Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics


        The editors will maintain complete confidentiality concerning submissions to the Journal and their authors. Editors recuse themselves from the review process when they have a conflict of interest or personal stake in the publication of a research work.

        The editorial team makes the final decision on publication, based entirely on the academic value of the work as assessed by the peer-reviewers. Where necessary, the editors may consult other experts in the field, maintaining full confidentiality.

        Conflicts of interest: Editors recuse themselves from the review process when they have a conflict of interest or personal stake in the publication of a research work.

       The journal will not accept articles which have been published (except in the form of an abstract) or are being considered for publication by another journal. Papers being considered here should not be submitted to other journals. 

      The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.


        Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of the review process. The names of authors are not disclosed to the reviewers, and vice versa. Reviewers will not make any disclosure and will consult the editors before referring the manuscript for a second opinion. Editors and reviewers will recuse themselves from the process in cases where there may be some personal conflict of interest. Editors and reviewers will not make any use of materials under review for their personal advantage.

       Reviewers advise the editors for possible misconduct associated with plagiarism, information fabrication and/or falsification, duplicate submission, ghost authorship, or citation manipulation.


        The Journal of the Siam Society publishes articles which make an original contribution to knowledge. The Journal expects that manuscripts submitted for publication are the original work of the author(s), are not currently under review elsewhere, and have not been previously published. Authors are expected to acknowledge their sources with references, citations, and bibliography in accepted academic style. Authors are expected to observe copyright laws, and to obtain formal permission for any material, written or visual, which is still covered by copyright. As a general rule, Thai copyright law covers all materials for fifty years after the death of whoever originated the material. Any financial support for the research and writing of the paper should be disclosed in the acknowledgments and any conflicts of interest should be stated. Research which involved human subjects must have been conducted under international standards for the protection of human subjects; authors must disclose the protocols followed and the institutional approval they received.


        The journal holds the copyright for all published material. Authors may copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, but are expected to give full acknowledgment of the original publication. In the case of republication, authors must consult the editors for permission.