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Journal of International Buddhist Studies is now included in Scopus!

We are delighted to share that the "Journal of International Buddhist Studies" is now included in the Scopus database. Our sincere thanks go to the TCI-TSRI-Scopus Collaboration Project (Phase 2), the Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI) Center, and our local board for their crucial feedback which has significantly improved the quality of our journal. Our editorial team remains dedicated to providing timely updates to our valued authors and readers. Thank you for your continued support on our journey!
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The Journal of International Buddhist Studies (JIBS) is an open-access journal. We publish substantive academic articles on various topics in Buddhist Studies. All the articles published are peer-reviewed by at least two experts via the double-blinded review system. The Journal features academic articles in the broad field of Buddhist Studies. It aims to foster dialogue and exchange of ideas among Buddhist scholars and practitioners worldwide. JIBS serves as a platform for disseminating innovative and impactful research, promoting academic rigor, and original contributions in Buddhist Studies. A review committee consisting of academic specialists in relevant fields will screen all manuscripts. The editorial board reserves the right to recommend timely revisions, if necessary, before final acceptance for publication. Articles in JIBS should be between 5,000 to 8,000 words and meet international standards of academic excellence and provide new insights and information in Buddhist Studies.

Full Edition Title:   Journal of International Buddhist Studies
The frequency of Issue:   Twice a year in June and December
e-ISSN:   2586-9620
Publication Type:   Online
Publisher:   Buddhist Research Institute, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University
Language:   English
Since:   2009

Aims and Scope

        Journal of International Buddhist Studies (JIBS) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original academic articles that foster dialogue and understanding among Buddhist scholars worldwide. It serves as a platform for disseminating innovative and impactful research, promoting academic rigor, and intellectual inquiry within Buddhist studies.

          The scope of JIBS encompasses a wide range of topics related to Buddhism, including philosophy, psychology, ethics, meditation, mindfulness, social engagement, interfaith dialogue, and the intersection of Buddhism with other disciplines such as science, psychology, and education. JIBS welcomes submissions from researchers, scholars, and practitioners from around the world on topics including:

            Buddhist Practices on Mental Health and Well-being
                  This topic explores how Buddhist teachings and practices align with scientific findings and psychological theories, offering insights into mindfulness, meditation, and the effects of Buddhist practices on mental health and well-being. 

            Buddhist Principles in Social Engagement and Ethical Decision-making
                  This area examines how Buddhist teachings can address social and environmental issues, promoting compassion, sustainability, and social justice. It explores topics such as engaged Buddhism, Buddhist perspectives on environmental ethics, and the role of Buddhist values in shaping ethical leadership and decision-making processes. 

            The Concept of Buddhist Wisdom
                  Buddhist knowledge is collected, analyzed, synthesized, and compared among various wisdom traditions with an emphasis on Buddhist knowledge contained in the Tripitaka Buddhist scriptures to further Buddhist insights and practice.

            Other related Buddhist Studies (Religious Studies, Social Sciences, and Arts & Humanities)

Current Issue

Vol. 15 No. 2 (2024)
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In progress (July-December 2024)
This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

Published: 2024-06-07
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