Objectives and Scope of the Journal
Journal of Buddhist Anthropology, ISSN : 2985-086X (Online), formerly known as, Journal of Social Science and Buddhist Anthropology, is an academic journal of Wat Wang Tawan Tok, Mueang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province that under the supervision of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Nakhon Si Thammarat Campus. The journal intends to support studies and research and to publish research articles and academic articles that involve Buddhism, Anthropology, Religion Studies, Education, Sociology, Political Science, and Law. All articles must be relevant to the teachings of Buddhism. Every author must subject their abstract to these two groups of Buddhism, which consist of:
Group 1, Traditional Buddhism, including Buddhadhamma and Dhamma in the Pali Canon.
1.1 Buddhadhamma means principles and doctrines believed to be the result of the cultivation of the knowledge and wisdom of the Lord Buddha, which has been propagating for more than 2560 years. Buddhadhamma is considered the wisdom of the world and priceless world heritage. The example of Buddhadhamma consists of the Five Precepts, the Four Noble Truths, and the Noble Eightfold Path.
1.2 Dhamma in the Pali Canon means the principles and doctrines of the Lord Buddha, which comprises 84,000 units of teaching, or 84,000 dhammakkhandha, of which 21,000 units belong to the Vinayapiñaka (Discipline Basket), 21,000 units to the Suttantapiñaka (Sutra/Sayings Basket), and the remaining 42,000 units to the Abhidhammapiñaka (Systematic philosophy Basket). If the Pali Canon tied together with Tisikkhā (Threefold Training), it would consider Vinayapiñaka to be adhisīla-sikkhā, Suttantapiñaka to be adhicitta-sikkhā, and, Abhidhammapiñaka to be adhipaññā-sikkhā.
Group 2, Applied Buddhism, is the application of Buddhism with modern or recent knowledge, which includes the following examples:
2.1 Buddhist innovations such as administration, Buddhist management, the application of economics with the Four Noble Truths, process development, method development, etc. 2.2 Buddhism for social benefits such as school construction, disaster assistance, public road construction, etc.
2.3 Buddhism and globalization such as Buddhism and COVID-19 pandemic, Buddhism and Information Technology, Buddhism and Metaverse, etc.
2.4 Buddhism and the development of wisdom and morality with Buddism, such as children and youth development camps, classroom management, religious ritual, etc.
2.5 Buddhism and sustainable development, such as the application of Buddhist teaching for sustainable development in three aspects that consist of economy, society, and environment, etc.
All published articles in the journal have been reviewed by at least two reviewers in a double-blind peer-reviewed process. The journal accepts Thai and English articles.
The submission has not been previously published in another journal or reviewed by any reviewer.
All authors must conform strictly to the rules for submitting academic and research articles to be qualified to publish in the journal. All authors must conform strictly to referencing styles of the journal.
All opinions on the articles in the journal are the responsibility of the author of each article, and the editorial board is not responsible for any of them.
Types of journal articles to be accepted and published in the Journal of Buddhist Anthropology
Journal of Buddhist Anthropology publishes both research articles and academic articles.
1. Research article is an article that presents research indicating originality and involving Buddhism, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Education, Sociology, Political Science, Law, and other subjects related to Buddhism. Research article must indicate clear and concise content, including a concise discussion of the research finding. The research article must indicate relevancy and advantages that affect the subject related to the research. Journal of Buddhist Anthropology holds no exception on accepting case studies unless that case study has broad effects on society. The manuscript should be 8 - 12 pages long, with the size of an A4 sheet (excluding references).
2. Academic article is an article that presents analysis and criticism and introduces a new body of knowledge. Academic article indicates backgrounds, objectives, and problem-solving approach that indicate involved theories in the analysis. The article must cite books, research, academic journal, other data sources, or articles presenting academic commentary. The articles must present existing theories or new theories that refer to the commentary from academicians. In case there are dilations, the authors must include the indicated topics or research findings and then analyze and synthesize them with personal experiences. The manuscript should be single-spaced and in THSarabunPSK, 8 - 12 pages long, with the size of an A4 sheet (excluding references).
The journal has scheduled to release four issues per year in the following order:
The first issue in January – March The second issue in April - June
The third issue in July – September The fourth issue in October – December
JBA publishes four issues per year (January - March, April - June, July - September, and October - December) with a number of articles per issue of 7-10, 4 issues per year starting from Vol. 8, issue No. 1 in 2023. The journal strives to deliver punctual and periodic publication of high-quality research in the relevant subject field.
JBA requires and encourages all authors to write their articles in English. The journal requires the content in articles to be clear and concise, along with adherence to grammar and spelling.
This journal does not charge a publication fee for any article.
Open Access Policy
The journal aspires to enable access to Buddhist articles and to make research available to a broader audience. JBA is an open-access journal, meaning all published articles are open online for anyone, anywhere in the world, without charge.
Ownership and Management
Wat Wang Tawan Tok is the proprietor of the Journal of Buddhist Anthropology. The journal acquires partial sponsorship from Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Nakhon Si Thammarat Campus. The process and oversight of JBA are achievable through diverse funding sources, including publication fees. All monetary support entitles JBA to uphold its high publication standards, rigid peer-review process, and open-access capability to global researchers and readers, facilitating valuable knowledge and fostering alliances on the internal of the ASEAN and other territories.
Journal of Buddhist Anthropology is the official peer-reviewed journal of Wat Wang Tawan Tok, and the journal is subject to the supervision of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Nakhon Si Thammarat Campus, Thailand.
Copyright and Licensing
Journal of Buddhist Anthropology prioritizes copyright protection and licensing to fend for author rights and enable dissemination with appropriate conduct. The policies are subject to ensure openness, accessibility, and attribution. Authors are proprietors of their copyright, and articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), allowing sharing, adaptation, and reasonable attribution. Authors deserve to publish under the CC BY license, endowing broad reuse and distribution permissions. Journal of Buddhist Anthropology supports posting articles on third-party repositories, attaching to institutional and funding limitations. Author guidelines describe copyright and licensing requirements, entrusting authors with knowledge about their rights and obligations. The policies formulate a domain of collaboration, openness, and accountable sharing, profiting authors and the research community while keeping intellectual property rights.
Journal of Buddhist Anthropology utilizes various income sources to sustain processes and advocate transparency. The journal provides evident details about our income model on our website. Our income sources comprise Article Processing Charges (APCs), which authors expend when the editorial board accepts the manuscript to cover publication costs. Wat Wang Tawan Tok and other academic associations assist with our executive management and technical requirements. The journal may exhibit suitable advertisements that do not affect content integrity. The journal receives contributions, sponsorships, and donations from fellow alliances, special issues, and conferences. The income sources do not affect editorial determinations, in which manuscripts are assessed exclusively on academic excellence. The journal prioritizes modesty, attainability, and publishing standards to uphold transparency.
The Journal of Buddhist Anthropology advertises relevant and appropriate advertisements, such as academic conferences, educational materials, and research instruments, which consider appropriate to the journal. The advertising standards are subject to ensuring transparency and integrity in advertisements.
The Journal of Buddhist Anthropology employs direct marketing practices such as E-mail, the official Facebook page, and a ThaiJo site to facilitate the journal while maintaining ethical standards. The marketing method of the journal directly contacts researchers and academics in relevant subject fields, ensuring accurate and informative communication about the mission and characteristics of the Journal of Buddhist Anthropology. The journal prioritizes transparency, consent, and data privacy laws. The discreet approach of the journal strives to provide adequate and practical information to recipients. The journal complies with pertinent regulations and constantly reviews our approaches for compliance. The Journal of Buddhist Anthropology dedicates to conducting direct marketing with ethics and accountability to benefit the Buddhist community, enable cooperation, and transparently publish meritorious research.
Journal of Buddhist Anthropology with ISSN: 2985-086X (Online) has a prolonged history dating back to 2016. The journal in 2016 - 2022 only publishes Thai articles. In 2023, the journal started to accept submissions of English articles to make the journal more international. Journal of Buddhist Anthropology is the official peer-reviewed journal of Wat Wang Tawan Tok, and the journal is subject to the supervision of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Nakhon Si Thammarat Campus, Thailand. The editorial board develops the Journal of Social Sciences and Buddhist Anthropology (ISSN: 2651-1630 (Print), ISSN: 2672-9040 (Online) to become bilingual. The editorial board changes the scope to be more specific and comprehensible. In other words, it becomes the journal that accepts Research Articles and Academic Articles that involve Buddhism, Anthropology, Religion Studies, Education, Sociology, Political Science, and Law. The uniqueness, upon the development of the journal, indicates that all published articles must mention involvement to Buddhadhamma. The authors must choose to mention one of these two groups of Buddhism, which consist of Group 1, Traditional Buddhism, including Buddhadhamma and Dhamma in the Pali Canon, and Group 2, Applied Buddhism, is the application of Buddhism with modern or recent knowledge or new body of knowledge.