TIJBS Jounal

NCBS' Journal

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The TIJBS is a joint project between Ñāṇasaṃvara Centre for Buddhist Studies, King's College London, Dongguk University in South Korea and Mahamakut Buddhist University. It is a yearly journal. Subscription rate for each journal is 1,500 baht including the postal cost for subscribers living in Asia and 2,000 baht for those in Europe and America.

Style Guide for Thai International Journal of Buddhist Studies

Scope of Journal and Type of Articles

TIJBSThe Thai International Journal of Buddhist Studies is a peer-reviewed journal, published by the Foundation of His Holiness Somdet Phra Ñānasaṃvara Centennial Commemoration under the Patronage of His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand in support of Buddhist Studies.  The goal of the journal is to promote the study of Buddhist texts in all traditions, the relation of these texts to the society where they have been created, and fostering Buddhists teachings to solve the problems faced by contemporary societies.  The journal will promote textual study, but also research work into society.  We welcome submissions from across the Buddhist tradition, and while we are particularly interested in textual studies, we welcome submissions from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.  The Journal was founded in 2009. 

Submissions

Submissions should be written in English and cannot be under review at another journal.  They should generally follow the Oxford Manual of Style, British spelling and typographical conventions.  Submissions should be submitted electronically, preferably in Microsoft Word.  Special diagrams or characters are reproduced as printed; articles may be illustrated by black and white photographs or line drawings.  Manuscripts should normally be between 5,000 and 10,000 words, but in certain circumstances we may consider longer submissions.  Manuscripts should be accompanied by a short abstract (150 words max) explaining the principal arguments, evidence and point of the article.  Manuscripts should not include the name, address or affiliation of the author(s).  Please do not cite your own work in a way that could identify you.

General:

Tables and figures should be placed on separate pages at the very end of the manuscript.

Manuscripts of articles should be in Times New Roman, font size 12.  Each page should be numbered at the bottom.  Use serial comma.  Do not generally use contractions.  There should be no lines spaces between paragraphs.  Each new paragraph should be indented except for the first paragraph under a heading. Give the first name(s) of an author the first time you cite them. Italicize non-English words.  If a technical Buddhist term, identify the source of the word in the first use.  Do not italicize punctuation with italicized words.

Numbers and Dates

Spell out numbers one to ninety-nine, except with percent.  Spell out large, round whole numbers.

30 January 2013

30 January

January 2013

Transcription. 

In general, the international standards for transcription and transliteration should be followed:  for Pāli, the system of the Critical Pali Dictionary; Sanskrit and related languages, internationally accepted style; for Thai, the system suggested by the Royal Institute; for Chinese, pinyin; for Tibetan, the Wylie system, and so forth.

Citations and References

Annotation is to be organized as consecutively numbered footnotes.  The first of these (*) should be reserved for acknowledgements or other preliminary remarks.  In the case of a single text being cited consistently, the author may simply cite the page number in parentheses in text.
Separate alphabetized author citations with semicolons. 

Use parentheses for citations at the end of extracts.

Short citations and translations should appear within the running text and, except in the case of primary texts, be placed within single quotation marks.  Longer citations (five lines or more) and translations should appear as separate blocks, without quotation marks, set off from the rest of the text by left-indenting.  When necessary, additions to translations should be placed in square brackets, explanations or other additions in parentheses.  Omit ellipses at the beginning and end of quotes. 

List abbreviations before the works cited section

Examples:

Books:

Collins, Steven.  1982.  Selfless Persons: Imagery and Thought in Theravāda Buddhism.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Journal articles

Cousins, L. S.  1991. “The Five Points and the Origins of the Buddhist Schools.”  In The Buddhist Forum 2: pp. 27-60. 

Abbreviations of texts should follow the standard conventions such as those listed in the Critical Pali Dictionary, or the numbering of the Taisho Canon.
Manuscripts and other correspondence in connection with the Journal should be sent directly to: 

Dr. Pathomphong Bodhiprasiddhinand

Department of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University
999 Phutthamonthon Sai 4 Rd.  Salaya, Phutthamonthon
Nakorn Pathom 73170  Thailand (bodhinanda@hotmail.com)

The Postal Address

The postal address is the Foundation of His Holiness Somdet Phra Ñāṇasaṃvara Centennial Commemoration under the Patronage of His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch, 45/82, Moo 5, Sala Thammasop, Bangkok, Thailand 10170.

Subscription Rate

The TIJBS is a yearly journal. Subscription rate for each journal is 600 baht including postal cost for subscribers living in Thailand, 1,500 baht for those living in other Asian countries and 2,000 baht for those in Europe, America and Canada. Please write to envi_chaiyanan@hotmail.com.

The interested individuals are recommended to write to Mr Chaiyanan Kamlangkla, Ñāṇasaṃvara Centre for Buddhist Studies (NCBS), the Foundation of His Holiness Somdet Phra Ñāṇasaṃvara Centennial Commemoration under the Patronage of His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch, 45/82, Moo 5, Sala Thammasop, Bangkok, Thailand 10170.