Journal of the Siam Society

          The Journal of the Siam Society is published by the Siam Society under Royal Patronage, one of Thailand’s oldest and most active learned organizations. At the Society’s foundation in 1904, it was resolved that “The objects of the Society shall be the investigation and encouragement of Art, Science and Literature in relation to neighbouring countries.” In 1924, the Society adopted the motto “Knowledge gives rise to friendship.”

          The Journal of the Siam Society has been published continuously since 1904. The Journal publishes original articles and reviews of a scholarly nature on Thailand and neighbouring countries in a wide range of disciplines including archaeology, epigraphy, history, ethnology, religion, language, literature, art and architecture, and performing arts. The Journal is international in outlook, carrying original articles of enduring value in English.

          Starting in 2019, the Journal is published twice a year, No. 1 January-June and No. 2 July-December.

          Copies are distributed to members of the Siam Society and partner institutions, and are available for sale from the Society office. Journals are placed online three years after being published.

          All articles submitted to the editors are subject to a double-blind process of peer review. Unsolicited book reviews are not normally accepted.

         This site has access to the last ten volumes. For access to the complete catalog of over 2,200 articles since 1904, please click here.


Print ISSN: 0304-226x 

Online ISSN: 2651-1851

Start Year: 1904

Language: English

Publication Fee: Free

Issues per Year: 2 Issues since 2019

Website policy


The Journal of the Siam Society was formerly available through the Siam Society’s main site ( The general information and back-issues of Vols. 1-95 (1904-2008) will remain on that site, but new issues from 2009 will appear only here.

Issues policy


Since 1904, Journal of the Siam Society has usually been published in two issues a year, but lapsed to a single issue in recent years. From 2019, the Journal will again be published in two issues a year.

Vol. 107 No. 2 (2019)

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