Publishing Policy - Aims and Scope

The 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 publishes original and quality research articles, review articles and book reviews in humanities and social sciences disciplines covering a variety of important topics in Mekong river-basin countries: society, culture, history, ethnicity, religion, 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. 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.

Publication Frequency

     Three issues per year:
     No. 1    April
     No. 2    August
     No. 3    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.

Publication Charge

There are processing charges or fees for submitting and publishing articles in the Journal of Mekong Societies.

Journal History

The Journal of Mekong Societies (JMS) was established in 2005 by the Center for Research on Plurality in the Mekong Region (CERP), Khon Kaen University. JMS publishes articles in Thai and English with the aim of providing a platform for researchers in the Mekong region and the global academic community to share their innovative research. In 2015 JMS increased the number of English articles to approximately 50 percent in every issue, and began to increase the number of regional and international authors. The year 2019 marked an important transformation of the journal when it changed its policy to publish only articles written in English.

Ownership and Management

Center for Research on Plurality in the Mekong Region (CERP),
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
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