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 5,000-6,000 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 6,000-8,000 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.

Please note that only 'research studies' will be considered for publication in the special issue of the Asia-Pacific Journal for Social Sciences (APSSR). 'Research Briefs' and 'conceptual ' papers will be considered for publication in the Asian International Journal of Social Sciences (AIJSS).


 

 

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/

A sample of DOI use in an APA style journal reference:

Deng, L. & Yuan, K-H. (2015). Multiple-group analysis for structural equation modeling with dependent samples. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 22(4). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10705511.2014.950534


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 you provide me sample papers as a guide?

Yes, we can. We suggest you use these three papers from APIF2018 as your guide and template for conference submission:

Mobile Phone Customer Loyalty in Thailand: A Path Analysis Case Study

Adilak Pumim | Chalita Srinuan | Vinai Panjakajornsak

Thai Generation Y/Millennial Consumer Health and Wellness: An Antioxidant Beverage SEM Analysis

Niphon Bundechanan | Wanno Fongsuwan

Thai Engineer ASEAN Readiness: A Structural Equation Model Analysis

Duangporn Kraisuth | Vinai Panjakajornsak 


Can you provide me a guide/outline for my submission to APIF2018?

Yes we can. Please go here:

http://www.apissc.asia/paper-writing-guide/

 


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 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.

Ajarn Charlie - theasianeditor@gmail.com

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

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