Publication Ethics

Journal of Arts and Thai Studies, promotes publication ethics according to the COPE international standard. Thus, appropriate ethical standards shall be set for all parties involved in the roles of journal editors, reviewers, and authors.

 1. Journal Editor

1.1 Publication Decision

Journal of Arts and Thai Studies, accepts only manuscripts which have never been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract) or are being considered for publication by other journals. The editorial board is responsible for deciding which manuscripts should be published in the journal. The editor will consult the journal’s editorial board as well as consider other relevant legal requirements such as copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with the editorial board or other reviewers in determining the accepted manuscripts.

1.2 Confidentiality

The editor and editorial board must ensure the confidentiality of the submitted manuscripts until they are published, except in the case of suspicion of double submission or the manuscripts have been revised for republication or have been published elsewhere. Information or ideas reviewed in the process must be kept confidential and not be allowed to be used for personal advantage.

1.3 Plagiarism

The submitted manuscripts must strictly be absent from plagiarism. Editors must put their best efforts into determining whether the submitted manuscript is absent from plagiarism. All submissions will be examined by the editorial board in terms of plagiarism by using plagiarism detecting software.

1.4 Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All funding sources of research shall be disclosed, and any conflicts of interest must be absent. All submissions must include disclosure of any relationship which could be considered as a potential conflict of interest such as sponsoring organizations and research advisors. The corresponding author must confirm that he/she had the final responsibilities for the decision upon paper submission and had full access to all the data relevant to the study.

 2. Reviewers

2.1 Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Reviewers assist and give advice to the editors and editorial board in deciding on the acceptance or publication of a manuscript and assist the author(s) in improving the quality of the manuscript.

2.2 Confidentiality

Reviewers must ensure the confidentiality of the quality control process and not discuss the work with other researchers or non-related people until the article is published. Unpublished parts disclosed in a manuscript under review shall not be cited by a reviewer. Any citation made by a reviewer must include the express written consent of the author(s) with the acknowledgment of the editorial board. Information or ideas obtained through the quality control process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

2.3 Standards of Objectivity

All manuscripts must be evaluated objectively by experts in particular fields. Personal opinion without supporting evidence must not be used as criteria for quality reviews.

2.4 Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

The reviewers must not use any qualified data obtained through the quality control process for personal advantage. The reviewers must not accept to review in case such reviewers have a conflict of interest with the author(s), companies, or institutes affiliated with the manuscripts.

 3. Authors

3.1 Authorship

All authors must agree to the submission and the order of their names according to their duty. They must also agree that the corresponding authors may act on their behalf throughout the editorial board’s quality control process and publication process.

3.2 Originality and Plagiarism

The manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Arts and Thai Studies, must not be published previously or considered for publication elsewhere.

The author(s) must ensure that they have written entirely original manuscripts. In case the author(s) used the work and/or words of other individuals, they must cite or quote them appropriately and list them in the content references.

Any attempt of plagiarism, data fabrication/falsification, or citation manipulation will result in the rejection of the submitted manuscripts. Journal of Arts and Thai Studies reserves the right to use plagiarism detecting software to detect plagiarism and screen the submitted papers.

3.3 Human Subjects

In case the research involves the use of participants/volunteers, the author(s) shall ensure that all the processes were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines. The author(s) must include an explanation in the manuscript that any experiments/clinical trials involving human subjects were approved by an ethics committee. Authors must state the approval code in the manuscript.

3.4 Disclosure and Conflicts of interest

All funding sources of research shall be disclosed, and any conflicts of interest must be stated. All submissions must include disclosure of any relationship which could be considered a potential conflict of interest.