Abstract submission extended to 31 December 2017. Final papers due 14 January 2018.If you are ready to submit your abstract/paper, please go to the APIF2018 conference online submission and tracking system.


How long should my paper be?

The conference is accepting two types of papers.

A research brief – This paper uses 2.0 line spacing with Times New Roman size 12 font.  There should be approximately 4,000-5,000 words. 'Conceptual' papers fall into this category. All papers are expected to be prepared in standard APA v.6 format with slight adjustments to style as required for conference and journal publication.  A high standard of English is expected.

A research study – This paper is between to 6,000-10,000 words. It has the same formatting requirements of a research brief and also uses 2.0 line spacing with Times New Roman size 12 font.  All papers are expected to be prepared in standard APA v.6 format with slight adjustments to style as required for conference and journal publication. A high standard of English is expected.

 

 

 

What style should I use for submission?

APISSC uses the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA v.6) as the default style. There are slight modifications to this due to the eventual online publication of the 30 award winning papers. However, as long as APA is used (compared to Harvard, IEEE, Chicago, etc.), your paper will reach the APISCC Executive Board board for publication consideration.


What are DOIs?

APA v6 states that papers should use a digital object identifier (doi) within the reference. Most DOIs for newer journal articles can be found in the Crossref database by going to this URL:

https://www.crossref.org/

Effective March 2017, Crossref has updated their DOI display guidelines, in part to ensure security (with https). Their new recommended format looks like this:

https://doi.org/10.29139/aijss.20170306

And here’s how that looks in an APA Style reference:

Morey, C. C., Cong, Y., Zheng, Y., Price, M., & Morey, R. D. (2015). The color-sharing bonus: Roles of perceptual organization and attentive processes in visual working memory. Archives of Scientific Psychology, 3, 18–29. https://doi.org/10.1037/arc0000014

What is a 'tinyurl'?

When a doi is not possible (reports, books, older journal articles, newspaper articles, etc.), a link to the reference document in English is expected. These links, however, can be incredibly long. Therefore, to provide a consistent and short link to the online document, tinyurl.com is a preferred method of providing the reference URL (universal resource locator).

A sample of tinyurl.com use in an APA style journal reference:

Elegbe, J. A. (2015). Emotional Intelligence: Missing Priority in Engineering Programs.  Journal of Business Studies Quarterly, 7(2). 196 – 207. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/heptsfr

 


Can I submit my paper to the Asia-Pacific Social Science Review (APSSR) independently from the conference?

Yes you can. Please go here for submission instructions. http://www.apissc.asia/apssr-guidelines/


Can I submit my paper to the Asian International Journal of Social Sciences (AIJSS) independently from the conference?

Yes you can. Please go here for submission instructions. http://www.apissc.asia/apssr-guidelines/

 


 


Can the APIF2018 conference suggest English language editing and Thai to English translation assistance?

Yes, we can. However, using these services will in no way guarantee that your manuscript will be selected for peer review or accepted for publication.

Kamollak Pittayapornmanee (Ms. Muk) -  kamollakp@hotmail.com

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Ms. Muk is a graduate of KMITL's English language degree program.