The Journal of Language and Culture welcomes lecturers, scholars, students, and those interested in submitting articles for publication in the journal with the following guidelines:

1. Article Types:
Academic or research papers in the fields of linguistics, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, community development, museum studies, film/ media studies, intercultural communication, translation, multicultural studies, language teaching.

2. Publication Language:
The languages accepted by the journal are Thai and English. (In the case that English is not the author's native language, the article must be primarily checked for grammatical accuracy by a native speaker before submission.)

3. Length of Article:
The overall length of the article should not be less than 15 pages and not more than 25 pages of A4 size.

4. Preparation of Manuscripts:
In preparing the manuscript for publication, please follow the conventions below:

4.1 Page Setup should be A4, single spaced and number each page. Leave margins of 3 cm. (1.1 inches) at the top and bottom, and 2.5 cm. (1 inch) on the right and left hand side of the paper.

4.2 Title should be written in both Thai and English and centered using TH SarabunPSK, bold, 20 point font and should have only the first word capitalized and, where necessary, the first word after the colon (:), proper names and names of theories also capitalized.

4.3 Author's Name In the next line author's affiliation and E-mail address must be provided and centered under the title using TH SarabunPSK, 16 point font.

4.4 Abstract should be written in both English and Thai and should be a single paragraph between 150 words and 250 words.
- English Type "Abstract" centered in TH SarabunPSK, bold, 16 point font. For the abstract body, use TH SarabunPSK, 16 point font.
- Thai Type "บทคัดย่อ" centered in TH SarabunPSK, bold, 16 point font. For the abstract body, use TH SarabunPSK, 16 point font.

4.5 Keywords are required for each article in both Thai and English with a maximum of six keywords, separated by commas.

4.6 Text
- Headings require TH SarabunPSK, bold, 16 point left-aligned. All headings should be numbered.
- Body requires TH SarabunPSK, 16 point.
- Figures – type "Figure..." (Italicized) and the figure's name (TH SarabunPSK, regular, 16 point) below the figure and every figure must be referenced.
- Tables – type "Table..." (Italicized) followed by the name of the table (TH SarabunPSK, regular, 16 point) above the table.
- International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) requires Times New Roman, 12 point.

4.7 In-text Citation should be in Name-Year System as follows: Author's surname, A.D. Year, p./pp.

4.8 Footnotes/Endnotes requires TH SarabunPSK, 16 point and for publishing purposes, endnotes are preferred at the end of the main article rather than as footnotes to each article page.

4.9 References
Type "References" with requires TH SarabunPSK, bold, 16 point at the center of the page. Use APA style (please see: https://www.apastyle.org) in the reference list and use TH SarabunPSK, 16 point. In case the reference sources came from other languages such as Thai and Laos, please translate such references into English and put "[In Thai]" or "[In Laos]" at the end of the lists.

Examples of Writing a Bibliography

Books
Mitchell, T. R., & Larson, J. R. (1987). People in organizations: An introduction to organizational behavior (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Edited Books
Fox, R. W., & Lears, T. J. J. (Eds). (1993). The power of culture: Critical essays in American history, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Chapter in an Edited Book
Hobsbawm, E. (2000). Introduction: The inventing traditions. In E. Hobsbawn & T. Ranger (Eds.), The invention of tradition, (pp.1-14), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Journal Articles
Becker, L. J., & Seilgman, C. (1981). Welcome to the energy crisis. Journal of social issues, 37(2), 1-7.

Thesis
Kasisopa, B. (2003). Phonological study and genetic classification of Dara-ang (Palaung) spoken at Nawlae village, Fang district, Chiang Mai Province. Master's thesis, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. [In Thai]

4.10 English Words require lowercase letters, except specific names for which the first letter of the word must be capitalized.

4.11 Use of Charts, Diagrams, or Graphs
Where the author intends to include a chart, diagram, or graph in an article, they must convert it into a picture file in order to ensure the clarity of the information or data contained in the chart, diagram, or graph.

Moreover, the author should carefully consider the font color, background color, and font size they wish to use so that the chart, diagram, or graph can be read clearly.

5. Author's Application Form
Personal information and signature should be completed on the application form (at google form: https://forms.gle/iUHoMAY5kTzsswtQ7). Please note that, the author cannot change their status or agency affiliation after the article has been accepted since this may affect the evaluation process and selection of expert reviewer.

6. Manuscript Submission
Please submit the manuscript (Word and PDF) at https://www.tci-thaijo.org/ index.php/JLC and lcjournalmu@gmail.com

7. Evaluation
Articles should conform to all aforesaid requirements and must not have been published, and/or under evaluation process, in other journals, reports, proceedings, or other types of publications. Every manuscript will be read and evaluated through a double-blind process by an academic expert in the appropriate field.

The Editorial Office reserves the right to reject any material deemed inappropriate or to make minor changes for presentation and format purposes only and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of the content. Articles for each issue will be published in the order determined by the Editorial Board.

 

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