Call for Papers
THAITESOL Journal is a semiannual, peer-reviewed, official, international journal of Thailand TESOL. It publishes articles, research papers, review articles and book reviews on applied linguistics and language learning and teaching. The journal serves as a platform for the scholars in the field to present their works to those who are interested.
Preparation of Manuscripts
THAITESOL Journal accepts academic articles, research papers and review articles typed in English between 3,000 and 7,000 words and book reviews no longer than 2,000 words in length, using 11 point size of Times New Roman and 1.5 line spacing. References in articles should conform to the requirements of the APA referencing system. Please include cover letter comprising the author’s affiliation, location, mailing address, telephone number, and email address and adhere to the following guidelines.
|Language and font:||Manuscripts must be in English. Use Times New Roman 11 point and 1.5 line spacing. Set all margins to 2.5 cm.|
|Length:||Articles, research papers, and review articles should be between 3,000 and 7,000 words. Book reviews should not be longer than 2,000 words.|
|Title:||The title should be concise and informative with all capital letters.|
|Authors:||Give the full name of all authors and their complete addresses, as well as contact information for the corresponding author, complete mailing address, and e-mail address.
|Abstract:||The abstract should not exceed 250 words, clearly summarizing the important findings of the paper. It should contain hard facts such as objectives, methods and major results.|
|Keywords:||Provide 4-6 keywords which help direct readers through the article.|
|Introduction:||The introduction must provide the necessary background of the paper and a brief review of related literature. A clear statement of the objectives should also be included.|
|Describe the experimental procedures clearly enough for others to repeat the same experiment so that the same result could be obtained. A careful discussion of the methodology will include exactly who the population was, how many subjects participated, what the procedures were, where the research took place, how long the research procedure lasted, and all other details of the instruments (including the exact survey questions, for example). In the case of experimental research, the description should include how the control group’s instruction covered the same content, length of time, and learning outcomes as that of the experimental group(s). In general, this part of the article will be at least 25% of the total article.|
|Results and Discussion:
|This section should contain “Results” and interpretation of the results in relation to existing knowledge. This section should begin with exactly what the data showed and then describe the author’s interpretation of the data.|
|Conclusions:||State conclusion (do not summarize) briefly. Headings and sub-headings should be left aligned, with the first letter capitalized.|
|Other requirements:||Indicate new paragraphs by using one extra line space. Short quotations should be incorporated into the text and enclosed with double quotation marks. Quotations of more than about 40 words should be set off from the main text body by indentation, without any quotation marks. Manuscripts should follow the APA referencing style. That is, references in the text should be ordered alphabetically and contained the name of the author and the year of publication, e.g. (Thomas, 2001). References listed at the end should be in alphabetical order by first author’s family name and be consistent with APA referencing style. For direct quotations, include the relevant page number(s), e.g. (Thomas, 2001, p.34). Tables, figures or diagrams should be numbered consecutively and included in the relevant part of the text. Each should have an explanatory title. Numbers up to and including ten should be spelt out and numbers over ten should be expressed as figures.|
|Standard of English:||Before submitting articles for consideration, authors are solely responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts have been thoroughly proofread and edited to achieve the appropriate standard of professional English. Thailand TESOL should not be expected to improve the quality of the writer’s English. Manuscripts that do not meet this requirement will be rejected or returned to the authors for revision before the peer review process is undertaken.|