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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.

  • This paper is an original work, has not been published, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere either in printed or electronic form.

  • The "Introduction" section has stated the following:
    - What is the context of the problem?
    - Why is this research important?
    - What are the objectives?
    - Who will benefit? Who will it affect?
    - What has been done so far?
    - What are the contribution/ value added to knowledge fund?
    - What is the structure of the paper?

  • The manuscript is in *.docx format. The file must not more than 10MB. If more than 10MB, the graphs and images (.xls, .jeg, .gif, etc.) must be seperated in anoter files and uploaded as supplementary files (in submission STEP 4).

  • Use MathType program for typing the symbols and mathematical signs both in the equations and text. Font “Cordia New” 14pt for main symbols and apprpriate sizes for superscripts and subscripts.

  • Use APA (6th edition) for referencing style. See examples in the latest issue.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION. The manuscript should be written in English or Thai. Use Word with font “Cordia New” 14 pt. Professional language editing is required before submission. The maximum length of the manuscript should be 15 pages of paper A4 size with 1-in (2.54 cm) margins. It should be structured as follows: title page, introduction, conceptual framework, methods and data, results, discussion, conclusions, acknowledgements, references and appendices. Alternative structure and headings may be accepted depending on the content of the paper.



  • Title Page. The first page of the manuscript contains the full title, the affiliations, and e-mail addresses of the author(s). This includes the name, full postal address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of author who will be responsible for correspondence and correction of proof. An English abstract (and Thai abstract for Thai manuscript) of 200-250 words with 3-5 keywords and 3-5 JEL classification codes must be included in this page.

  • Abbreviations and Acronyms. Use only when needed. Words to be abbreviated should be written in full when first mentioned, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. The same applies to acronyms. But popular acronyms (such as ASEAN, FAO, UNDP, or NATO) need not be spelled out.

  • Tables and Figures. Tables and figures should be inserted in the text, not at the end of the manuscript. Use font “Cordia New” 12 pt. The table titles and figure captions should be concise, and represent the data contained. Sources of data must be properly cited. Horizontal lines, no vertical lines, should be used in the tables. The details in the figures are clearly visible. Graphs should also be attached in excel file.

  • Illustrations. Photos and images should be sent separately in jpeg file. High resolution photos and images with captions and credits. Permission to publish an illustration must be obtained by the owner before submission, and acknowledgements should be included in the captions.

  • Mathematical Notation and Equations. Use MathType program for typing – “Cordia New” and italic font in appropriate sizes.

  • Acknowledgements. The acknowledgement should not be more than 50 words.

  • References. The Journal shall follow the APA style (6th edition) for citation in the text and in the reference list. For Thai manuscript, all references must be cited and listed in English.

  • Appendices. Appendices are used only when necessary, appear after references, and Arabic-numbered.

  • Footnotes. Footnotes are used only when necessary, appear at the bottom of the relevant pages with a short line above the footnote text. Use font “Cordia New” 12 pt. Footnotes should be numbered with superscript Arabic numbers.