ASR Chiang Mai University Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Instructions for Preparation of Manuscripts

Types of Articles and Formats
Manuscripts submitted to ASR Chiang Mai University Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities are critically reviewed before they can be published. The reviewer has the major responsibility for critical evaluation to determine whether or not a manuscript meets standards of social sciences and literary quality. Reviews must be based on manuscripts of satisfactory literary quality.  It is not the task of a reviewer to edit poorly prepared papers or to correct readily detectable errors. In order to avoid any embarrassment to authors, any undue burden for reviewers or editors, or any loss of time and effort, every paper should have a thorough preliminary review by competent colleagues of the author before it is sent to the journal.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://cmuj.cmu.ac.th

For inquires, contact:
Chiang Mai University Journal Office
Research Administration Center
Office of the University
Chiang Mai University
Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
E-mail: cmupress.th@gmail.com              

Preparation of Manuscripts
                All papers must be written in English.  Manuscripts should not exceed 30 double-spaced A4 pages (Times New Roman or similar font, size 12, with 1" margins) and include no more than eight tables, figures or images.  Manuscripts are printed in monochrome.  If accepted for publication, the manuscripts must be made available in MS Word format.
               
ASR accepts papers structured in two formats:

  • Social Sciences: Manuscripts in the social sciences must follow accepted practice as detailed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  Social science manuscripts must include the following four sections: Introduction, Methodology, Results, and Discussion. A Conclusion is optional.
  • Humanities: Manuscripts in the humanities must follow accepted practice in their field and, where appropriate, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Humanities papers must be structured as follows: Introduction, Context, body of paper broken into separate "point of discussion" sections as appropriate to the research, and Summary.

Social Sciences manuscripts should be organized as follows: 

1.Title

The author should design his title to supply enough information for the potential reader to make a reliable decision as to whether the paper is of probable interest.

2. Author(s)

Name(s) of authors, complete postal address(es) of affiliations and E-mail of the corresponding author.

3. Abstract and Keywords

The abstract should be a suitable literary adjunct to the scientific report and it  should meet the needs of the literary of researcher or information specialist. The  length of the abstract should not exceed 250 words for full-length papers and 75 words for notes and brief articles. Keywords for indexing should be listed at the end of the abstract.

4.   Introduction
Introductions should be kept short. Good introductions should include: (i) brief statement of the problem that justified doing the work or of the hypothesis on which it is based; (ii) the finding of others that will be challenged or developed; (iii) an explanation of the general approach and objectives. The aim of the introduction should be to excite and interest the reader.

 5.  Materials and Methods
This section contains details about materials, techniques, experimental design,and environment. Sufficient details should be provided to permit the reader to repeat the experiments. The methods section may be arranged in a chronological pattern, succession of techniques, or other manners which will most effectively assist the reader in studying the paper.

 6. Results
Use tables, graphs, diagrams, and photographs to provide a clear understanding of the results. Data included in illustrations and tables should not be discussed extensively in the text, but significant findings should be pointed out. Show how the objectives have been achieved. The results should be connected to one another.

7. Discussion  
In the discussion section the author assesses the meaning of the results. Show how the results provide a solution to the problem stated in the introduction or given as the objective. Connect the work of this study with previous works showing how and why they differ or agree. Point out the significance and implications of the work and indicate possible future developments. Do not give excuses for unexpected results and failures of experiments. Controversial issues should be discussed clearly and fairly. Where results differ from previous results, they should be explained.

 8. Conclusion (optional)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Some papers have a conclusion section. This includes any significant conclusions that have been drawn from the work. These should be carefully worded so there is no misunderstanding on the part of the reader. It is often desirable to present conclusions as part of  the discussion section; however, in a paper that is long and complex, it may be helpful to summarize conclusions in a separate section.

  8. Acknowledgements
Any acknowledgments should be typed as text and placed before the references.  The word ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS should be capitalized and centered above any citation.
               
9. Reference Citations
All in-text citations, footnotes/endnotes and the reference page must follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).  
                 
Humanities manuscripts should be organized according to the above guidelines for social science manuscripts, except sections 5-7 should be replaced as follows:

5.Context
Providing various kinds of relationships, i.e. social, cultural, political, economics, historical or ecological in the field of study that is important to the analysis of the research issues (problems) in the main body of the paper.

 6.Points of Discussion
The body of the paper should be structured around key points of discussion, with the number of sections variable according to the needs of the study.  As such, the body will not have standard headings, but rather headings appropriate to the specific content.

  • 6.1 Discussion 1: Analyzing a research issue based on the conceptualization of the field data under the above contextualization.
  • 6.2 Discussion 2: Analyzing another research issue based on the conceptualization of the field data under the situated context with some link to the first two issues.
  • 6.3 Discussion 3: Analyzing the last research issue based on the conceptualization of the field data under the situated context with some link to the first two issues.

7. Conclusion
Identifying major research findings with some critical comments and comparison to the existing literatures on the issues.