Author Guidelines

Manuscripts must be submitted in English. Authors should confirm the English language quality of their texts by using UK English spelling or alternatively request thorough linguist editing prior to peer-review Manuscripts written in poor English are a subject of rejection prior to peer-review. Lines should be double-spaced and separate paragraphs with a blank line.

Submissions can be in ‘doc’, ‘docx’ or ‘rtf’ format, preferably as a single file attached to one covering email. The order of sections in the manuscript should be: cover page, main text, References, short biography of each author, tables and figures (including photographs). All pages should be numbered consecutively

Cover page:

This should contain the institutions and full mailing addresses of all authors and the email address of the corresponding author.


A succinct description of the work, in no more than 20 words.


(Full papers only). This should describe, in no more than 250 words, the aims, methods, major findings and conclusions. The abstract should be informative and intelligible without reference to the text, and should not contain any references or undefined abbreviations. Cambodian authors are strongly encouraged to submit a Khmer translation of the English abstract.


Up to eight pertinent words, in alphabetical order.

Main text:

This should comprise the following sections in order: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Acknowledgements. Subsections may be included in the Methods, Results and Discussion sections if necessary. Conclusions and recommendations should be included in the Discussion. Introduction - state the purpose, give only strictly relevant references and do not review the subject broadly. Methods - methods should be concise but allow confirmation of observations and replication of the study. The study area may be described under a separate heading before Methods. Results - present your results in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures. Do not repeat in the text all data in the tables and figures; summarise only important observations. Discussion - summarise the main findings without repeating in detail the data presented in Results. Relate your observations to other relevant studies; point out the implications of the results and their limitations and place them in the context of other work.


Acknowledge only people who have substantially contributed to the study and sources of financial support.


Following American Psychological Association (APA) style. For the APA style, refer to

Programme countries

Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III. (UPS – France) University of Girona Ghent University Università degli Studi dell’Aquila

Partner countries

University of Battambang Mean Chey University Svay Rieng University Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear

Associated partners

The Nagao National Environment Foundation Region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées Ubon Rachathani University Higher Education Dpt from Cambodia Ministry