About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Aims and Scope 

Prajñā Vihāra is a multicultural, pluralistic journal of philosophy and religious studies dedicated to the promotion of mutual understanding among the peoples of the world. In the spirit of the Sanskrit words “Prajñā Vihāra” meaning “temple of wisdom,” the editors encourage creative academic work that promotes a sharing of wisdom among scholars and readers. It welcomes specialized articles in Philosophy, Religion and Cultural Studies that seek to promote harmony between various philosophical and religious traditions while respecting cultural and religious difference. It especially welcomes those articles that exhibit how philosophical and religious ideas can play a role in solving conflict.

The journal offers a forum for challenging but responsible discussion of controversial issues in philosophy and religion. The accuracy of research and scholarship is partly ensured through a double-blind peer review process, but the final responsibility belongs to the authors and not to the editors or the Assumption University of Thailand.

Publication Frequency

Prajñā Vihāra is a semiannual journal published two times a year (January to June, and July to December) by the Guna Chakra Research Center, Graduate School of Philosophy and Religion at Assumption University of Thailand.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Ethics Statement

The community of publishers, editors, reviewers, and authors of Prajñā Vihāra are committed to upholding high standards of quality and academic integrity.

To maintain the quality of the journal we attempt in ensure the quality of submissions in the following ways;

Articles are subjected to double blind peer review;

Editors try to use a diverse group of peer reviewers who expertise matches the submission to give authors feedback on how to improve their articles;

In the case of article which use interview, the editors try to clear the manuscript with the interviewees prior to publication to ensure accuracy;

Authorship and co-authorship credits are based on contributions to the manuscript which include: planning, conducting and facilitating the research; drafting and revising majority of the article; and finalizing the version to be published;

To discourage plagiarism, authors are required, upon acceptance of their article, to sign the Consent to Publish and Transfer of copyright form, in which the author attests that he or she is the author of the article about to be published by the journal;

In case of plagiarism or fraud, discovered either prior to or after publication, the editors confront the author with the discovery, and in some cases reporting the fraud to the institution to which the author is affiliated, or informing the wronged party. Should the plagiarism or fraud be discovered after publication, the journal will publish a retraction;

Sources of Support

Journal History

The Graduate School of Philosophy and Religion publishes a biannual journal titled: Prajna Vihara which is a multicultural, pluralistic journal of philosophy and religious studies dedicated to the promotion of mutual understanding among the peoples of the world.