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Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Journal of Architectural/Planning Research and Studies JARS

  1. Overview

Journal of Architectural/Planning Research and Studies (JARS) is initiated by the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University as a publication with international standard. Published bi-annually, JARS aims to be a leading academic arena that provides concerted opportunities for academics, researchers as well as professional in the transformation, exchange, and criticism of inputs from research, analytical studies including critical works related to architecture, interior architecture, building and information technology, urban planning, management, landscape architecture, and other related fields.

  1. Manuscript Qualifications

Each manuscript shall be in the form of research summary or academic paper that provides analysis, criticism, or innovation of any architecture-based knowledge. Submitted manuscripts must be original and not violate the rights of any individual. Articles which have been previously published will be accepted if there are indications of changes, and modification for more proper contents (The authors of these articles have to submit the previously published contents.). Other than these, additional qualifications will be considered specifically for acceptance by the editorial board.

  1. Manuscript Evaluation

All manuscripts will be anonymously evaluated by at least 2 peer-reviewers on the basis of contents and relevance to disciplines. The editorial board reserves all rights to revise any paper, and/or return to the author for revision. Authors are responsible for the use of appropriate written language and writing format. The editorial board will proceed to the peer-reviewing process only when an article meets such requirements.

  1. General Format

The manuscript should be prepared using Microsoft Word software for Windows with the length of 12 - 25 standard A-4 size single-spaced pages. Leave 25 mm. for top and bottom margins, 35 mm. for left margin, and 17 mm. for right margin. Browallia New font type (14 pt.) is required throughout the text. Use numbering system in headings and subheadings. All the headings should be flushed left and typed in upper case and lower case letters. The use of language should be concise and consistent. English spelling should refer to Webster Dictionary. Thai spelling should refer to The Royal Institute, Thailand.

  1. Article’s Sections

Each article should be divided into three sections: introductory section, body section, and references section. The introductory section includes article’s title, author’s name(s), institution or affiliation of the author(s), abstract, and keywords. The body section includes introduction, main text, result, discussion, conclusion, and acknowledgements (if any). The references section includes references, bibliography (if any), and appendix (if any).

  1. Abstract and Keywords

Provide a one-paragraph abstract of 100-200 words. Authors should also include up to six keywords from the article.

  1. Figures and Tables

Figures and tables should be numbered in sequence, and each of which should be referred to in the text. All figures and tables should have captions. Figure captions should be centered beneath the picture. In Thai article, please provide English caption in bracket as an addition to Thai caption. Table captions should be flushed left above the table. Accurate references to figures and tables are also required, and must not violate any copyrights. Please provide figures with high quality, TIFF file format at least 300 dpi resolution should accompany the paper.

Please prepare the manuscript by precisely following the formats given by the editorial board. Submissions for manuscripts should include a hard copy, a CD-ROM copy of the manuscript, and a completed registration form which can be downloaded from http://www.arch.tu.ac.th/jars. Send submission materials to: jars@ap.tu.ac.th

  1. Citations and References

In-text citations, the list of references, and bibliography should follow the style of American Psychological Association (APA).

  1. References

Please use English language for referencing. Thai reference must be spelled or translated in English. Examples of References are as follows.

9.1 Book:

Eggan, P. D., & Kauchall, D. (1992). Educational psychology: Classroom connections. New York: Merrill.

9.2 Journal Article:

Hengrasmee, S. (2007). The study of sustainable architectural design in Thailand. Journal of Architectural/Planning Research and Studies, 5(1), 135-154.

9.3 Newspaper Article:

Goleman, D. (1993, July 13). New treatments for autism arouse hope and skepticism. The New York Times, C1, C11.

9.4 Proceedings of Meetings and Symposia:

Searle, J. (1990). Is the brain a digital computer? Proceedings of the American Philosophical Association, 64(3),79-100.

  1. Paper Submission

Submission is via Online Only in https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jars 


The Editorial Board, Journal of Architectural/Planning Research and Studies (JARS) Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12121 Thailand  Phone: +66-2-986-9605-6 Ext. 3015 Fax: +66-2-986-8067 E-mail: jars@ap.tu.ac.th

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