The Ethical Standards for Authors

1. The author must be responsible and certify that the manuscript was submitted for publication in the Journal of Social Science and Buddhistic Anthropology. The author must not submit a manuscript that has already been published or is under consideration for publication by other journals.

2. The author must strictly comply with the criteria for submitting manuscripts for publication in a journal of social science and Buddhistic anthropology, including the citation system, which must also follow the criteria of the journal.

3. The author must edit and correct the articles according to the format of the journal as described in "Instructions for authors,"  especially editing the format of the original manuscript, which will lead to having the same standardized publication format as others.

4. The author must consider research ethics. The author must not infringe or plagiarize other people's work as their own. The journal has determined to use the Copycat program on the Thaijo website for plagiarism checks, not exceeding 25%, effective June 30, 2019.

5. The author whose name appears in the article must have contributed to the manuscript or the research. In this regard, we strictly reserve the right to not allow those who did not contribute to the preparation of the manuscript. If any dishonesty finds that there was no such person involved in the preparation of the manuscript, the journal will immediately withdraw the article.

6. The authors must be responsible for the citation of the content, images, or tables. If the author used their own articles, they should specify the "source" to prevent copyright infringement. If there is a lawsuit, it will be the sole responsibility of the author. The journal will not be responsible for anything and will immediately withdraw the article from the journal's publication.

7. The author must verify the accuracy of the references list both in terms of format and content and should not refer to academic papers that have not been read or put in the bibliography. The author should only refer to documents as necessary and appropriately. Do not reference too many documents, but the author must reference the citation style of the article. The citation must be in the format specified by the journal.

8. The author must revise the article according to the evaluation results from the reviewers and the editorial team to be completed within the specified time. If not, the publication will be postponed or withdrawn from the journal.

9. The author should name the funding sources for the research (if any) and any conflicts of interest (if any).

10. In the manuscript, the author must not report information that is inaccurate, whether by creating false information or forgery, distortion, including embellishment, or choosing to display specific information consistent with the conclusion.

11. The author should not reference documents that have been withdrawn. Unless the statement to support is a statement related to the removal process, it must be stated in the reference document as it is a document that has been withdrawn.

The ethical standards for the editor

1. The Editor must supervise and follow up on the journal’s work according to the policy and objectives in an ethically correct manner, according to the announcement of the Thai Journal Citation Index Center (TCI) on the ethics and ethical standards of Thai academic journals in the TCI database dated June 24, 2019.

2. The Editor must supervise and monitor and carry out the appropriate action against authors or articles that are found to have violated ethics or ethical standards, such as violating or plagiarizing other people's works as their own. The journal has set the repetition of the paper with the CopyCat program on the Thaijo website, where the journal has set the value not exceeding 25%, etc.

3. The editor must supervise and monitor the publication of articles that have a conflict of interest, for example, the publication of one’s own articles (as editor or editor-in-chief) or the absence of publication before the quality check by experts who are not affiliated with the article, etc.

4. The editor is responsible for monitoring and reviewing the quality of the manuscript for publication in a journal, and the articles must be selected for publication after the review based on the clarity and consistency of the content with the journal's policy. They must also have a key message reflecting the perspectives and theoretical concepts gained from experience, a synthesis of documents or research focusing on presenting new concepts, theories, and conceptual models that help enhance understanding and lead to research on important academic topics.

5. The editor must not disclose any information about the author or the reviewer to any party during the review process. The journal uses a rigorous double-blind peer review process in which both reviewers' and authors’ identities remain anonymous.

6. The editor must not publish a manuscript that has already been published in any form. Manuscripts will be thoroughly checked for plagiarism on the Thaijo's Journal website using trusted programs such as CopyCat, with no more than 25% of them containing plagiarism.The review procedure will be stopped if plagiarism is detected in any case, and the editor will immediately contact the main author to ask for clarification in order to "accept" or "reject" the publication of that manuscript.

7. To ensure good governance in the work, it is strictly forbidden for the editor to have any conflicts of interest with the author or the reviewer.

8. The editor must not take advantage of any information from the manuscript under review in his or her work without permission from the author.

9. The editor is responsible for publishing research papers that have correct research methodology and present reliable results by using the results of the research as an indicator for publication or not.

10. If the editor finds out that the article has been plagiarized with dishonesty or falsified information that deserves to be removed but the author refuses to withdraw the article, the editor can withdraw the article without the author's consent, which is the right and responsibility of the editor.

11. The editor is responsible for considering the competency of the editorial team and should assign work to match the abilities of each person.

12. The editor must supervise both themselves and the editorial team in terms of the number and quality of journal citations that are distorted from reality, such as requesting to cite articles in journals either confidentially or openly and referencing in an incorrect way that is inconsistent with the content.

13. The Editor must supervise the collection of the page charge or processing fee, which must be transparent, such as by requiring a clear announcement of the collection process or specifying the price or conditions of the page charge as specified in the announcement strictly.

The Ethical Standards for the Reviewers

1. The reviewers should have ethics. They must accept articles in which they have expertise, qualifications, or proficiency in the subject or manuscript being evaluated. The reviewer should only review manuscripts in their area of expertise by considering the importance of the content in the paper to that field of study, the quality of the analysis, and the intensity of the work, or by specifying the research that is important and consistent with the manuscript being evaluated. However, since the author did not refer to the manuscript being reviewed, the reviewer should not use personal opinions without supporting information as the criteria for judging the manuscript and should refuse to review the manuscript that they are not experts at.

2. The reviewer should have ethics in giving fair and constructive feedback into the evaluation form or content in the manuscript to the editor in a timely manner.

3. The reviewer should have ethics to protect the confidentiality of the manuscript and not disclose information about the submitted manuscript to an unrelated person during the review procedure and also after the manuscript has been considered.

4. After receiving the manuscript from the editor, the reviewers realize that they may have conflicts of interest with the authors that make them unable to give their opinions and suggestions independently. The reviewer should notify the editor and decline to review that manuscript.

5. The reviewer should consider the topics assigned. If it is an academic article, the title may be changed; however, if it is a research article, only spelling errors should be considered; the title should not be changed.

6. The reviewers must not use any information from the manuscript under review as their own work.

7. The reviewer must alert the editor to any suspected malpractice, e.g., falsification and/or fabrication of data, or evidence of published or submitted content that is substantially similar to the manuscript under review, and show the evidence to the editor.


Translated and updated from

Announcement of Thai-Journal Citation Index Center (TCI) on Ethics/Ethical Standards Assessment of Thai Academic Journals in the TCI Database on June 24, 2019