Criteria of Article Submission for Publication in Academic Journal of Thailand National Sports University

          Thailand National Sports University has implemented the project of Academic Journal of Thailand National Sports University, which is scheduled to manipulate three issues a year. Its purposes are to publicize academic works and researches in physical education, sports, health promotion, sports science, sports administration, sports business, recreation, tourism, education  and to be a central media of knowledge exchange. The editorial board has prescribed the criteria of article submission for researchers and interested people so that the journal arrangement will be in line with the criteria as the following details:

 1. Front page is limited to one page of A4 paper and consists of:

           1.1 Title: not more than 2 lines.  

           1.2 Author’s name: with no title and academic standing.

           1.3 Affiliation’s name: affiliating agencies of all authors shall be specified and the power shall be put in case the authors come from different agencies.

          1.4 Abstract: a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 300 words.  

          1.5 Keywords: 3-5 words approximately.

          1.6 Corresponding author: name, last name, major subject, affiliating faculty, and email address are required. Independent scholar is required to specify name, last name, address, and email address.

2. Contents: 10 - 12 pages

          2.1 Research article consists of:

                 2.1.1 Introduction: the background and the importance of the problems including related literature review which causes research objectives and hypotheses shall be explained.

                 2.1.2 Research methodology: the research design, the tools and its quality finding, procedure/method of data collection, data analysis or/and method used to verify validity and reliability of data collection shall be clarified.

                 2.1.3 Results: the outcome of data collection in accordance with research purposes shall be presented. Tables and/or figures shall be settled. If there is any description under the tables or figures, it should point out the interesting issue or remark a cause of showing the symbols specified in the table.

                 2.1.4 Discussion: the results shall be confirmed or analyzed so that readers will clearly see whether the results are in line with hypotheses or whether the findings are consistent with theories and/or whether the previous researches are supporting or conflicting. It also includes discussion of the results to present guidelines of research utilization.

                2.1.5 Conclusion: the main points of findings in the research shall be indicated.

                2.1.6 Acknowledgements (if any): the appreciation to those who are involved in the success shall be expressed. A maximum of 3 lines is required.

                2.1.7 References: A list of documents referred in the article content shall be indicated. For in-text citation in the Thai article, in case of foreigner’s name, Thai transliterated name should be put together with it in accordance with the criteria of APA format (American Psychological Association).

Remarks: All research articles need to get passed the research ethics first.

         2.2 Academic article

                Academic conceptual framework is needed for writing the content of academic article to show linkages of concept and rationale. Moreover, language usage for presenting a piece of work should be explicitly composed such as consistent content arrangement, citing reference in text, etc. so as to enable the readers to understand and realize the importance of the article. Academic article writing should comprise:

                 2.2.1 Introduction: to explain background and importance of work

                 2.2.2 Methodology: to describe how to obtain data or knowledge

                 2.2.3 Conclusion: to summarize the main point or issue of work

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