About the Journal

Aims and Scope

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

          The Scope of JIBS encompasses a wide range of topics related to Buddhism, such as 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 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
                  Disclosure of outstanding Buddhist knowledge by collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and comparing Buddhist knowledge from the Tripitaka Buddhist scriptures and literature to present outstanding and interesting knowledge of Buddhism for further study and practice.

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

Types of Published Articles

       JIBS is published either as research article or academic article. 

  1. Research articles report original research findings in Buddhist studies, such as Buddhist philosophy, history, scriptures, practices, rituals, meditation, ethics, and applying Buddhist teachings in contemporary contexts. The research article should have a clear research question, methodology, results, and conclusion. It should also have a simple and brief discussion about the research findings, their importance, and how they contribute to the relevant field of study. The entire length of the manuscript, including references, should not be more than 8,000 words.
  1. Academic articles thoroughly examine existing literature on a particular topic within Buddhist studies, social sciences, humanities, and other fields. These articles critically analyze and combine the information from various sources, identify areas where knowledge is lacking, and propose future directions for research. Review articles have more flexibility in format and length than research articles. Typically, they are shorter than 7,500 words, including references.

          All articles published in JIBS must be founded upon thorough and ethical research, maintaining the utmost standards of scientific integrity. The journal actively encourages the submission of articles that showcase inventive and unique research.

Publication Frequency
JIBS is regularly published twice a year in June and December.

 All articles must be written in English. Authors are encouraged to use clear and concise language and maintain proper grammar and spelling throughout their submissions.

Article Publishing Charges (APCs) 

All articles published in JIBS are open-access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This is made possible by an article-publishing charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services we provide. This includes the provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. The APC is payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication.

  • APC for Non-Members

           The Journal of International Buddhist Studies charges a processing fee for articles of 3,000 Thai baht or 90 US dollars.

  • APC for Journal Members

           Membership in the Journal of International Buddhist Studies has numerous advantages. Among them is a special rate on the APC, aimed to encourage scholarly discussions and advance Buddhist Studies.

  • Discounted Rates for Members:

           Standard Members: Avail a 30% reduction on the standard 90 US dollars APC, making it just 60 US dollars.
           Student Members: Given students' budget concerns, there's a 50% discount, reducing the APC to 45 US dollars.

  • Procedure & Terms:

           Verification: When submitting, remember to include your unique JIBS membership ID. This will allow our team to confirm your membership and apply the correct charges.
           Billing: After article acceptance and membership confirmation, you'll receive an invoice that clearly breaks down the original and discounted charges.
           Conditions: The reduced APC is only available if the primary article author is a JIBS member. Each member can use this discount for two articles annually.

           Your feedback is important. For any queries or feedback about our APC structure, reach out to our editorial team.

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Open Access Policy
JIBS is dedicated to offering open access to its articles, enabling unrestricted access to research for the public.

Ownership and Management
Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University proudly owns the Journal of International Buddhist Studies (JIBS) and receives support from the Buddhist Research Institute. The operation and management of JIBS are sustained through diverse funding sources, including publication fees. This financial support enables JIBS to uphold its exceptional publication standards, rigorous peer-review process, and open-access availability to researchers and readers worldwide. The university's ownership and support of JIBS demonstrate its dedication to promoting Buddhist studies research, fostering the dissemination of valuable knowledge, and facilitating global collaborations.

JIBS Fullname serves as the official peer-reviewed journal of the Buddhist Research Institute, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Thailand.

Copyright and License
JIBS prioritizes the protection of copyright and licensing to ensure authors' rights and facilitate the appropriate dissemination of research. Our policies emphasize openness, accessibility, and proper attribution. Authors retain ownership of their copyrights, and articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), allowing sharing, adaptation, and appropriate acknowledgment. Authors can choose the CC BY license, enabling broad reuse and distribution permissions. JIBS supports posting articles on third-party repositories while complying with institutional and funding requirements. Author guidelines provide detailed information on copyright and licensing obligations, empowering authors with knowledge about their rights and responsibilities. These policies foster a collaborative, open, and responsible sharing environment, benefiting authors and the research community while respecting intellectual property rights.

Revenue Sources 
JIBS maintains transparency by utilizing various revenue sources. Our website provides clear information about our revenue model. Authors contribute to cover publication costs through Article Processing Charges (APCs) upon manuscript acceptance. We receive institutional support from Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University and other academic institutions, helping us with administrative and technological requirements. We may display relevant advertisements that preserve content integrity. Grants, sponsorships, and donations from aligned entities support special issues and conferences. It is important to note that our revenue sources do not influence editorial decisions. We prioritize affordability, accessibility, and publishing standards, ensuring transparency throughout our operations. 

JIBS ensures transparency and integrity by following a clear advertising policy. We consider relevant and appropriate advertisements related to academic conferences, educational programs, and research tools. The decisions about ads are made by the editorial board or an advertising committee based on their relevance and quality. Importantly, these advertisements do not influence editorial decisions, ensuring the scientific quality of the manuscripts. Advertisements are displayed separately from the published content, clearly distinguished, and placed in designated sections. They are not linked to specific content or reader behavior and are selected based on relevance rather than displayed randomly. JIBS values professionalism, ethics, and the separation of advertising from scientific content, maintaining editorial independence and preserving the integrity of the articles.

Direct Marketing
JIBS promotes the journal through ethical direct marketing methods. We communicate with researchers and academics in relevant fields, providing accurate and informative details about JIBS's purpose and features. Transparency, consent, and compliance with data privacy regulations are our priorities to safeguard personal information. Using a respectful approach, we aim to offer valuable information without overwhelming recipients. We regularly review our practices to ensure compliance with regulations. JIBS is dedicated to responsible and ethical direct marketing, actively engaging with the scientific community, fostering collaborations, and transparently disseminating high-quality research.

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Journal of International Buddhist Studies
Buddhist Research Institute, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University,
79 M.1, PhahonYothin Rd., LamSai, Wang Noi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 13170, Thailand