Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Aim and Scope

      Thammasat International Journal of Science and Technology (TIJSAT) contains original research articles, review articles, and short communications. The objectives are to publicize and promote the research contributions and innovative works in the fields associated with science and technology. Areas covered include:

       1. Biological sciences such as biology, zoology, botany, genetics, agriculture, ecology.

       2. Engineering such as electrical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, computer engineering; and information technology.

       3. Health sciences such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, public health.

       4. Physical sciences such as chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics.

       The journal is published 4 issues per year No.1 January-March, No.2 April-June, No.3 July-September and No.4 October-December.

         Thammasat International Journal of Science and Technology is currently indexed in both national and international electronic/online databases, namely, Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI) Tier 1, Thai Journals Online (ThaiJO), ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB).

 

Section Policies

Biological sciences

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Engineering and Information Technology

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Health sciences

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Physical sciences

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Articles

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Peer Review Process

Guide for Authors

            Papers of research reports and articles with scientific merit will be judged for publication under careful consideration from reviewers. Such research reports and articles include those containing substantial supported theories, innovative works, substantial experimental results and/or containing useful and constructive discussions or reviews standardized to regional or international acceptance. The editor reserves the right to recommend for revision as a condition for final acceptance.

          Manuscripts are to be reviewed by 2-4 referees specializing in related fields. This journal has adopted a double-blind reviewing policy whereby both the referees and author(s) remain anonymous throughout the process. Therefore, the name and affiliation of the author(s) should not be included in the manuscript. After the reviewing process, suggestions and comments from the reviewers will be summarized before passing them to authors. In submitting the manuscript, the author(s) transfers the copyrights to TIJSAT, but still accepts any legal consequence for having the paper published.

   Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached word and pdf file through http://tujournals.tu.ac.th/tijsat/

 

Manuscript Preparation Guide

Text Format

          The manuscript should be prepared using a text processing software such as Microsoft Word for Windows. A4 size paper is recommended. Page layout margins should be as follows: top 3.0 cm, bottom 2.8 cm, left 2.5 cm, right 2.5 cm.                     

           There should be 2 sections. The first section is in a single column format. The second is formatted as two 7.6 cm-wide columns per page with a section separation of 0.8 cm. Title, author, co-authors, address for correspondence and abstract are included in the first section while the remainder of the paper is to appear in the second section.

Manuscript components

           1. Title should be concise, specific, and informative. It should be located in the middle of the page.

           2. The abstract should summarize the manuscript contents and should contain no more than 250 words. It should be justified to both margins. The word “ABSTRACT” should be capitalized.

            3. Keywords relevant to the work presented in the manuscript should be listed below the abstract. Three to five key words should be provided.

Font, Font Size & Typeface

        Times New Roman font type is recommended. Font size (in Pica) and typeface for various text functions are tabulated as follows:

Text functions

English Manuscript

Font = Times New Roman

Pica Size ++

Typeface

Title (English)

22

Bold

Abstract heading

11 (LT)

Bold, Capital

Abstract & main texts

11 (CT)

Normal

Section heading & number +

12

Bold

Subsection heading & number

11

Bold

+ Including “Abstract” “Acknowledgement” and “References”

++ CT = Centre text, LJ = Left Justified, LRJ = Left & right justified

 

Line Art Figures

          Can be drawn using several packages such as Win Draw, Auto CAD®, Corel Draw®, VISIO® etc.

 

Photographs

         Original photographs should be clear with highest resolution and are appropriately inserted along the text.

 

Graphs

          Several modern packages can produce nice-looking and professional  graph  presentation. Some also provide curve-fitting functions which are quite useful.

 

Equations & Complex Expressions

           Always take time not only in typing but to manage this task. Math CAD, Math Writer, and Equation Editor (included in Microsoft Word) are considerably good. The manuscript should also be prepared using single space typing or it can be 1 12 spaces if the font type is Times New Roman.

        All papers must contain an abstract and keywords at its end. Regular papers may be divided into Introduction, Materials and Methods, and Results and Discussion sections, while short reports should not. Acknowledgments should be as brief as possible, in a separate section before the references. References should be numbered sequentially and these numbers should appear in brackets in the text. Book references should include author(s), title, publisher, location and year of publication. Journal references should contain author(s), title, journal name, volume, issue number, referred page number(s) and year of publication. Examples are as follow:

Reference to a journal article:

[1] Karlsson KG. Development of an operational cloud classification model. Int J Remote Sensing 1989;10:687-93.

Reference to a book:

[2] Old RW, Primrose SB. Principles of gene manipulation. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications; 1980.

Reference to a book chapter:

[3] Esclamado R, Cummings CW. Management of the impaired airway in adults. In: Cummings CW, Fredrickson JM, Harker LA, Krause CJ, Schuller DE, editors. Otolaryngology - head and neck surgery. 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Year Book; 1993. p. 2001-19.

Reference to a thesis:

[4] Sakkayawong N. Application of chitin of textile wastewater treatment [Ph.D. thesis]. Bangkok: King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi; 2006.

Reference to an electronic data source:

[5] ISI Journal Title Abbreviations [Internet]. [cited 2017 Mar 23]. Available from: http://www.efm.leeds.ac.uk/~mark/ISIabbr/

[6] Wikipedia. Pharmaceutical engineering [Internet]. [cited 2017 Mar 23]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_engineering

[7] US Food and Drug Administration. Influenza virus vaccine safety & availability [Internet]. [cited 2017 Mar 23]. Available from: https://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBlood Vaccines/SafetyAvailability/VaccineSafety/UCM110288

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.