Aims and Scope
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Studies (HASSS), formerly known as ‘Silpakorn University Journal of Social Sciences, is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal published three times a year by Silpakorn University, Thailand. Our mission is to promote awareness of and compatibility with the dynamics of study area among researchers, academicians and professors.
The journal publishes research articles, review articles and short communications that meet the criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Its main objective is to encourage research and disseminate knowledge in all fields related to art and culture, human beings and society. HASSS covers all essential branches of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and other disciplines which do not belong or related to Science, Engineering and Health Studies.
All authors must have agreed to the submission and to the order of their names on the title page. They must also have agreed that the corresponding author may act on their behalf throughout the editorial review and publication process.
If a figure or table has been published elsewhere before, the authors must obtain written permission to reproduce the material from the copyright owner. The original source must be cited in the figure caption and table footnote.
Originality and plagiarism
Research articles submitted to HASSS must not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Authors must avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is the use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work. Plagiarism is not limited to the text. Authors must not use any parts of a manuscript, including figures and tables, from another publication without permission. Authors also must not reuse their previously published work without specific address. This is considered self-plagiarism. Fabrication, manipulation, and falsification of data also must be prohibited and sanctioned in the HASSS. Authors must respond to requests from the Editors of HASSS when original data and research notes need to be verified. All submitted manuscripts have to pass a plagiarism detection test before the review process begins.
The ethics for publication is required for high quality of publication in HASSS. The COPE international standards are applied. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, peer reviewers, and journal editors.
Duties of authors
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others this has to be appropriately cited or quoted. Authors should acknowledge ideas and previously published results by citing these works in the paper and listing them in the references. HASSS reserves the right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen submitted papers at all times.
Authors of papers that report on original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. Conclusions should be based on the evidence presented in the paper and not on personal opinions.
All funding source must be disclosed in the acknowledgments and any conflicts of interest should be stated. All submission must include disclosure of all relationship that could be viewed a potential conflict of interest. The corresponding author must confirm that the corresponding author had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication and had full access to all the data in the study.
Duties of reviewers
Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of the review process. They should not discuss aspects of the work under review with other researchers until such time as the article is published. Unpublished materials disclosed in a manuscript under review must not be quoted or referenced by a reviewer without the express written consent of the author, requested through the editor. Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
If the reviewer realizes, after receiving a manuscript for review, that he or she has been involved in the research described, knows the researchers involved in the research, or for any reason cannot give an objective review of the manuscript, the reviewer should inform the editors and decline the review. Conflicts of interest can include competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the paper under review.
Manuscripts should be reviewed objectively in the context of the reviewer's expertise in the field. Personal opinions without backing evidence should not be used as criteria for review decisions.
Duties of editors
The editors of HASSS use a "double-blinded" peer review process where neither the authors nor the reviewers know each other's identity. The editors make all best efforts to protect the identity of author(s) and reviewers throughout the review process. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be quoted or referenced by an editor without the express written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors recuse themselves from the review process when they have a conflict of interest or personal stake in the publication of a research work.
HASSS will not accept articles which have been published (except in the form of an abstract) or are being considered for publication by another journal. Papers being considered here should not be submitted to other journals.
The editor of HASSS is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The decision is based on the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
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