Journal of Religion, Culture, and Peace Education (ReCaPE)

Journal of Religion, Culture, and Peace Education

Template of the Cover Page. Cover design by Bryon Lippincott.


  1. To provide a platform to facilitate, encourage, and contribute research, writing, and publication in the field of religion, culture, and peace education
  2. To promote, disseminate, and exchange information involving the state-of-the-art knowledge, evidence-based practices, culturally informed theory-building, theories, concepts, practical approaches, skills, and attitudes in the field of education in conflict and peace studies, including matters related to religion and culture
  3. To foster understanding of diverse religious and cultural perspectives through publication of research
  4. To encourage innovative and interdisciplinary research on peace education and methodologies across cultures and religions
  5. To contribute to constructing a just, inclusive, and peaceful global society through peace education


  1. Role of formal, non-formal, and informal education to bridge religious and cultural divides to promote peace
  2. Academic exploration and dissemination of research in conflict and peace studies
  3. Philosophical and social scientific studies and theories related to conflict and peace
  4. Scholarly manuscripts on conflict and peace at different levels of analysis
  5. Intersectionality of religion, culture, and peace education
  6. Awareness of the role of culture and religion in social justice and peace
  7. Role of religion and culture in conflict and peacebuilding
  8. Address the impact of cultural and religious diversity on peace
  9. Inclusive and culturally sensitive peace education curricula
  10. Cultural and religious dimensions of conflict prevention, resolution, and transformation
  11. Ethical considerations in peace education within diverse contexts
  12. Advocacy for policies to support religious and cultural tolerance and acceptance to promote peace
  13. Role of religious and cultural leaders in promoting peace
  14. Book reviews

Date of Distribution:

  1. June every year
  2. December every year

Typical Publication / Frequency:

Two times a year

Special issue, as necessary



Author Guidelines:

  1. Format: APA; Follow ERIC style sheet.
  2. Word Count: around 5,000 to 8,000 max words
  3. U.S. English language only: U.S. spelling; please submit already proofread, clean papers without spelling, grammatical, typographical, margin errors; professional academic quality and level of writing; otherwise, your article will be rejected outrightly
  4. Please unlink all templates you have used, as they will adversely affect the whole journal, such as APA software and citation software
  5. Title: 15 words max; clear; consistent with the content of the whole article
  6. Given Name Surname line, such as Puja Chen
  7. Dept. name of organization (of Affiliation), such as Department of Peace Studies
  8. Name of organization (of Affiliation), such as Payap University
  9. City, Country
  10. Email address or ORCID number (highly recommended)
  11. Keywords: 5; organized alphabetically; correctly represent the whole article
  12. Abstract: 200 words max; covers the essence of the article
  13. Cover letter must identify what type of research you are submitting: conceptual humanities; or qualitative, quanitative, or mixed methods social science
  14. Outline for Empirical Qualitative Research Papers: Introduction (with Research Questions, etc.), Literature Review, Methodology, Findings, Conclusion, References
  15. Outline for Empirical Quantitative Research Papers: Introduction (with Hypothesis, etc.) and Literature Review; Methodology; Results; Discussion (IMRAD), References
  16. Outline for Humanities, Philosophy, and Conceptual or Academic Papers: Introduction (with central thesis statement or argument), Body, Conclusion, References
  17. Introduction provides sufficient information: background; significance; thesis statement (humanities or philosophy), or research questions (qualitative social science), or hypothesis (quantitative)
  18. Literature Review is well-written and includes classical and state-of-the-art literature, definitions, comparison, contrast, gaps, filling the gaps, conceptual and theoretical framework
  19. Methodology for Social Science Articles: clearly discussed detailed scope, limitation, location, population, sampling, sampling method, research tools, data collection, data analysis, and all other related matters
  20. Research Concurrence: The Body of Humanities and Philosophy articles must match the central thesis or main argument; the Findings for Qualitative Social Science Articles must match the research questions; and the Results of Quantitative Social Science Articles must match the hypothesis.
  21. Research Concurrence: Provide a short summary and the Conclusion must logically proceed from the preceding sections of the article; and discuss the implications or recommendations.
  22. Book Review: latest book published in the year the journal is published
  23. First usage of terms must be spelled out in full (immediately followed by acronyms and abbreviations); subsequently use acronyms and abbreviations
  24. Plagiarism check before submission: Less than 15%; specify in cover letter
  25. Tables and Figures: Black and White, with numbers, titles, sources (indicate yourself only); only originals are allowed; For example: Table 1: Birds that Sing; Source: (c)2024 Author of This Article

Reviewer Evaluation Guidelines:

  1. Elements for All Papers: Type of Paper Submission; The Title matches the content of the article; The Abstract contains all the key elements of the article; all the 5 keywords are most relevant to the content of the article; The Introduction includes problem statement; clear and appropriate central thesis statement (humanities), or objectives (qualitative paper) or hypothesis (quantitative paper), and significance; Explicit and justified Conceptual and Theoretical Framework; Conclusion and Recommendations (Implications for Research, Theory, Practice, Policy, or Society) are logically related to the previous sections.
  2. General Guidelines for All Papers: Clarity; Logical Presentation of Arguments; All key terms are fully explained; Coherence; Logical and Well-Structured; Original Contribution to Theme, Content, or the Relevant Field; Relationship to Literature; Quality of Communication: Propoer Use of the English Language for an Academic or Professional Paper; Correct Use of References; Compliance with Author Guidelines
  3. For Humanities, Conceptual, or Pure Research Papers: Clarity of Concepts; Sources and Justification of Selection of Sources; Use Value
  4. For Qualitative, Quantitative, or Mixed Methods Research Papers: Appropriate, Well Designed, and Well Explained Detailed Methodology: objectives match scope, population, sampling, sampling method, research tools, data collection; data analysis, etc.; Logical, Appropriate, and Clearly Analyzed Findings (qualitative) or Results (quantitative).
  5. For Applied Research and Action Research: Based on experience related to a specific case study; Contextualization of the experience with academic literature; Lessons Learned; Good or Best Practices
  6. Research Ethics Regulations: Submission of IRB approval form to the Editor for research with human subjects and interviews
  7. Specific Constructive Feedback: For example, on research questions, hypothesis, research concurrence, methodology, limitations of the study, etc.
  8. Summary of Each Reviewer: Accept without revision; revision before publication; reevaluation after revision; resubmit elsewhere after revision; decline submission and not to be published
  9. Decision of Editor-in-Chief, based on the summary of reviewers’ reports

Publisher: Department of Peace Studies

Address: Payap University (Mae Khao District) Super Highway Road Chiang Mai-Lampang, Mueang District, Chiang Mai Province 50000



Submit your drafts for the December 2024 issue to the G-Drive here. Email the editor-in-chief that you have uploaded your submission to the G-Drive.

Editorial Team:

  1. Adviser: Dr Mark Tamthai, Founder of the Peace Studies Program
  2. Editor-in-Chief: Dr R Ty, a Project Leader of the Religion, Culture, and Peace Laboratory; Teaching Human Rights, Political Science, Cultural Dimensions of Peacebuilding, and Research Methodology at Payap University
  3. Members: Dr Ken Dobson (U.S.A.), Adviser to the President of Payap University
  4. Dr Iva Angelova (U.S.A.), Assistant Director, New Jersey Enrichment Academy, Millburn, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  5. Dr Rungrawee Chalermsripinyorat, Institute for Peace Studies, Prince of Songkla University (Hat Yai Campus)
  6. Dr Phill Gittins (U.S.A.), Education Director, World BEYOND War, Charlottesville, VA 22902 U.S.A.
  7. Dr Le Ngoc Bich Ly, Chair of the Department of Peace Studies, Payap University.
  8. Dr Benya Lertsuwan, Teaching Communication Theory, Public Relations, Interpersonal Communication, Photography, and a General Elective course in Citizenship, Good Governance, and Peace at Payap University
  9. Dr Mon Mon Myat, Teaching Cultural Dimensions of Peacebuilding and General Elective Courses at Payap University
  10. Dr Gulshirin Orazova (U.S.A.), Director, Career Services; Executive Leadership Member, Mildred Elley Career College-Metro Campus, New York, U.S.A.
  11. Dr Joanna Rak (Poland), Associate Professor at the Department of Political Culture, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University, PoznaƄ, Poland
  12. Dr Cindy Stevens (U.S.A.), Assistant Professor, Director of Prior Learning Assessment, School of Graduate, Professional and Continuing Education, Lewis University, Illinois, U.S.A.