Author Guidelines

Publishing Ethics 
The Journal of Mekong Societies is committed to upholding the standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. All concerned parties, particularly the editors, reviewers, and authors must adhere to the following ethical guidelines.

The Editors
Editors should give prompt and unbiased consideration to all manuscripts submitted for publication.

The editors’ judgement should be based on merit without regard to race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, nationality, or political ideology of the authors. Intellectual independence of the authors must be respected.

The editors and the editorial staff should not disclose any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than the reviewers and potential reviewers.

Editors should ensure a timely double-blind peer review by qualified reviewers who have no conflict of interest with the authors.

The Reviewers
Reviewers should keep all information about the authors and the manuscripts confidential.

Reviewers should inform the editor-in-chief of any conflict of interest resulting from direct competition, collaboration or relationship with any of the authors, and withdraw their services for the manuscript.

Reviews should be conducted objectively based on the quality of the manuscript. Reviewers should provide clear, constructive and timely feedback to the editors.

Reviewers should inform the editor-in-chief of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under review and any other published papers, and of any suspected malpractice, such as falsification or fabrication of data.

The Authors
Authors should ensure that all work in their submitted manuscript is original. Any part of the submitted manuscript derived from prior published work, including work by the same author, must be properly cited. All forms of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are prohibited.

Authors must not submit a manuscript that has already been published or that is being submitted to other journals.

All authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research and the manuscript production.

Authors must declare all sources of research grants.

Authors must strictly follow the Journal’s Author Guidelines. Authors whose native language is not English should have the manuscript edited by a native speaker of English.


JMS Author Guidelines
1. The articles should focus on humanities and social sciences in the
    Mekong region.
2. The article can be written in Thai or in English. If written in English, it
    should be proof-read by a native speaker before being submitted.
3. The article should be clearly titled, and enclosed with information on
    the author’s name and surname, title, educational background,
    workplace, position and contact address in Thai and English.
4. The article should be no more than 6,300 words including reference, or
    15 pages long, doubled-spaced, in 12-point font, Times New Roman,
    and sent to https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/mekongjournal
5. The article must not have been previously published.
6. If the article is translated from a foreign language, it should be
    presented with the author's copyright.
7. Articles must have an abstract in English of approximately 250 words
    in length.
8. The article should adhere to the citation and reference outlined in the
    Author Guidelines.
9. All papers are peer-reviewed by at least two experts in the field relevant
    to the subject of submitted papers.
10. Hard copies and electronic copies of rejected articles will not be
    returned to the author.


Citation and Reference : (APA-modified form)
For citations, the writer should indicate the name of the author, year, title and page number in parentheses following the reference in the text. If the name of the author is part of the text, the writer needs only parenthesize the year of publication and page following the author's name.

Examples of the citation in the text are: Vinten (1990: 125-36) has provided a working definition of social audit: A review to ensure that an organization gives due consideration to its wider and social responsibilities to those both directly and indirectly affected by its decisions, and that a balance is achieved in its corporate planning between these aspects and the more traditional business-related objectives.
 
The next definition gives prominence to the measurement of social impact: The social audit is an attempt by an individual corporation to measure its performance in an area where it is making a social impact...an attempt to identify, measure, evaluate, report and monitor the effects a corporation is having on society that are not covered in the traditional financial reports [7, p.]. (Buchholz, 1982: 499). Consider the difficulties with measurement in the audit. While a single measuring rod would be ideal (given our obsession for the big number like the gross domestic product figure or the employment rate). This is not realistic and multiple measures must be used. Should the measurement be input or output oriented? (Buchholz, 1982: 500) Do we utilize, for example, pollution control expenditures (inputs) or do we estimate reduction in pollution (output)? The Secretary of Commerce once proposed the creation of a corporate social index to estimate the social performance of firms over time, but little came of this [8, p. 131]. (Buchholz, 1989: 131)


Example of References
Books
Aasen, C. (1998). Architecture of Siam: A cultural history interpretation. Kuala Lampur: Oxford University.
 
De Certeau, M. (1984). The practice of everyday life (Rendall, Steven, Trans.). Berkeley: California Press.
 
Gupta, A. and Ferguson, J. (Eds.). (1997). Anthropological locations: Boundaries and grounds of a field science. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Articles in Book
Muecke, M. (1981). Changes in women status associated with modernization in northern Thailand. In G.B. Hainsworth (Ed.). Southeast Asia: Women, changing structure, and cultural continuity. (pp. 53-65). Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.
 
Articles in Journal
Deng, R., and Lyttleton, C. (2013). Linked spaces of vulnerability: HIV risk amongst migrant Dai women and their left-behind husbands in Southwest China. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 15(3), 415-428. 
 
Website
Bontas, E.P. (2005). Practical experiences in building ontology-based retrieved systems. Retrieved January 20, 2006, from https://userpage. fu-berlin.de/~paslaru/papers/swcase2005.pdf.
 
Interview
Triratanasirichai, K. (2015, August 22). Interview. President. Khon Kaen University.
 
Thesis
Boonmathya, R. (1997). Contested concepts of development in rural northeastern Thailand. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, U.S.A.
 
Nuankoksoong, P. (1998). Morale of the personnel of the Office of Accelerated Rural Development in the northeast. Master thesis in Development Sociology, Graduate School, Khon Kaen University.
 
Conference Papers
Hirata, K., Takaoka, Y., Ohta, M., and Ikeda, M.. (2001). The meaning of LOM and LOM authority tool on HRD. In DC-2001 Preceedings of the international conference on Dublin Core and metadata applications 2001. (pp. 259-262). Tokyo: National Institute of Informatics (NII)


Documents in Non-English Language
Example of Reference
Books
Ho Ba Tham. (2003). Ban sac van hoa dan toc. (In Vietnamese) [National cultura identity]. Hanoi: Nha xuat ban Van hoa - thong tin.
 
Thanapornpan, R. and Poapongsakorn, N. (Eds.). (1988). Setthakit Thai: Bon senthang santi prachatham. (In Thai) [Thai economy: On the road to peace and justice]. 2 vols. Bangkok: Thammasat University Press.

Articles in Book
Chaiprawat, O. (1988). Yuk thong khong setthakit thai pi 2529-2533 [The golden age of the Thai economy in 1986-1990]. In N. Ruengsakul, C. Wibulswadi and D. Wongprathip (Eds.). Kanngoen kanthanakhan lae kandamnoen nayobai setthakit khong prathet. (In Thai) [Finance, banking, and economic policies of Thailand]. (pp. 53-65). Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press.
 
Articles in Journal
Viravong, S. (1958). Nakhon Luang Prabang. (In Lao) [Historical Names of Luang Prabang]. Vannakhadisan (Vientiane), 2(7), 46-56.


Bibliographic reference documents in the National Archives
Example of Reference
Archival documents
Author, A.A. (Year, Month, Day). Title of material. [Description of material]. Name of collection (Call number, Box number, File number, etc). Name and location of repository.
 
Letter from a repository
Black, A. (1935, May 3). [Letter to Jane Jones]. Name of Archive (Call number, Box number, File number, etc), Location.
 
Letter from a private collection
Black, A. (1935, May 3). [Letter to Jane Jones]. Copy in possession of Mary Green. Collection of letters from an archive.

Black, A. (1935-1946). Correspondence. Jim Evans Papers (Call number, etc), Archive name, Location.
 
In the text, cite specific letters as
(Black, A., 1935-1946, Black to F. Harvard, March 11, 1939)
 
Unpublished papers, lectures from an archive or personal collection
Matthews, P. (1957). Notes for a lecture on Prague. Peter Matthews Memoirs (Box 12). Archives of Xxxxxx, University of Xxxxxxx, Location.
 
Archival source with corporate author
Subcommittee Name. (1949, November 3). Meeting of Subcommittee on Xxxxx. Jim Evans Papers (Call no.). Archive Name, Location.
 
Recorded interview
Allan, A. (1988, March 2). Interview by F. Smith [Tape recording]. Oral History Project, Archive Name, Location.
 
Transcribed interview
Allan, A. (1988, March 2). An interview with F. Smith/Interviewer: B. Briggs. Oral History Project, Archive Name, Location.
 
Archived newspaper article
Article title. (1952, March 6). [Clipping from an unidentified London newspaper.] Copy in possession of author.
 
Photographs
[Photographs of M. King]. (ca. 1912-1949). M. King Papers (Box 90, Folder 21), Manuscripts and Archives, University Library, Location.