Submission Preparation Checklist
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.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format, and submitted to https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/mekongjournal
- The manuscript must be carefully proofread and edited to reach the standard of academic English.
- The manuscript is no more than 6,300 words in length, including references, 1.5 spaced, in 12-point font, Times New Roman. All figures and tables are placed within the text, rather than at the end.
- The manuscript has an abstract in English of not more than 250 words in length.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
1. General matters
The manuscript must be in English. All pages should be numbered consecutively. The first page of the manuscript should contain: (1) the main title; (2) all authors’ names, affiliations, and email addresses; (3) an abstract of not more than 250 words; (4) up to five keywords. The second page should contain the same data, except (2). All text must be in a one-column format and justified.
The abstract of a research article should contain theme sentence(s), research objectives, research methods, and research results. Research arguments and recommendations should be given if applicable. An abstract should not contain a reference or a footnote.
3. Body text
The main title of a research article should contain the following: (1) an introduction giving the background and rationale of the research; (2) objectives; (3) methods; (4) results and discussion; (5) conclusion; (6) acknowledgements; and (7) references. A recommendation is optional depending on the type and discipline of the research.
4. Figure and table captions
Figures and tables must be numbered separately. For example: Figure 1 Research conceptual framework; Table 1 Input data. Figure captions are to be centered below the figures. Table titles are to be above the tables.
5.1 First-order headings should be Times New Roman 12-point boldface, each word capitalized, flush left, with one blank line before, and one blank line after.
5.2 Second-order headings should be Times New Roman 12-point boldface, each word capitalized, flush left, with one blank line before, and no blank line after.
5.3 Third-order headings are discouraged. However, if you must use them, use 11-point Times New Roman boldface, capitalize first word, indent, no blank line, and number.
Use footnotes sparingly and place them at the bottom of the page. Use Times New Roman 10-point type, single-spaced.
Following the APA (Modified) style, references should be cited in the text by giving the last name of the author(s) followed by the year of publication in parentheses, e.g. Barton and Hall (1993); (Olson, 1991a, 1991b). Citations of particular pages should be in the following form (Jacobs,1992: 5).
The full references must be at the end of the manuscript, in alphabetical order. They should include all authors’ names and initials, year of publication, title of article or book, the full title of the journal, volume, issue (if any) and page numbers, and for books and other print sources, the publisher’s name and place of publication.
Example of References
Aasen, C. (1998). Architecture of Siam: A cultural history interpretation. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press.
De Certeau, M. (1984). The practice of everyday life (Rendall, Steven, Trans.). Berkeley: University of California Press.
Gupta, A. and Ferguson, J. (Eds.). (1997). Anthropological locations: Boundaries and grounds of a field science. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Articles in Book
Muecke, M. (1981). Changes in women status associated with modernization in northern Thailand. In G.B. Hainsworth (Ed.). Southeast Asia: Women, changing structure, and cultural continuity. (pp. 53-65). Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.
Articles in Journal
Deng, R. and Lyttleton, C. (2013). Linked spaces of vulnerability: HIV risk amongst migrant Dai women and their left-behind husbands in Southwest China. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 15(3), 415-428.
Bontas, E. P. (2005). Practical experiences in building ontology-based retrieved systems. Retrieved January 20, 2006, from https://userpage. fu-berlin.de/~paslaru/papers/swcase2005.pdf.
Triratanasirichai, K. (2015, August 22). Interview. President. Khon Kaen University.
Boonmathya, R. (1997). Contested concepts of development in rural northeastern Thailand. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, U.S.A.
Nuankoksoong, P. (1998). Morale of the personnel of the Office of Accelerated Rural Development in the northeast. Master thesis in Development Sociology, Graduate School, Khon Kaen University.
Hirata, K., Takaoka, Y., Ohta, M., and Ikeda, M. (2001). The meaning of LOM and LOM authority tool on HRD. In DC-2001 Proceedings of the international conference on Dublin Core and metadata applications 2001. (pp. 259-262). Tokyo: National Institute of Informatics (NII).
Documents in Non-English Language
Example of Reference
Ho Ba Tham. (2003). Ban sac van hoa dan toc. (In Vietnamese) [National cultural identity]. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Van hoa - thong tin.
Bohnsack, R. (2008). Rekonstruktive Sozialforschung. Einführung in qualitative Methoden. (In German) [Reconstructive social research. Introduction to qualitative methods]. Opladen: Barbara Budrich.
Thanapornpan, R. and Poapongsakorn, N. (Eds.). (1988). Setthakit thai: Bon senthang santi prachatham. (In Thai) [Thai economy: On the road to peace and justice]. 2 vol. Bangkok: Thammasat University Press.
Articles in Book
Chaiprawat, O. (1988). Yuk thong khong setthakit thai pi 2529-2533 [The golden age of the Thai economy in 1986-1990]. In N. Ruengsakul, C. Wibulswadi and D. Wongprathip (Eds.). Kanngoen kanthanakhan lae kandamnoen nayobai setthakit khong prathet. (In Thai) [Finance, banking, and economic policies of Thailand]. (pp. 53-65). Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press.
Articles in Journal
Viravong, S. (1958). Nakhon luang prabang. (In Lao) [The city of Luang Prabang]. Vannakhadisan (Vientiane), 2(7), 46-56.
Bibliographic reference documents in the National Archives
Example of Reference
Author, A. A. (Year, Month, Day). Title of material. [Description of material]. Name of collection (Call number, Box number, File number, etc.). Name and location of repository.
Letter from a repository
Black, A. (1935, May 3). [Letter to Jane Jones]. Name of Archive (Call number, Box number, File number, etc.), Location.
Letter from a private collection
Black, A. (1935, May 3). [Letter to Jane Jones]. Copy in possession of Mary Green. Collection of letters from an archive.
Black, A. (1935-1946). Correspondence. Jim Evans Papers (Call number, etc.), Archive name, Location.
In the text, cite specific letters as
(Black, A., 1935-1946, Black to F. Harvard, March 11, 1939).
Unpublished papers, lectures from an archive or personal collection
Matthews, P. (1957). Notes for a lecture on Prague. Peter Matthews Memoirs (Box 12). Archives of Xxxxxx, University of Xxxxxxx, Location.
Archival source with corporate author
Subcommittee Name. (1949, November 3). Meeting of Subcommittee on Xxxxx. Jim Evans Papers (Call no.). Archive Name, Location.
Allan, A. (1988, March 2). Interview by F. Smith [Tape recording]. Oral History Project, Archive Name, Location.
Allan, A. (1988, March 2). An interview with F. Smith/Interviewer: B. Briggs. Oral History Project, Archive Name, Location.
Archived newspaper article
Article title. (1952, March 6). [Clipping from an unidentified London newspaper.] Copy in possession of author.
[Photographs of M. King]. (ca. 1912-1949). M. King Papers (Box 90, Folder 21), Manuscripts and Archives, University Library, Location.