Bulletin of Earth Sciences of Thailand (BEST) International Journal of Earth Sciences

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

by Punya Charusiri and Ken-ichiro Hisada

1. Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand

2. Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8572, Japan *Corresponding author e-mail: cpunya@chula.ac.th

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1. Introduction

     Full research article has 10 to 12 pages limit. Shot research article is limited to 4 pages including all figures and tables. Each manuscript typically contains the following sections.

          1.1 Title

          1.2 Authors’ names (no academic position is required)

          1.3 Affiliation (give phone and fax numbers, if available)

          1.4 Abstract

          1.5 Text

          1.6 Acknowledgments (if preferred)

          1.7 References

2. Style and Format

     2.1 General

     Manuscripts are typed single (1) space except for headings. Font type should mimic Times New Roman #12 (shown here), as closely as possible. 3 to 6 key words are required at the bottom of abstract. Right-hand justification is recommended if available. Bold should be used for the paper title (#14) and major headings (#12). Number all pages should indicate at the upper right hand corner of each page.

     Type your manuscripts on A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) sheets. The manuscripts must also be typed in this correct two-column width as shown in this guideline. The sheet should have a two-column format with single. (1)-spaced lines and column widths of 81 mm with a space between column of 6 mm (a total width of 168 mm). This permits side margin of 21 mm each. The top and bottom margins should be 29 mm.

     2.2 Title Block

     The title should appear in upper and lower case without underlining, centered across both columns. Type the author’s name (#12) and affiliation (#10) also in upper and lower case letters centered under the title. In case of multi-authorship, group the authors and identify each author by superscript numbers corresponding to the organization which should be grouped below authors.

     2.3 Headings and subheadings

     Headings and subheadings are in upper and lower case bold letters without underlining, if available. They should appear with sequential numbers, left-hand justified in column.

     2.4 Equations

     Equations are to be numbered consecutively throughout the text. The equation number should be placed in parenthesis and flushed with the right-hand margin of the column.

A = B + C .....................................(1)

     Leave a blank line before and after equations. A long equation should appear across the columns by interrupting the opposite column with column-termination and columninitiation bars.

3. Acknowledgements

     Project funds, persons and organization can be included in acknowledgments.

4. References

     References are to be listed at the end of the papers as shown. Please make sure that all references in the text contain in the reference lists.

5. Illustrations

     Figures, tables and line drawings should be positioned within the text. They may conform to either a one-column or two column widths and must be high resolutions. They must include captions.

6. Conclusions

     It is recommended that your abstract and manuscript be carefully checked by all of the authors before submission. Acceptance of your manuscript will be answered to you as quick as possible via email or fax. In case that your manuscript needs a revision, we will inform you together with a letter of acceptance. Revised manuscript should be returned to the editor in chief as soon as possible. Thank you very much for your cooperation.