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ISSN: 2452-3151

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Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences -- formerly Kasetsart Journal (Social Sciences) -- is a peer-review journal funded by Kasetsart University, Thailand. It is indexed in Thai Citation Index (TCI-G1), ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), Scopus and ScienceDirect. Starting on the Januarly Issues of 2016, it will be published on the Elsevier's ScienceDirect database.

Aims and scope

The Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences (KJSS) is published by the Kasetsart University Research and Development Institute (KURDI) under the authorization of Kasetsart University to serve the interests of both Thai and international social scientists and researchers. The aim is to publish high quality research papers in various areas of social sciences, such as social and development studies, humanities, education and economics. Contributions to the journal can be made as either a research article or a review article. The journal is published as a periodical, with three issues annually in January, May and September, and is distributed both within Thailand and overseas. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences is produced and hosted by Elsevier on behalf of Kasetsart University.

The following areas are covered in the Journal:

All manuscripts must be consistent with the Journal’s manuscript preparation requirements.

Editorial Boards

Shiepsumon RungsayatornKasetsart University, Thailand
Associate Editor
Somskaow BejranondaKasetsart University, Thailand
Advisory Board
Richard G. BagnallGriffith University, Australia
Susan JungckNational-Louis University, U.S.A.
Direk PatamasiriwatKasetsart University, Thailand
Editorial Board
Thawilwadee BureekulKing Prajadhipok's Institute, Thailand
Nada ChansomNational Institute of Development Administration, Thailand
Suparp ChatraphornKasetsart University, Thailand
Sireerat ChetsumonKasetsart University, Thailand
Duangkamon ChotikapanichMonash University, Australia
Duangjai LorthanavanichThammasat University, Thailand
Apinya HirunwongKasetsart University, Thailand
Sowatree NathalangKasetsart University, Thailand
Bhanupong NidhiprabhaThammasat University , Thailand
Weerachat SoopunyoChulalongkorn University, Thailand
Soranat TailangaKasetsart University, Thailand
Pongpan TraimongkolkulKasetsart University, Thailand
Suwimon WongwanichChulalongkorn University, Thailand
Bencha Yoddumnern-AttigMahidol University, Thailand
English Editor
Andrew John WarnerKasetsart University, Thailand

Manuscript submission

Download "Guidelines for Authors"

Submission items

Cover letter. Authors should confirm that the work is original and has not been published elsewhere nor is it currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Please explain in your own words the significance and novelty of the work, the problem that is being addressed, and why the manuscript belongs in this journal.

Download a template of cover letter.

Manuscript. The manuscript must be an original copy typed in Thai or in English. The use of either language must meet written publication standards

English Manuscript Double-space all components of the manuscript except tables, using 12 point Times New Roman. Type on one side of A4 paper. Use one inch margins. Number all pages. Each double-spaced article must not exceed 20 typed pages. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.

Thai Manuscript Single-space all components of the manuscript except tables, using 16 point Angsana New. Type on one side of A4 paper. Use one inch margins. Number all pages. Each single-spaced article must not exceed 12 typed pages. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.

Editorial review and processing

Peer Review. All submitted manuscripts are screened by the Scientific Editor for importance, substance, appropriateness for the journal, general scientific quality, and amount of new information provided. Those failing to meet current standards are rejected without further review. Those meetings these initial standards are sent to expert referees for peer review. Referees identities are not disclosed to the author. Author identities are also not disclosed to the referees. Referee comments are reviewed by an Associate Editor and he/she, often after allowing the author to make changes in response to the referee’s comments, advises the Scientific Editor to either accept or reject the manuscript. The Scientific Editor informs the author of the final decision. The review process ordinarily is completed within 3 months. If the process is delayed beyond that point, authors will be notified.

Rejected manuscripts. Rejected manuscripts may, in some instances, be appropriate for publication in other journals. Rejected manuscripts including original illustrations and photographs will be returned to authors.

Accepted manuscripts. The author(s) will be asked to review a copyedited page proof. The author(s) is responsible for all statements appearing in the galley proofs. The author will be informed of the estimated date of publication.


Managing editor (
Kasetsart University Research and Development Institute (KURDI), Kasetsart University, 50 Ngamwongwan Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Tel. 66-2-579-5548, 561-1474 Fax. 66-2-561-1474


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