Peer Review Process

All submissions go through initial screening by our editorial team prior to a double-blind peer-reviewed process.

The editorial administrator first screens the submission to assess whether the manuscript complies with the journal’s format, preferred citation system and ethics policy. If the manuscript passes the initial screening process, the submitted manuscript will be screened by the Editor-in-Chief to determine whether the submitted manuscript is in line with Thammasat Review’s aims and scope. In the event that the manuscript does not conform to the journal’s aims and scope, the Editor-in-Chief may reject the submission and/or provide a recommendation for the manuscript to be submitted elsewhere. However, should the manuscript pass the initial screening process and is within the journal’s aims and scope, the Associate Editor will nominate three anonymous reviewers. The corresponding author will be notified of this development.

During the review process, each reviewer is required carefully scruntinise the manuscript. The reviewer must establish and notify the Associate Editor under which of the following categories the manuscript will fall under.

  • Accept Submission – means that the manuscript will be accepted without revisions or additional changes. 
  • Revisions Required – means that acceptance of the manuscript is conditional. Here, the author will be required to address minor concerns raised by the reviewers(s). Acceptance of the manuscript is dependent on whether the responses by author are deemed satisfactory.
  • Resubmit for Review – means that the manuscript will be accepted upon approval by Editor-in-Chief with another full review process.
  • Decline Submission – means that the manuscript may fall outside the aims and scope of Thammasat Review but may be suited for a different journal. OR, the manuscript is short of the journal’s citation, format, and academic standards.  

If the review result is “Revisions Required,” the Associate Editor returns the manuscript to the author(s) and requests for revisions based on the reviewers’/’s comments and suggestions. Once the author returns the revised manuscript, the Associate Editor will determine whether the responses to the comments or changes made by the author(s) are deemed satisfactory. The Associate Editor will proceed to inform the Editor-in-Chief of the final results. Thereafter, a final decision on the acceptance of the manuscript will be made. 

If the result is “Resubmit for Review,” the Associate Editor will return the manuscript to the author(s) and will request for revisions based on the reviewers’ comments and suggestions. Once the author returns the revised manuscript, the Associate Editor will send the manuscript back to the reviewers for another full review process in order to determine whether the changes made by the author(s) are satisfactory and comply with the reviewers’/’s comments and suggestions. The Associate Editor will proceed to inform the Editor-in-Chief of the final review result to make the final decision on the acceptance of the manuscript. 

In general, the first round of review process will take around 6-8 weeks.

The journal accepts English-language manuscripts of original research and review articles which have never been published elsewhere. Thammasat Review is currently indexed in the Tier1 Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI) and the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI). All published articles can be accessed without any fee from its official website (https://sc01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tureview).

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