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

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Academic Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Study

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

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 two volumes per year (June and December). 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

In order to maintain the integrity, honesty, and responsibility of JIBS, Journal of International Buddhist Studies in its role of knowledge dissemination, all the persons involved in the publication process strictly act in accordance with the following ethics.

1. Editors

- No conflict of interest. Editors should withdraw themselves from editorial decisions if they are related to the author of any article under consideration.
- Complete confidentiality. Editors never disclose the names of the authors to anyone.
- Fairness. Editors evaluate manuscripts according to the quality of the content without regard to the author’s host institution or any personal characteristics.
- Sets of standards for reporting research. In case the manuscript reports research based on sensitive, harmful or risky issues, editors must make sure that the author has submitted a consent or permission form along with the manuscript.
- No plagiarism. Editors must try to examine the manuscript carefully to ascertain the absence of plagiarism. They also have to reject the manuscript if it has been published or is being considered to be published in another journal. Finally, the editors themselves must not take any part of the manuscript and use it in their own works.
- Effective communication with authors. Editors must avoid words of severe rebuke in communicating with authors. They should inform the authors objectively with explicit reasons whether their manuscripts are accepted or rejected.

2. Reviewers

- No conflict of interest. Reviewers should withdraw themselves from evaluating any manuscript whose author is related to them.
- No plagiarism. Reviewers must detect plagiarism through the style of writing, e.g. the inconsistency of use of words, various citation systems, style shifting, image manipulation, etc. They also have to report to the editors if duplicate publication is found.
- Fairness. Reviewers evaluate manuscripts according to the quality of the content without bias or prejudice due to their own beliefs, perspectives and ideologies.

3. Authors

- No plagiarism. Authors must not take any part of any other researcher’s works and use it as their own in the manuscripts.
- Responsibility. Authors must thoroughly review related past studies and show clearly that no part of the manuscript repeats ideas or words in previous research. Recognition of past studies must be clearly and consistently shown in the citation and reference system used in the manuscripts.
- Presentation. Authors must write in a well-organized, clear and understandable way.


Editorial Board Members

Prof.Dr.Phra RajapariyatkaviMahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University,Thailand
Assoc.Prof.Dr.PhraSuthidhammanuwatMahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University,Thailand
Dr.PhrakhruphiphitsutathormMahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University,Thailand
Prof.Dr.Boonthan DokthaisongMahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University,Thailand
Prof.Dr.Chamnong AdiwathanasitMahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University,Thailand
Asst.Prof.Dr.Banjob BannarujiMahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University,Thailand
Assoc.Prof.Dr.Konit SrithongMahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University,Thailand
Prof. Dr.D.Philips StanleyNaropa University, USA
Prof. Ven. Dr. Khammai DhammasamiUniversity of Oxford, UK
Ven. Prof. Jinwol LeeDongguk University, Korea
Dr.Martin SeegerUniversity of Leeds, UK
Prof. Dr. Tamas AgocsDharma Gate Buddhist College, Hungary
Ven.Dr. Ching HsingChing CheuhBuddhist Sangha University, Chinese-Taipei
Ven. Prof. Jinwol LeeDongguk University, Korea
Prof. Dr. Takahide TakahashiRissho University, Japan
Prof. Dr. Le Mahn ThatVietnam Buddhist University, Vietnam
Dr. Rabindra PanthNalanda Deemed University, India
Prof.Dr.Yukio HayashiRyukoku University, Japan
Dr.Budi HermawanBrawijaya University,Indonesia
Dr.Shi Jing PengSouthwest University, China


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).