Guide for Authors

Author Guideline

  1. Type of article

The RESGAT Journal accepts 2 types of articles: Original research article and general article for consideration of publication as follows:

1.1     Original Research Article.

This type of article should be related to geoinformatics applications. The specific topics of interesting are included:

  • Remote sensing and GIS applications in agriculture and land use.
  • Remote sensing and GIS applications in forestry, ecology, and environment.
  • Remote sensing and GIS applications in geography and geology.
  • Remote sensing and GIS applications in public health and social impact.
  • Remote sensing and GIS applications in urban.
  • Remote sensing and GIS applications in natural disasters.
  • Remote sensing and GIS applications in marine science.
  • GPS/GNSS and applications.
  • Microwave remote sensing and applications.
  • Photogrammetry and UAV mapping.
  • UAV/UAS and applications.
  • Sensors and space technology
  • Advanced image processing and classification
  • Web and mobile mapping and software development.

1.2     General article

This type of article focuses on geoinformatics and space technology development and it generally should be an invited article.

  1. Preparation of Manuscripts

The manuscript should be prepared strictly and submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) with 1 column in TH SarabunPSK 14 point font for Thai version and in Palatino Linotype12 point font for English version with a number of less than 25 pages (excluding references) and a line spacing of 1.5. Format and Style Paper Margins must be 2.5 cm on the left and the right. The bottom and the top margin of each page must be 2 cm.

The manuscript that is not in the correct format will be returned and the corresponding author may have to resubmit. The submitted manuscript must have the following parts:

Title. The title should be concise and no longer than necessary. Capitalize first letters of all important words, in TH SarabunPSK 14 point bold for Thai version and in Palatino Linotype 12 points bold for an English version.

Author(s). Author(s) name must be given, especially the first and last names of all authors, with TH SarabunPSK 14 point font bold for Thai version and Palatino Linotype 12 point font bold for an English version.

Affiliation. Affiliation of all author(s) with E-mail must be given in TH SarabunPSK 12 point font italic for Thai version and Palatino Linotype 11 point font italic for an English version.

Abstract. The abstract should indicate significant findings with data. A good abstract should have only one paragraph. Do not include a table, a figure or a reference.

Keywords. Keywords should adequately index the subject matter and up to six.

Text body. The text body of scientific research article normally includes (1) Introduction, (2) Methodology, (3) Results and Discussion, (4) Conclusions (5) Acknowledgements and (6) References. The basic information of each section is separately summarized in the following sections.

An introduction is critically important. The significance of the problem and the essential background should be clearly given in this section. Introduction should include precisely the aims of the study and it should be as concise as possible with no subheadings.

The methodology should be sufficiently detailed to enable the experiments to be reproduced. Particularly, the workflow of methodology should be provided according to input, process, and output. The techniques and methodology adopted should be supported with standard references.

Results and Discussion should be either combined or separated. This section is simply to present the key points of your findings in figures and tables, and explain additional findings in the text; no interpretation of findings is required. The results section is purely descriptive.

Conclusions should include a summary of the key findings and key take-home message. This shouldn’t be too long or repetitive but it is worth having so that your argument is not left unfinished. Importantly, don’t start any new thoughts in your conclusion. An appropriate recommendation can be added in this section.

In addition, tables look best if all the cells are not bordered; place horizontal borders only under the legend, the column headings, and the bottom. Figures shall be submitted in black and white or color; make sure that they are clear and understandable. When your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'save as' or convert the images to TIFF (or JPG) and separately send them to the RESGAT Journal. Do not directly cut and paste them from MS Excel. The images require a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). The lettering used in the artwork should be consistent in size and type.

Furthermore, headings in the Methodology section and Results and Discussion section, no more than three levels of headings should be used. Main headings should be typed (in bold letters) and secondary headings (in bold and italic letters). Third level headings should be typed in normal and no bold, for example;

  1. Methodology

2.1 Sub-heading

2.1.1 Sub-sub-heading

Acknowledgements should include the names of those who contributed substantially to the work described in the manuscript but do not fulfill the requirements for the authorship. It should also include a sponsor/funding agency of the project of which the work described is a part.

References should be cited in the text by the surname of the author(s), and the year. This journal used the author-date method of citation: the last name of the author and date of publication are inserted in the text in the appropriate place. If there are more than two authors, “et al.” after the first author’s name must be added. Examples: (Frits, 1976; Pandey and Shukla, 2003; Kungsuwas et al., 1996). If the author’s name is part of the sentence, only the date is placed in parentheses: “Frits (1976) argued that . . .”

In the list of references at the end of the manuscript, Vancouver style is applied in the RESGAT journal. Full and complete references must be given in this style and punctuation, arranged alphabetically by the first author’s surname. Examples of references as listed in the References section are given below.

Book

Tyree MT, Zimmermann MH. Xylem Structure and the Ascent of Sap. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer; 2002.

Chapter in a book

Kungsuwan A, Ittipong B, Chandrkrachang S. Preservative effect of chitosan on fish products. In: Steven WF, Rao MS, Chandrkachang S, editors. Chitin and Chitosan: Environmental and Friendly and Versatile Biomaterials. Bangkok: Asian Institute of Technology; 1996. p. 193-9.

Journal article

Muenmee S, Chiemchaisri W, Chiemchaisri C. Microbial consortium involving biological methane oxidation in relation to the biodegradation of waste plastics in solid waste disposal open dumpsite. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 2015;102:172-81.

Published in conference proceedings

Wiwattanakantang P, To-im J. Tourist satisfaction on sustainable tourism development, Amphawa floating market, Samut Songkhram, Thailand. Proceedings of the 1st Environment and Natural Resources International Conference; 2014 Nov 6-7; The Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok: Thailand; 2014.

Ph.D. thesis

Shrestha MK. Relative Ungulate Abundance in a Fragmented Landscape: Implications for Tiger Conservation [dissertation]. Saint Paul, University of Minnesota; 2004.

Orzel C. Wind and temperature: why doesn’t windy equal hot? [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2016 Jun 20]. Available from: https://scienceblogs.com/principles/2010/08/17/wind-and-temperature-why-doesn/.

 

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  1. Workflow for submission process through publication

The RESGAT Journal is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal and it is published journal in every 4 months (January-April, May-August, and October-December. The manuscript should be submitted online at https://www.resgat.sut.ac.th.ojs by registering and logging into this website or authors can submit a manuscript via an electronic mail system (offline submission) with enclosed cover letter to the editor (suwit@sut.ac.th).

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a double-blind peer-review process.

Before the peer-review process, prescreening by editor and section editors will be conducted to review scope, academic value and contribution and make a decision. The decision from the prescreening process will be informed to the author by the editor within 1 week.

When the manuscript was passed the prescreening process. Peer-review process with1-2 rounds will be performed by at least two expert reviewers of the RESGAT Journal. This journal uses a double-blind peer review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

 

 

Workflow for online and offline submission process through the publication of RESGAT Journal is displayed in Figures 1 and 2, respectively.

 

Figure 1 Workflow for online submission process through the publication of RESGAT Journal

 

Figure 2 Workflow for offline submission process through the publication of RESGAT Journal

 

  1. The preliminary agreement for submission under RESGAT journal

The preliminary agreement for the submission of articles to be published in the RESGAT journal are listed below.

  1. The RESGAT Journal is willing to consider research articles that have not been published before, and are academic contributions that can be written in Thai or English.
  2. The editors reserve the right to correct every manuscript according to the suggestion of reviewers, if there is a correction that does not affect the main content, then the editorial board will further send for publication.
  3. The editorial board reserves the right not to publish research article that may have an impact on the public, national security or non-academic value at the discretion of the editorial and/or reviewers
  4. All permanent members of the Remote Sensing and GIS Association of Thailand (RESGAT) are not required to pay the publication charge. Non-members of the RESGAT are required to pay publication charges. The publication charge for all published papers online is at the rate of 1,000 Baht/paper. The author should pay a publication charge after receiving an acceptance letter from the Editor within the defined deadline. Payment for publication does not affect the peer-review process. The exemption of publication charges is required an official letter of RESGAT board for approval.
  5. The Remote Sensing and GIS Association of Thailand (RESGAT) and the Editorial Board of RESGAT journal are not responsible for a research article or general article that may be a legal issue or comments may not be consistent with other entities.