Instructions for Authors

Guide for Authors

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the authorities responsible where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, the article will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the publisher. The editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.

Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.

The publisher and journals have a zero-tolerance plagiarism policy. All submissions will be checked by editor before being sent to reviewers.

Authors permit the publisher to apply a DOI to their articles and to archive them in databases and indexes such as CrossRef, Ingenta Connect, Social Sciences Research Network, Google Scholar, and TCI.

Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word format and submitted via the journal’s website ( If you have any questions, please contact the editor.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

1) Upon receipt of a submission, the editor sends an e-mail of confirmation to the submission’s author within three to five working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission e-mail may have been missed.

2) Peer review. We use an open system for peer review; both authors and reviewers are aware of each other's identity. The paper will be reviewed by at least three experts: one editorial staff member and at least two external reviewers. The review process may take ten to twenty-eight days.

3) Notification of the result of review by e-mail.

4) If the submission is accepted, the authors revise paper.

5) After publication, the corresponding author will receive a PDF file of the finalized article for free use.

6) A PDF version of the journal is available for download on the journal’s website (, free of charge.

General Requirements

1) Language and Numbers: Please write your text in proper English; American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of both. When writing numbers, use a period, not a comma, to represent the decimal point and a space to separate numbers of more than five digits into groups of three, whether on the left or the right of the decimal point (i.e., 10 000.471 85, but 1000.4718). We only accept manuscripts written in English.

2) Length of Paper: Papers between 5,000 and 8,000 words are preferred.


Preparation of Text

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order: Title; Abstract; Keywords (indexing terms, normally three-to-five items); Introduction; Literature Review; Research Methodology; Research Findings; Conclusion & Discussion; Acknowledgements; References.

1) General Rules for Text: Please use the following rules for the entire text, including abstract, keywords, headings and references.

Font: Times New Roman; Size: 12 pt.

Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph - 0 pt.; below paragraph - 0 pt.

Line Spacing: Single.

Heading: Times New Roman; 12 pt.; Bold.

2) Title: Be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. If you choose to have a subtitle, it should be italicized and centered directly below the main title.

3) Authors’ Names and Affiliations: The preferred form of an author's name is first name, middle initial(s), and last name; this form reduces the likelihood of mistaken identity. To assist researchers as well as librarians, use the same form for publication throughout your career; that is, do not use initials on one manuscript and your full name on a later one. Omit all titles (e.g., Dr., Professor) and degrees (e.g., Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D.).

The authors’ affiliation identifies the location of the author(s) at the time the research was conducted, which is usually an institution. Include a dual affiliation only if two institutions contributed substantial support to the study. Include no more than four affiliations per author.




Kittisak Jermsittiparsert1,2,3,4 and Thanaporn Sriyakul5*

1 University of City Island, Cyprus;

2 Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidenreng Rappang, Indonesia

3 Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar, Indonesia

4 Universitas Muhammadiyah Sinjai, Indonesia

5 Mahanakorn University of Technology, Thailand; (Corresponding author)


4) Abstract: A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 250 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should therefore be avoided, but, if essential, they must be cited in full in the abstract, without relying on the reference list.

5) Key Word: Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (e.g., “and,” “of”). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.

6) Subdivision of the Article: Divide your article into clearly defined. Any subsection, ideally, should not be more than 800 words. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible but not at the expense of clarity.

7) Equations: The text size of equations should be similar to normal text size.

8) Tables: Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place a table’s caption above the table’s body and its description below the body. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.




Table 5 Output shortfall in DHs in 1389 and 1390








Number of Outpatient Visits





Number of Inpatient Admissions





Number of Patient Days






Table 5 shows summary of outputs shortfall for 1389 and 1390.


9) Figures and Schemes: Number figures consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place a figure’s caption and description below the figure body. A minimum resolution of 300 DPI is required.

Note: Avoid abbreviating the titles of tables, figures, and equations (i.e., Tab. 1, Fig. 2, Eq. 3) in the caption or in running text. Do not write “the table above/below” or “the figure on page 32,” because the position and page number of a table or figure cannot be determined until the pages are typeset.



Cite the work of those individuals whose ideas, theories, or research have directly influenced your work. They may provide key background information, support or dispute your thesis, or offer critical definitions and data. Citation of an article implies that you have personally read the cited work. In addition to crediting the ideas of others that you used to build your thesis, provide documentation for all facts and figures that are not considered common knowledge.

Citations in the Text: Each reference cited in the text must appear in the reference list, and each entry in the reference list must be cited in the text. However, two kinds of material are cited only in the text: references to classical works such as the Bible and the Qur’an, whose sections are standardized across editions, and references to personal communication. References in a meta-analysis are not cited in-text unless they are also mentioned in the text.

When formatting an in-text citation, give, in parentheses, the last name of the author of the cited work and the year it was published. For unpublished or informally published works, give the year the work was produced. Write “in press” in parentheses for articles that have been accepted for publication but that have not yet been published. Do not give a date until the article has actually been published.

In all other instances, citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).



Article Processing Charges

Asian Crime and Society Review is self-financed and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the Journal operates solely through processing charges we receive from the authors and some academic/corporate sponsors. The handling fee is required to meet its maintenance.

Being an Open Access Journal, Asian Crime and Society Review does not collect subscription charges from readers that enjoy free online access to the articles. Authors are hence required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles.




Regular-Track Peer Review


10,000 THB.

Member / MoU

9,000 THB.

Extra Pages Charge (10 pages limited)

1,000 THB.


A two-step payment process will be required to enable an effective and efficient screening process. Fee payment will be due in two installments:

- Upon submission, the authors must pay 50% (5,000 THB. for regular-track peer review) to begin the initial screening and review process. This fee is non-refundable.

- Manuscripts which successfully pass the review process and are accepted for publication must pay the remaining article processing charge of 50% (5,000 THB. for regular-track peer review) and other fees (if any, such as extra pages charge) to begin the copy editing and publishing process.


ACSR offers APC waivers to papers whose corresponding authors are based in countries classified by the World Bank as low-income economies.

Low-income countries: Full APC waiver



Papers whose corresponding authors are based in countries with lower-middle-income economies are eligible for a 50% discount.

Lower-middle-income countries: 50% APC discount



Please request your waiver or discount at the point of submission.


Note: To run an online journal on OJS and partner in publishing with Social Science Research Network (Elsevier-SSRN), the journal costs approximately 70,000 THB per calendar year. The journal must pay monthly salary to the secretary of the journal on average 4,000 THB per month. In addition, the journal also pays reviewers another 3,000 THB per article. That means, considering the average number of articles published in WTLBRC's journals for the year 2021-2022 at 15 articles per journal, the journal's cost of publishing each article will be 10,867 THB. However, the journal also has a publishing fee waiver policy for editors and authors from low-income countries, as well as discounts for authors from lower-middle-income countries. The above article processing charges are therefore not for profit but to earn money for running the journal efficiently and distributing articles to an international database.


Payment Method

Bank Transfer

Bank Name: Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited

Branch: Kasetsart University

Account Name: White Tiger Legal Business and Research Consultants Co., Ltd.

Account Number: 235-299780-8

Swift code: SICOTHBK (

Western Union

Receiver Name: Kittisak Jermsittiparsert

Full Address: White Tiger Legal Business and Research Consultants Co., Ltd., 8/82 Ngam Wong Wan Road, Thung Song Hong Sub-district, Lak Si District, Bangkok 10210, Thailand