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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.
  • Papers which have already been published in other journals or which are under consideration by other journals should not be submitted. Similarly, papers published here should not be submitted to other journals. Manuscripts that are suspected to involve plagiarism or other types of ethical misconduct, including but not limited to duplicate publication, multiple submission or salami slicing will also be rejected.
  • Manuscripts submitted for publication will normally consist of the following sections: Title, Authors Names and Addresses, Abstract (including Keywords), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if any), Conflict of Interest Statement, and References. For format and general style, authors should refer to current issues (see also the Journal website) as a guide. Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines will be rejected at the submission stage. Photographs, figures and line drawings should be of optimum quality.
  • Only references actually cited in the main text should be included in the References section and should be cited in numerical order.
  • Manuscripts should be typed as MSWord documents in single column format using double-spacing on A4-sized pages with justified text. The font type should be Times New Roman with 11-point font size for the main body of the text. Any tables and figures should follow at the end of the main text and be saved in the same document file. SI units of measurement should be used throughout.
  • It is strongly recommended that, where appropriate, the paper should be proof-read by a native English speaker, or at least someone proficient in the English language, before being submitted so as to avoid the possibility of rejection on language rather than scientific grounds. The Editor reserves the right to request proof of language editing.
  • Manuscripts describing experiments on humans or animals are required to provide proof that all experiments have been carried out according to the ethical regulations of the respective institutional and/or governmental authorities and this should be clearly stated in the manuscript itself. The Editor reserves the right to reject manuscripts that fail to do so.

Research Article

Research Papers would not normally exceed 20 pages of double-spaced A4 text, similarly all-inclusive. The number of references should not exceed 40.

Review Article

Review Articles would not normally exceed 30 pages of double-spaced A4 text, inclusive of tables, figures and references, with a maximum of 60 references. Reviews are normally by invitation only but prospective authors are welcome to contact the Editor or appropriate Associate Editor to discuss possible contributions.

  1. The first author or corresponding author must have an h-index of at least 12.
  2. The review must be informative yet concise, critical and in-depth, address novel aspects or concepts, highlight future perspectives and have the potential to attract a wide audience.
  3. The authors should have considerable expertise in the subject of the review and can demonstrate this in the form of at least a few original publications.
  4. The Journal will generally not consider review articles from postgraduate students or authors who fail to demonstrate his/her expertise in the subject.
  5. At least 50% of the cited references should be not older than 5 years.

Authors who are able to meet these requirements are welcome to send an email to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Wasu Pathom-aree, at <> together with the following documents:
(1)  The title of the proposed review which should be short and concise with no more than 8 keywords.
(2)  An abstract of the proposed review comprising not more than 250 words.
(3) The author’s CV together with a list of publications, marking those original publications that are relevant to the topic of the proposed review.
(4)  A brief outline highlighting the novel aspects of the proposed review.
(5) An explanation of the main differences between the proposed review and previously published related reviews.

Short Communication

Short Communications would not normally exceed 8 pages of double-spaced A4 text, including not more than 2 tables and 2 figures and a maximum of 20 references.

Special Issue Article

Special Issue Article : such as papers presented in International Conferences, are similar to Research Papers except that they may be subject to additional page restrictions imposed by the Guest Editor of the Special Issue.

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