CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS

The The Journal of International Buddhist Studies, which is a peer-review journal with a blind review process, submissions of articles and book reviews from its readers.

The Journal accepts topics of wide interest in Buddhist Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities. The Journal is intended for a wide audience in the academic community, therefore, submitted articles should address topics that will interest a readership outside the author’s area of specialization and should be written in a style that can be understood by non­specialists. At this time, the Journal is particularly interested in publishing review articles that present to a non-specialist readership, the current state of research and theory in a particular area of scholarly interest.

All papers received will be subject to a blind review process in which they are evaluated by a panel of scholars who are unaware of the identity of the author. If you have any questions whether a topic would be appropriate for submission to the Journal of International Buddhist Studies, you may wish to contact the Managing Editor in advance.
The Journal of International Buddhist Studies is published two times per year, the First issue (January-June) in June, and the Second issue (July-December) in December.


INFORMATION FOR PAPER SUBMISSION

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check the following criteria prior to submission. Papers that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to the authors. The manuscript must NOT have been published or submitted elsewhere for consideration. A brief explanation will be necessary to clarify this matter.


Manuscript Preparation

Format. The preferred format for the text and tables of a manuscript is MS Word DOC.
Paper size. Manuscripts must be typed double-spaced on A4 size paper.
Margins on all sides (top, bottom, left, right) should be one inch (2.54 cm).
Font Size and Type. Times New Roman font (16 pts. bold for title; 14 pts. for author(s) and headings; 12 pts. for affiliation and subheadings; 12 pts. bold-italics for sub-subheadings; and 12 pts. for text)

Spacing. Double-spaced for the whole document, including appendices, footnotes, tables and figures. For spacing after punctuation, space once after commas, colons and semicolons within sentences and space twice after punctuation marks that end sentences.

Titles should be no more than three typeset lines.

Manuscripts should be between 15 and 20 pages, including charts, notes and appendices. All illustrations, figures, and tables must be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.


It is expected that all authors will conform to accepted scholarly standards concerning references; given its interdisciplinary orientation, The Journal of International Buddhist Studies adheres to the APA reference style.

Text Citations are important to avoid issues of plagiarism. When documenting source materials, the author/s and date/s of the sources should be cited within the body of the paper. The main principle here is that, all ideas and words of others should be properly and formally acknowledged.

The Reference Section lists all the sources you've previously cited in the body of your research paper. It states the author/s of the source, the material's year of publication, the name or title of the source material, as well as its electronic retrieval information, including the date it was accessed, if these were gathered from the Internet.

Attached to all submitted articles must be a 150-word abstract, Keywords (at least 3) and a statement containing the author’s present academic or nonacademic position and an address where he or she may be contacted by the editors or interested readers. Authors should place their names on the cover page but the name should not appear on headers or elsewhere in the body of the article. Full contact details for the corresponding author, including email, mailing address and telephone numbers should also be provided.

Make sure that there are no grammatical, spellings, or content errors in articles prior to submitting to the Journal of International Buddhist Studies.

The Editors will make every effort to make a decision on the acceptability of an article, as it is or in a substantially revised form, within ten weeks of submission and then will contact the authors promptly once such a decision is made. All articles will be acknowledged, but none will be returned to their authors.

Paper Submission Deadlines
January-June issue: December 31
July-December issue: June 30

PLEASE SEND YOUR MANUSCRIPT TO
Phramaha Kriangsak Inthapanyo
The Assistant Editors
E-mail: brimcu@gmail.com
Online Submission
Registration and login are required to submit the manuscripts online.
http://www.ojs.mcu.ac.th/index.php/JIBS/user/register

THE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST STUDIES
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