Journal of International Buddhist Studies

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of International Buddhist Studies (JIBS) is published in June and December by Buddhist Research Institute. The journal features articles and research notes/articles in the fields of Buddhist Scriptures, and dharma teachings to situations of social, political, educational, environmental, economic and mental development. Its aim is to encourage and disseminate scholarly contributions by the University’s faculty members and researchers. Well researched, innovative works by other scholars are welcome. A review committee consisting of academic experts in the relevant fields will screen all manuscripts, and the editorial board reserves the right to recommend revision/alteration, if necessary, before their final acceptance for publication.



Section Policies

Research Aritcles

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Academic Articles

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Book Review

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Case Study

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Peer Review Process

Articles are subject to the double-blind peer-review process. No manuscript will be considered for publication if it is concurrently under consideration by another journal or press or if it has been published or is soon to be published elsewhere. Before being sent to an area specialist for review, on recommendation from our editorial board, the editor will make a decision as to the appropriateness of an article's general content and quality for publication in the journal.



Publication Frequency

The JIBS uses a "publish as you go" system with Twice volume per year per year. All submissions are published as soon as they are ready and are added to the current volume's Table of Contents.

Occasionally, special thematic "issues" will be published. These are published within the current volume and are not separately numbered. They are, however, grouped under their own heading and visually distinguished from the general contributions.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Publication Ethics

The ethics statements for this journal are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Further information on Publication Ethics can be found on the COPE website:

Duties of the Senior Editor and Editors

Fair assessment

Submitted manuscripts are evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The Senior Editor, the journal editors and any editorial staff do not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an Editor's own research without the explicit written consent of the author(s).

Publication decisions

The handling Editor of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles should be published. The Editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's Editorial Board and constrained by legal requirements regarding, for example, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor may confer with the Senior Editor, other editors or reviewers in making this decision.


Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

The authors reporting results of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works and if the authors have used the work or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of a manuscript

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and human or animal subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the authors must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal’s Senior Editor or publisher and cooperate with them to either retract the paper or to publish an appropriate erratum.

Duties of Peer Reviewers

Peer-review is defined as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers’ experts in the field of publication.

Contribution to editorial decisions

Peer review assists the Senior Editor and the journal editors in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communication with the author, may also assist the author in improving the manuscript.


Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its timely review will be impossible should immediately notify the Editor or Senior Editor so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except if authorized by the Senior Editor.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is not acceptable. Referees should express their views clearly with appropriate supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the Editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published data of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider evaluating manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the submission.


Author Self Archiving

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post items submitted to this journal on personal or institutional websites, prior to and after publication (while providing the bibliographic details of that publication).



Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Comparative Migration Studies therefore levies an article-processing charge of ฿3000 /$86.78/€81.99 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable. If the corresponding author's institution is a Member, the cost of the article-processing charge is covered by the membership, and no further charge is payable. In the case of authors whose institutions are Supporter Members, however, a discounted article-processing charge is payable by the author. We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process.

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