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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, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation

  1. General

        Journal of Materials Science and Applied Energy (JMSAE), journal for the publication of theoretical and experimental materials science and applied energy includes thermoelectric, piezoelectric, thin films, solar cells, biomass, battery, nanomaterials, microelectronic devices, renewable energy and alternative energy.

        JMSAE is peer-reviewed (Double-blind peer review) and published as online open-access journal. Every published article was peer-reviewed for the academic correctness by 3 qualified persons. The research recommendations depend on the researcher. It is not necessary to get the consent of the editorial board. It is indexed/abstracted in ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), ISSN (Print): 2286-7201, ISSN (Online): 2651-0898, Frequency: 3 issues/Year (January – April, May – August, September – December)

Please attach the file Copyright Agreement and  Native English Speaker along with the submission step .

  1. Manuscript Preparation
  • JMSAE Template (Download)
  • Author Guidelines (Download)
  • Manuscript articles must be in English and they must be competently written and argued in clear and concise grammatical English. Acceptable English usage and syntax are expected. Do not use slang, jargon, or obscure abbreviations or phrasing. Metric measurement is preferred; equivalent English measurement may be included in parentheses. Always provide the complete form of an acronym/abbreviation the first time it is presented in the text. Contributors are strongly recommended to have the manuscript checked by a colleague with ample experience in writing English manuscripts or an English language editor.
  • Typing An article shall be typed into Microsoft Word with a paper size of letter (8.50 x 11 Inches). Set the margins from top, bottom and right of the paper at 2 cm while the margins from left shall be set at 2.25 cm. There must be only one column. All pages are to be numbered.
  • Font Format Use Times New Roman. Font size must be used 12 pt throughout the article. Then, main topic use bold.
  • Symbol use allow insert symbol in MS Word.
  • Equation will be use program typing equation i.e. Math type. Equation will be set at center letter and running number by curved bracket (…).
  • Figure assign “Fig. __” please provide an image with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more. The image must be regular screen resolution 300 – 1200 dpi. Preferred file types: TIFF, JPEG or BMP.
  • Table assign “Table __” will be type in MS word or used Picture as resolution 300 – 1200 dpi.

          Equation, Table and Figure are to be inserted in the content. Only the essential information of these forms should be shown and arranged to be in coherence with the main content. The names of the tables is to be on the top of them. On the other hand, the names of the Illustration/Figure, charts and graphs are to be shown below them along with concise and complete description 

  • Content page following by type of manuscript as table;Title page composed Type of article, Area or content of science, Title, Author(s) and Affiliation(s), List of table(s) and Figure(s);
  • First Page
    [Type of article]
    Research article
    [Area or Content of science]
    An introduction to prepare manuscript for submission in JMSAE
    [Authors Address]
    First Authora, b,e1, Second Authora, b,e2, Last Authora, b,e3
    JMSAE, Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University, Sakon Nakhon, 47000 Thailand
    bCenter of excellent on alternative energy, Research and Development Institute, Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University, Sakon Nakhon, 47000 Thailand
    e1Email (First Author), e2Email (Second Author), e3Email (Last Author),
    [List of tables]
    Table 1 Variation of X and Y.
    [List of Figures]
    Fig. 1 Example graph exhibits resolution 300 dpi.
    Fig. 2 The relation between Y (a) and Y2 (b) with X. 
  •  Reference
    References must be typed together in explicit way in order of their appearance in the text.

    1.  In-text Referencing
    In-text referencing shows the source of information in the content. Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets […] in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.

    Zinc oxide (ZnO) is key materials for researchers because it leading provider of market, technology research and industry analysis services for the thin film, organic and printable electronics businesses [1– 4, 6, 7]

    Kumar et al. say …. [1]
    Recently, we successfully for solve the problem …. [2 – 5, 7, 8]
    Recently, we successfully for solve the problem …. [2 – 5, 7 – 9]

    2. List number the references
    (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.
    For Journal
    First Author, Author2, …, last Author, Article title, Journal abbreviations. Volume(Number)(Year) page– page.
    Example: [1] K. Singh, I. Bala, V. Kumar, Structural optical and bioactive properties of calcium borosilicate glasses, Ceram. Int. 35 (2009) 3401-3406.

    For Book
    First Author, Author2, …, last Author, Book name, Edition, Publisher, Place of Publication(City), Year.
    Example: [2] W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, fourth ed., Longman, New York, 2000.

    For Thesis
    Author, Thesis title, Degree, University, City, Year.
    Example: [3] W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, Ph.D. Science and Technology, Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University, Sakon Nakhon, 2000.

    For Book article or chapter
    First Author, Author2, …, last Author, Chapter title, in: Editor, Book name, Publisher, Place of Publication(City), Year, pp. page – page.
    Example: [4] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 281–304.

    For Website
    Title, URL, Date of Retrieving.
    Example: [5] Quantum Mechanics for Engineers,, 6 June 2016.

    For Conference
    First Author, Author2, …, last Author, Article title, Conference name, Conference venue.  Date of Conference, page-page.
    Example: [6] J. Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, The art of writing a scientific article, Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University International Conference 2015, Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University. 24 July 2015, 51–59. 
  • Graphical Abstract
    The Graphical abstract is encouraged as it draws more attention to the online article. The graphical abstract should summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial and visual summary of the main findings of the article. It could either be the concluding figure from the article or better still a figure that is specially designed for the purpose, which captures the content of the article for readers at a single glance. In addition, the graphical abstract should have a start and end, preferably reading from top to bottom or left to right. This graphical abstract is helpful in giving readers a quick way to determine if this article is relevant to the research they are searching for or are interested in. The graphical abstract will be displayed in the article online list, but will not appear in the article content or article file. The graphical abstract in accordance with the requirements of the journal JMSAE is as follows: - Graphical abstract should be submission as a separate file in the online submission system. - Image size: please provide an image with a minimum of 2408 × 3508 pixels (ratio: 500 × 700, h × w) using resolution of 300 dpi or more. Additionally, the image should be readable at a size of 8 × 12 cm. using a regular screen resolution 300 – 1200 dpi. - Font: Time new roman - Preferred file type: TIFF, EPS, JPEG and PDF.
  • Manuscript Submission
    - Submit your manuscript in word and PDF file onto the online system at
    >>> Submission
    Authors can be download example of manuscript as
    - The manuscripts should be proofread by native English speaker.
    (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these)

Note: JMSAE will consider the format of manuscript first and not take any action if the format of manuscript incorrectly.

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