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 (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
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- The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format. The documents should not be locked or protected.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a font Times New Roman size 12; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). Do not format text in multiple columns.
- All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- Include page numbers and line numbers in the manuscript file. Use continuous line numbers (do not restart the numbering on each page).
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
Define abbreviations upon first appearance in the text. Do not use non-standard abbreviations unless they appear at least three times in the text. Keep abbreviations to a minimum.
Manuscripts submitted for publication in this journal must not have been previously published and are not under consideration for publication in any other media. All manuscripts accepted for publication are peer-reviewed. As a result of the technical review process, a manuscript may be accepted without change, recommended for modification and further review, or rejected. Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that authors have obtained the authority for publication and they have performed the studies under the rules for animal experiments, clinical studies and biodiversity rights. If accepted, the manuscript shall not be published elsewhere in the same form, in either the same or another language, without the consent of the editors. Authors are responsible for the scientific accuracy of the papers. The SEHS assumes no responsibility for conclusions and errors made by authors.
There are no charge to submit and publish all types of articles in the SEHS. All articles published in this journal are open access and are freely and widely available to all readers via the journal website. Please note that the article processing charge of the submitted and published articles will be covered by Silpakorn University.
Types of manuscript
Research Articles (normally 3,000-7,000 words; Short Communications (less than 3,000 words); Reviews (minimum of 7,000 words). Please note: the word count for all article types does not include the abstract, figures, tables, appendices, footnotes, funding, acknowledgements, and references.
1. Research Articles
Articles are comprehensive accounts of significant experimental of theoretical results. The arrangement of full length articles should accord with the following:
a. Title and running title - The full title is not limited in length but the running title should not exceed 85 characters including spaces between words.
b. List of authors and affiliations - Full names and affiliations (marked with superscript number) should be provided for all authors on the title page, separately from the content. The corresponding author (marked with superscript asterisk, *) should also provide a full postal address, telephone and fax number and an e-mail address on the title page.
c. Abstract - The abstract should include the basic contents of the article. It should briefly present (not exceeding 200 words) in one paragraph, summarizing the question being addressed and the findings. Avoid using unfamiliar terms, acronyms, abbreviations or symbols; if you must use them, define them at first mention. Use generic names, not trade names, for chemicals and drugs, except when trade names are the most accurate way to describe such substances. Identify living organisms by their Latin (binomial) names. Do not include tables, diagrams, equations or structural formulae in an abstract.
d. Keywords - Keywords or short phrases suitable for indexing should be supplied (3-6 keywords).
e. Body text - The body text must be divided into main sections, such as the following: 1. Introduction, 2. Materials and methods, 3. Results and discussion, 4. Conclusion, 5. Acknowledgements, 6. References. It should be well structured and organized, and also written entirely in a paragraph format. Avoid using bullet points or itemized numbers.
f. Introduction - It should contain three parts: (1) the background to the work and a brief review of the relevant literature, to allow the reader to evaluate the present work; (2) the logic that led you to do the work, and your hypothesis; (3) a clear statement of the objectives of the work. Most authors initially make the Introduction too long by including too much background material. If you have exceeded two pages of typing, you have probably written too much.
g. Materials and methods
>> Describe all the materials – chemicals, animals, plants, equipment, etc. – that you used. Identify chemical compounds so that other workers will be able to obtain the same materials. If you use trade names, you should include the full chemical name or active ingredient the first time you mention it, and also give the name and address of the supplier or manufacturer of the material.
>> Use internationally recognized standards for naming materials, and also use metric units, standard nomenclature, etc. Give the full genus, species, race, strain, cultivar or line of any experimental plants, animals or microorganisms you used. Species names can be abbreviated once they have been fully described.
>> Describe your experiments in a logical order. If you have used well known methods, just give their names and a reference, but if you made any changes, these should be explained. The readers of the paper will be scientists themselves, so you do not need to describe familiar things in detail. Be brief, but do not leave out important information such as sizes or volumes.
>> Describe the statistical techniques you used, but do not go into detail. Most tests are well known and do not need much description. If a technique is not so well known, then you can give a reference. Only if the method is new or original should you describe it in detail. If a journal demands a certain type of statistical treatment, then you must follow the recommendations exactly.
h. Results and Discussion
>> In the Results, you describe what happened in your experiments. You can present your results making no comment on them, giving your own interpretations later in the Discussion section. Another approach is to interpret the results up to a point, to make some connections between the different statements, but to give more detail in a separate Discussion section. A third way is to combine the results with a discussion of each point.
>> You should be more focused on the justification of the results. Most important part of Discussion is the justification of own findings by presenting the principles, relationships and generalization shown by the results, showing how your results and interpretations agree (or contrast) with previous published works.
i. Conclusion: You should certainly never include a Conclusion just to repeat what you have said in the Discussion. It may be useful to bring all your findings together in a Conclusion, especially when your results and the subsequent discussion have been complicated.
j. Figure and Table - All illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points. Figures should have resolution at least 300 dpi. Legends and footnotes should be typed on separate sheets. Footnotes, to be numbered consecutively in superscript throughout the text, should be used as less as possible.
k. References - See below for full details.
2. Short communications
Communications are preliminary reports limited to approximately 3,000 words with no more than three figures and tables.
3. Review articles
Review articles provide a summary of topics of general interest to audiences.
Citation in text: Refer to the author’s name (without initials) and year of publication, e.g., Kiatkittipong, 2004 (for 1 author), Watanabe and Khuwijitjaru, 2004 (for 2 authors), or Sriamornsak et al., 2004 (for more than 2 authors).
Reference list: References should be listed in alphabetical order of author(s). For journal, list all names of authors.
Reference style (followed APA format)
- Feldmann, H. A. (2004). Forty Years of FEBS, 2nd, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., pp. 1121-1129.
Chapter in a book
- Langer, T., and Neupert, W. (1994). Chaperoning mitochondrial biogenesis. In The Biology of Heat Shock Proteins and Molecular Chaperones (Morimoto, R. I., Tissieres, A., and Georgopoulos, C., eds.), 3rd, pp. 53-83. Plainview, New York: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
Article in a journal
- Sriamornsak, P., and Burapapadh, K. (2015). Dissolution enhancement of itraconazole by evaporative recrystallization. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 100, 444-451.
- Chamsai, B., Limmatvapirat, S., Sungthongjeen, S., and Sriamornsak, P. (2017). Enhanced solubility and oral bioavailability of manidipine hydrochloride: A ternary phase diagram approach for the selection of homogeneous solid dispersions prepared by melting technique. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy (in press).
Article on the web
- Lee, K. (1999). Appraising adaptive management. Conservation Ecology, 3(2). [Online URL:consecolo.org/Journal/vol3/iss2/index.html] accessed on April 13, 2001.
- MacKinnon, R. (2003). Modelling water uptake and soluble solids losses by puffed breakfast cereal immersed in water or milk. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress on Engineering and Food, pp. 245-250. Brighton, UK.
- Yoshikawa, T., and Kawai, M. (2006). Security robot. U.S. Patent No. 2006079998.
Tables and figures
Tables: Number the tables according to their sequence in the body text. The text should include references to all tables. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space instead.
Figures: Figures should be of high quality (not less than 300 dpi JPEG or TIFF format), with the same size as the author would like them to appear in press. Choose the size of symbols and lettering so that the figures can be reduced to fit on a page or in a column.
Guidelines for units and symbol
The use of the International System of Units (SI) is recommended.
|Physical quantity||Base unit||SI Symbol|
|Amount of substance||mole||mol|
Names of plants, animals and bacteria should be in italics. The chemical nomenclature used must be in accordance with that used in the Chemical Abstracts.
Unless specified otherwise, all temperatures are understood to be in degrees centigrade and need not be followed by the letter ‘C’. Abbreviations should be those well known in scientific literature. In vitro, in vivo, in situ, ex vivo, ad libitum, et al. and so on are two words each and should be written in italics. None of the above is a hyphenated word. All foreign language (other than English) names and words shall be in italics as a general rule. Words such as carrageenan-induced inflammation, paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity, dose-dependent manner are all hyphenated.
Submission of manuscripts
All information contained in a manuscript is a full responsibility of the authors, including the accuracy of the data and resulting conclusion.
The editorial office will acknowledge receipt of the manuscript within 2 weeks of submission. The received date that appears in the published article is the date on which the editors received the original (or if previously rejected, the resubmitted) manuscript. The revised date is the date when the editors received the last fully revised version of the manuscript (The manuscript may be returned to authors for revision. Authors will be given a few weeks after receipt of the reviewers’ comments to revise the manuscript.) When all remaining editorial issues are resolved, the paper is formally accepted. The accepted date is when the editor sends the acceptance letter.
Please submit the manuscript with a submission form online or contact the managing editor at email@example.com
One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author. Author is requested to check the proofs and return any correction within 48 hours. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely responsibility of the authors.