Author Guidelines

1Editorial Policy

  1. Submission of manuscript to Thammasat Review for possible publication mean that the authors certify that the manuscript has not been previously published nor is in consideration for publication elsewhere. All legal duties and responsibilities of the research contents belong to solely to the authors.
  2. Thammasat Review uses double-blind review, which means both the identities of authors and reviewers are unknown to each other’s throughout the review process. Authors must remove any contents which lead to the identity of the authors from the manuscript.
  3. Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by at least two reviewers nominated by the Editorial team. When all reviewers agree to accept the manuscript for publication, the Associate Editor send the manuscript to the reviewer to begin the review processes. 
  4. Thammasat Review own the copyrights to make digital and/or hard copy of, republish, and redistribute part or all of the contents in the article
  5. Thammasat Review published bi-annually. Publication is available online on the last day of June and December each year. Special Issues can also be published, if Necessary.     

2. Submission Guideline

Manuscripts should be written in English and submitted through the Thammasat Review Online Submission System (

Manuscripts must be prepared using word-processing softwares (Microsoft Word ,OpenOffice, RTF, or WordPerfect) and should not exceed 10,000 words.

The title and abstract should appear in the first page of the manuscript. A concise abstract is required. The abstract should not be more than 250 words. Authors should select no more than five keywords to describe their paper's theoretical and methodological orientation and the keywords should be placed under the abstract on the first page in the manuscript file.

Authors should not identify themselves (e.g. author's name and affiliation) in the manuscript.

All figures and tables should be presented clearly in black and white only.

Footnotes should be placed on the pages following the text body and should be numbered consecutively.

The submitted manuscript is original and has not been published or under consideration in any academic proceedings, books, journal or elsewhere at the time of submission at Thammasat Review.

Academic plagiarism is prohibited. In cause the author(s) have used the work and/or words of others, respective sources should be appropriately cited or quoted.

In case of the manuscript is related to animals, volunteers or human participants, data collection operations must obtain consent or permitted from the simple at all time. The author(s) should ensure the manuscripts were performed in compliance with relevant laws and under international standards of the protection of human subjects.

Author(s) must consent to transfer the copyright to the journal before publication. In addition, the published paper must not be published elsewhere after being published in the journal.

3. Manuscript Preparation Guide

Authors can download 

- manuscript template in the following link. CLICK HERE (Word) or CLICK HERE (PDF)

- Submission Preparation Checklist CLICK HERE

3.1 Text Format

Manuscript template is available upon request. The manuscript should be prepared using a text processing software such as Microsoft Word for Windows. B5 size paper is recommended. Page layout margins should be 2.54 cm. on all four sides.

3.2 Manuscript components

  1. Title should be concise, specific, and informative. It should be located in the middle of the page.
  2. Abstract should be between 150 and 300 words. It should be provide a concise summary of the key points of your paper. Abstract must be typed with the normal style using Arial size 9 point.
  3. Keywords relevant to the work presented in the manuscript should be listed below the abstract. Three to five keywords should be provided. And keywords must start with a capital letter.
  4. Manuscripts must be written in English and formatted according to these guidelines. Text should be typed with the font of Arial, size 9, justified and single-spaced throughout. All texts, tables and figures must be within that area of the page. The manuscript should include research background, literature reviews, methodology, data analysis and some statement of your academic contributions. The author(s) may wish to include acknowledgement, which must be placed at last after references.
  5. Original photographs and Graphs should be clear with highest resolution and are appropriately inserted along the text.
  6. Acknowledgments should be as brief as possible in a separate section prior to the references. 
  7. References should be numbered sequentially and these numbers should appear in brackets throughout the text. Referencing in manuscripts must follow the style of APA (American Psychological Association). Detail of such referencing can be consulted at We recommend the author(s) to use the referencing menu (Reference) in Microsoft Word for automatic formatting. An assistance of using the referencing menu can be found at Examples are as follow:

Reference to a journal article:

AuthorA. A. (Year published). Title of article. Title of JournalVolume(Issue)pp-pp.

Author, A. A., Author, B. B. , & Author, C. C. (Year published). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), pp-pp. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx [OR] Retrieved from URL of publication's home page

Reference to a book:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year published). Book title (Edition). City, State: Publisher.

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B.  (Eds.). (Year published). Title of book. City: Publisher.

Author, A. A. (Year published). Title of book (Edition). doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx [OR] Retrieved from URL of publication's home page

Reference to a thesis:

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Unpublished doctoral dissertation [OR] Unpublished master's thesis). Academic Institution, City, State [OR] Country.

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Doctoral dissertation/Master's thesis). Retrieved from

Reference to an electronic data source:

Author, A. A. (Date published). Title of webpage. Retrieved from

4. Review Criteria 

Thammasat Review uses the following criteria to review manuscripts: originality, abstract, conceptual significance, academic significance, research methodology, structure and coherence, expression, and theoretical validity.  The detail review criteria are as follows.

Originality: Does the research show clear difference between prior studies in terms of topic, theory, methodology, overall logic and/or implication?

Abstract: Does the abstract summarize the major aspects of the manuscript. A good Abstract should include 1) the purpose of the study and the research problems, 2) the research design, 3) major findings or discovery trends as a result of the research analysis and 4) a brief summary of the research interpretations and conclusions. 

Conceptual Significant: Does the research represent an important contribution to knowledge and theoretical? Does the research lead to the discovery of new empirical phenomena, in-depth understanding of the phenomena, and extend or challenge theory?

Academic Significance: Does the work contribute to the understanding of current problems or challenges faced social science researchers?

Research Methodology: Does the work excellently executed and use suitable scientific methods?

Structure, Language and Coherence: Is the flow of ideas in the research logical? Is the manuscript written with clear and effective use of language?

Expression: Does the research adopt a professional style and tone?