Author Guidelines

The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Universities is an academic journal published twice a year (1st issue January-June, 2nd issue July-December). It aims to promote research and disseminate academic and research articles for researchers, academicians, lecturers and graduate students. The Journal focuses on Buddhism, Sociology, Liberal Arts and Multidisciplinary of Humanities and Social Sciences. All the articles published are peer-reviewed by at least two experts. The articles should be written in English. The articles, submitted for The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Universities , should not be previously published or under consideration of any other journals.
The author should carefully follow the submission instructions of The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Universities including the reference style and format. Views and opinions expressed in the articles published by The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Universities, are of responsibility by such authors but not the editors and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors.The case studies must be written in English.
The case studies should follow the tentative guidelines provided. However, different formats and frames for case study are welcome as long as the required contents are available. The case study should consist of:

  1. The teaching or learning objectives of the case;
  2. The synopsis of the focal situation or a brief summary of the main point;
  3. The outline of the case includes

– an opening section: Explaining tentatively “Who What When Where Why and How” of the case,
– main body of case,
– closing section, and
– an addendum of exhibits: providing support information such as tables, figures, graphs, etc.

  1. Information requirements: Offering sufficient and relevant information for the case; and
  2. Citations and sources of information.

The case studies must contain the following:

– Title both in English
– Names of all authors both in English
– Abstract of 250-300 words both in English
– Keywords of 3-5 words both in English

The text must be printed with single space on one-side of A4 paper with margins of 2.5 cm for top and left sides, and 2 cm for bottom and right sides, and not be longer than 15 pages.

– The title must be printed in English in Times EXT Roman 12 pts, bold.
– The name of the author must be printed in English in Times EXT Roman 12 pts, bold, italic, aligned right with the academic position, workplace and email address of the author specified as footnote at the end of the page with the symbol (*) according to the number of the authors.
– The abstract must be printed in English in Times EXT Roman 12 pts,; the title of “Abstract” and “Keywords” in English in Time EXT Roman 12 pts, bold.
– The content must be printed in Times EXT Roman 12 pts; for main heading in Times EXT Roman 12 pts, bold; for sub heading in Times EXT Roman 12 pts, bold.
–  Articles must have footnotes, not endnotes, Times EXT Roman, 9 pts.

The case studies plus a submission form should be submitted via MCU eJournals System  at
References must abide by the APA Style system and must be alphabetically shown. reference list must be added by translating Thai references into English. The details and examples of references are highlighted as follows:


Name of the author. (Year of publication). Title. Number of edition. Place of publication: Publisher.

Davis, Keith. (1967). Human Relation at Work: The Dynamic of Organization Behavior. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Munkam, S. & Munkam, O. (2001). The Curriculum Integration and Student-Centered Teaching. Bangkok: Phapphim.

Article in Journal

Name of the author. (Year of publication). Name of article. Name of journal. Year (month): Page number.

Egloff, G. & Fitzpatrick, A. (1997). Vocationally Oriented Language Learning. Learning Teaching Journal. 30 (July): 226: 242.
Thaitakoo, D. (2001). Landscape as residence in a landscape ecological perspective. Journal of Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, 2, #3.


Bureau of Environmental Health. (2009). The hygienic station campaign, preventing an outbreak of a new strain of Influenza A H1N1. Retrieved August 8, 2009, from
Lynch, T. (1996). DS9 trials and tribble-actions review. Retrieved October 8, 1997, from Psi Phi: Bradley’s Science Fiction Club Website
Mershon, D.H. (1998, November-December). Star Trek on the brain: Alien minds, human minds. American Scientist, 86, 585. Retrieved July 29, 1999, from Expanded Acadamic ASAP database.

Other Sources

Agrawal, A. (2008, March 5-6). The role of local institutions in adaptation to climate change. Paper presented at the Social Dimentions of Climate Change, Social Development Department, The World Bank, Washington, DC.
Central Statistics Office of Republic of Botswana. (2008). Gross domestic product per capita 06/01/1994 to 06/01/2008 [Statistics]. Available from CEIC Data database.

Examples of References

Prachason, Sajin. (2009). The Development of Food Security Indicators. Sustainable Agriculture Foundation (Thailand).
Office of Agricultural Economics (2005). Level of Thailand’s Food Insecurity. Bangkok: Office of Agricultural Economics.
Agricultural Land Reform Office, Maha Sarakham. (2009). Annual Report. Maha Sarakham: Apichart Press.
Babatunde, R.O., & Qaim, M. (2010). Impact of Off-Farm Income on Food Security and Nutrition in Nigeria. Food Policy, 35(4), 303-311.
Ebel, R.L., & Frisbie, D.A. (1986). Essentials of Educational Measurement. (4th ed.). New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.
Nunnally, J. (1978). Psychometric theory. New York: MacGraw-Hill.
Radermacher, H., Feldman, S., & Bird, S. (2010). Food security in older Australians from different cultural backgrounds. Journal of Nutrition, Education and Behavior, 42(5), 328-336.