reviews feature the State of the Art, which is a new understanding of the rapidly changing science. It also reviews modern literature (counting from the past to the latest) to show why they are alike or different, why it is not that, and what the authors think. It might get new ideas from the review, modern science to write into a rapidly changing knowledge. The most recent review of literature is based on the content itself, depending on the suitability of the content. The review article is a revival of science to be modern, broad, profound, increasing knowledge. It is also a valuable academic document and beneficial for research teaching development. The review article has a title, abstract or synopsis, preface, body of content that is organized in a structure that is easy to understand, separated issues or sequence of events, criticism or comparison to ease the understanding as well as related references.
4.4 Book reviews – it is a writing to search for the pros and cons of the subject to be criticized, point out the shortcomings as well as suggesting better solutions. It is criticism in order to create the characteristics of criticism.
4.4.1 Criticism is the sensible transmission of opinions, points of strength, weaknesses, as well as feelings about things such as works of art, literature, country news, social events and stories of people. There should be information to support opinions honestly and without prejudice against the criticism, such as what content the book we are criticizing gives to readers and how much.
4.4.2 It is a clear statement in telling the readers in details. Therefore, the reviewer must have good knowledge and competency in the subject matter. For example, for literary criticism, the reviewer must know the book genre, the author, how to compose, the language use and then be able to diagnose the value of what is criticized whether it is good or not and how. This will be helpful to readers in deciding to choose, to purchase, and to read.
4.4.3 It is an article that is easy to read and understand, allowing readers to follow until the end. It uses words creatively, not in a reviled way or attacking the author violently. In addition, good reviews must provide knowledge, ideas, and suggestions to readers. It also points out the special value that is written in that story.
Structure of book reviews
1) Title - it should appeal to the readers and clearly convey them. For example, the title can be named from the name of the book, the purposes, or thoughtful questions.
2) Introduction - it is written about the subject to be criticized. For example, if it is a literary criticism, the name of the author, type, background of the story must be told. The reviewer may write to explain the motivation that made them interested in the literature.
3) Body - it is a section to show opinions and details in criticism by presenting outstanding features and the faults of the matter with criteria and reasoning. If wanting to summarize the story of the literature or literature that is being criticized, write it briefly because criticism is not a conclusion, but an expression of criticism of the literature. Also review what the author wants to convey the reader and how clearly it was written. If there are many issues in the criticism, it should be presented in order. In the case that the literature or literature has strengths and weaknesses, the reviewer should write the strengths first and then mention the weaknesses to honor the author and shows that the criticism is creation, not destruction.
4) Conclusion - it is the last paragraph of the review. It is a summary of all the ideas that are criticized and given the point of view or observations that are beneficial to readers. In addition, it helps the reader to review important points of the story and important ideas of the reviewer. Although readers may not read the entire review but a conclusion, they can know the story of literature or literature to be criticized including opinions of the critic of that literature.
4.5 Letter to the editor - it is written to express opinions, support or oppose the opinions of other researchers as well as the dissemination of knowledge and interesting experiences.
5. References - the documents to be referenced should come from sources that have been clearly printed such as journals, books or internet resources. The author is responsible for the accuracy of all references in the publication of the article. However, select only the reference documents, not a bibliography. The reference format is in the next section.
6. Manuscript evaluation - the manuscript will be read for evaluation by two experts in the related field outside university. Then the results are returned to the author to add more information, edit, or reprint a new manuscript depending on the case.
7. Copyright - the manuscript that has been published in the Suratthani Rajabhat Journal is regarded as the property of the Graduate School, Suratthani Rajabhat University. Do not reprint all or parts of the text unless permitted by the university in writing.
8. Responsibility - the original content in the journal is the responsibility of the author, excluding mistakes caused by printing techniques.
9. Sending a manuscript - the author sends 3 copies of original manuscript according to the journal format including a CD containing 1 manuscript by registered mail to the Graduate School, Suratthani Rajabhat University, 272 Moo 9, Khuntalay, Muang, Surat Thani 84100.
To refer to the documents in the content, use the APA Style (American Psychological Association Style) system. Begin with the Thai reference documents first, followed by foreign language documents in alphabetical order. If the author has more than 3 people, insert the first 3 names, followed by et al.
The reference is written as follows:
Author, A. (Publication Year). Title of work. Publisher City : Publisher.
Author, A. (Publication Year). Title of report (Report No. XXX). Publisher City : Publisher.
Author, A. (Publication Year). Title of thesis. Doctoral or master’s thesis in Degree / University.
4. Meeting minute
Author, A. (Publication Year). Meeting title as listed on minutes. Year, month, day of meeting. Location. pp-pp.
Author, A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume(Issue), pp-pp.
Author, A. (Year, Month, Date of Publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, pp. xx-xx.
7. Internet source
Author, A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL : https://xxxx
Writing insert document is done as follows: ดังนี้
- Author, A. (Publication Year : p.xx) stated that…
- Author, A. (Publication Year : p.xx in Author, A. Publication Year : p.xx) defined that…