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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.

  • The submitted manuscript must be a research article or an academic article related to nursing, nursing education, Higher education, public health or health sciences, which can be applied and can contribute to further benefits at the policy or operational level.
  • The submitted manuscript must be a research article or academic article that has never been published, or the one which is pending on consideration of other journals.
  • Researchers / authors of research articles should consist of individuals, groups of individuals, individuals, or interdisciplinary teams.
  • Research articles developed from thesis must be submitted in accompanying with certificates from the advisors and signed by the advisors.
  • The authors must use Microsoft Word Version 97 and above, with the specific font called TH sarabun PSK, size 16. The authors must use A4 paper, with 1 inch margin for both left and right sides, single line spacing, and inserting every page number.
  • An academic article length should not exceed 8 pages, and a research article should not exceed 12 pages, not including references.
  • On the first page, the titles of articles must be written in Thai and English, and placed in the center of the first page. The size of the font must be 20, Bold. The authors’ names are to be placed under the titles in the middle of the page, with the Bold font size 18. All the names of the agencies sponsoring the research, addresses of workplace, and contacts of emails must be typed in Thai and English, with the font size 16. (see https://tci-thaijo.org/index.php/kcn/index)
  • Those who wish to publish an article must register a member of Kuakarun Journal of Nursing, with 3-year subscription amounting 900 Baht, and must cover the cost of regular publication of 3,000 Baht, and 6,000 baht in case of urgency.

 Author Guidelines


The editorial department of Kuakarun Journal of Nursing has an examination process overseen by experts for research articles and academic articles. All manuscripts must be evaluated before publication by the 2 internal and external experts, who expertise in nursing. For reading each article, it requires the experts who are knowledgeable either in the content or research methodology and statistics. The experts will assess via the ThaiJO system and send emails or other delivery channels. The article evaluation is considered a very important process in the quality control of articles that will be published in Kuakarun Journal of Nursing. To evaluate articles, therefore, we avoid using the appraisers from the same unit as the authors to prevent bias. In addition, the assessment will be carried out in a confidential manner (double blinded review); the authors’ names and the assessors’ names will be concealed in this step (using the code instead) to increase transparency. After considering the quality of the articles and giving suggestions, the experts will return the assessed articles to the editorial team to collect comments and other suggestions. The assessed articles will be then sent back to the authors for further improvements. Any articles or comments in Kuakarun Journal of Nursing shall be deemed the comments of the authors of those particular articles. Kuakarun Faculty of Nursing and the editorial department do not necessarily agree with the comments and reserves the right to review and edit the manuscripts according to the criteria set by the editorial team.


Requirements for submitting academic articles or research articles
1. Those who wish to publish research articles or academic articles must download the forms KJN01, KJN02, KJN05 from the website page, and submit the forms, the proofs of money transfers, and online original copies at https://tci-thaijo.org/index.php/kcn/index and email kjnnmu2560@gmail.com).
2. Reference documents that are books or research studies in Thai language must date back no longer than 10 years. The style of documentation of sources is the American Psychological Association 6th ed. https://www.trcn.ac.th/th/file.pdf, with no more than 20 references.
4. Research articles should be completed within 5 years.
5. A copy of the confirmation of the human research ethics approval from the IRB committee
** Note: If the experts consider academic articles / research and then there is an opinion that the submitted works cannot be published, or the contents are not consistent with the objectives of the journal, the editorial team reserves the right to refund the cost.


Preparing manuscripts of academic articles or research articles
1. The authors must use Microsoft Word Version 97 and above, with the specific font called TH sarabun PSK, size 16. The authors must use A4 paper, with 1 inch margin for both left and right sides, single line spacing, and inserting every page number.
2. An academic article length should not exceed 8 pages, and a research article should not exceed 12 pages, not including references.
3. On the first page, the titles of articles must be written in Thai and English, and placed in the center of the first page. The size of the font must be 20, Bold. The authors’ names are to be placed under the titles in the middle of the page, with the Bold font size 18. All the names of the agencies sponsoring the research, addresses of workplace, and contacts of emails must be typed in Thai and English, with the font size 16.
          Abstracts and keywords must be written in both Thai and English. English text inserted in the content must be in lower-case, except for specific terminologies. The English abstracts must be verified for the validity of the language by language institutes or the English language experts, with the certificates attached.


Abstract writing


Abstracts must not exceed 250 words, written in order of consistency, which should consist of:
1. 2-3 lines briefly addressing the importance of problems, types of research, objectives, population and samples. Abstracts should also mention number of research tools used, explaining upon whom the conceptual frameworks are developed, quality assessment, content validity, calculated statistical values, reliability analysis and formula used.  Abstracts should contain data collection, protection of the rights of the samples, and data analysis.
2. Summary of research results and suggestions for the application of research results
3. Keywords written in Thai and English, written under the abstracts, no more than 5 words


Contents of research articles should be written in order detailed as follows:
Introduction, research objectives, the conceptual framework of research (if any), hypothesis (if any), research methodology, research tools, the quality of the research tools, protection of the rights of the samples, data collection, data analysis, research results, discussion of research results, suggestions, and references. English text inserted in the content must be in lower-case, except for specific terminologies.


Writing academic articles.


The topics should be arranged in the following order.
- Abstracts and keywords in both Thai and English, article contents in Thai containing the introduction, body, and summary. The usage of Thai language should be based on the Royal Society's principles, avoiding using English in Thai text, except when it is necessary for the English terminologies to be translated to Thai. English transliteration should be based on the Royal Society Institute’s principles. In Thai language text, if necessary, English lower-case should be written in brackets.

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