About the Journal
Scholar: Human Sciences is a journal of the Graduate School of Human Sciences at Assumption University of Thailand. The purpose of the journal is to gather the intellectual and scholarly contributions of researchers from a variety of backgrounds focused on educational researches and academic articles from within the South East Asian region and beyond. The journal aims at informing, updating, and enhancing the educational practices of its readership.
The Scholar: Human Sciences is a publication of the Graduate Schools of Human Sciences at Assumption University of Thailand.
Aim: The journal aims to collect the intellectual and scholarly contributions of researchers as well as to inform, update, enhance and guide the real practices in the field of Education, Psychology, and Arts & Humanities.
Scope: The journal focused on researches and academic articles from a variety of backgrounds in the field of Education, Psychology, and Arts & Humanities from within the South East Asian region and beyond.
The journal will be published twice a year, in June and December.
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.
The Scholar: Human Sciences has been indexed in:
TCI – Thai Journal Citation Index Centre (Tier 2)
Print ISSN 1906 - 6406 | Online ISSN 2586 - 9388
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Scholar: Human Sciences 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 Scholar: Human Sciences 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 Scholar: Human Sciences: 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 the manuscripts submitted to the Scholar: Human Sciences must be plagiarism free and have never been published or submitted elsewhere unless the manuscript was published in another language and has permission from the journal. Before being published, the manuscripts must be peer-reviewed by external THREE specialized reviewers with different institutions from the author(s) via a double-blinded review system. All manuscripts accepted for publication are copyrighted by Assumption University; reproduction, in whole or in part, requires written approval from Assumption University. Excluding errors incurred during the printing process, all content contained within articles is the author's responsibility.
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 Scholar: Human Sciences 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 Scholar: Human Sciences. If the reference checker (software) finds that the author(s) breaks 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 http://www.assumptionjournal.au.edu/index.php/Scholar/about/submissions. The author must register, log in and select the menu “Make a new submission” on this page.
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 Scholar: Human Sciences and attests that “The article has not been previously published and is not under review elsewhere”. All manuscripts must be prepared according to the Scholar: Human Sciences submission guidelines. Read more on submission.
Editorial Head Office:
Graduate School of Human SciencesAssumption University, Bangkok, Thailand
[Postal Address: 592 Ramkhamhaeng Road, Soi 24, Bangkok 10240, Thailand.]
Submission to Editorial Head Office and Revision Invitation Policy (Updated on October 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 7th edition).
The Scholar: Human Sciences 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, 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 to all new submissions.
Submission to Scholar: Human Sciences Peer Review System and Editorial Board’s Selection Policy. Thank you very much for submitting your research article to Scholar: Human Sciences Peer Review System. Please be noted that, even if your paper has passed the Scholar: Human Sciences Peer Review Process via Scholar: Human Sciences Peer Review System, your paper still requires Editor-in-Chief’s final decision on its acceptance and publication.
ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGE (APC):
Scholar: Human Sciences 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 (5,500 THB or 170 USD) per article so that APC is mandatory.
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 are completed if the paper gets accepted in favor of publication in 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
NO SUBMISSION FEE:
There are no submission charges for Scholar: Human Sciences whether the article is rejected, reviewed, or accepted. Please note that the Editorial Board of Scholar: Human Sciences 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 7th edition). Scholar: Human Sciences 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.