Aims & Scope

The AU-GSB e-Journal is a semiannually international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed social science articles across the entire spectrum of academic fields:

[1]   Finance: Finance, Accounting, Financial Economics

[2]  Economics: Econometrics, Applied Economics, Development Economics

[3]  Business: Management, Marketing, Decision Sciences, Information Technology

[4]  Social Sciences, Multidisciplinary: others

On the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance, and unforeseen conclusions.

The AU-GSB e-Journal publishes works by professors, practitioners, and students focusing primarily - but not exclusively. In a departure from standard academic journals, and in keeping with its role as a forum to further the discussion of compelling regional and global issues, the AU-GSB e-Journal also includes a book review section.



The AU-GSB e-Journal publishes works by professors, practitioners, and students focusing primarily - but not exclusively. In a departure from standard academic journals, and in keeping with its role as a forum to further the discussion of compelling regional and global issues, the AU-GSB e-Journal also includes a book review section.


The AU-GSB e-Journal History

“Educating intelligence and active minds to change the world”

Assumption University has been a pioneer from its inception. Established in 1969 as Assumption School of Business by the Foundation of the Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, it became Assumption Business Administration College (ABAC) in 1972 and soon emerged as the first international university in Thailand. Although offering an English-based curriculum and moving away from the traditional rote learning system was unprecedented at the time and seen as a bold move, it turned out to be far-sighted as testified by the proliferation of international programs established since, all over the country and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. ABAC Graduate School of Business (the GSB) was established in 1985, at the initiative of Rev. Brother Martin Prathip Komolmas. The GSB envisions itself to be one of the leading institutions in the region in business management. It seeks to develop analytical, decision-making, and creative skills, teamwork, and leadership, and promote ethics, good corporate governance, and environmental sustainability with a focus on the Asia Pacific. The GSB has achieved remarkable growth since its founding. From its first modest MBA’85 class of 33 students, ABAC MBA enrollment has soared to reach close to 900 students. Most notably, it has gone from one evening MBA program to four master programs taught by qualified faculty from Thailand and around the world.

The GSB launched its MBA Day Program in 1992 and added the Master of Management in Organizational Development and Management program (MM ODM) and the Master of Business Administration in Tourism (MBA-TRM) Management in 2001. The MBA in Retail Management was added in 2008. The GSB, to better meet the existing demand for graduate management study in English among mid-career executives, also established professional and executive programs. The GSB is considered to be a leader in Thailand in the fields of Business and Management as demonstrated by the placement of its graduates in key management positions in industry, government, banking, and multi-national conglomerates worldwide. The GSB, now in its third decade of growth, is increasingly emphasizing research and innovative cooperation with local organizations. The GSB is involved with partner universities in Australia, Bahrain, Cambodia, China, India, Singapore, Vietnam, the UK, and the USA in a variety of collaborative academic programs.

The AU-GSB e-Journal has been indexed in: 
TCI – Thai Journal Citation Index Centre (Tired 2)


Print ISSN 1906-3296 | Online ISSN XXXX-XXXX


The AU-GSB e-Journal is an open-access journal that publishes research analysis and inquiry into contemporary issues of distribution, economics, business management, and Social Science. The journal has been published two issues per year (June and December issues) in Full English by electronic form with DOI from 2021 onwards.


Blind Peer Review: 
The AU-GSB e-Journal uses blind reviews, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. To facilitate this, please include the following separately:

Title page (with author details): This should include the title, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgments, and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.

Main document (without author details): The main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables, and any acknowledgments) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations.


Types of Paper for AU-GSB e-Journal: 
Full Article: This should describe new and/or carefully investigated findings, and research methods should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. Articles should be 5,000 - 8,000 words long to describe and interpret the work clearly. All full articles are peer-reviewed by a minimum of 3 referees.

Article Content Selection Policy:   

The AU-GSB e-Journal Editorial Board gives a priority to the research areas of Financial Econometrics, Financial Economics, Accounting and Finance, Econometrics, International Economics, Economics, International Trade, Business Economics, Business Management, Business Ethics, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), SRI (Socially Responsible Investing), Education, Professional Training and Interdisciplinary Studies.

[Special Note: For the content selection policy, AU-GSB e-Journal Editorial Board leaves the decision to the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief solely.]


Self-Citation Restriction Policy:
Self-citation refers to when an author refers to the previous works written by him/her alone or in co-authorship and cites them. Self-cites are used to compare the current results of the research with earlier findings when continuing to study the same subject. It seems that the only reasonable solution for the issues of self-plagiarism, research integrity, and originality is to limit the number of self-citations. The AU-GSB e-Journal self-citation restriction policy regulates that the self-citation level should not exceed 15% for authors and 20% for co-authors together and 15% for AU-GSB e-Journal. If the reference checker (software) finds that the author(s) break the rules, then the manuscript will be automatically rejected by the Desk Editor without further review.


In order to submit your paper, please send your manuscript and associated files in MS Word format through the submission system at the AU-GSB e-Journal Website

Authors are encouraged to include tables and figures as part of the main file. All manuscripts must be accompanied by a letter which indicates briefly why the article is suitable for publication in the AU-GSB e-Journal and attests that “The article has not been previously published and is not under review elsewhere”. All manuscripts must be prepared according to the AU-GSB e-Journal submission guidelines. Read more on submission.


Editorial Head Office:
Graduate School of Business, Assumption University of Thailand
[Postal Address: Hua Mak Campus, Ram Khamhaeng 24 Rd., Hua Mak,
Bang Kapi, Bangkok 10240, Thailand.]


Submission to Editorial Head Office and Revision Invitation Policy (Updated on January 2021): Please note that the Editorial Board of the journal will be very selective, accepting only the articles on the basis of scholarly merit, research significance, research integrity, and complete compliance with the journal style guidelines (APA)

The AU-GSB e-Journal Editorial Board respects and promotes all authors and contributors on the basis of research ability and experience without considering race, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, or any narrow frames of reference. From January 2021, all new submissions to the journal are assessed in two stages. The first stage is an editorial screening where we evaluate whether a paper is likely to get through the peer review process or not. If the editors' team does not believe that the submission is suitable for the aims and scope, standards, and Editorial Board’s selection policy of the journal, then the submission will be rejected at the front stage. In the second stage, the submissions we decide to take forward for the peer review process fully need to be well structured, well written, a good presentation of proficiency English, firmly anchored in existing academic literature, and complete compliance with the journal style guide and template. Only after careful consideration by the editors' team based on the editorial grounds, the editors' team will selectively send the paper out to external peer reviewers. The same rules will be strictly applied for all new submissions.


Submission to AU-GSB e-Journal Peer Review System and Editorial Board’s Selection Policy (Updated on January 2021): Thank you very much for submitting your research article to AU-GSB e-Journal Peer Review System. Please be noted that, even if your paper has passed the AU-GSB e-Journal Peer Review Process via AU-GSB e-Journal Peer Review System, your paper still requires Editor-in-Chief’s final decision on its acceptance and publication. 


AU-GSB e-Journal is an Open Access journal accessible for free on the Internet. Yet, the electronic publication process does involve costs including those pertaining to setup and maintenance of the publication infrastructure, routine operation of the journal, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, editing, publishing, maintaining the scholarly record, and archiving. To cover these costs, the journal depends on APC also called Publication Fee (3,000 THB or 120 USD) per article so that APC is mandatory (the mandatory policy of APC has been enforced since 2008).

The cost of APC is very often assumed either by the organization funding the research published in the article or by the institution at which the author is employed or by the author oneself. Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions. There are no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures, or supplementary data.

[Important: After the external reviews completed if the paper gets accepted in favor of publication on the journal then an invoice of APC will be followed. Based on an invoice the author should make a payment for APC. Before the paper finally gets accepted any payment does not count any credit toward its acceptance for publication.]

Payment Options for APC:

1) With a Credit Card: Electronic payment account will be provided upon request.

2) By Bank Wire Transfer


There are no submission charges for AU-GSB e-Journal whether the article is rejected, reviewed, or accepted. Please note that the Editorial Board of AU-GSB e-Journal will be very selective, accepting only the articles on the basis of scholarly merit, research significance, research integrity, and compliance with the journal style guidelines (APA). AU-GSB e-Journal Editorial Board respects and promotes submissions from any authors and contributors on the basis of research ability and experience without considering race, ethnics, nationality, citizenship, gender, or any narrow frames of reference.