Focus and Scope

Aims and Scope 

1. The Behavioral Science Research Institute (BSRI), Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand, has published the International Journal of Behavioral Science (IJBS) since 2006.
2. The aim of this journal is to endow a platform for research works and articles that seek explanations for the diverse behaviors at individual, group, organizational, and cultural levels.
3. The IJBS encourages the authors to publish academic work which shows the integration of an interdisciplinary perspective of behavioral sciences, psychology, sociology, and related disciplines, to address the contemporary issues of national and international concern.

Peer Review Process

Each submitted research paper/article for publishing in the International Journal of Behavioral Science undergoes a rigorous process of editorial review and peer review. The IJBS rigorously follows the Double Blind Peer Review process.

All submissions to the journal are sent for peer review to two experts in related fields. The peer review feedbacks are consolidated along with the editor’s review, and the complied feedback/suggestions are then sent to the author/s to revise the paper.

The author/s are expected to revise and edit their submission based on the feedback and suggestions, then re-send to the journal, along with the details of the changes made. The revised paper is again reviewed by the editorial team of IJBS.

The papers are sent for publishing only if they satisfy all the requirements of the journal.

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 Ethics

The editorial team of the International Journal of Behavioral Science (IJBS) endeavors to uphold the best practices to ensure that the highest standards of ethics are maintained in publication of the journal and any malpractice is prevented. These ethical standards cover all aspects of publishing the journal including, the procedure, editorial inputs, peer review and also the contributions by the authors. The journal’s editorial team continuously makes efforts to reflect, review, and improve these ethical practices.

Publishing Procedure

      1. IJBS only accepts original research papers and academic articles.
      2. IJBS cannot accept papers which are duplicated or/and plagiarized (including contents like figures, tables, data, etc.).
      3. IJBS allows and accepts submissions from diverse backgrounds and does not discriminate on any grounds.
      4. IJBS adheres to the procedures set for the journal, beginning from paper acceptance, to peer review, paper publishing, and dissemination.
      5. IJBS assumes the responsibility for environmental concern to make the journal “green”, including taking actions to reduce printed materials.
      6. Confidentiality of the work submitted for publication to IJBS would be upheld by the editorial team and the peer reviewers.

Editorial Responsibility

      1. The editorial board is selected on the basis of their expertise and diversity.
      2. All members of the editorial team must uphold the ethical principles in decisions related to the IJBS.
      3. If any issues and/or conflicts arise, these would be addressed in a professional manner.

Peer Review

Each submitted research paper/article for publishing in the International Journal of Behavioral Science undergoes a rigorous process of editorial review and peer review. The IJBS rigorously follows the “double blind peer review” process.

      1. All submissions undergo a double blind peer review process.
      2. The selection of reviewers is based on their expertise in the area. So the reviewers should accept the papers according to their expertise.
      3. Reviewers should maintain the confidentiality of the manuscript and the review and not use it for any other purposes other than the review.
      4. Reviewers are responsible for viewing papers in terms of all the criteria set up for the IJBS. The peer review report should be filled in as per the IJBS guidelines.
      5. In case of a problem, such as conflict of interest or any links with the reviewed paper, the reviewer must address this issue by bringing it forward to the Editor.
      6. If a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete the review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer

 

Authorship

      1. Original research papers, articles and work must be sent for publishing; authors should submit only those works which have not been published before.
      2. Author is responsible for their papers in terms of matching it with the aims and scope of IJBS, the standard APA style format, completeness, acknowledging sources, preventing plagiarism (including self-plagiarism), and also including the names of all authors who have contributed to the submitted work.
      3. Ethics must be upheld in all aspects of the research process, including data collection, ensuring confidentiality of the participants, and also taking their acceptance to participate in the research, and the ethical treatment of the subjects (including animals).
      4. The authors need to work along with the IJBS editorial requirements and edit their work as needed. In case of any conflict or problem in editing the manuscript, the author should inform the editor of IJBS without any delay.

Sources of Support

สถาบันวิจัยพฤติกรรมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยศรีนครินทรวิโรฒ
Behavioral Science Research Institute Srinakharinwirot University, 114 Sukhumvit 23, Wattana, Bangkok 10110. Thailand.