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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Guidelines for Proposing Potential Reviewers : Authors are requested to recommend a minimum of three prospective reviewers as part of their manuscript submission. It is essential that these suggested reviewers are not affiliated with the same institution as the authors and do not have any existing relationship with them. This is to ensure a fair and unbiased review process. The authors must upload the list of proposed reviewers separately during the submission step.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


Full details of electronic submission and formats can be obtained from this webpage below.

A submitted paper must not be previously published or not under consideration from any publishers.

Flow diagram for processing manuscript submitted to the RAST Journal:




 1. The manuscript written in English, should not be more than 12 pages. The content format is:

-  Short title (up to 40 characters including spaces), subtitle (if desired), author’s name, affiliation, full postal address and telephone ,

   email address and fax numbers. Respective affiliations and addresses for co-authors should be clearly indicated.

-  Self-contained abstract in the range of 200 to 250 words in a single paragraph outlining the aims, scope and conclusions;

   acknowledgements (if any); article title abbreviated appropriately for use as a running headline.

-  Not more then six keywords

-  Main body of the text

-  References

-  Appendices

-  Tables

-  Captions to illustrations

-  Illustrations

2. Font size, type, grammar, illustrations, charts, drawings, sketches, and diagrams are submitted on separate sheets and be ready for direct reproduction. All illustrations should be consecutively numbered and given proper legends. Font of the captions, legends and other texts in the figures are in double-spaced 11-point Times New Roman. Legends must use capital letters for the first letter of the first word and use lower case for the rest of the words. All symbols must be italicized. Photographs should be black and white glossy prints but good colored photographs are acceptable.


3. Tables should be consecutively numbered in Arabic numerals and given in a suitable caption. Notes and references within tables should be included with the tables. Superscript letters should refer to notes. The table columns should have an explanatory heading. Table should not repeat data available elsewhere in the article, e.g. in an illustration.


4. Each reference should be sequentially numbered; in brackets in the content. Typical examples:

-  Journal references consist of: name of author (s); year; article title; journal name; volume; issue number; and page number (s).

-  Book references consist of: name of author (s); year of publication; title; edition; location and publisher.

-  Proceeding references consist of: name of author (s); article title; conference title; venue; country; date; location and publisher.

5. Manuscripts should be prepared in the form of journal style with 1 inch margin of A4 paper and doubled-space. The Standard International System of Units (SI) is required.


6. During paper preparation, the most suitable word-processing software is Microsoft Word for Windows XP (or higher versions).


Template: A template file is available at here. (Download here)

Reference: The reference style in manuscript should be APA 6th style.


Basic format for conference proceedings (published):

[1]  Author. (year, date of conference).  Title of paper.  Name of Conference, Conference Location.


[2]    Zeng, J., Zhang, B., Mao, C., & Wang, Y. (2006, October 22-26). Use of battery energy storage system to improve the power quality and stability of wind farms. 2006 International Conference on Power System Technology, Chongqing.


Basic format for books:

[3]  Author. (year). Title of the book (edition). City of Publisher, Country: Publisher.


[4]    Muneer, T. (2004). Solar radiation and daylight models. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.


Basic format for books (when available online):

[5]    Author. (year). Title of the book (edition). City of Publisher, Country: Publisher. Retrieved, Available: site/path/file


[6]    Babu, N. R. (2019). Solar radiation and daylight models. Waretown, NJ: Apple Academic Press. Retrieved June 3, 2020, from


Basic format for journals

[7]    Author. (year). Title. Journal, Volume (Issue), xxx–xxx.


[8]    Janjai, S., Pankaew, P., & Laksanaboonsong, J. (2009). A model for calculating hourly global solar radiation from satellite data in the tropics. Applied Energy, 86, 1450 – 1457.


Basic format for journals (when available online):

[9]    Author. (year). Title. Journal, Volume (Issue), xxx–xxx. Retrieved, Available: site/path/file


[10]  Choosri, P., Janjai, S., Nunez, M., Buntoung, S., & Charuchittipan, D. (2017). Mapping diffuse photosynthetically active radiation from satellite data in Thailand. Advances in Space Research, 60, 2345-2354. Retrieved June 10, 2019, from

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