Publishing Policy - Aim and Scope

Journal of Mekong Societies (JMS) is an international, double-blinded peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on the Mekong region in Southeast Asia. JMS is published every four months in print and as an online open access journal. The journal is committed to publishing original and quality research articles, review articles and book reviews in humanities and social sciences disciplines covering a variety of topics in Mekong river-basin countries: economics, society, culture, history, ethnicity, language, literature, communications, information, architecture, art, environment, and development. Topics should be related to the Mekong region or its member countries, namely Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. JMS provides a platform for researchers, professionals, and graduate students to contribute innovative work. Articles must be written in English. Submitted manuscripts are evaluated by at least two independent reviewers in the relevant fields.

The journal will not accept articles which have been published or are being considered for publication by another journal, nor should papers being submitted to this journal be submitted to other journals. Manuscripts submitted must conform to the JMS Author Guidelines and Publishing Ethics.
Views and opinions expressed in the papers published in JMS are the sole responsibility of authors. They do not necessarily reflect opinions of the editors or the Center for Research on Plurality in the Mekong Region.

Peer Review Process

     ■ The articles should focus on humanities and social sciences in the Mekong region.
     ■ The article must not have been previously published.
     ■ All papers are peer-reviewed by at least two experts in the field relevant to the subject of submitted papers.

Publication Frequency

     Three issues per year:
     No. 1 January-April
     No. 2 May-August
     No. 3 September-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.

Journal of Mekong Societies

Journal of Mekong Societies is an academic journal in the field of humanities and social sciences. Its objective is to distribute new knowledge about the Mekong sub-region. The contents of the article are about the Mekong Region as the following issues:
     ■ History
     ■ Economy, Society - Culture
     ■ Ethnicity
     ■ Language - Literature
     ■ Information - Communication
     ■ Architecture - Art
     ■ Environment - Development in the Mekong Region and others


Center for Research on Plurality in the Mekong Region (CERP),
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Khon Kaen University

Sources of Support

     1. Khon Kaen University
     2. Office of the Higher Education Commission : OHEC

Journal History

Journal of Mekong Societies has been published by the Center for Research on Plurality in the Mekong Region (CERP), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, since 2004. The Journal is indexed by the Thai-Journal Citation Index Center (TCI), ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) and Google Scholar. It was ranked among Thailand's top five journals in the humanities and social sciences by The Thailand Research Fund in 2011, and among the first tier of journals in the humanties and social sciences by TCI from 2012 to 2024.
Maniemai Thongyou