Professor Viroj Wiwanitkit, M.D.
Journal of People and Society in Local Culture is a local Thai journal published in English by Surin Rajabhat University, Surin Thailand. This journal publishes annual issue and can be available in many libraries in Thailand and nearby country. This journal aims at presentation of study in social science and humanistic in the context that relates to local culture.This journal welcomes contribution in English from anyone who practices in the field and interest in submission for the journal. The submission must not be published or during consideration for publication in any other journals.This journal publishes several kinds of publications including original article, review article, special article, case report, case study, commentary,book review and scientific letter. In each volume, there are around 8 – 10 published papers from various academic contributors presenting many interesting topic in the academic theme of people and society in local culture.This journal aims to the place for interchanging of knowledge and idea among the academic personnel who practice and study in the areas relating to people and society in local culture. The journal has many international editorial board and local committee for managing of the journal processing.The journal has standard peer reviewing process and the decision making on acceptance or not will be by editorial board committee. The journal can be a good reference piece in this area. In fact, the area of study on people and society in local culture is very interesting and limitedly mentioned. Since the human beings is a social animal, it is no doubt that the human beings has to form a social group, live and have participation among social members.This results in several interesting phenomena that should be systematically investigated and studied. Such phenomena are usually unique and differ place by place. This reflects that each place has its own way of life and each setting contains the collections of their long – run local wisdom. This is the uniqueness in one setting and it cannot be copied or reflected by any other setting. It is accepted the situation analysis for the situation in a setting can give individualized knowledge and reflects wisdom of the settings. To learn the interrelations in the context of people and their society is very useful in improve the knowledge in social science and humanistics. It is wise that the practitioner in this field has to improve the knowledge by realization of the various situations from several settings. Knowledge from each setting seems to be valuable and contribute to the overall wisdom collected from various different local wisdoms. The way to standardize the study and research is performing of a good highly standard academic study and has it undergone further academic peer reviewing process by the academic reference committee.Of interest, the stage for manipulation, exchanging and expression of ideas in this field seems to be limited comparing to other academic aspect. The need for a place for communication among the practitioner, academic personnel who interest and work in this specific academic area, is needed. A place for supporting the mentioned activity is needed. This is also a basic background that leads to the concern of the founder of the Journal of People and Society in Local Culture to make their wish to be reality and push a great effect to set a new referencing journal namely Journal of People and Society in Local Culture. The Journal of People and Society in Local Culture can be a good referencing site for correspondence to this requirement and one can consider submission to this journal for consideration for publication. As a new journal in its early age, further citation of the published papers by international readers is expected.