CPSJ aims

          Conflict and Peace Studies Journal (CPSJ) is an academic journal which aims at creating the platform for promoting, distributing and exchanging knowledge in the areas of peace and conflict studies, human rights and Contemplative Education.

CPSJ publishes articles on a wide range of topics, including   

  • Conflict and Peace Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity
  • Security, Violence and Terrorism
  • Contemplative Education

Types of articles opened for publication selection

  • Research Articles: A research article is an article that presents an academic work with new knowledge, resulting from studies and researches the author has conducted, by himself or by the research team.
  • Academic Articles: An academic article presents the result of the study reviewing academic concepts, theories and literatures. It presents a synthesis, analysis and comparisons, emphasizing on the presentation of new academic knowledge the author has discovered.
  • Special Articles: A special article is an article that presents data and academic results, with comments on particular subjects of special interest.  
  • Book Recommendation: Book Recommendation is an article that presents an interesting book, recommended for the benefit of the readers.
  • Book Reviews: A Book Review is an article that provides opinions, and criticisms about books. Evaluation of the book that the author is interested in is included.

Publication Fee

          Conflict and Peace Studies Journal does not charge a fee for article publication.

Publication policy

          CPSJ is scheduled to be published 2 issues per year:
                 1st  issue: January - June 
                 2nd issue: July - December

Editorial criteria and processes

          1. Manuscripts should be submitted via the online manuscript submission system at https://sotci-thaijo.org/index.php/cpsj_psu.
          2. The manuscripts submitted to a journal first go through an initial screening by the editorial team to check whether its content and layout conforms with the CPSJ’s requirements. The manuscripts that do not adhere to the guidelines will be returned to the author for revision before the peer review process is undertaken.
          3. If approved, they are then forward to the relevant experts for a double - blinded review process (3 anonymous reviewers per one manuscript). Both the reviewer and author identities are kept hidden.
          4. Once the peer review is completed, all the reviewers send the journal a detailed report with their comments on the manuscripts and their recommendations. Then the editorial team will consider the reviewers’ comments again before notifying the authors.
                  4.1 If the manuscripts do not pass, the authors will be notified, and the review process ends.
                  4.2 If the manuscripts pass with some additional revisions, the author will be notified to revise.
          5. After the manuscripts are revised according to the reviewers’ comments and recommendations from the editorial team, resubmit them via the online submission system.
          6. Upon resubmission, the revised manuscripts will be checked again.
                  6.1 In the event that the revised manuscripts have some mistakes, the authors will be notified to revise again until they are qualified.  
                  6.2 In the event that the revised manuscripts are qualified, the acceptance letters will be sent to the authors.

           To meet the editorial criteria and standards for publication, CPSJ has the right for data and format revisions as well as for rejection or acceptance of the given manuscripts at all stage.

           CPSJ owns the copyright of the published articles. However, the journal does not require the authors to assign copyright of the published original research papers. The authors are free to reuse, copy, or distribute. Only correct citations and bibliographies are required.