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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.

  • 1. A research article, an academic article or a book review in the field of language and language education, cultural studies, or social sciences that has not been published elsewhere and that has not been concurrently submitted for consideration to be published in any other journals.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • 2. Manuscripts originally written in English OR manuscripts in languages other than English must be translated into English if recommended by reviewers for publication; otherwise, we reserve the right neither to issue an acceptance letter nor to publish the manuscript.
  • 3. accompanied by copyright permission for any material reproduced from other sources which is not covered by ‘fair use’.
  • 4. typed in Microsoft Word format using Times New Roman 12 point with 1.15 line spacing and a length of not more than 25 A5 pages including references. Thai text must be typed in TH SarabunPSK 15 point.
  • 5. Use the reference style of APA 7th edition.

Guidelines for authors Requirements for manuscripts submitted to Journal of Liberal Arts, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai Campus.

(Applicable from Volume 13, Issue 1, January-June 2021 onwards)

Manuscript Preparation
The editorial board will consider only manuscripts that meet the following requirements.

1. The manuscript must be:
    1.1 A research article, an academic article or a book review in the field of language and language education, cultural studies, or social sciences that has not been published elsewhere and that has not been concurrently submitted for consideration to be published in any other journals.
    1.2 written in English.
    1.3 accompanied by copyright permission for any material reproduced from other sources which is not covered by ‘fair use’.
    1.4 typed in Microsoft Word format using Times New Roman 12 point with 1.15 line spacing and a length of not more than 25 A5 pages including references. Thai text must be typed in TH SarabunPSK 15 point.

2. Title
    Concise and relevant to the content

3. Author(s)
    3.1 Write the author’s or authors’ real name and family name on the right-hand side under the article title (in English).
    3.2 On the footnote: Write the author’s or authors’ name and family name and his/her academic title, field of specialization, department, faculty, college or school, institution, respectively (in English).

4. Abstract
    4.1 Every article needs to be accompanied by an abstract with a length of 200 - 250 words.
    4.2 The abstract should be followed by a list of three to five keywords. 

5. Content
    Research report In accordance with a research paradigm covering the following:
    1) Introduction 2) Purposes 3) Method 4) Results 5) Discussion 6) Conclusion and recommendations 7) Applications (if any) 8) References

    Academic article  
    1) Introduction 2) Purposes 3) Conclusion 4) References

    Book review
    Paper Title

Procedures and Criteria for Article Consideration
1. The editorial board gives primary consideration.
2. Reviewers review the content, and examine the academic correctness and quality of the manuscript.
3. The editorial board does not return the manuscript to the author(s).
4. The authors retain the copyright to their article but the Journal of Liberal Arts, Prince of Songkla University reserves the exclusive rights to first publication.

Submitting the manuscript
    The manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter; a file of the article *.doc or *.docx should be submitted via https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/journal-la

Fonts and Forms for Publication
1. Font: Times New Roman 12 point
2. Line spacing: 1.15         
3. Page Margins:
    Top 1.5 cm                    Bottom 1.5 cm
    Left 2.5 cm                    Right 1.5 cm

Feature of the article

References
1. Use the reference style of APA 7th edition.
2. All of the references provided must be in English. The original source of any reference entry that appears in Thai must be labelled [in Thai].

File download
1. Submission Form for Publication for Journal of Liberal Arts, Prince of Songkla University
2. Sample References
3. Guidelines for authors Requirements for manuscripts submitted to Journal of Liberal Arts, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai Campus.