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

By Elsevier, PRNE
Thursday, May 19, 2011

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

AMSTERDAM, May 20, 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. Awards were
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:

- The South-east Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health:
International Journal Award

- Journal of Nursing Science: National Journal Award

- Journal of Psychiatric Association of Thailand: National Journal Award

"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.

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

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(R) 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 scientific, technical and medical
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals,
including The Lancet (www.thelancet.com/) and Cell (
www.cell.com/), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include
SciVerse ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com/), SciVerse Scopus
(www.scopus.com/), Reaxys (https://www.reaxys.com/), MD Consult
(www.mdconsult.com/) and Nursing Consult (
www.nursingconsult.com/), which enhance the productivity of science
and health professionals, and the SciVal suite (www.scival.com/) and
MEDai's Pinpoint Review (www.medai.com/), which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (
www.elsevier.com/) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part
of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (www.reedelsevier.com/), a world-leading
publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier
PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam),
REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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