Peer Review Process

All submissions go through initial screening by our editorial team prior to a double blind peer-reviewed process. The Editor-in-Chief first screens the submission to assess whether the manuscript complies with the editorial format of Thammasat Review. Next, the editor-in-chief sends the manuscript to the associate editor to request the nomination of reviewers. The editor-in-chief then notifies the first or corresponding author about receipt of the manuscript.

The Associate Editor then nominates at least 2 anonymous reviewers with a high level of expertise in the topic area of the manuscript and sends the manuscript to them. The Associate Editor notifies the Editor-in-Chief of the list of accepted reviewers.

The manuscript is evaluated and reviewed by reviewers. The reviewers decide on the manuscripts on the disposition of the reviewers decide on the disposition of the manuscript, which may be one of “Accept Submission”, “Revisions Required”, “Resubmit for Review" “Resubmit Elsewhere”, “Decline Submission” and make a final recommendation to the Associate Editor.

  • Accept Submission – means that the manuscript will be accepted without any form of revision or additional works. 
  • Revisions Required – means that the manuscript will be accepted upon approval by Editor-in-Chief without another full review process on the condition that the author has completed the revision requests and the changes made by the author are satisfactory..
  • Resubmit for Review – means that the manuscript will be accepted upon approval by Editor-in-Chief with another full review process on the condition that the author has completed the revision requests and the changes made by the author are satisfactory.
  • Resubmit Elsewhere – means that the manuscript does not match the aim and scope of journals. Should submit the manuscript for publication of other journals
  • Decline Submission – means that the manuscript is deem more appropriate to be submitted to another journal whose research specifications are of better matches with the submitted manuscript.

If the review result is “Revisions Required,” the Associate Editor returns the manuscript to the authors and requests for revision based on the reviewers’ comments and suggestions. Once the author sends the revised manuscript back to the Associate Editor to determine whether the change made by the authors are satisfactory and comply with the reviewers’ comments and suggestions. The Associate Editor informs the Editor-in-Chief of the final review result to make the final decision on the acceptance of the manuscript. 

If the review result is “Resubmit for Review,” the Associate Editor returns the manuscript to the authors and requests for revision based on the reviewers’ comments and suggestions. Once the author sends the revised manuscript back, the Associate Editor will send the manuscript to the reviewers for the full review process to determine whether the change made by the authors are satisfactory and comply with the reviewers’ comments and suggestions. The Associate Editor informs 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. With journals accepting articles in the category of academic articles, research articles, book reviews and case studies. 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).