Information For Authors
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 three issues annually in January, May and September, 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
- Human and Community Resource Development
- Political Sciences
- Other areas in Social Sciences
All manuscripts must be consistent with the Journal’s manuscript preparation requirements.
Cover letter.Authors should confirm that the work is original and has not been published elsewhere nor is it currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Please explain in your own words the significance and novelty of the work, the problem that is being addressed, and why the manuscript belongs in this journal. Please download the “Template of Cover Letter” for more details.
Title page.The title page is the first page of the manuscript (1 page) and should be submitted in a separate Word document from the manuscript. This page should include all the information of the contents of the article, author(s), origin of the article, and the article type. Please download the “Template of Title Page” for more details.
Manuscript. Manuscript head should contain only Title without author details. Manuscript must not exceed 15 typed pages. Abstract should be no longer than 250 words. The manuscript format is 12 point Times New Roman, double line spacing (except Table is 1.0 line space), one inch margins, and must include page numbers. Please download “Template of Manuscript” for more details.
Response to revision request
Once the manuscript has been assigned as revision, the authors must answer the reviewers’ comment point by point using the “Response to reviewer Form” and should be submitted in a separate document from the revised manuscript. The manuscript must be revised by using “Tracking Change’ as a tool in Microsoft Word only. Please download “Response to Reviewer Form” for more details.
Process of Submission
- Prepare manuscript following the KJSS format.
- Submit your manuscript on ScholarOne System.
- Wait for confirmation e-mail. If the format is incorrect, manuscript will be returned to author. If correct, the payment process is informed.
- After receiving your payment, plagiarism, quality of manuscript and English language will be roughly check and peer review will be proceeded on.
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.
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