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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.

Guidelines for Authors

1. General Publication Policy:

The Journal of MCU Languages and Cultures (JMLC) serves as a platform for sharing research reports, academic articles, or research articles in the dimensions of language and culture, sociology, arts, and humanities. The journal publishes two issues per year, (every 6 months) and considers original submissions from both internal and external contributors. Submitted works must not have been previously presented or be under consideration for publication in any other academic journals.

2. Types of Published Works in JMLC:

           2.1. Academic Articles: These are analytical or critical articles presenting new ideas derived from academic foundations, either from the author's work or that of others. These articles aim to provide useful knowledge to a general audience.

           2.2. Research Articles: A research article is a systematically conducted and purposeful piece of writing designed to gather information or certain principles that contribute to academic advancement or the application of knowledge for practical benefits. Research articles have the format of scholarly research documents, such as having a hypothesis or clearly defined problems with reasoning. The objectives must be explicitly highlighted, including data collection, analysis, interpretation, and conclusions that provide answers or achieve the stated objectives.

3. Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

       3.1 Manuscript Format:

       The manuscript, written in both Thai and English, should be between 8 to 15 pages of A4 paper size (including references). It should be printed on one side of the paper, using TH Sarabun PSK font. Set the paper margins with a 1-inch top, left, and right margin, and a 1-inch bottom margin. The line spacing should be set at 1, with a space between paragraphs. When presenting images and tables, ensure they are clear and include clear numbering below each. Use bold text for captions, such as "Table 1" or "Figure 1." Image details must be complete and comprehensible without the need to refer back to the main text. Specify the sequence of each image to align with the content in the original manuscript. Image descriptions should be concise and consistent with the presented image.

       3.2 Title:

       The title must be provided in both Thai and English, centered on the first page.

       3.3 Author Names:

       Include author names in both Thai and English, along with their highest educational qualifications. Place this information in regular font beneath the title, indented to the right. Use numerals to denote academic positions and include the organizational affiliation.

       3.4 Abstract: Include a Thai and English abstract, each not exceeding 300 words.

       3.5 Keywords: Provide keywords in both Thai and English.

       3.6 Headings: For main headings, align to the left margin. Subheadings should be indented from the main heading by 3-5 characters, and all subheadings should be of the same font size. Maintain consistency in formatting.

       3.7 Numerals, Abbreviations, and Parentheses: Use Thai numerals exclusively, and use international abbreviations only (specify the full term on first use). For parentheses in English, use the following format: (Student-centered learning).

       3.8 Research Article must be organized as follows:

       Abstract: Provide a concise summary of the research, including the research problem's significance, conceptual framework, and research objectives.

       Introduction: Discuss the importance of the research problem, outline the conceptual framework, and state the research objectives.

       Research Methodology: Specify the research design, including the sample group, sample size determination, research tools, data collection methods, and data analysis procedures.

       Results: Present the research findings clearly and sequentially, preferably in tables or graphs.

       Discussion: Analyze and interpret the results, demonstrating the correlation between the research findings, conceptual framework, and previous research. Avoid presenting isolated points; instead, highlight the interconnectedness of all studied variables.

       Conclusion: Summarize key findings and provide recommendations for applying the research results. Identify areas for future research.

       References: Include a bibliography listing only the references cited in the text.

       3.8 Research Article must be organized as follows:

       Abstract: Provide a concise summary of the research, including the research problem's significance, conceptual framework, and research objectives.

       Introduction: Discuss the importance of the research problem, outline the conceptual framework, and state the research objectives.

       Research Methodology: Specify the research design, including the sample group, sample size determination, research tools, data collection methods, and data analysis procedures.

       Results: Present the research findings clearly and sequentially, preferably in tables or graphs.

       Discussion: Analyze and interpret the results, demonstrating the correlation between the research findings, conceptual framework, and previous research. Avoid presenting isolated points; instead, highlight the interconnectedness of all studied variables.

       Conclusion: Summarize key findings and provide recommendations for applying the research results. Identify areas for future research.

       References: Include a bibliography listing only the references cited in the text.

Academic Article: must be organized as follows:

      Abstract: Summarizes the entire article, including objectives and key information.

      Introduction: Presents the significance of the research problem, theoretical framework, and research objectives.

      Content: Divide the content into key sections in a systematic order to present information.

      Conclusion: Summarizes key findings and offers remarks on the success of the research.

      Suggestions: Proposes directions or recommendations for future considerations in research.

      References: The list of citations referred to in the article in the appropriate order.

4. Citation System and Academic References

      Documents used for citation should be sourced from clear and well-documented references, whether from journals, books, or internet sources. The authors of the article are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all references before submitting the manuscript. Authors should verify the correctness of the references to prevent delays in the publication process, as inaccuracies in citations may lead to the manuscript not being forwarded for review until the references are corrected by qualified reviewers.

       4.1 In-Text Citation in Article

       For document citations within the article, use the APA system. Employ an in-text citation format by using parentheses, indicating the author's name and surname, along with the page number of the referenced document. Label the end of the content where the reference is made. The documents referred to in the article should be listed in the reference list at the end of the manuscript. The author of the article is responsible for the accuracy of all cited documents and must ensure that they are appropriately referenced. The citation format follows these guidelines:

       Citing from Thai Articles:

  • For citing from the Tripitaka and Atthakatha (commentaries), provide the title of the scripture, volume number, section symbol (:) and page number, for example: (พระไตรปิฎกภาษาไทย เล่ม 15 ข้อ 16: 282-283), (พระไตรปิฎกพร้อมอรรถกถา แปล เล่ม 16: 256-320)
  • For a single-author reference, include the author's name, a comma (,), the publication year, section symbol (:), and page number, for example: (พระมหาหรรษา ธมฺมหาโส, 2554: 44)
  • For a two-author reference, include the names separated by a comma (,), the publication year, section symbol (:), and page number, for example: (พระมหาสุทิตย์ อาภากโร และ เขมณัฏฐ์ อินทรสุวรรณ, 2553: 44). If there are more than one document cited, use a semicolon (;) to separate them, for example: (พระธรรมโกศาจารย์ ประยูร ธมฺจิตฺโต, 2548: 8; พระมหาหรรษา ธมฺมหาโส, 2554: 44)
  • If there are more than two authors, cite the name of the first author followed by "และคณะ" (and colleagues), a colon (:), and the page number, for example: (พระเทพโสภณ ประยูร ธมฺจิตฺโต และคณะ, 2548: 55)
  • Order the references alphabetically based on the first consonant of the author's name, following the same order in the reference list.

       Citing from English Articles:

  • For a single-author reference, cite the author's last name, the publication year, and the page number, for example: (Keown, 2003: 4)
  • For a two-author reference, cite the last names of both authors, the publication year, and the page number, for example: (Hersey & Blanchard, 2000: 3). Use a semicolon (;) to separate multiple documents, for example: (Keown, 2003: 4; Hersey & Blanchard, 2000: 3)
  • For more than two authors, cite the last name of the first author followed by et al., the publication year, and the page number, for example: (Kaiser et al., 2008: 55)
  • Arrange references alphabetically based on the last name of the author.
  • In the bibliography in the Thai language, use the full name of the author and translate it into English, following the format provided in the section titled "TRANSLATED THAI REFERENCES."

       General Criteria for Printing Publisher/Printing House Names:

          When referring to a publishing company or a printing press, follow these general guidelines:

  1. For companies, use the actual name, as in the examples:
  • Company: 21 Century Co., Ltd. -> Use: 21 Century
  • University Publishing: Thammasat University Publishing -> Use: Thammasat University

       2. If it is a printing press, use the full format, for example:

  • Printing press: Chulalongkorn University Printing press -> Use: Chulalongkorn University Printing House

         4.2 Bibliography:

         1) Tripitaka and Atthakatha: Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University. (2539). Thai Tripitaka, Mahachulalongkorn Edition. Bangkok: Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University Press.

         (2) Books:

  • Format: Author. (Year of publication). Title of the book. (Edition). Place of publication: Publisher.
  • Example: Phramaha Hansa Dhammahaso. (2554). Buddhist Peaceful Means: Fundamental Integration Principles and Conflict Management Tools. Bangkok: 21 Century.

         (3) Articles in Books:

  • Format: Author. (Year of publication). Title of the article. In Editor's Name (Ed.), Book Title, (Page numbers).
  • Place of publication: Publisher.
  • Example: Phra Somchai Payokho (Damnoen). (2554). Application of Samma Vaca for Leadership Management. In Phramaha Hansa Dhammahaso (Editor), Buddhism and Social-Economic Development. (pp. 10-12). Bangkok: 21 Century.

         4.3 Bibliography:

         (1) Tripitaka and Atthakatha: Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya. (2539). Tipitaka Thai Version Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya Version. Bangkok : Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya Press.

         (2) Books:

  • Format: Author. (Year of publication). Title of the book. (Edition). Place of publication: Publisher.
  • Example: Phramaha Hansa Dhammahaso. (2554). Buddhist Peaceful Means: Fundamental Integration Principles and Conflict Management Tools. Bangkok: 21 Century.

         (3) Articles in Books:

  • Format: Author. (Year of publication). Title of the article. In Editor's Name (Ed.), Book Title, (Page numbers).
  • Place of publication: Publisher.
  • Example: hra Somchai Payokho (Damnoen). (2554). Application of Samma Vaca for Leadership Management. In Phramaha Hansa Dhammahaso (Editor), Buddhism and Social-Economic Development. (pp. 10-12). Bangkok: 21 Century.

         (4) Journal Articles:

  • Format: Author. (Year of publication). Title of the article. Journal Name, Volume(Issue), Page numbers.
  • Example: Phramaha Hansa Dhammahaso. (2556). Justice from the Perspective of Buddhist Philosophy. Journal of Peace Studies Review. 1(2), 1-10.

         (5) Articles in Encyclopedias:

  • Format: Author. (Year of publication). Title of the article. In Encyclopedia Name, (Volume, Page numbers).
  • Place of publication: Publisher.
  • Example: Nom Krut Mueang. (2530). Mor Kho Kwai. In Encyclopedia of Traditional Thai Utensils in the Former Northern Capital Area (pp. 274-275). Bangkok: Amarin Printing and Publishing.

       (6) Newspapers:

  • Format: Author. (Publication date). Title of the article. Newspaper Name, Page numbers.
  • Example: Tawee Mee-ngoen. (26 August 2556). "4-Billion VAT Scam, Don't Let the Culprits Escape Unpunished." Khaosod News, 8.

        (7) Theses and Dissertations:

  • Format: Author. (Year of publication). Title of the thesis/dissertation. Level of thesis/dissertation. University Name.
  • Example: Phramaha Hansa Dhammahaso (Nithibunyakorn). (2548). Conflict Management Approach According to Buddhist Peaceful Means: A Case Study and Analysis of the Mae Ta chang River Basin, Chiang Mai Province." Dissertation for the Doctor of Philosophy in Buddhist Studies, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University.

        (8) Interviews:

  • Format: Interviewee's name. (Year). Position. Interview. Date.

        (9) Online Sources:

  • Format: Author. (Publication date). Title of the article. Retrieved on Date, from URL.
    - Example: Phrasigambhirayarn (Somjin Sammapanno). (1 May 2555). Management of Religion and Culture in Southeast Asia for Peaceful Coexistence. Retrieved on 4 September 2556, from http://www.mcu.ac.th/
    site/articlecontent_desc.php?article_id=1304 & articlegroup_id=274
    Doyle, M. W.. (22 June 2004). Liberal Internationalism: Peace, War, and Democracy. Retrieved September 2, 2013, from http://www.nobel prize.org/ nobel_prizes/themes/peace/doyle/index.html

        (10) Translated Thai References:

  • Example: Lukwat Palarat. (2554). Women from the Perspective of Buddhist Philosophy. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University.

       Bibliography Example:

        Bibliography

        Bergstein, M M. (2000). Tubular function. In E. B. Richard, M. K. Robert & B. J. Hal (Eds.), Nelson textbook of pediatrics (16th ed., p. 596). Philadelphia: Saunders.

        Dunn, W.. (1994). Public Policy Analysis: An Introduction. (2nd ed.). New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

        Keown, D.. (1995). Are There “Human Right” in Buddhism?. London: University of London. Kiarash, A.. (2007). Human Dignity in Islamic Bioethics. The Iranian Journal of Allergy. 6 (5), 25-28.

        TRANSLATED THAI REFERENCES

        Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University. Tipitaka : Thai version. BKK: MCU Press. [A III. (Thai) Vol.20]. [in Thai]

        Palaratana, L. (2002). Women in the Perspective of Buddhist Philosophy. Bangkok : Chulalongkorn University. [in Thai]

        Phra Dhammakosajarn (Prayoon Dhammacitto). (2006). Buddhist Administration. BKK: MCU Press. [in Thai]

5. Steps for Publishing Articles:

        The editorial team will inform the authors once they receive the submitted manuscripts and will provide feedback after the initial evaluation. If the manuscript passes the initial assessment by qualified reviewers, the decision to publish will be based on diversity and appropriateness. However, the final judgment lies with the editorial team's discretion. Manuscripts that require revisions should be resubmitted in their revised form before being considered for publication.

6. Editorial Rights:
        In cases where the editorial team or invited experts, who serve as peer reviewers, suggest revisions, the editorial team will return the manuscript for correction. The editorial team will consider the reviewer's recommendations as criteria and reserves the right to reject the manuscript if deemed necessary. In cases where research reports, academic articles, or research papers do not align with the journal's guidelines or do not pass the editorial team's evaluation, the manuscript may be rejected. Once a manuscript is accepted for publication in the Journal of  MCU Languages and Cultures, it should not be published elsewhere before appearing in the said journal. 

 

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