On Thursday morning, from 9 AM until noon, APIF2018 delegates will have the opportunity to participate in a 'real-world', hands-on workshop about how to prepare and publish their academic papers. The workshop is being given by Professor Romeo and Ajarn Charlie.

Professor Romeo is the Editor in Chief of APSSR (Scopus) and Ajarn Charlie has assisted with the publication of hundreds of manuscripts.

They will cover these and other topics. Please note this is a 'hands-on' workshop, and questions and discussion are most welcome!

We gave also been asked how much is the APIF2018 one-day conference fee as we only want to attend the Academic Writing and Publishing Workshop. The answer is only 1,500 Baht which includes the awards banquet lunch following the morning workshop. This fee is payable at the door.

When you use the EasyChair Submission System, simply place the workshop name into the paper title field, " Academic Writing and Publishing Workshop". Place the following into the keywords field:

Hit the submit buttion. You are done!


Workshop Topics

  • Secrets to selecting the right journal.
  • How many words/pages should my paper be?
  • How can I how determine if a journal is SJR/Scopus indexed?
  • What is the Crossref system/database?
  • What are Turnitin and iThenicate, and how does it affect me?
  • How to build the correct questionnaire items (not questions!).
  • What is a Likert Scale and how many levels should I use?
  • Why it is a very bad idea to submit multiple papers to many journals/publishers at the same time.
  • What is 'JANE'?
  • What are Google Alerts and why should I use them?
  • Who are the primary publishers and how difficult is it to submit and get a paper accepted by each?
  • How long does it take to publish in an SJR/Scopus indexed journal?
  • What is TCI and can I use it?
  • What is the ACI and can I use it?
  • How important are the 3-4 experts that will review my paper?
  • What reference system should I use? (APA, Harvard, Chicago, IEEE, etc.)
  • What are the differences between APA, Harvard, Chicago, and IEEE and which publishers and journals use each?
  • Why is it critical that I submit my paper with the correct referencing system?
  • What is Sage Open and should I consider it for my paper?
  • Which university publishers (and countries) should I consider for my paper?
  • Which conferences are good for me to attend?
  • What is the Beall list? Does it still exist?
  • What is the Cabell Black List?
  • How long (pages, words, tables, etc.) should my paper be?
  • How long and what should my title say?
  • How many references should I have?
  • How large a sample size is expected from my editors and reviewers?
  • Which formulas/criteria should I use to calculate sample-size?
  • How detailed should my 'respondents' characteristics' be?
  • What type of tables/figures are expected in my manuscript?
  • How do I write a 'Statement of the Problem'?
  • How do I write a structured Abstract?
  • How long should an Abstract be?
  • What should be in the Introduction?
  • What should be in the Literature Review?
  • What should be in the Methods section?
  • What should be in the Results section?
  • What should be in the Discussion section?
  • What should a Conclusion say?
  • How many references should I have?
  • How old can my references be?
  • How do I write a cover letter?
  • What are the most common mistakes in submitting a paper?
  • What is a DOI and is one required?
  • What is 'crossref'?
  • Much more to come……




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