About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (Continued as: Trends in Sciences), is a peer-reviewed journal covering all areas of science and technology, launched in 2004. It is published 24 Issues (Semi-monthly) by the College of Graduate Studies of Walailak University. The scope of the journal includes the following areas of research:
Indexed and Abstracts
Walailak Journal of Science and Technology is indexed in the Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre (TCI), Google Scholar, CAB Abstracts, EBSCOhost, JournalSeek, ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), ROAD: the Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources and SCOPUS.
Sponsors and Support
Editor in Chief
Phongpichit Channuie, School of Science, Walailak University, Thasala, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80161, Thailand
Peer Review Process
Publication Process for Walailak J. Sci. & Tech. Papers
1. Receive a paper from potential author.
Action: Record the date the paper was received and give the paper a unique code number.
Action: Within Two Weeks send a letter to the author indicating that the paper has arrived and we are processing it.
2. Send the paper to the referees for review.
Action: Record the date the paper was sent for review. Review should not take longer than Two Months. If the paper has not been reviewed in this time, contact the reviewer.
3. After the paper has been reviewed show the result to the Editor or Manager.
Action: Return the paper with comments to the author. Ask that requested changes are done quickly (Two Weeks) and that the author send an updated document file.
4. Send the paper to the Editor for English review.
Action: Once the paper has been returned (Two Weeks), make the corrections and type set the paper as an x.doc file.
5. Send the x.doc file to the Associate Editors, They so that they can check the paper follows the rules set down in the WJST’s Notes for Authors. This should require a Few Days per paper.
Action: Once you’ve received the papers from the Associate Editors convert the x.doc file into a pdf file.
6. Send the pdf file and the standard e-mail to the authors for final corrections.
Action: When you receive their comments make changes, if necessary, to the x.doc file in preparation for printing. The author is given Two Weeks to submit changes.
7. When pages numbers are known prepare a pdf file of the paper for publication on the Walailak Journal home page (https://wjst.wu.ac.th).
The Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (Walailak J. Sci. & Tech. or WJST), is a peer-reviewed journal covering all areas of science and technology, launched in 2004. It is published 24 Issues (Semi-monthly) by the College of Graduate Studies of Walailak University.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. (WJST Publication Ethics and Malpractice)
Benefits & Features
1. First response to manuscripts within 2-3 months of submission.
2. Full access of Contents and Abstracts of Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (WJST) in the website https://wjst.wu.ac.th.
3. Timely release of issues and faster deliveries of a PDF file reprints to the subscribers through e-mail.
4. With an open access publication model of this journal, all interested readers around the world can freely access articles online at https://wjst.wu.ac.th without the need for a subscription.
5. WJST will serve as a great resource for researchers and students across the globe.
6. Speedy Online Manuscripts submission.
7. No publication fees for page or color illustrations (Free to Publish).
8. A full-color, high-resolution print version.
1. Substantive reviews, full papers, focus articles and reports from leading researchers.
2. Reports on original work in Science and Technology.
3. Latest developments in Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Applied Sciences, etc.
4. Articles peer-reviewed rapidly by panels of international referees and up to the highest standards.
WJST Publication Ethics and Malpractice
WJST Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
(These guidelines are based on existing the Committee on Publication Ethics-COPE)
The editor of the WJST is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
WJST Guidelines for Protection of Human and Animal Research Subjects
Protection of Human Subjects
Research involving human subjects must be performed according to the World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki. All original articles must state the approval number of Institutional Review Board, related method sections, and full name of the institutional review committee. In case of individual cases or case series, informed consent for patient information or images must be clearly stated in informed consent for legally authorized representative.
Care and Use of Animals
All researches related to animals must be approved by an ethics committee where the studies were carried out. Manuscripts involving needless pain, distress, suffering, or lasting harm to animals, the editor keep the right to reject manuscripts on the basis of related ethics or welfare.
From 2019, all clinical trials, which involve assigning a health-related intervention to human subjects, submitted to the journal must be registered with one of the primary registers in the WHO Registry Network (http://www.who.int/ictrp/network/primary/en) or in ClinicalTrials.gov before the first patient enrollment. The registration must contain complete information on the minimum 20-item trial registration (http://prsinfo.clinicaltrials.gov/trainTrainer/WHO-ICMJE-ClinTrialsgov-Cross-Ref.pdf).
Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (WJST) is sponsored by College of Graduate Studies of Walailak University, Thailand.
Sources of Support
The Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (Walailak J. Sci. & Tech. or WJST), launched in 2004. WJST wish to sincerely thank Professor Dr. Winai Pralomkarn for his extraordinary efforts as Editor in the past years in establishing the Journal (2004-2005). We would also like to express our gratitude to Dr. Buhnnum Kyokong, Dr. Pitiwong Tantichodok and Dr. Padungsak Suksa-Ard for their contribution as associate editors for the Journal (2004-2005). Following these retirements we welcome Assistant Professor Dr. Anuchit Chinajariyawong and Dr. Monthon Lertcanawanichachul as new associate editors for the Journal (2006-2007). We look forward to working with them and together improving the Journal. Finally, we welcome Assistant Professor Dr. David J. Harding as the new Editor of the Journal (2006-present).
2008 the journal has achieved in recent years reaching as high as the tenth best journal in Thailand according to the Thai Citation Index. At this time we would like to thank the various people who have contributed to the success of the Walailak Journal of Science and Technology in the last five years. These include our associate editors Asst. Prof. Dr. Chitnarong Sirisathitkul and Asst. Prof. Dr. Padungsak Suksa-ard and our manager Mr. Kosin Sirirak.
2010 the retirement of our associate editor Asst. Prof. Dr. Chitnarong Sirisathitkul and who has served the journal since its inception in 2003. That articles published in the journal now follow a two column format in line with other high quality international journals. The journal has also undergone a major aesthetic change with a new cover and logo for the journal. Further changes are envisioned in the future with an online submission system expected by the end of the year.