Author Guidelines


  • To submit a manuscript, authors must have an account with TLS. Authors already registered with Thai Journals Online may simply add TLS to their list of journals.
  • Authors who otherwise need to register should click on the “Register” button at the bottom of the Sign-in page, which can be accessed here.
  • Once registered with TLS, authors simply Login to their account from the TLS website to interact with the editors by way of the Open Journal Systems (OJS) software management platform. All manuscripts must be submitted using this platform. 
  • For more information, see Registering and Submitting an Article, as well as Responding to a Review and Copyediting and Proofreading Requests.


Format-Free Submission

  • Thai Legal Studies accepts format-free submissions. Manuscripts may be formatted in any style and references may use any scholarly convention, either in-text citations or footnotes.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx), preferably in Times New Roman 12 pt. All text should be double-spaced, including footnotes.
  • When submitted, manuscripts must contain no author-identifying information, but such information is to be uploaded as a separate document.
  • Full information regarding the requirements for manuscript submission is contained in the TLS Submission Guidelines, which must be complied with.
  • If the manuscript is accepted for publication, authors are required to then substantially conform it to the TLS Formatting Guidelines.

Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright and publishing rights without restrictions but grant Thai Legal Studies (TLS) the right of first publication in English. Authors also grant TLS a license to publish and distribute the work under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License that allows others to share the work, including the making of further translations, provided that an acknowledgement is given of the work’s authorship and its initial publication in English by Thai Legal Studies.

Submission of a manuscript to TLS constitutes acceptance by authors of the terms of the license as outlined in this section, and authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the TLS published version of the work (e.g., post it, including any earlier versions of the manuscript, to an institutional or other repository, or to publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in Thai Legal Studies

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15 May 2023