Papers submitted to the Chulabhorn Scholastic Journal of Science must be organized and formatted according to the following guidelines. The editor will work with the authors and the authors’ advisor to revise the submitted paper as necessary.
Papers must be organized into sections entitled:
Abstract – Summary of the topic of investigation, methods, and the main conclusions, in less than 200 words.
I. INTRODUCTION – Discussion of the situation investigated. Explanation of the theory applicable to the investigation.
II. METHODS – Description of the experimental setup and the techniques used to: control unwanted variables, make measurements, and analyze the data with uncertainties.
III. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION– Processed results with uncertainties. Discussion of all conclusions and implications, issues which might have affected the results, suggestions for improvements and areas for further research.
IV. CONCLUSION – Summary of the main conclusions.
V. REFERENCES – Sources cited in the paper following the APA citation format.
Papers must be formatted as follows:
Layout – 2 Columns, 2 cm side margins, 2.5 cm top and 2 cm bottom margins
Header – Chulabhorn Scholastic Journal of Science Vol # (1) Jan-Dec, Year pcshs.ac.th
Footer – Page number on right margin, starting on 2nd page
Font – Times New Roman
Section Titles – Bold and All Capitals
Subtitles – Bold
Equations – centered, separated from the text and numbered in brackets on the right.
Sources – noted with numbered superscripts referring to the references section.
Title – 14
Author – 11
Abstract – 10
Body Titles, Subtitles and text – 11
Captions – 10
Header and Footer – 11
An annotated example of a properly formatted ISJOS paper is provided in PDF to help you in preparing your paper for publication.
How to Write a Paper
Papers published in the CSJOS are very different from the reports that PCSHS students write for their research project. Prospective authors are encouraged to read previously published CSJOS papers to gain an understanding of the expected form. The following is a description of the organization and content of a typical CSJOS paper. While each paper is different, we describe here the general structure of a paper.
The Abstract should be carefully revised after the paper has been completed in its final form. The Abstract must state the objective of the paper, summarize the procedure, and describe the results. Abstracts are normally less than 200 words.
The Introduction section begins with a discussion of the topic that is being studied, explaining why it is important or interesting. Theoretical background to the topic is discussed, if appropriate, as well as any published papers relevant to the topic. If possible, a predictive model may be proposed, derived from theory or previous studies.
The Methods section begins with a short description of the apparatus and techniques used, with an illustrative diagram. A clear summary of the procedures used to collect all data is described, including measurements taken and repetitions and ranges tested.
III. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
This section begins with a presentation of the results of the research: typically a table or graph or a series of graphs. The meaning of the results is discussed in terms of any theory or previous research or predictive model from the introduction. Limitations of the findings and suggestions for further research are discussed here.
The Conclusion is a short summary of the findings of the paper. It distills the important points into a few sentences.