Elsevier Announces Winners of the TCI-Scopus-TRF Journal Awards

In collaboration with the Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre (TCI) and Thailand Research Fund (TRF)

Amsterdam, 20 May, 2011 – Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, in collaboration with the Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre, serving as the database of academic papers published in Thai journals, and the Thailand Research Fund, a government organization in support of national research, announced today the winners of the first-annual TCI-Scopus-TRF Journal Awards. Awardswere presented during a ceremony at the Bangkok Windsor Suite Hotel, Thailand.

The TCI and TRF partnered with Elsevier to introduce the first official Thai Journal awards. The journals are nominated for awards based on their quality and editorial policy. Their quality is assessed through their performance, using the SNIP metric and looking at the journal’s citations received over time. The editorial policy of a journal also pays a central role to the evaluation process as the journals need to be managed to international standards. The journal needs to be published timely, at a set frequency, have a well managed editorial board and a diverse pool of authors contributing to the publication. Even the presentation of the journal through its website will contribute to the evaluation of the journals presentation.

This year’s inaugural awards include the ‘International Journal Award’, selected from the 10 Thai journals accessed globally through Scopus, Elsevier’s abstract and citation database, and two ‘National Journal Awards’ selected from the 72 national Thai research journals. The winners are: 

“We are very happy with the synergy and collaboration between Scopus, TCI and TRF that resulted in the first ever TCI-Scopus-TRF Journal Awards,” said Professor Narongrit Sombatsompop, Head of Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre. “We would like to congratulate all three winners and hope activities such as these will help boost the quality of Thai journals and improve international visibility and prominence of Thai research.” 

“We are honored to have the opportunity to support both the TCI and TRF in recognizing Thai journals and their impact on the national and international research landscape,” said Youngsuk Chi, Chairman, Elsevier Management Committee, who presented the awards at the conference.

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About Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre
TCI is Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI) centre, serving as the database of academic papers published in Thai journals. TCI collects all the published articles, starting from 1991, together with their citations online and in real-time. The information contained in TCI can be searched through keywords, article titles, authors and author affiliations, and publication years. In addition, the TCI database is designed to calculate the journal impact factors automatically. TCI is run by staff from King Mongkut’s university of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) and Thammasart University. TCI has been financially supported since its establishment by The Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and The Commission of Higher Education (CHE), Minister of Education of Thailand.

About Thailand Research Fund
The Thailand Research Fund (TRF) was established in response to the 1992 Research Endowment Act. It is a juristic body that enjoys being part of the government system but outside the government administrative bureaucracy. This freedom allows great efficiency in research support. The TRF objectives are to build up professional researchers and strengthen the research community, to support research that is significant to national development, both for basic research and research where results can be used directly, to promote the dissemination and use of research findings, and to raise funds for the national research and development system.

About Scopus® Data
Part of Elsevier’s suite of offerings, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sources. Containing abstracts and references from over 18,000 titles representing more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, it offers the greatest depth and international breadth available. Scopus data is a trusted source of bibliometric data used by leading universities and government institutions across the globe including the OECD, the iFQ (the German Research Foundation’s Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance) and NISTEP (the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy of Japan).

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

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