Publication Ethics

Thammasat Review journal is committed to preventing any forms of misconduct in research and maintaining the ethical standards in academic publication. Any cases of suspected plagiarism or self-plagiarism will be taken seriously. If cases of plagiarism and self-plagiarism are found, regardless of the severity of the case, the editorial team will halt the review process and return the article to the author(s).

Thammasat Review holds that plagiarism is the unacknowledged inclusion of material derived from the published or unpublished work regardless whether intentional or not. Self-plagiarism is defined as the act of submitting a draft that has in whole or in part has been published elsewhere with the intend of passing the draft to the editors as an unpublished original piece of work.

The responsibility of all involved parties in the review process are as follows:

1. Journal editors

1.1 The editors are responsible for examining all submitted manuscripts to ensure that the content of manuscripts are in consistent with the aims and scope of the journal. Thereafter, the editors will assure a fair peer review process is in place absent of any discriminatory practices.

1.2 The editors are responsible for checking manuscripts for redundancy and plagiarism by using Anti-Plagiarism Software. If the editor finds grounds that the manuscripts have been duplicated or plagiarised, the editors will stop the evaluation process and will proceed to contact the corresponding author immediately for clarification.

1.3 The editors will consider all manuscripts based on academic principles without bias.

1.4 The editors must not have any conflict-of-interest with any of the author(s) or reviewer(s). The editors will not seek to benefit from the article(s) in any form.

1.5 The editors must not modify or change the content of manuscripts or the assessment results of the reviewer(s). This includes obstructing or interfering with the reviewer’s comments intended for the author(s).

1.6 The editors must strictly follow procedures and processes to maintain the overall academic quality of the journal.

2. Author(s)

2.1 The author(s) must ensure that all submitted manuscripts are original contributions that have not been previously published elsewhere. Submission of manuscripts to more than one academic source is classified as self-plagiarism and is deemed as unethical and unacceptable.

2.2 Academic plagiarism is prohibited. All sources used in submissions should be appropriately cited or acknowledged.

2.3 All financial support for the manuscripts should be disclosed in the acknowledgments and conflict of interest should be stated.

2.4 All manuscript based on research involving animals, volunteers or human participants must comply with ethical standards.

2.5 All those who have claimed authorship of any submission must contribute in a meaningful way to the design, research, analysis, or writing of the submission.

2.6 The 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 with Thammasat Review.

3. Reviewer(s)

3.1 The review process should be conducted objectively. The reviewer(s) must express their views clearly with supporting arguments and references if necessary.

3.2 The reviewer(s) must not seek to benefit from peer review process for personal advantage.

3.3 The reviewer(s) must ensure that they have sufficient and appropriate knowledge and understanding of the submission.

3.4 If the reviewer(s) finds any grounds for plagiarism, self-plagiarism, data fabrication and/or falsification, the reviewer(s) must notify the editors immediately.

3.5 The reviewer(s) must not disclose any information of the article(s) or the review process.