1. Form of Submission

1.1. Author Information, Co-Author Information, and Paper Information
Enter in accordance with data input screen via the screen "To submit a paper". Follow the guidelines separately described for preparing the body of the paper, tables and figures, and terminologies.


2. Application Software

2.1. MS Word, PDF, or similar software.
2.2. The format for electronic submission is stipulated elsewhere.


3. Liaison

Designate one author for liaison with the Editorial Committee.


4. Composition of Contributions

4.1. Contributions should consist of a Title Sheet, an Abstract, the Body, a Reference List, Figures and Tables, and a Caption List of individual illustrations.
4.2. Photographs are classified in the same category as figures in a serial numbering.


5. Contents of the Contribution

5.1. Title sheet
5.1.1. Input author information, present affiliation and paper information following the screen display.
5.1.2. Write a brief title which appropriately expresses the content. Words such as ''observation on,'' ''some'' and ''study'' may be deleted by the editor. Capitalize the first letters of all words in the title except for prepositions, contributions and conjunctions.
5.1.3. Write authors' names in the order of first name and surname.
5.1.4. When the present affiliations are not the same of those at the time the work was done, write the former ones in parentheses.
5.2. Abstract and keyword
Describe contents of papers briefly and factually, not exceeding 200 words. Five or less keywords are prepared.
5.3. Body
5.3.1. Reserve a margin of more than 25mm on each side of the sheet. (See "Form of Submission.")
5.3.2. Papers should not be of an advertising nature. Use generic names rather than trade names.
5.3.3. Use footnotes for a much detailed explanation as possible of any specific products, manufacturing method, equipment, etc, which are not generally known, and give the model numbers and the manufacturers' names and addresses.
5.3.4. Use the following classification, in principle, for section, subsection, heading and subheading.
Section: 1. 2. 3.
Subsection: 1.1., 1.2., 1.3.
Heading: 1.1.1., 1.1.2., 1.1.3.
Subheading: (1), (2), (3)
5.3.5. Do not use abbreviations for uncommon technical terms.
5.3.6. Chemical names or chemical formulae can be used for expressing the names of elements, alloys and compounds.
5.3.7. Write mathematical expressions as: in principle, but write simpler ones on a single line as a/b, (a + b)/(c + d).
5.3.8. Define all mathematical symbols, subscripts and super-scripts clearly.
5.3.9. Use the Christian Era for year numbers.
5.4. References
5.4.1. References carry no serial number as shown in sample models (author-date method). Family name comes first, which is followed by initial letter of first name, publication year. Literatures are arranged in alphabetical order. Bibliographical data are described as author name, publication year, contribution title, journal name, volume, number, and pages.
5.4.2. Write no reference numbers in the text.
5.4.3. Refer to the following model for references.
Andre, T. (1986). Problem solving and education. In G. D. Phye & T. Andre (Eds.), Cognitive classroom learning: Understanding, thinking, and problem solving (pp. 169-204). New York: Academic Press.
Brown, A. L., Kane, M J., & Echolss, C.H. (1986). Young children's mental models determine analogical problems with a common oral structure. Cognitive Development, 1:103-121. Authors are advised to refer literature written in English, as far as possible. When refer to an contribution written in an language other than English, title is translated in English accompanied with a note within parenthesis as "(in Japanese).","(in Chinese).","(in Thai).", so on.
5.5. Tables, Figures and Photographs
5.5.1. Image files may be submitted from the image file screen, or embedded in the main body of the text.
5.5.2. Figures, graphs, and photographs should be numbered (e.g. Figure. 1, Table 1).
5.5.3. Image files should be formatted in TIFF or JPEG with the relevant extension after the file name (e.g. tif or jpg or pdf)
5.5.4. Image resolution should be at least 350 dpi for photographs, and 600 dpi for line drawings.
5.5.5. Use a capital letter only for the first word of a caption.
5.5.6. Provide a succinct heading for each illustration which makes the information intelligible without reference to the text.


Schedule

This Guide for the Preparation of Contributions is effective from September 1, 2004.

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