According to the jointly pilot project among TCI, TRF, and Scopus on “Proactive training and mentoring program for promoting high potential Thai journals to Scopus database”, announced on March 14, 2017, Prof.Dr. Narongrit Sombatsompop went to Singapore, carrying with him 15 sampling Thai journals, to unofficially meet with the Scopus team regarding the Thai journal quality. He received many valuable advice and suggestions for journal quality improvement from the Scopus team.
Therefore, on Monday 3rd of April, 2017, TCI, led by Prof. Dr. Narongrit Sombatsompop, the TCI Head and the Assistants to the Head, Dr. Nongyao Sripromsuk and Ms. Srichan Chancheewa, called for a meeting with the 15 Editors and editorial team to inform them about the advice and suggestions for improving the journal quality. The meeting was held on the Preeda Room at School of Energy, Environment and Materials, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT). The participants were informed about the Scopus journal selection criteria and other important elements in the journals, such as the publication ethics, the layout, the readability, and the website. The participants agreed to improve their journals as suggested.