About the Journal

KJSS home page at https://kjss.kasetsart.org/home.aspx

Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences (KJSS) open for submission via “Online  Submission System of ScholarOne” since  1  April 2023.

Download Guideline for author and submission items and submit your manuscript at ScholarOne submission online system mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/kjss 


Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences

Formerly: Kasetsart Journal - Social Sciences

Abbreviation Name: Kasetsart J. Soc. Sci.


Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences is a double blind peer-review journal funded by Kasetsart University, Thailand. It is indexed in SCOPUS, ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), and Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI-G1).

Production and hosting by Kasetsart University Research and Development Institute(KURDI) on behalf of Kasetsart University. Peer review under responsibility of Kasetsart University.

Aims and Scope

    The Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences (KJSS) is published by the Kasetsart University Research and Development Institute (KURDI) under the authorization of Kasetsart University to serve the interests of both Thai and international social scientists and researchers. The aim is to publish high quality research papers in various areas of social sciences, such as social and development studies, humanities, education and economics. Contributions to the journal can be made as either a research article or a review article. The journal is published as a periodical, with four issues annually in January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December, and is distributed both within Thailand and overseas. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences is produced and hosted by Kasetsart University Research and Development Institute(KURDI) on behalf of Kasetsart University.

The following areas are covered in the Journal

  • Agricultural Development
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Human and Community Resource Development
  • Political Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Other areas in Social Sciences
All manuscripts must be consistent with the Journal’s manuscript preparation requirements.


Preparing Your Submission

Do as the following:
        1. nevigate to "log in" button
        2. click "Author role" button
        3. download GFA and template of submission items

Submission Process

1. Prepare manuscript following the KJSS format. Author can download Template of submission items and Guideline for author at journal homepage https://kjss.kasetsart.org/ and navigate to “Log in” and then click “Author role” to read information and download guideline for author and submission items.

2. Submit your manuscript with accompanying cover letter and title page on ScholarOne System. Preparation should be submitted through an online submission at https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/kjss in Word format (.doc, .docx). You will be guided stepwise. The system automatically converts your manuscript files to a PDF file, which is used in the peer-review process. Video tutorial for author submission

3. Wait for format checking by journal staff and confirmation e-mail. If the format is incorrect, the manuscript will be returned to author to revise. If correct, the payment step will be informed.

4. After receiving your payment, plagiarism, scope, quality of manuscript and English language will be roughly check and peer review will be proceeded on.


Submission Fee

The submission fee of USD 100 for a manuscript is required. All submissions will be considered after payment of the submission fee. The submission fee is non-refundable and a paper may be rejected by the editors without being sent for review. Authors thinking of submitting an article to the Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences (KJSS) should consider carefully whether the paper falls within the ‘Aims and Scope’ of the journal as described on the journal homepage.

As the number of submissions to the KJSS increase, the standard of papers accepted for publication has been rising. Submitted papers that have little relationship to the ‘Aims and Scope’ of KJSS, even if such papers are good, are likely to be rejected as ‘out of scope.’ Papers that do not meet our quality standards, are also likely to be rejected. Problems with quality include: insufficient intellectual depth; inappropriate analysis to the research problem; the language, style, or grammar not conform to accepted standards; or excessively long paper (longer than 18 typed pages). That is, the paper must be written in a complete and concise style. No refund of the submission fee will be given due to the editorial time needed to make this important decision.


Editorial review and processing

Peer Review. All submitted manuscripts are screened by the Scientific Editor for importance, substance, appropriateness for the journal, general scientific quality and amount of new information provided. Those failing to meet the current standards are rejected without further review. Those meetings these initial standards are sent to at least two expert referees for peer review. No referee identity is disclosed to the corresponding author and no author identity is disclosed to any referee (double-blind). Referee comments are reviewed by an Associate Editor, often after allowing the author to make changes in response to any comments from referees. The Associate Editor then advises the Scientific Editor to either accept or reject the manuscript. The Scientific Editor informs the corresponding author of the final decision. The review process ordinarily is completed within 4-7 months. If the process is delayed beyond that point, the corresponding author will be notified.

Rejected manuscripts. Rejected manuscripts including original illustrations and photographs will be returned to authors.

Accepted manuscripts. The corresponding author will be asked to review a copy-edited page proof. The corresponding author (on behalf of all authors) is responsible for all statements appearing in the galley proofs. The corresponding author will be informed of the estimated date of publication.


Ethical Guidelines for Editors, Reviewers, and Authors

These ethical guidelines have been adapted from ethical principles outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). They serve as a framework for ensuring ethical conduct in research, writing, and peer review processes within the Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences.

Ethical Guidelines for Editors

These guidelines outline the ethical responsibilities and practices expected of editors in academic journals. The guidelines cover various aspects, such as editorial decisions, fairness, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, quality assurance, transparency, feedback mechanisms, and editorial independence. The ethical guidelines cover eight topics:

1. Editorial Decisions: Editors should base their decisions on the manuscript's importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to the journal's scope, regardless of the authors' identity.

2. Fairness and Impartiality: Editors should evaluate each manuscript based on its academic merit without discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

3. Confidentiality: Editors and editorial staff should maintain the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts and not disclose information about them, except as required for the review process.

4. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Editors should declare any conflicts of interest and refrain from handling manuscripts that may involve a conflict. They should also act if a conflict of interest arises during the review process.

5. Quality Assurance: Editors are responsible for ensuring the quality of published material, maintaining the integrity of the academic record, and promptly addressing issues of plagiarism, fraudulent data, or unethical research practices.

6. Transparency and Integrity: Editors should promote transparency in the review and publication process, ensuring that appropriate corrections, retractions, and apologies are issued when necessary.

7. Feedback and Complaints: Editors should provide mechanisms for authors to appeal editorial decisions and address complaints ethically and transparently.

8. Editorial Independence: Editors should make decisions free from commercial interests and influence, maintaining the journal's editorial independence.

Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers

These guidelines serve as a framework to ensure fairness, integrity, and professionalism in the peer review process. Implementing these principles can help maintain the credibility and quality of the journal's review process. The ethical guidelines for reviewers cover nine topics:

1. Confidentiality: Reviewers must respect the confidentiality of the peer review process, keeping manuscripts and their content confidential. They should not share, discuss, or use any information from the manuscript without permission.

2. Constructive Feedback: Reviewers should provide objective, constructive, and honest feedback to authors, aiming to improve the quality of the manuscript. Criticism should be courteous and expressed clearly.

3. Competence: Reviewers should only accept manuscripts for review in their areas of expertise. If they feel unqualified to review, they should inform the editor promptly.

4. Objectivity and Impartiality: Reviews must be conducted objectively, without personal bias or conflicts of interest. Reviewers should declare any potential conflicts to the editor.

5. Timeliness: Reviewers should complete their reviews within the agreed-upon or reasonable timeframe. If unable to meet the deadline, they should inform the editor promptly.

6. Acknowledgment of Sources: Reviewers should alert the editor if they suspect plagiarism, fraudulent data, or ethical concerns and should point out relevant published work that has not been cited.

7. Recognition of Author's Rights: Reviewers should respect the intellectual independence of the authors. Any personal criticism should be expressed with civility.

8. Openness to Dialogue: Reviewers should be open to further discussion with the author if needed and willing to provide clarification or further information on their review.

9. Adherence to Journal Guidelines: Reviewers should follow the journal's specific guidelines for reviewing, as provided by the editor.

Ethical Guidelines for Authors

These guidelines help promote integrity, transparency, and responsible behavior among authors in academic publishing. They serve as a reference for authors to maintain high ethical standards throughout the research and publication process. The ethical guidelines for authors cover seven topics:

1. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors should ensure that their work is original and properly acknowledge the work of others through citations in the Acknowledgements section. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable.

2. Multiple Submissions: Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously. Simultaneous submissions can lead to issues of duplicate publication, which is unethical.

3. Authorship and Acknowledgments: All individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the research should be listed as authors. Others who have contributed in a smaller capacity should be acknowledged appropriately.

4. Data Integrity: Authors are responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the research presented. Fabrication, falsification, or selective reporting of data is unethical.

5. Conflicts of Interest: Authors should disclose any financial or personal relationships that might influence the research or its interpretation.

6. Ethical Review and Consent: Authors should ensure that their research involving humans or animals has been conducted ethically, following appropriate guidelines and obtaining necessary approvals. Informed consent must be obtained from participants. KJSS requests the submission of copies of informed consent from human subjects in clinical studies or IRB approval documents.

7. Disclosure of Funding Sources: Authors should disclose the sources of financial support for their research and any potential conflicts of interest related to funding.


Committee on Publication Ethics. (n.d.). Code of conduct and best practice guidelines for journal editors. Retrieved, 2023, November 24, form https://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct

Committee on Publication Ethics. (n.d.). Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers [PDF]. Retrieved, 2023, November 24, form https://publicationethics.org/sites/default/files/ethical-guidelines-peer-reviewers-cope.pdf

Committee on Publication Ethics. (n.d.). Core practices. Retrieved, 2023, November 24, form https://publicationethics.org/core-practices


Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences (KJSS) will be opened for submission via “Online Submission System of ScholarOne” on 1 April 2023.


Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences (KJSS) will be opened for submission via “Online  Submission System of ScholarOne” on  1  April 2023.

Download Guideline for author and submission items and submit your manuscript at ScholarOne submission online system mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/kjss 

Read more about Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences (KJSS) will be opened for submission via “Online Submission System of ScholarOne” on 1 April 2023.

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Vol. 45 No. 1 (2024): January-March
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Published: 15-12-2023

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