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 journal’s language of publication is English. If the article contains passages in other languages, the passages should be accompanied by translations in the language of the main text.Authors are requested to check their manuscripts carefully for grammatical and orthographical errors prior to submission. In the case of English manuscripts, either British or American spelling conventions are acceptable as long as they are used consistently. Authors of Thai manuscripts are advised to follow the spelling of the Royal Institute’s Dictionary of B.E. 2542.
Manuscript form and formatting
The manuscripts should be approximately 10-20 A4 pages in length, including the abstract, and all references, tables, figures, appendices, etc. Manuscripts should use 12 pt. Times New Roman with regular margins (one-inch on every side) and single-line spacing between sentences. Please left-justify all pages and avoid right-justification. Use italics for foreign words and/or for cited words. The text should be divided into numbered sections, and if necessary subsections, but no more than three levels of subheading should be used. The first section of the text should be 1, not 0. All new paragraphs are to be indented 1 tab length. Subsection numbers should not have full stops after them (so 2.1 not 2.1.).Articles should be saved in both .doc or .docx and PDF formats and titled after the last name of the author or the first author (in the case of multiple authors).
The cover page should contain the following information stipulated below. In the case of Thai manuscripts, this information should be in both Thai and English. English manuscripts should provide the information in English only:
- the title of the article,
- the name and academic title of each author
- the institutional affiliation of each author- the contact information of the corresponding author (postal address, phone/fax numbers and email address).
Copyright and plagiarismAuthors are responsible for obtaining permission to use copyrighted materials from copyright owners and to observe requisite copyright laws when quoting or reproducing copyrighted materials. Quotations and reproductions of content from other published sources must be accompanied by a reference and all sources should be clearly listed in the references section.
AbstractsThai manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract (maximum 150 words) and five keywords in English.
Figures, tables, charts and examplesFigures, tables, charts and examples should be numbered consecutively and be accompanied with appropriate captions. References to them in the main text should be made accordingly.
FootnotesFootnotes should be kept to a minimum and should be numbered consecutively throughout.
Reference StyleCitation, both in text and on the reference list, should conform to the requirements of the American Psychological Associate (APA). Here are examples of the APA referencing style:
Chen, Z. (2012). Expression of Epistemic Stance in EFL Chinese University Students’ Writing. English Language Teaching, 5(10), 173-179.
Coates, J. (1983). The Semantics of the Modal Auxiliaries. Beckenham: Croom Helm.
Prospective articles for Thoughts must be submitted via the THAIJO database. This will require each author to create a user account in the system (unless she or he already has an existing account). For more information on how to do so, please consult the provided manuals in Thai or English.
In case more information is needed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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