About the Journal

PASAA means ‘language’. It is a scholarly, double-blind peer-reviewed journal published by Chulalongkorn University Language Institute, Thailand. Established in 1974, PASAA is the oldest professional English language teaching (ELT) journal in the country. The journal is made possible through funding provided by Chulalongkorn University. No payment will be made by any authors for their contributions or publications in the journal.

Submission Guidelines

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Publication Ethics

PASAA upholds best practices to ensure that publication ethics are maintained in publishing
manuscripts and that any malpractice is prevented. PASAA adheres to the following ethical
practices, which are mainly based upon the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for
Journal Editors.

The Editor

  1. The editor must strive to ensure that PASAA’s peer-review process is fair and unbiased.
  2. The editor must ensure that a manuscript submitted to PASAA remains confidential while
    under review. Any information related to the submitted manuscript must not be disclosed to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, and other
    editorial board members.
  3. The editor must evaluate a submitted manuscript regardless of the author’s race, gender,
    sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, and citizenship.
  4. The editor must make a decision on which manuscript to publish based upon its quality and suitability for PASAA, as well as its contributions to the fields of English language education,
    without any interference from the journal owner.
  5. The editor must ensure that a double-blind peer review process is efficiently performed.
  6. The editor must ensure that the peer review process is undertaken in a timely manner by
    monitoring the process regularly. This is to ensure that the author will not experience undue delays in receiving the feedback on her/his manuscript.
  7. The editor and other editorial team members of PASAA must take extra precautions not to
    exploit their position to publish their work in PASAA. The editor must ensure that an ethical
    procedure for handling submissions from the editor herself/himself, or other editorial team
    members, is undertaken.
  8. The editor must prevent any misconduct in publishing a manuscript with reference to
    plagiarism of other works and self-plagiarism, duplicate submissions, data fabrication, and
    citation manipulation.
  9. The editor must ensure that any changes made to PASAA, particularly regarding its
    direction, scope and policy, are agreed upon by the editorial board members of PASAA. In
    addition, the editor is responsible for informing readers, authors, reviewers, and other
    editorial team members of those changes.

The Reviewers

  1. The reviewers of PASAA must respect the confidentiality of the manuscripts sent to them.
  2. The reviewers must provide timely feedback on the manuscript to the editor.
  3. The reviewers must evaluate the manuscript in an objective fashion, express their views
    clearly with supporting arguments, and provide the editor with recommendations and
    suggestions on how the manuscript can be improved.
  4. The reviewers who feel unqualified to review the received manuscript must promptly notify
    the editor and decline to review that manuscript.
  5. The reviewers must advise the editor of any suspected misconduct related to the
    manuscript they are reviewing, such as issues surrounding plagiarism, data fabrication,
    duplicate submissions, and citation manipulation.
  6. The reviewers must not use unpublished information from the manuscript disclosed in the
    review process in their own work, or for other academic and personal purposes, without
    written consent from the author and the editor.
  7. The reviewers must decline to review any manuscript in which they have a conflict of
    interest regarding their relationships or connections with the author or the organization
    connected with the manuscript.

The Authors

  1. The authors must declare that the submitted manuscript is an original work and does not
    contain data fabrication, duplicate submissions, or citation manipulation.
  2. The authors must ensure that their manuscript does not plagiarize other works or contain
  3. The authors must provide proper acknowledgements of research funding or those who have provided them with research support.
  4. The authors must declare all relevant competing interests in conducting the research and
    writing the subsequent manuscript.
  5. It is important to note that authorship should be restricted to those who have made a
    significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the work
    submitted for consideration for publication. Those who have made such significant
    contributions should be listed as co-authors. In addition, the corresponding author must
    ensure that all co-authors have approved the final version of the manuscript and have
    agreed to its submission for publication.
  6. The authors must be aware that it is their responsibility to have each version of the
    manuscript carefully edited and proofread before submission. The final version of the
    manuscript must be carefully edited and proofread by a native speaker of English, and this is the authors’ responsibility. Any manuscript that does not meet the editorial team’s
    expectations in terms of the quality of the English language will not be accepted for
  7. When the authors find an error or mistake in their own published work, it is their obligation
    to promptly inform the editor, as well as to cooperate with the editor, in correcting the
    manuscript in the form of an erratum.