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Author Guidelines

1. Policy and Submission of Manuscripts

The Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (WJST), is a peer-reviewed journal covering all areas of science and technology, launched in 2004. It is published 12 Issues (Monthly) by the Institute of Research and Development of Walailak University. The scope of the journal includes the following areas of research:

  • Agriculture
  • Biological sciences
  • Health sciences
  • Physical sciences
  • Engineering
  • Information and communications technology

Two types of articles are accepted for publication:

Full papers are articles that present a significant contribution to a development of an area of research. Ideally these should be no more than 15 typeset pages.

Minireviews are intended to provide a concise, high quality overview of a selected topic and ideally should be no more than 20 typeset pages long. Please note that as of 2012 only 2 minireviews will be published per issue.

Manuscripts should be written in English and be submitted either online at


Once received, all papers will be subject to peer review by experts in the field. We encourage authors to submit the names of five referees suitable to review the work to aid in the peer review process. We aim to review all papers within 4-8 weeks and if accepted the paper will appear in the next available issue of the journal.


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2. Manuscript Preparation

Authors are encouraged to download the Walailak Journal template at when preparing their manuscript. In the case of traditional submissions, the manuscript should be double-spaced and in Times New Roman, 10 pt with a 3-cm margin around a standard A4 page (WJST Template 2017). Manuscripts should be arranged as follows:

  • Title page. The title page should include:
  1. A concise and informative title.
  2. Authors’ names.
  3. Names and addresses of the institution of the author.
  4. A running title (an abbreviated form of the title) not longer than 40 letters and spaces.
  5. E-mail address of the corresponding author.
  • Abstract. The abstract must be no more than 250 words and should be concise and include only the most important aspects of the study. Four to six keywords should be given below the abstract. Examples of abstracts are available online at
  • Text. The text should be subdivided into Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, and Conclusions. General points for authors to consider include:
  1. Please ensure that your manuscript has been spell-checked and grammar-checked before submission to remove trivial errors.
  2. Papers should be written in either American or British English but must be consistent throughout the paper-do not use both in the same paper.
  3. Abbreviations and acronyms should be used sparingly and consistently. When they first appear in the text, the complete term should be given, e.g. DMF = dimethylformamide.
  4. Use only symbol and normal text character sets when inserting Greek letters (a), German umlauts (ä), accents (é) etc.
  5. All scientific units must be preceded by a space, for example: ‘... for 2.5 h at 50 °C’ not ‘... for 2.5h at 50°C’.
  6. Use tab stops for indents not the space bar.
  7. Use the table function and not spreadsheets to create tables.
  8. Use the equation editor or an equivalent for equations. For authors using Word 2007 or later use the Microsoft equation editor rather than the default editor.
  • Acknowledgements. Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds etc should be included in a section just before the references. The names of funding agencies, scholarships etc should be written in full.


  • References. References in the text should be cited in the manuscript by Arabic numerals in square brackets and numbered sequentially in order of citation. They should, if applicable, be before punctuation (example: text [1,2].). If multiple citations are used they should appear as follows: [1-3]. Proper abbreviations for all journals must be used. For a complete listing of the standard abbreviations of a journal’s name please see:


The style of citation is as follows:


Journals: [1] A Rods and R Shephard. The influence of cigarette smoking upon the oxygen cost of breathing in near maximal exercise. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 1983; 51, 371-9. Articles with a DOI should be referenced as follows: D Zhu, I Thapa, I Korobkov, S Gambarotta and PHM Budzelaar, Redox-Active Ligands and Organic Radical Chemistry. Inorg. Chem. 2011, DOI: 10.1021/ic2002145.


Books: [2] LI Iverson, SD Iverson and SH Snyder. Handbook of Psychopharmacology, Vol II. Plenum Press, New York, 1978, p. 99-115.


Chapters in books: [3] AL Hecker. Nutrition and Physical Performance. In: Strauss RH (ed.). Drugs & Performance in Sport. 2nd ed. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1987, p. 23-40.


Proceedings: [4] S Chumpawadee, K Sommart, T Vongpralub and V Paatarajinda. Effect of synchronizing the rate of dietary energy and nitrogen release on ruminal fermentation, microbal protein synthesis and blood urea nitrogen in beef cattle. New dimensions and challenges for sustainable livestock farming volume III. In: Proceeding of the 11th AAAP Animal Science Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2004, p. 364-6.


Dissertations: [5] DJ Harding. 2000, Redox-Active Group 6 Transition Metal Alkyne Complexes, Ph. D. Dissertation. University of Bristol, Bristol, England.


Patents: [6] D Williams. 2005, Screw Less Clip Mounted Computer Drive, U.S. Patent 6,885,550.


Internet Websites: [7] Walailak Journal of Science and Technology, Available at:, accessed May 2011.

Note that for books or journals in the Thai language the title of the book or journal and names of authors should be given in English while the year should be reported in the Christian calendar (2011 not 2554 BE). After the title of the book or journal the words in Thai should follow in parenthesis. [8] J Angkathavanich. Garcinia fruit and weight loss. Journal of Food and Pharmaceuticals (in Thai), Mahidol University, Bangkok, 1998; 52, 16-9.

  • Tables. Tables should be typed on separate pages and numbered using Arabic numerals with a caption written in normal text. For example: ‘Table 3 Characterization data for complexes 1-3.’ The table must also be cited in the text. Footnotes to the table should be included where necessary as superscript lower case letters with the text in Times New Roman, 9 pt (example: aAt 298 K). References to previous work presented in the table should also be included in the footnotes.


  • Figures, schemes and illustrations. Graphics such as figures, schemes and illustrations should be placed on separate pages or in the text and numbered using Arabic numerals. As with tables the figure captions must be written in normal text and must be cited in the text. Other points to consider include:


  1. Figure cations should be written Figure 1 Text.
  2. The graphics must be submitted as *.jpg or *.tif files.
  3. They must have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi for good reproduction.
  4. Images from other authors’ work must be properly referenced.
  5. Figures containing text must have the text embedded in the figure file.
  6. Use simple fonts such as Arial for text in the figure.
  7. Do not use faint lines and check that all fonts are legible at final size.
  8. Try to avoid colour graphs, charts and lines as these are often not distinguishable when printed in black and white.

3. Reprints

Authors will receive a PDF file of their paper.


Indexed and Abstracts
Walailak Journal of Science and Technology is indexed in the Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre (TCI), Google Scholar, Open J-Gate, ThaiScience, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Directory of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI), CAB Abstracts, EBSCOhost, AGRICOLA, IndexCopernicus, Electronic Journals Library, JournalSeek, Academic Journals Database, Global Impact Factor and SCOPUS.

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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.

  1. [1] 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). WJST Publication Ethics and Malpractice
  2. [2*] The submission file is in Microsoft Word, PDF file or OpenOffice document file according to WJST format & template ONLY! (WJST Template 2017). We will reject your manuscript if you not according to WJST format & template.

  3. [3*] Where available, URLs for the references have been provided (Notes for Authors). The order of text citation must be revised according to the order of appearance in the text, i.e. start from [1], [2], [3], ...

  4. [4] The text should be in Times New Roman, 10 pt with a 3-cm margin around a standard A4 page; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end (WJST Template 2017).
  5. [5] The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Notes for Authors, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. [6] If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. (WJST Publication Ethics and Malpractice)
  7. [7*] Proper abbreviations for all journals must be used. For a complete listing of the standard abbreviations of a journal’s name please see: or
  8. [8*] We encourage authors to submit the names of 5-9 referees suitable to review the work to aid in the peer review process.
  9. [9*] The test results must discussed in reference to recent journal publications (Please add the relevant works since 2012 in the discussion).

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