Guide for Author
Manuscripts submitted for publication in the journal must not be previously published and are not under consideration for publication in any other media. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed. As a result of the review process, a manuscript may be: 1) accepted without change, 2) recommended for modification and further review, or 3) rejected.
Download the JSCT template and follow the instruction. (Note: The author should convert "google doc form" to "MS Word" for avoiding the format missing.)
Step Payment: (From September 1, 2022 onwards)
First Payment: (Payment for article processing and review process)
International Tranfer: USD 100 USD (International Tranfer) or 3,000 Thai Baht (Domestic Tranfer) per article.
Second payment: (Publication fee)
After the manuscript gets accepted for publication.
International Tranfer: USD 250 USD (International Tranfer) or 7,500 Thai Baht (Domestic Tranfer) per article.
Payment above must be completed within 7 days after the notification for payment is delivered otherwise the article processing will be pending or postponed and may be withdrawn.
All published articles are free download via the official JCST Website (Archive).
General Instruction: Submit your manuscript in both PDF and MS word formats. Manuscripts are acceptable in both American and British English, but the use of either must be consistent throughout the manuscript. Please note that the editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity. The single-column manuscript template can be downloaded from here.
Format: The paper size is set to A4. The manuscript is prepared with 1.25 inch left, 1 inch right, 2 inch top and 1 inch bottom margins. The header and footer of 1.0 inch and 0.6 inch are used, respectively. Unless specified, single column text with 10-point Times New Roman font on 12-point line spacing is used. Use ordinary upper- and lower-case letters throughout, except where italics are required. Start headings from the left margin. If you wish, you may indicate the ranking of complicated section headings and subheadings with numerals (1, 1.1, 1.1.1,...). All pages must be numbered in the top right-hand corner.
Title: Use 11-point bold font on 12-point line spacing. The title is centered. The length of title is not limited but it should not exceed 2 lines. A title should be concise and informative.
Author Names: Use 10-point font on 11-point line spacing. Author names are centered with one line space below the title. Begin with the first name of the author followed by the last name. For more than one author, separate each name by a comma (,), and identify each author’s affiliation by superscript numbers at the end of the author’s last name.
Author Affiliations: Use 9-point font on 10-point line spacing. Author affiliations are centered with one line space below the author names. Include institutional and e-mail addresses for all authors. Place superscript numbers at the beginning of each affiliation accordingly.
Abstract: Use 10-point font on 11-point line spacing for heading and 9-point font on 11-point line spacing for abstract content. The Abstract should not exceed 250 words. The purpose and setting of the research, the principal findings and major conclusions, and the paper's contribution should be briefly stated. Please note that excessive statistical details should be avoided and abbreviations/acronyms should be used only if it is essential or firmly established.
Keywords: List up to 7 keywords and separate each keyword by a comma (,). The keywords should accurately reflect the content of the article. The keywords will be used for indexing and searching purposes.
Main Text: Use 10-point font on 12-point line spacing. The main body of the submitted manuscript should contain the sections in the following order: introduction, methodology, results (if any), discussion (if any), conclusion, acknowledgements, and references. Please note that some articles may not contain all the components above. Tables or figures must be included in the text for the reviewing process.
Tables: Use 9-point font on 10-point line spacing for all text in tables. The table caption is above the table. The table should be numbered consecutively. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the tables and should be referred to by superscript numbers. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (e.g., in graphs).
Figures: Use 9-point font on 10-point line spacing for figure captions. If the figures inserted into the main text, type figure captions below the figures. Figures should be provided in a suitable file format and resolution for reproduction, e.g., EPS, JPG or TIFF formats, without retouching. Photographs, charts and diagrams should be referred to as Figure(s) and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred.
References in the Text (APA V.7): JCST uses the American Psychological Association (APA)
- The in-text citation and reference format must follow the APA v. 7 which you can see details in this link:
Short details: To insert a citation in the text use the author-year system, i.e., the author’s last name and year of publication. A work by two authors: name both authors in the signal phrase or in the parentheses each time the work is cited. Use the word “and” between the authors’ names within the text and use the ampersand in the parentheses. A work by three to five authors: list all the authors in the signal phrase or in parentheses the first time the source is cited. Use the word “and” between the authors’ names within the text and use the ampersand in the parentheses. In subsequent citations, only use the first author’s last name followed by “et al.” in the signal phrase or in parentheses. A work by six or more authors: use the first author’s name followed by et al. in the signal phrase or in parentheses. The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by authors’ names. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of the authors’ names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list. Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the author(s). Citation of a reference as “in press” implies that the item has been accepted for publication. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the content of the references.
List of References : JCST uses the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style, which can be found at
References should be listed at the end of article, arranged alphabetically according to the last names of the authors and then chronologically. A digital object identifier (DOI) should be added at the end of each reference if its DOI exists.
Submission Preparation Checklist
The submitted manuscripts may be returned to authors who do not adhere to the following guidelines:
Complete submissions must include:
- Manuscript, that has not been previously published, nor is it a dual submission, in PDF and MS Word format. (download manuscript template) (Note: The author should convert "google doc form" to "MS Word" for avoiding the format missing.)
- Signed manuscript submission form. (download manuscript submission form)
- Signed copyright transfer agreement. (download CTA form)
AND, where applicable:
- Letter of approval from review committees for use of human samples in research and human experiments
- Letter of approval from relevant authority for use of animals in experiments
- Signed consent to publish (in print and online) from human subjects who can be identified in the manuscript
- Letter(s) of permission from copyright holder(s) to use copyrighted sources in author’s manuscript
PROCESS FOR PUBLICATION IN JCST
The following is an outline of steps in the publication process:
- Similarity checking will be performed using the Turnitin program. The expected result should show a low similarity index, indicating no evidence of copy and paste plagiarism.
- Preliminary Format Checking: We will conduct an initial review to ensure that the submitted document meets the required formatting guidelines.
- Payment for Review Process: Upon completion of the preliminary format checking, the first payment for the review process will be required.
- Review Process: Once the payment is approved, our team will initiate the thorough review process of your document.
- Review Duration: The review process typically takes between 2 to 4 weeks to complete, during which our experts will carefully evaluate your document.
- Review Result Notification: After the review process is concluded, you will be notified of the outcome. The possible outcomes are as follows:
a) Accepted: Your document has been accepted without the need for further revisions.
b) Revision Needed without New Round of Review: Minor revisions are required, and no additional review process is necessary.
c) Revision Needed for a New Round of Review: Substantial revisions are needed, and a new round of review will be required after the revisions are made.
d) Decline: Unfortunately, your document does not meet the required standards and cannot be accepted.
- Revision Approval: If revisions are required and you have made the necessary changes, you will need to submit the revised document for approval.
- Acceptance Letter: Once the revised document passes the review process, you will receive an acceptance letter confirming the approval of your submission.
Please note that the timeline provided for the review process is an estimate and may vary depending on the complexity and volume of submissions. We strive to maintain efficiency and accuracy throughout the entire process to ensure a smooth experience for our clients.
The accepted date that appears in the published article will be the date when the managing editor/Editor-in-Chief has issued the Notification of Acceptance to the fully revised version of the manuscript.