cmupress.th@gmail.com
ISSN: 1685-1994
   cmupress.th@gmail.com
ISSN: 1685-1994
Home > Information for author
Information for author

Information for author Chiang Mai University Journal of Natural Sciences
Chiang Mai University Journal of Natural Sciences
Instructions for Preparation of Manuscripts
Types of Articles and Formats
Manuscripts submitted to Chiang Mai University Journal of Natural Sciences are critically reviewed by at least 2 reviewers using the double-blinded review systems before they can be published. The reviewer has the major responsibility for critical evaluation to determine whether or not a manuscript meets standards of scientific 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.
Manuscript submission

Chiang Mai University Journal of Natural Sciences is online journal welcomes only English articles. English manuscripts must be written in “Times New Roman” font of 12-point type. The required font type must be used along with double spacing between lines of text, and continuous line numbering along the margins of the manuscript. Manuscripts can be of any length. There are no restictions on number of words, or number of tables and figures.

 

Importantly, English articles from corresponding authors do not belong to the English native speaker, while authors must send a supplemental document confirming that the article was proofread by a qualified native English speaker or authorized organization.

 

Manuscripts have to be submitted through the journal’s online submission system at ScholarOne Manuscripts (manuscriptcentral.com)

Type of Manuscript

Research articles; Reports of original research that have never been published elsewhere. The manuscript should be composed and organized according to the required sequence: 1. title page (Titles, Author names, Affiliations, Email addresses of correspondence, Acknowledgments, Funding, Author contribution) 2. main text (Titles, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Conflict of Interest, References, Tables and Figure). Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words and 5 keywords. There is no word limit on manuscript and no limit to the number of figures, tables and references.

 

Review articles; The literature reviews, systematic reviews, market reviews and critical reviews will be accepted for consideration. Critical, comprehensive and specific papers presenting issues of interest or topics of significant academic value. Although, the main text structure may vary based on the review subtopics, content should be organized in the same manner as a research article.

Guideline for Review Article

1. The first author or corresponding author must have at least h-index of 10.

2. The review must be informative and concise, critical and in-depth, address novel aspects or concepts, provide future perspectives and must attract a wide readership.

3. The authors must have experience in the subject of the Review and can demonstrate this expertise by at least a few original publications.

4. The journal will generally not consider Review article from postgraduate students or authors who fail to show his/her expertise on the subject.

5. At least 50% of the cited references should not be older than 5 years.

 

Authors who are with this guideline are welcome to send an email to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Wasu Pathom-aree, by e-mail (wasu.p@cmu.ac.th) with the following documents:

(1) The title of the proposed Review (must be short and concise; Keywords no more than 8). 

(2) An abstract of the proposed Review (This must be no more than 250 words). 

(3) The CV with a publication list, please mark the original publications that are related to the topic of the proposed Review. 

(4) Outline with detail on the novelty of the proposed Review.

(5) Please explain the difference between the proposed Review with related previous published reviews.

 

Short communications; Research reports of concise nature determined by the limitations of the study or based on a very new idea and/or controversial issue, etc. The material should present complete, original and new findings that emphasize specific research issues. The format must be similar to the original research article but presented as a brief report. Intended as a short format, these articles should be a maximum of 2,000 words (excluded references), limited for 2 figures and 2 table and a maximum of 20 references.

Cover letter

A cover letter from the corresponding author is required assuring that the article has never before been published and is also not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The cover letter should include the following information;

  • A summary of the study
  • A statement confirming that all authors have read and approved of the final version of the manuscript before submission to the journal
  • A clear specification of the type of article (for example, research article, review article, short communication or case report)
  • A request for appropriate reviewers for this research with their names, companies/organizations, and Email addresses
Manuscripts Format

All manuscripts must be in English. Manuscripts must follow accepted practice in the natural sciences as detailed in the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers (by the Council of Science Editors and formally known as the CBE Manual of Style). The manuscript should not exceed 30 double-spaced A4 pages (Time New Roman or similar font, size 12”, with 1” margins). The manuscripts must be made available in MS Word format.

 

Manuscript should be organized in the following order

Two separate files need for submission, a Title page file (included author information) and Main manuscript file (without author information).

 

1st file-- Title page file

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

 3.Acknowledgement (optional)

Any acknowledgements should be typed as text.

 4. Author contribution (optional)

For transparency, we encourage authors to submit an author statement file outlining their individual contributions to the paper.

 5. Conflict of interest (optional)

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work.

 6. Funding (optional)

Any funding should be typed as text.

 

2nd file-- Main manuscript file

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. Abstract and Keywords

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

 3. Introduction

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

 4. Materials and Methods

 This section contains details about materials, techniques, experimental design, and environment. Sufficient detail 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                

 5. 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.

 6. 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 experiment. Controversial issues should be discussed clearly and fairly. Where results differ from previous results, they should be explained.

 7. 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. References

All in-text citations, footnotes/endnotes, and the reference page must follow the CSE guidelines. Samples from these guidelines can be found http://cmuj.cmu.ac.th

 

            8.1 In-text citations 

              The form used for giving the reference in the text will vary according to the construction of the sentence in which it occurs, e.g., Bell (1999) or (Bell, 1999). When there are two authors, name both of them, e.g., Heimann and Willmann (1998) or (Heimann and Willmann, 1998). When there are three or more authors, cite their paper in the form Hildebrandt et al., (1999) or (Hildebrandt et al., 1999).  If two or more articles by the same author or authors in the same year are cited, they should be designated as follow: Pandey et al., (1984a, 1984b, 1984c).

 

             8.2 Reference list

                All citations, whether to published literature or to unpublished work are to be listed alphabetically by surname of senior author at the end of the manuscript. Each reference to a periodical publication must include, in order, the name(s) of the author(s), the year of publication, the full title of the article, the publication in which it appears, the volume and inclusive page numbers, and the digital object identifier (DOI), if available. The reference lists are based on the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers (by the Council of Science Editors and formally known as the CBE Manual of Style).

                Journal article

                    Halmilton, M.B., Pincus, E.L., Fion, A.D., and Fleischer, R.C.  1999. Universal linker and ligation procedures for construction of genomic DNA libraries enriched for microsatellites. Biotechniques 27: 500-507. doi: xx.xxxxxxxxxx

 

               Book

                  Sokal, R.R., and Rohlf, F.J. 1995. Biometry: The principles and practice of statistics in biological research. W.H. Freeman and Co, New York.

          

               Chapter in book

                  Jackson, M.B. 1982. Ethylene as a growth promoting hormone under flooded conditions. p.291-301. In P.F. Wareing (ed) Plant growth substance. Academic Press, London.

 

            Edited proceeding, symposia etc.

                  Pratt, A., Gilkes, R.J., Ward, S.C., and Jasper, D.A. 2000. Variations in the properties of regolith materials affect the performance of tree growth in rehabilitated bauxite mine-pits in the Darling Range, SW-Australia. p.87-88.  In: Brion, A., and Bell, R.W.  (eds) Proceeding of Remade Land 2000, the International Conference on Remediation and Management of Degraded Lands. Fremantle, 30 Nov-2 Dec 2000. Promaco Conventions, Canning Bridge.

 

             Dissertation

                  Senthong, C. 1979. Growth analysis in several peanut cultivars and the effect of peanut root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne arenaria) on peanut yields.Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

 

Reviewing

Manuscripts submitted to Chiang Mai University Journal of Natural Sciences are critically reviewed by at least 2 reviewers using the double-blinded review systems before they can be published. The reviewer has the major responsibility for critical evaluation to determine whether or not a manuscript meets standards of scientific 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.