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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.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Manuscript preparation - Submissions should not exceed 15 pages in length (including references), double-spaced, typed on one side of B5 paper with the 14-point Cordia font. The following marginal widths should be followed: top 3 cm, left and right 3 cm, bottom 2 cm.

List of text                   Font Style                 Alignment                   Size

Article                              Bold                         Page Center                   18

Author                             Bold                         Alight Right                    14

Abstract Title                  Bold                         Alight Left                      14

Abstract                          Regular                   Alight Left                       13

Heading                          Bold                         Alight Left                      14

Subheading                    Bold                         Numbering                   14

Text                                  Regular                            -                              14

Emphasis                         Bold                                 -                              14

Table Text                        Regular                            -                             13

Cited Text                        Italic                                  -                             14

References                       Bold                         Page Center                14


The first page includes the paper title, the author’s name(s), Thai and English abstracts, and key words.


Style - Apply the writing format and language appropriate for generally-acceptable scholarly papers with careful proof of correct format and spelling.

References - All materials cited in the paper must appear alphabetically in the references at the end of the paper using the APA style. The same system of citing and referencing must be used throughout. The author is responsible for the accuracy of all cited materials. See more details about in-text citing and referencing at the website: www.human.nu.ac.th/jhnu/

Abstract - The author attaches an abstract summarizing the main concepts of the paper in a separate sheet. An abstract should not exceed 200 words. Non-Thai authors writing the paper in a language other than English can submit an English abstract or the abstract written in the language of the paper. The author, however, needs to be responsible for the accuracy of the language in the abstract.

Keywords - The author must specify three to six keywords for the paper arranged according to the level of relevance

Elements of the article             For review articles or analytical and critical articles, the authors may determine the topics in the article as appropriate. Research articles, however, must consist of the following topics.

  1. Introduction – consisting of the rationale or statement of the problem, theories and/or related literature and research, and objectives and/or research questions
  2. Method – consisting of population/sample/participants (or data used), materials (used to collect the data), procedure, and data analysis and/or statistics used.
  3. Findings – according to the objectives or research questions
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusion (and Implementation, and Recommendations – if applicable)

Articles from thesis, dissertation, or part of the study               The author is required to mark the title with an asterisk and provide the following statement, for example, in the footnote with information about the degree, area of study, institute, and year..

            “This article is part of the thesis entitled …”

            “This article is a revised version of a dissertation entitled …”

            “This article is part of the fulfillment of the course …”