Guidelines for Preparing Manuscripts
Manuscripts sent to JPSS should be formatted for standard A4 paper, with 1-inch (2.54 cm) margins on all sides. Type your manuscript as a Word document (DOCX), using Times New Roman, font size 12 dpi, with double spacing. Authors should use the American spelling variation. This applies to the abstract, main text, quotations, and references.
The length of the manuscript should not exceed 8,000 words (about 25 pages). Avoid using footnotes, endnotes, or appendices unless absolutely necessary.
The cover page should be separated from other parts of the manuscript and should contain only the paper’s title and name(s) of the author(s) with affiliation(s) in the center of the page. The title should be short and concise, reflecting the main theme of the article. Do not capitalize, bold, underline, or put the title in quotation marks. Write the author’s name as you would normally do, i.e., beginning with the first name, followed by a middle name or middle initial (if any), and the last name. List the author’s main affiliation and its country location in the line under the name. The corresponding author is indicated by including their e-mail address on the following line; this is usually the first author. Do not list author(s)’ academic degree (e.g., Ph.D.) or position (e.g., Professor, Associate Professor, Dean).
Acknowledgments, if any, should be placed at the bottom of the cover page.
Somewhere on the lower part of the cover page, put a statement of the author’s report about the manuscript as given below:
This article is not simultaneously submitted to any other journal for review and/or publication.
Example of Cover Page:
The Effect of Migration on Health
This article is not simultaneously submitted to any other journal
The authors would like to thank WHO-Thailand for their support and two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments.
Place your abstract on a separate page. On the first line, enter the title of your paper at the center of this page. Below the title, center the word “Abstract” (no bolding, formatting, italics, underlining, or quotation marks). Do not provide the author(s)’ name on this page.
Beginning with the next line, write a concise summary of the key points of your article. At a minimum, your abstract should contain the research questions, materials and methods, data analysis, results, and conclusions. Implications of your research and future work that you see connected with your findings may also be included. Your abstract should not exceed 200 words.
At the end of the abstract and on a new line, enter the word Keywords: (italicized) then a list of up to five keywords from your paper.
Main body of the article
Format the article with page numbers at the bottom right side of the page, starting with page 1 on the first page of the article (after the title page and abstract).
Tables and figures type
All tables and figures should be prepared in a standard, easy-to-understand format. Avoid tables and figures that are too large or too small. Limit the number of tables and figures in a manuscript. Words and numbers in tables and figures should be clearly legible. Captions should be concise and easy to understand for a general audience.
All tables and figures should be numbered with the first letter of the word capitalized, followed by a colon, and then a caption. The word table and figure must be in bold type.
Table 1: Attitude toward parental control over children among adolescents
Figure 1: Household expenditures during the economic crisis by place of residence
Note that the word “Figure” is used for all graphic information, diagrams, or pictures; do not use “graph” for these. Sources of data in tables/figures, where necessary, should be placed below them in parentheses and included in the reference list.
(Note: National Statistical Office of Thailand, 2003)
Protection of human subjects
JPSS expects that the reported research was conducted under international standards for the protection of human subjects and that research protocols were reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB); such approval and the name of the approving entity and approval reference code must be specified in the Methods section. Additional evidence of IRB ethics approval may be requested.
Citations and references
JPSS requires all manuscripts to utilize the American Psychological Association (APA) style for citations and references. The APA style is used widely in social science research papers. For more details on the APA style, interested authors are recommended to consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Edition) and the APA Style Guide to Electronic References.
Although Reference Management software (e.g., EndNote, Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero, and Citationsy) is useful for preparing citations and references, JPSS requests that all field codes from the program be removed from the document prior to submission.
Language editing policy
Effective January 2020, all authors of accepted papers for publication with JPSS are required to seek their own language editing service to ensure that the language of the manuscript is standard academic English. Manuscripts that do not conform to this language requirement will be returned to the author for revision.
However, the Journal can provide language editing service upon request from the author for a 10,000 Thai Baht flat rate. This includes general language editing for grammatical, typographical, and overall readability of the manuscript, as well as systematic reference checking and reference formatting to meet the requirement of the Journal. The language editing fee is payable in full by the author upon receipt of acceptance confirmation from the Journal, and before the manuscript editing can begin.