Focus and Scope

Asia Social Issues provides an intellectual platform for academic articles, research papers, reviews and others both in Thai and English. We seek articles related to all fields of Interdisciplinary Social Science and Humanities such as Psychology, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology and Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Language and Literature, Law, Social Work and Social Welfare, Sociology, Linguistics, Fine Arts, Demography, Education and other related fields.

Peer Review Process

Articles submitted for publication must never have been previously published or currently under review at another journal. After submission, the articles will be thoroughly assessed through a blind peer review process supervised by the Editorial Team of Asia Social Issues (ASI). Once accepted, unless in time to be published in the upcoming issue, the articles will be published in the next issue in accordance with the order of submission. Authors can rest assured that every piece of the submitted articles, whether by means of online, email or mail submission, is primarily assessed in a pre-screening process overseen by the internal Editorial Team with profound credibility and expertise in the domain of issues. This preliminary process is conducted prior to appointing an external review committee to have a closer and more-focused review. Specifically for foreign-language written or intensively discipline-bound papers, two experts will be assigned to review both accuracy of the language and content. 

Nevertheless, ASI implements a double-blinded review system with at least two expert reviewers. However, Thai authors will be reviewed by three or more expert reviewers. 

Criteria for article publication

The Editorial board is in charge of alerting any errors or format incompletions found for proper corrections to authors. Without any corrections regarding formats found, articles will immediately be forwarded to experts in the proposed topics to further assess the article’s viability and completion. The accepted social science articles are divided into four categories as described below (ASI Template 2022)

  1. Academic article: academic articles in general features the crux of assembled and analyzed academic contents which consist of an introduction and a body containing major, minor and other subordinate topics in a maximum of 20 pages.
  2. Research articles: research articles normally originate from research studies conducted individually or together with co-researchers. Research articles usually contain a rationale of the study, objectives, hypothesis, study scopes, significance of the study, related research studies or other relevant literature, methodologies, data collection and data analysis methods (research conclusions, discussions and suggestions), all of which is limited to a maximum of 25 pages.
  3. Literature reviews: Literature reviews are based on an extensive review of relevant academic literature consisting of an author’s constructive criticisms and opinions. Its format includes a title, an abstract, a preface, contents and references, all of which is limited to a maximum of 15 pages.
  4. Book review: Book reviews denote a brief summarization of certain principle debates presented in a particular book (or multiple books). It can also present weaknesses/strengths from theoretical, empirical and informative standpoints. Book reviews are intended for the books’ perspective readers. For a book review, a maximum of 5 pages is strictly required.

Reference Style and Format

References should follow the standards summarized in the APA 6th edition
See Examples of Reference Style "A guide to using the APA 7th referencing style".

Publication Frequency

Asia Social Issues publishes 6 issues annually since 2021;
            -  Issue 1 (January - February)
            -  Issue 2 (March - April)
            -  Issue 3 (May - June)
            -  Issue 4 (July - August)
            -  Issue 5 (September - October)
            -  Issue 6 (November - December)

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.


          -,  Walailak University, Thailand
          -  College of Graduate Studies, Walailak University, Thailand

Sources of Support

          -, Walailak University
          -  College of Graduate Studies, Walailak University, Thailand

Journal History

Asia Social Issues first publishes in 2007. Members of the Editorial Advisory Board are as follows;
          1.  Asst. Prof. Dr. Siriporn Somboonboorana, Editor-in-chief (2016-present)
          2.  Dr. Lertchai Sirichai, Founder of the journal (2007-2015)