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Author Guidelines

We ask that you don’t submit your essay to other publications
while it is undergoing review by Prajñā Vihāra. Please allow
about four months for the review process.

We ask that you also submit a Consent to Publish and Transfer
of Copyright form, available for download.

Prajñā Vihāra does not charge international authors Article Processing Charge (APC) or any fees, and charges graduate students in Thailand and authors from Assumption University a fee of 5,000 baht for the processing of peer reviews.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor has it been submitted to another journal for consideration.

  2. Articles should be about 6,000 to 10,000 words long, including notes and references. The manuscript should include an abstract of no more than 200 words.

  3. Manuscripts should be submitted as MS Word files in .doc format, double-spaced. Citations should follow the notes and bibliography system of The Chicago Manual of Style.

  4. Manuscripts should be prepared for blind review. The article itself should contain no reference to the author’s identity. Prajñā
    Vihāra: Journal of Philosophy and Religion subscribes to a double blind review process, in which both author and reviewer remain unknown to one another.


Copyright Notice

Consent to Publish and Transfer of Copyright
By publishing in Prajñā Vihāra, the author agrees to transfer and assign to Assumption University of Thailand as the Publisher of the Journal, the copyright to the Article in any form, including any and all rights, interests and claims related to it.

The author does retain the following rights:

  1. The right to make further copies of the published article for their use in classroom teaching.
  2. The right to reuse all or part of the published article in a compilation of his or her own works or in textbooks of which they are the author or coauthor.
  3. The right to make copies of the published article for internal distribution within their academic institution.
  4. All proprietary rights other than copyright, such as patent rights.
The author must also guarantee that:
  1. The Article is his or her original work, and has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  2. It does not contain any matter that is obscene, libelous, or contrary to law.
  3. They have obtained the necessary license or written authority and paid any and all related fees for the use and reproduction of text, tables, illustrations and other copyrighted work from the owners of the intellectual property rights, and can furnish the Publisher copies of the license/written authority and proof of payment of related fees upon the signing of this Agreement.
  4. They have the consent of the Co-Authors of the article upon the signing of this Agreement.
  5. In the event that they intend to republish, reprint or translate all or part of the Article in other publications, they will secure the prior written permission from the journal Editor.

Prajñā Vihāra adopts the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY-NC-ND) license


Privacy Statement

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;