Submission of Manuscripts
Authors should submit original unpublished manuscripts written in English through the website https://rsujournals.rsu.ac.th/index.php/RJES. A single-spaced typed manuscript in a WORD file is requested. Please read the notes for authors which suggest how to prepare the manuscript.
A. There are three reviewers for each submitted manuscript and a publication fee of 3,500 baht will be charged for manuscripts submitted from the 1st of January, 2022 onwards.
B. There is no due date for electronic submission of the first draft of the manuscript as the acceptance is an ongoing basis for a biannual publication: Number 1, January-June; and Number 2, July-December.
NOTES FOR AUTHORS
ARRANGEMENT AND STYLE OF MANUSCRIPTS
- Paper and Page Setup Guidelines:
Paper size: Standard A 4
Top margin: 1 inch
Bottom margin: 1 inch
Left margin: 1.25 inches
Right margin: 1 inch
Header: 0.5 inch
Footer: 0.5 inch
Gutter: 0 inch
In the main body text section: only one column is applied.
- Manuscripts of original articles - The online version should be submitted on the A4-sized paper and should be prepared by using the Times New Roman (12 point, unless specified otherwise) font type MS-Word. Symbols used should be of a similar size and typed on the corresponding lines of text used in each section. Manuscripts of the original research article should be 5,000 - 7,500 words excluding the list of references. The original research article should contain the following sections: title, author’s name, author’s workplace, abstract and keywords, the main text/ body text), acknowledgements, references, tables, figures, legends, and illustrations. There is one blank line between sections and manuscripts. Each page should be clearly numbered in the bottom center of each sheet. For authors who are not native English speakers, manuscripts should be proof-read by a native English speaker or one who is proficient in English before submission.
2.1 The title: The length of the title of the article must not exceed 2 lines. A title itself has to be informative and indicates the main topic in the article. The title should be set in the center of the page, using upper case and lower case letters of Times New Roman 12 points and printed bold. If there is any symbol, its size must be the same as the text in that line. Prepositions and conjunctions are normally shown in lower case letters.
2.2 Author’s name: Type the author’s name and last name using regular Times New Roman 11 points in upper case and lower case letters in the center of the page below the title of the article. In case of multi-authorship, place superscript numbers at the end of each author’s last name. If the authors come from the same affiliations, no superscript number is needed.
2.3 Author’s affiliations: Type the affiliations of the author(s), using regular Times New Roman 10 points in upper and lower case in the center of the page. Only e-mail address of the corresponding author is required.
2.4 Abstract and Keywords: Use Times New Roman 11 points for preparing the abstract and keywords. They must be single-spaced under and separated from the bottom line of the author’s affiliations.
2.4.1 Abstract should be informative and state what was done, obtained and concluded. It should be accurate, self-contained, concise and specific, coherent and readable, and reflect only what appears in the original paper. The abstract will also be evaluated on its originality, social and scientific merits, and practical or clinical relevance or significance. An abstract should contain the following basic components: 1) purpose/ motivation/problem statement, 2) methods/design/procedure/ approach, 3) results/ findings/products, 4) conclusion/applications/research limitations/ implications (if applicable), practical implications (if applicable), pedagogic or social implications (if applicable), and 5) originality/value. The length of the abstract must not exceed 250 words. The context of an abstract is as follows: Type the word “Abstract”, using Times New Roman 11 points and print bold, left-hand justified. The abstract should be written in one paragraph under the heading with single-spaced line.
2.4.2 Keywords: Type the word “Keywords”, using Times New Roman 11 points and in italics, left-hand justified, separated by a colon (:) followed by keywords written in English not over five words, and separate words by a comma (,). Each keyword after the comma should start with a capital letter.
2.5 The main text/body text: The main body text of the manuscripts must be typed in WORD using Times New Roman 12 points, under an abstract and keywords with single-spaced line and separated from the above section. The main text of your paper should be divided into seven sections, each with a separate heading. Headings are in bold letters, left-hand justified in the column. The first line of each paragraph should indent 0.5 inch from the left margin (of the page/of the right-hand column). Scientific names are normally shown in italic letters and the symbol must be the same size as the text in that line. The body of the context includes: (1) Introduction, (2) Research Objectives, (3) Research Questions/ Hypotheses, (4) Literature Review, (5) Research Methodology, (6) Results and Discussion, (7) Conclusion, (8) Acknowledgement, (9) The Author, and (10) References.
2.6 In-text Citations: You must give references to all the information that you obtain from books, papers in journals, websites, or other sources. The Author-Date System should be used to cite references within the paper by using the author’s last name and date (year), separated by a comma in parentheses; for example, name(s), year.
2.7 Tables and Figures:
2.7.1 Tables: The large-sized table format should not be split into two columns but small-sized table can be fit into the column. Each table must be titled, numbered consecutively and complete with heading (title with a description that goes above the table). The word “Tables”, including number should be typed using Times New Roman 11 points and bold, left-hand justified, and follow by regular 11 points Times New Roman for the heading.
2.7.2 Figures: Line-drawn graph or Figure (in black) is accepted. Also, in the case of photographs, glossy photographic prints, 3.5x5.0-inchs, should be submitted concurrently. Similar to tables, large-sized figure format should not be split into two columns but small-sized figure can be fit into the column. Each figure must be numbered consecutively and complete with caption/legend (caption/legend goes under the figure). The word “Figure”, including number should be typed using Times New Roman 11 points and bold, left-hand justified, and followed by regular 11 points Times New Roman for the legend.
2.8 Symbols and Units: Every symbol you use must be defined in the text and must be written in the simplest possible way. Use S. I. units for physical quantities.
2.9 Numbering Pages: Number your manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper except the first page in the bottom center of the page, using bold Times New Roman 12 points.
2.10 References: The final page of your paper is usually a list of resources you cited in your paper. The style of citations used in RJES should conform to the American Psychological Association (APA). It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the accuracy of all references cited in the paper. References should be listed in alphabetical order not by number entries using regular 11 points Times New Roman font. All references should be typed using regular 11 points Times New Roman font and listed correctly by the following citation formats and examples:
Guidelines to References
Author.//(Year of publication).//Title of Abstract (abstract).//Journal Title.//Year (Volume if any),//Page number.
Clark, D.V., Hausen, P.H. & Mammen, M.P. (2002). Impact of dengue in Thailand at
the family and population levels (abstract). Am J Trop Med Hyg 67(2 Suppl), 239.
Author.//(Year of publication).//Title.//Edition (if any).//Place of publication: Publisher.
Goodwin, C.J. (1995). Research in psychology: Methods and design. New York: John
Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Author.//(Year of publication).//Title of chapter. In B.B. Editor & D.D. Editor (Eds.)//Title of work.// (pp. pages of chapter). Place of publication: Publisher. DOI (if any).
Bolton, K. (2006). Varieties of World Englishes. In B. B. Kachru, Y. Kachru, & C.L. Nelson (Eds.), The handbook of
World Englishes (pp.289-312). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Conference and Seminar Proceedings
Conference or Seminar Organizer.//(Year of publication).//Name of conference,/
Conference date.//Place of publication (if any):/Publisher (if any).
Rangsit University. (2010). Proceedings of RSU Research Conference 2010, April 1, 2010.
Dissertation or Thesis
Author.//(Year of publication).//Title of dissertation or thesis.//Type of Thesis.//Awarding
Norasingha, A. (2009). Expression and distribution of mucorinic receptors in hepatic
composite of the cirrhotic rats. A Thesis for the Degree of Master of Science in
Biomedical Sciences. Rangsit University.
Author.//(Year of publication).//Title of Editorial (editorial).//Journal Title.//Year (Volume
if any),//Page numbers.
Fisher, R.I. (2003). Immunotherapy in Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma: Treatment advances
(editorial). Semin Oncol 30 (2Suppl 4), 1-2.
Author.//(Year of publication).//Article Title.//Journal Title.//Year/Volume (if any),//Page
Leelawat, S., Leelawat, K., Narong, S. & Matangkasombut, O. (2010). The dual effects
of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol on cholangiocarcinoma cells: Anti-Invasion activity
at low concentration and apoptosis induction at high concentration. Cancer
Investigation, 28 (4), 357-363.
Polk, A., Amsden, B., Scarrtt, D., Gonzal, A., Oknamefe, O., & Goosen, M. (1994). “Oral
delivery in aquaculture”. Aquacult. Eng., 13, 311-323.
Seals, D.R. & Tanaka, H. (2000). Manuscript peer review: A helpful checklist for
students and novice referees. Adv Physio lEduc, 22, 52-58.
Srichandum, S. & Rujirayanyong, T. (2010). Production scheduling for dispatching
ready mixed concrete trucks using bee colony optimization. American J. of
Engineering and Applied Sciences, 3(1), 823-830.
Note: If it is an online journal article, after page numbers, please add 'Retrieved from' before URL or DOI.
Author.//(Year of publication).//Title of Letter (letter).//Journal Title.//Year (Volume if
Enzensberger, W. & Fisher, P.A. (1996). Metronome in Parkinson’s disease
(letter). Lancet, 347, 1337.
Unpublished/In press Article
Author.//(In press Year).//Article Title.//Journal Title./(in press).
Veena, B. (2004). Economic pursuits and strategies of survival among Damor of
Rajasthan. J Hum Ecol. (in press)
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Step 1: Manuscript Reception (2 Weeks)
- Manuscripts submitted to RJES
- Editors' Preliminary review
- Authors informed of the results
Step 2: Peer Review Process (4 Weeks)
- Reviewers' manuscript evaluations
- Acceptance (with minor or major revisions until approval) or decline
Step 3: Copyediting Process (2 Weeks)
- Copyedited formatting by editors and authors
Step 4: Production (1 Week)
- Authors' proofing