Policy

1. Wichcha journal Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University (Wichcha J. NSTRU) is the academic journal in science and technology published by Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University since 1981.

2. The journal is an open-access and double-blinded peer-reviewed journal.

Focus and Scope

Wichcha journal Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University (Wichcha J. NSTRU) welcomes contributions in a wide range of science and technology. Subject areas related to the journal’s theme also include:

$\Rightarrow$ Physical science

$\Rightarrow$ Biological science

$\Rightarrow$ Applied science

$\Rightarrow$ Industrial Technology

$\Rightarrow$ Engineering

Types of Papers

Wichcha J. NSTRU publishes full-length original research papers and review papers that fall within the focus and scope.

Peer Review Process

All contributions are peer-reviewed using a double-blind review process, the reviewer involves at least 2 two experts, the name of the reviewers as well as the author will not unfold.

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes 2 issues a year: No. 1, January- June; No. 2, July- December.

Publication Fee

The journal does not impose page charges.

About this Journal

Journal Title : Wichcha journal Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University (Wichcha J. NSTRU)

Print ISSN : 0125-2380

Online ISSN : 2672-958X

Publisher : Research and Development Institute, Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University

Background Information and the establishment of the journal

Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University initiated the launch of “Wichcha” journal when the university was just only the “Nakhon Si Thammarat Teacher College” and there were 2 issues a year. At first, the journal emphasized the local context such as education, culture, folklore, local knowledge, etc. Moreover, the early content of this journal wasn't specified on any particular field but the content was circulated among the different faculties from the college.

In 1974, the 5 teacher colleges from all around the country were chosen to teach the Education program for the bachelor's degree which was taught 2 consecutive years. Nakhon Si Thammarat Teacher College was also 1 of the 5 institutions and during that time there was also a Science course for the bachelor's degree. From this beginning, the publishing of the Wichcha journal became more popular. Until 2014, there was a concept of “Thai Journal Citation Index” or TCI, this made some changes to the university’s journal. To conclude, “Nakbutrparitas” journal will be for the researches of the post graduate students both the Master degree and the Doctoral degree. For the teacher and the general public research will belong to the “Humanities and Social science” journal and the “Wichcha journal" will responsible for the researches that relate to Science field only.

Editors

 2009 - 2015 (January – June 2015) 2015 (July – December 2015) – 22 May 2018 2018 (May) Mr.Porn Puangkim (Associate Professor) Dr.Chatchai Kaewdee (Assistant Professor) Dr.Somrak Rodjaroan (Assistant Professor)