INTRODUCTION 


Focus and Scope

Interdisciplinary Research Review was established with cooperation of 7 institutes which consists of: (1) Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, (2) The Royal Society of Thailand by Committee of Interdisciplinary Research and Development Royal Society of Thailand, (3) Interdisciplinary Research Foundation, (4) Phetchaburi Rajabhat University, (5) Muban Chom Bueng Rajabhat University, (6) Kanchanaburi Rajabhat University, and (7) Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin.


Scope

Interdisciplinary Research Review (IRR) aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform for the dissemination of current knowledge and advances in the interdisciplinary science and technology research. Areas covered include Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Biotechnology and Agro-Industry, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Nursing, Computer and Information Technology, Engineering and Industrial Research, Water Engineering and Sciences, Environmental and Natural Resources, and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Social and Humanities Sciences. Journal of Thai Interdisciplinary Research publishes original research work, either as full length articles or as short communications, technical, academic articles, and interdisciplinary research set.

 

Editorial process

All submitted research papers will be duly acknowledged. The Editorial Office will screen individual paper for conformity to technical standards (plagiarism checker must be no more than 30%) and author guidelines, within 7 days. Submitted article found to be uncompliant or unsatisfactory would be sent back to authors for revision and re-submitting. Any article found to be lacking in original content, containing scientific or experimental errors or lack of interest to the readership of Interdisciplinary Research Review will be rejected by the Associate Editor without further peer review. Research articles suitable for publication are passed on to the Editor-in-Chief for further evaluation and 2-3 editorial board members and/or external referees will be selected to complete peer reviews within 4 weeks. Upon recommendations and comments received from peer reviewers, the Editors-in-Chief will hold meeting with editorial board members to decide over publication or not.

The authors will be informed about the decision (acceptance/ rejection/ minor revision/ major revision/language adjustment). The author is requested to make a point by point response to reviewers' comments and re-submit a revised version until reviewers and editors are satisfied with the revision. Articles for publication must be edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author and the corrected proof is expected to return within 48 hours. The submission, decision, sending and receiving proofs are to be done online. For efficient dissemination of knowledge, the IRR journal publishes articles online immediately upon acceptance, ahead of print.

During submission, the contributor may suggest qualified reviewers with experience and expert knowledge in the subject of the submitted article. The reviewers should not belong to the same institute/s as the contributor/s. Nevertheless, it is the judgement of the editor to select reviewers.

 

Types of paper

Contributions under these two categories will be considered for publication: research article and academic article. Please select the appropriate article type when making your submission.

 

Submission checklist

Please make sure that your article contains the following items :
One author is to be designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address

All necessary files have been uploaded:
Article :
• Include keywords
• All figures (include relevant captions)
• All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
• Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
• Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print
Graphical Abstracts / Highlights files (where applicable)
Supplemental files (where applicable)

Further considerations
• Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'
• All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
• A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare
• Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed
• Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements
• All figures, images and tables must be clear and sharp with good contrast for print quality.

For further information, post your question to our Editorial Office.

 

Submission declaration and verification

By submitting an article the responsible authors imply that their work have not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis), also that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, the submitted article would be checked by the originality detection service Crossref Similarity Check.


Use of inclusive language

Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Content should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader; contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition; and use inclusive language throughout. Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, stereotypes, slang, reference to dominant culture and/or socio-cultural assumptions. Gender neutrality is preferred by using plural nouns such as "farmers, consumers/target group" as default/wherever possible to avoid using "he, she," or "he/she." Avoid the use of descriptors that refer to personal attributes such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition unless they are relevant and valid. These guidelines are meant as a point of reference to help identify appropriate language but are by no means exhaustive or definitive.

 

Changes to authorship

Before submitting, authors should think through carefully the list and order of authors as it appears in the published article. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the list should be made only before the article has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To make any change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.

Only in special case would the Editor make addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the article has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the article will be suspended. If the article has been published online, any requests approved by the Editor will result in an erratum.

 

Copyright

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to consent a Copyright Transfer Agreement. The agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of knowledge. Corresponding author will receive email for confirming the final imprint article and its Copyright Transfer Agreement or a link to the online version of this agreement.

Permission from Editorial Board is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations (please consult Editorial Office). If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article.

 

Open access

Every article appearing in this journal will be published open access. This means that the article is freely accessible via the internet at all times, in an easily readable format immediately after publication. The author does not have any publication charges for open access.

 

Submission

Submission to this journal is done online only via the homepage of this journal (https://ph02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jtir) and register here. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail and via the author's website, removing the need for a hard-copy. If you cannot provide an electronic version, please contact the editorial office prior to submission [e-mail: irr@npru.ac.th ].

 

Peer review

This journal operates a double-blind review process. All submissions will be preliminarily evaluated by the editorial board and secretary for publication suitability. After this stage, if approved, the article will be sent to at least two independent reviewers to evaluate the scientific quality of the article. The Editor holds the final decision to accept or reject the articles. Editors will not be allowed to submit their own articles or articles written by family members or colleagues or which relate to products or services in which the editor has an interest. Any such submission will undergo all of the journal's normal procedures, with peer review handled independently of the relevant editor and their research groups with no special treatment.

 

Double-blind review

IRR journal uses double-blind review (meaning the authors’ identities are kept confidential from reviewers, and vice versa). To facilitate this, please include the following separately: Title page (with author details): This should include the title, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgements and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.  Blinded manuscript (no author details): Journal staff will delete all authors’ details before sending to reviewers. Word Template for IRR Journal (download here, please click the link )

 

Article structure

1. Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.
2. Introduction
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
3. Material and methods
Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.
4. Theory/calculation
A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.
5. Results
Results should be clear and concise.
6. Discussion
This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
7. Conclusions
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.
8. Appendices
If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

9. Essential title page information

• Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
• Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. You can add your name between parentheses in your own script behind the English transliteration. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
• Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
• Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

10. Abstract
A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

11. Keywords
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

12. Abbreviations
Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

13. Acknowledgements
Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

14. Units
Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.

15. Math formulae
Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).

16. Footnotes
Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article. Many word processors can build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Otherwise, please indicate the position of footnotes in the text and list the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.

17. Artwork
Electronic artwork
General points
• Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
• Embed the used fonts if the application provides that option.
• Aim to use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, Symbol, or use fonts that look similar.
• Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
• Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
• Provide captions to illustrations separately.
• Size the illustrations close to the desired dimensions of the published version.
• Submit each illustration as a separate file.
• Ensure that color images are accessible to all, including those with impaired color vision.

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18. Formats
If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) then please supply 'as is' in the native document format. Regardless of the application used other than Microsoft Office, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'Save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):

JPEG: Color or grayscale photographs (halftones), keep to a minimum of 300 dpi.
JPEG: Bitmapped (pure black & white pixels) line drawings, keep to a minimum of 1000 dpi.
JPEG: Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale), keep to a minimum of 500 dpi.

Please do not:
• Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and limited set of colors;
• Supply files that are too low in resolution;
• Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

19. Figure captions
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

20. Tables
Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.

21. References
Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Data references
This journal encourages you to cite underlying or relevant datasets in your manuscript by citing them in your text and including a data reference in your Reference List. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. The [dataset] identifier will not appear in your published article.
 
Research Data
This journal encourages and enables you to share data that supports your research publication where appropriate, and enables you to interlink the data with your published articles. Research data refers to the results of observations or experimentation that validate research findings. To facilitate reproducibility and data reuse, this journal also encourages you to share your software, code, models, algorithms, protocols, methods and other useful materials related to the project.

Below are a number of ways in which you can associate data with your article or make a statement about the availability of your data when submitting your manuscript. If you are sharing data in one of these ways, you are encouraged to cite the data in your manuscript and reference list. Please refer to the "References" section for more information about data citation. For more information on depositing, sharing and using research data and other relevant research materials, visit the research data page.

Data Linking
If you have made your research data available in a data repository, you can link your article directly to the dataset. Elsevier collaborates with a number of repositories to link articles on ScienceDirect with relevant repositories, giving readers access to underlying data that give them a better understanding of the research described.

There are different ways to link your datasets to your article. When available, you can directly link your dataset to your article by providing the relevant information in the submission system. For more information, visit the database linking page.

For supported data repositories a repository banner will automatically appear next to your published article on ScienceDirect.

22. Reference style
Text: Identify references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The real authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
Example: '..... as shown above [4, 8]. Yongyudh and Sayam [9] obtained a different result ....'

List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.
Examples:
Reference to a journal publication:

[1] A. Yang, Assessment methodologies of groundwater redevelopment considering sustainable utilization: A case study in central Taiwan, Interdisciplinary Research Review 14(6) (2019) 7-13.

[2] F. R. Kalf,  D. R. Woolley,  Applicability and methodology of determining sustainable yield in groundwater systems, Hydro-geology Journal 13(1) (2005) 295 – 312.

Reference to a Book:

[3] D. C. Montgomery, Introduction to statistical quality control, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2009.

Reference to a Conference:

[4] P.M. Nam, P.V. Ca, P.V. Tuan, T.T. Duy, V.N.Q. Bao, Security versus reliability study for multi-hop cognitive M2M networks with joint impact of interference constraint and hardware noises, in: International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC), Ho Chi Minh, 2018, pp. 259–264.

Reference to a Website:

[5] M. Walls, Deposit-Refund Systems in Practice and Theory, RRF Discussion Paper; 2011, Available from: https://www. rff.org/publications/working-papers/deposit-refund-systems-in-practice-and-theory/ (accessed 20 Oct 2017).

 

Afer Acceptance 

Online proof correction
To expedite the publication process, IRR Journal appeals the corresponding author to proof-reading corrections within two days. Corresponding author will receive an e-mail with a link to the journal database system, permitting for annotation and correction of proofs to be done online.

 

Author Inquiries  

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