Guidelines for JSS Contributors

Journal of The Siam Society

The Journal of the Siam Society (JSS) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that welcomes original research articles, notes, review articles, and book reviews across a broad spectrum of disciplines within Thai and mainland Southeast Asian studies. To submit a contribution, kindly contact the managing editor, Dr Nicolas Revire, at

Please adhere to the following guidelines when preparing your submission:

Article Length: Articles should generally not exceed 8,000 words.

Book Reviews: They should not normally exceed 2,000 words. The editors commission book reviews, and do not usually accept unsolicited reviews.

Figures: A maximum of 15 figures is permitted for each article. Authors must obtain approval from owners or copyright holders for material not their own.

Formatting: Submit articles in MS-Word (*.doc, *.docx) using Times New Roman font (or Leelawadee for Thai script), point size 12.

Abstracts: Include an English abstract of fewer than 200 words with all article submissions.

Style Guide: Follow the Chicago Manual of Style or a similar readily available online resource. Prefer American English spelling and style.

Citation Style: Use in-text citations with the author/date system (e.g., Baker & Pasuk 2013: 218–220) and footnotes for longer citations or additional information.

Reference List: List all cited references at the end of the articles. Examples:

  • Chris Baker & Pasuk Phongpaichit. 2013. Protection and Power in Siam: From Khun Chang Khun Phaen to the Buddha Amulet. Southeast Asian Studies 2(2): 215–242.
  • Hill, Robert. D. 2012. Rice in Malaya. Singapore: NUS Press.

———. 2013. Agriculture in the Malaysian Region. Singapore: NUS Press.

  • Pattaratorn Chirapravati, ML. 2022. Phra Mae Thorani: The Earth Goddess in Modern Thai Buddhism. In Decoding Southeast Asian Art: Studies in Honor of Piriya Krairiksh, ed. by Nicolas Revire & Pitchaya Soomjinda, 370–383. Bangkok: River Books & The Piriya Krairiksh Foundation.
  • Piriya Krairiksh (พิริยะ ไกรฤกษ์). 2517 be (1974 ce). พุทธศาสนนิทานที่เจดีย์จุลปะโทน; Buddhist Folk Tales Depicted at Chula Pathon Cedi. Bangkok: Private Publisher.
  • Revire, Nicolas & Stephen A. Murphy, eds. 2014. Before Siam: Essays in Art and Archaeology. Bangkok: River Books & The Siam Society.

Thai Language: Encourage the use of the Thai language and references in Thai script.

Transcription: Transcribe Thai words using the Royal Thai General System of Transcription (RTGS) and follow official place names provided by the Royal Society of Thailand.

Consistency: Maintain consistent spelling of Thai proper names and geographical names according to local or common, current usage.

Clarifications: If in doubt, seek clarification from the managing editor.

Proofreading: Non-native English speakers should have their articles proofread by a native speaker before submission.

Submission Process: Non-solicited articles will be initially screened by the managing editor for language, content, and scope. If they meet minimum standards, they will undergo a formal double-blind peer review by two external readers.

Editorial Decision: The editorial team makes the final decision on whether to accept or reject articles for publication.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in JSS are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Siam Society.

Fees: There are no author fees for all types of contributions in this journal.

Thank you for your attention to these guidelines, and we look forward to your contributions to the Journal of the Siam Society.